Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Oral Sciences DENT5096

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

Short Description

Acquisition and integration of a knowledge base to understand the therapeutic and diagnostic strategies used to manage oral diseases of a microbial and inflammatory nature.

Timetable

The course will run over an eight week block and be made up of seminars, tutorials and journal clubs.

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

■ At the end of the course the students will submit a 2000 word essay which will integrate knowledge acquired throughout the course and require engagement with the literature (50%).

■ At the end of the course the students will deliver an oral presentation on latest developments in diagnostics or therapeutics in oral diseases that will integrate knowledge acquired throughout the course (20%).

■ During the course the students will deliver a multi-media exercise on latest developments in diagnostics or therapeutics in oral diseases in the style of a public engagement event (30%)

Course Aims

Acquisition and integration of knowledge with regard to the therapeutic options and diagnostics tests used to manage patients with a range of oral diseases associated with a microbial or inflammatory aetiopathogenisis. Understand the basic science of microbial and inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity and provide contemporary insights into their clinical management and new pre-clinical advances in the field.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to describe and critically discuss the aetiology and pathogenesis of oral diseases with respect to:

a) Immunology and microbiology of a range of common oral diseases

b) Therapeutic options used to manage a range of oral diseases

c) Diagnostic options used to manage a range of oral diseases

d) Evidence based targets for treatment of oral disease and clinical trials to test interventions

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.