SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code M1A220776
Module Leader Fiona Cosgrove
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject SHLS - School Office
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Summary of Content

Module introduces students to the clinical environment, clinical protocols, health and safety of practice of themselves and patients and introduces practical skills in terms of manual dexterity. This module will also help to consolidate the integration and application of theory to practice in a managed and secure environment.


1. Pre-clinical lectures. 2. Medical histories. 3. Local analgesia and pharmacokinetics of LIA. 4. Periodontology I. 5. Plaque control, oral hygiene advice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Demonstrate awareness and apply knowledge and skills at completing basic periodontal examination and charting.2. Demonstrate awareness and apply knowledge and skills at providing periodontal prophylaxis and at using powered and manual supragingival & subgingival instrumentation.3. Identify and apply knowledge in using some of the basic and routine procedures in restorative dentistry, including moisture control techniques, application of fissure sealants, temporary dressings and taking impressions.4. Apply knowledge, skills and understanding of a range of preventive oral care approaches with regards dental caries and periodontal disease.5. Identify and apply skills in taking, checking and evaluating a patient's medical and dental history.6. Demonstrate awareness and apply knowledge and skills in interpreting a prescribed treatment plan.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Practical classes and demonstrations/tutorials to enable students to participate fully and apply theoretical concepts to the clinical situation. Use of visualizer to introduce and reinforce difficult concepts Clinical studies- observational and practical Peer interaction and support mechanisms Shadowing and observation of clinical settings Graduated clinical experiential learning

Indicative Reading

Chapple ILC and Gilbert AD. (2002) Understanding Periodontal Diseases: Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures in Practice. Quintessence Collins WJN, Walsh TF, Figures K. (1992) A Handbook for Dental Hygienists, 4 th edition. Wright Evers H & G Haegerstam. (1990) Introduction to Dental Local Anaesthesia. Astra Heasman, Preshaw, Robertson. (2004) Successful Periodontal Therapy. Quintessence Jenkins WMM, Allan CJ. (1999) Periodontics, A Synopsis. Wright Meechan, Robb, Seymour. (2002) Pain and Anxiety Control for the Anxious Patient. Oxford University Press Meechan. (2002) Practical Dental Local Anaesthesia. Quintessence Noble, Kelly, Chapple. (2003) Decision Making for the Periodontal Team. Quintessence Scully, Cawson. (2005) Medical Problems in Dentistry 5 th edition. Churchill Livingstone

Transferrable Skills

Independent study skills Self motivated learning Observational skills Professional ethics, team working, time management and case load management. Skills of diplomacy, persuasion and empathy

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 70.00
Lectures (FT) 30.00
Tutorials (FT) 15.00
Placement 140.00
Seminars (FT) 15.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 60.00 40% Pre-Clinical Skills- 40% threshold is a regulatory body requirement (GDC). Exceptions Case 206
Course Work 02 n/a 20.00 40% Clinical Competencies - 40% threshold is a regulatory body requirement (GDC). Exceptions Case 206
Course Work 03 n/a 20.00 40% OSCE (Observed Structured Clinical Exam) - 40% threshold is a regulatory body requirement (GDC). Exceptions Case 206