Year Long (Extended)
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In this subject students will apply knowledge acquired in first year to provide appropriate clinical care to patients under supervision. It has general practice, periodontology, removable prosthodontics and treatment planning components and should be viewed as working in combination with other second year subjects as a means of providing total patient care.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- understand the importance of diagnosis, treatment planning and accurate record taking in total patient care;
- apply the principles of practice in a clinical environment;
- appraise the patient/health professional relationship and its implications for behaviour in the delivery of dental care;
- understand the importance of the maintenance of oral health on the completion of a course of planned dental treatment;
- apply the concepts of total patient care and understand the dentist's responsibility for the safe and effective management of persons in the dental situation;
- apply precision, accuracy and self-evaluation in patient care;
- appraise the risks and hazards to protect and maintain a dentist's health;
- apply the principles involved in protecting oral tissues against diseases and the maintenance of oral functional integrity;
- discuss the philosophy underpinning the prevention and treatment of oral diseases;
- understand the fundamentals of the processes of dental caries, dental wear and periodontal diseases;
- understand the process of caries management by risk assessment;
- provide appropriate pain management through the use of local analgesia;
- understand the sequelae of the loss of all or part of the dentition, and complete and partial denture therapy.
- Students should: 1. Be able to access new knowledge from different sources, analyse and interpret it in a critical manner; 2. Develop skills in effective communication with teaching staff and peers; 3. Develop effective organisational skills and time management; 4. Develop skills in teamwork and workplace safety; 5. Be able to identify and address their own learning needs; 6. Develop self-awareness and skills to maintain their own mental and physical wellbeing. 7. Be able to develop professional attitudes and behaviour.
Last updated: 31 January 2024