Teaching and learning disclaimer
Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.
The course is delivered over 3 days a week over 3 months. It combines teaching on theoretical underpinning knowledge with supervised clinical practice, treating patients at the university’s academic dental clinic.
Topics covered include:
- History taking and interpretation of medical and social history.
- Examination and charting.
- Preventative care.
- Smoking cessation.
- Inferior dental block and local infiltration analgesia.
- Dental biomaterials.
- Antimicrobial therapy.
- Scaling and root surface debridement.
- Fissure Sealants.
- Dental Impressions.
Work based assessment of each relevant GDC competence using Direct Observation of Performance (DOPs) and Case Based Discussion (CbDs)
25 x Clinical Logs and 3 x Reflective Logs (per three months of supervised clinical practice) to provide supplementary evidence of underpinning knowledge.