MSc (Clin) Periodontology / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Clinical Case Reflection and Presentation III

Unit code DENT76043
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by School of Dentistry
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

The aim of these units is to provide the clinical skills and attitudes required for clinical practice in periodontology.

The units build on knowledge gained in the pre-requisite units to enhance applied application of knowledge to the clinical environment through direct clinical experience, directed learning and guided reflection, including aspects of patient management, planning provision of care, review of clinical procedures and clinical reflection.

Each student is required to present a completed case for examination. The selected case presentation will be in the form of a written record and should be presented as a typed report. The presentation record should include a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s dental problems and all relevant complicating factors. Results of all special investigations should be discussed.

The aims and objectives of the proposed treatment should be clearly stated, as should be the reasons given for the proposed treatment plan. A chronological record of the treatment provided should be presented, outlining details of procedures used, inclusive of materials. The outcome of the treatment should be discussed. 

Equally, the candidate should discuss, given the benefit of hindsight, whether modification(s) of the treatment plan might have brought about a different outcome. A copy of this record should be submitted to the Programme Director at least two weeks prior to the viva voce.

Aims

On completion of the programme of study, students will have acquired:

  • knowledge of contemporary aspects of clinical periodontology, including an appreciation of an interdisciplinary approach to comprehensive patient care;
  • appropriate practical and clinical skills relevant to clinical periodontology;
  • competence and confidence in a variety of transferable skills relevant to periodontology.

Teaching and learning methods

The Specialist Clinical Component is designed to encourage the student to take responsibility for his/her own learning and to integrate work (in the case of part-time students) with formal educational activities.

There will be an emphasis on a self-directed learning approach and the application of newly acquired knowledge will be encouraged.

The different learning needs of full-time, part-time and mature students are recognised. For example, flexibility over timetabling for part-time students, thus maintaining contact hours to the maximum yet allowing the student to work in clinical practice, through self-directed learning.

The type of teaching will vary from tutorials, small group seminars, self-directed learning, individual clinical and laboratory tuition and close clinical supervision.

In addition, activities on this clinical component may be supplemented by:

  • attendance at national conferences;
  • participation in appropriate extra-mural clinical courses;
  • seminars given by guest lecturers.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written assignment (inc essay) 40%
Set exercise 60%

Feedback methods

Feedback forms will be completed by examiners for all elements of accredited assessment and students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director via the Programme Administrator to discuss such feedback.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Work based learning 150
Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Kevin Seymour Unit coordinator

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