Dental Imaging Core DENT5054P

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

Short Description

This course is a core component of the Postgraduate Dental Programmes: MSc (Dent Sci) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and DClinDent(Ortho)


Normally classes will be one day per week and there will be time for face to face contact in the form of lectures, seminars and a skills portfolio as well as private study towards summative project work.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



Must be taken with MSc (Dent Sci) Primary Dental Care 'Core 40' to make total Core Course Credits 60.


Each student will complete a "skills portfolio" containing specific "tasks" which need to be completed and the outcome shown to the Lecturer. All the tasks must be completed to a satisfactory level.

Examination: at the end of the year MSA or MCQ paper (20% weighting).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To facilitate the acquisition and integration of a knowledge base in dental 3D imaging of  dentofacial morphology and research science to enable students to enhance their careers in clinical dentistry and maintain their clinical practice at 'special interest level'.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


■ Demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of 3D and 4D imaging modalities for the analysis of the

craniofacial region including CT, CBCT, Laser and Stereophotogrammetry (8)


■ Be competent to use specialised software for the viewing, manipulation and analysis of 3D images - VRMesh, Facial Analysis Tool and DiView (6).


■ Demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of the different file formats generated by each image modalities (4).


■ Be familiar with the interaction of the virtual environment with the physical world, including the use of 3D printing, Haptics and 3D display of images (2).

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.