MSc (Dent Sci) Perio DENT5032

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

To facilitate the acquisition, integration, and synthesis of knowledge and clinical skills in
Periodontics to enable thestudent to enhance their clinical careers and maintain their standard
of clinical practice at a 'special interest level'.

Timetable

Normally classes will occur one half day per week when there will be face to face contact in the form of Seminars, Individual essay handback, and Tutorials.
Clinical practice will occur at own practices and this will be mentored at the Dental school during the Tutorials.
Private study will be at home.

Requirements of Entry

Completion of the Core Curriculum Course is necessary prior to commencing a Specialty Course

Excluded Courses

Only one Specialty Course can be taken in the MSc (Dent Sci) Primary Dental Care Programme

Assessment

Assignment: Case Reports (at weeks 12,25,38) of 2000 words, excluding diagrams, figures etc, detailing the clinical treatment of one clinical case including photographs, images, and plaster study models where applicable. There should be a full critique of clinical treatment and a discussion of alternative treatment methods.
Clinical Assessment: Assessment of an individuals clinical cases as part of 'mentored clinical practice' (at weeks 12,25,38).
Class Essay: Summative 3000 word essays by weeks 12,25,38.
Examination: 2 Clinical Scenarios (at weeks 13,26,39).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To facilitate the acquisition, integration, and synthesis of knowledge and clinical skills in
Periodontics to enable thestudent to enhance their clinical careers and maintain their standard
of clinical practice at a 'special interest level'.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of the Course, each student should be able to demonstrate:
1. Critical understanding of the basic sciences relating to periodontology.
2. Competence in formulating appropriate treatment plans in clinical periodontics.
3. Competence in applying the appropriate clinical procedures.
4. Critical understanding of the necessity for 'whole patient care' in clinical periodontics.
5. Critical understanding of the importance of good (dental) teamwork in the provision of
care for partially dentate patients.
6. Critical understanding of the common problems associated with the loss of some teeth,
their management regimes, and their associated dental problems.
7. Competence in prevention for the individual and the community.
8. Competence to undertake detailed patient assessment in the adult dentition especially
in relation to the other restorative disciplines.
9. Critical understanding of the rationale of preventive periodontics.
10. Competence in the principles of care of the adult dentition and supporting tissues.
11. Competence in the diagnosis of occlusal problems.
12. Critical understanding of the principles underpinning medico-legal considerations.