SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code M1A425878
Module Leader Laura Morrison
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject SHLS - School Office
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module introduces human diseases and disorders with manifestations significant to the role or clinical activities undertaken by the student. It also considers aspects relating to medical histories. Students will develop their clinical abilities through practice and demonstration. The management of patients requiring periodontal and preventive treatment will be undertaken and theoretical aspects will be integrated throughout this module. Students will develop clinical treatment strategies, identify and treat basic oral conditions, implement basic principles of patient management and care and practice effective communication within the clinical team. During this module they will enhance skills in reflective practice and clinical reasoning.


Medical History taking and contra-indication identification Management of Medical Emergencies Indices for screening and monitoring Periodontal Disease Periodontal examinations and charting Clinical interpretation and evaluation of clinical notes Communication of clinical findings to patients/ healthcare professionals Clinical reasoning and clinical decision making Dental Morphology Dental use of analgesics and pharmacokinectics of Local Infiltration Analgesia

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students shouild be able to:1) Exercise and apply knowledge, skills and understanding of the importance of producing/ maintaining accurate clinical records, including medical and dental histories. 2) Demonstrate awareness and apply knowledge of common human diseases their manifestations, management and dental relevance.3) Describe and identify the main medical disorders that may impinge on dental treatment.4) Apply knowledge, skills and understanding of infiltration analgesia.5) Exercise and apply knowledge, skills and understanding of resuscitation techniques.6) Exercise and apply knowledge, skills and understanding of first aid measures and basic life support techniques.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Individualised teaching and learning. Structured practical sessions to reinforce, integrate and apply knowledge and experience. Demonstrations and tutorials to promote the development of clinical parameters. Practical and communication skills developed through application directly with patients and carers Independent learning and study Portfolios - worksheets, completed on a daily basis, collated to form a portfolio Formative assessment

Indicative Reading

Chapple ILC and AD Gilbert.(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 EversH & HaegerstamG. (1990) Introduction to Dental Local Anaesthesia. Astra Heasman, Preshaw, Robertson.(2004) Successful Periodontal Therapy. Quintessence Meechan. (2002) Practical Dental Local Anaesthesia. Quintessence Meechan, Robb, Seymour.(2002) Pain and Anxiety Control for the Anxious Patient. Oxford University Press 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

Team work Peer assessment and support Verbal and non-verbal communication skills Psychomotor skills Patient interaction Observational skills Reflective practice Evaluation of self and peers

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 40.00
Placement 220.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00
Lectures (FT) 10.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 03 n/a 50.00 40% Clinical ExamExceptions Case 206
Course Work 02 n/a 20.00 40% Clinical Competencies
Course Work 01 n/a 30.00 40% Medical Emergencies - CPR OSCE (Observed Structured Clinical Exam) + MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) Paper