SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code M3A425945
Module Leader Lorna Woodward
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject SHLS - School Office
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Successful completion of level 2 modules

Summary of Content

Students will develop their clinical abilities through practice and demonstration. The management of adult and paediatric patients requiring periodontal, restorative and preventive treatment will be undertaken and theoretical aspects will be integrated throughout this module. Students will develop clinical treatment strategies, identify and treat oral conditions, implement 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.


Paediatric Restorative Clinics. Relative analgesia. General anaesthesia - extractions

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Identify ,recognise and diagnose active caries as well as apply preventive care in children2. Demonstrate a critical understanding and integrated knowledge of the dental care of patients with physical or learning disabilities, mental health problems, or who are medically compromised or terminally ill. 3. Apply knowledge and use the range of available behavioural techniques at managing fear and anxiety. Understanding empathy with patients in stressful situations.4. Apply knowledge, use skills, techniques and available materials for a range of restorative dentistry procedures in both permanent and primary dentitions. 5. Demonstrate and apply awareness, understanding and skills of the dental care of patients with physical, mental and or medical disabilities/problems, including the terminally ill.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Tuition is by individual supervision, teaching, facilitation of learning combined with demonstrations and tutorial support and personal tutoring and counselling where appropriate. Structured clinical practical sessions to reinforce, integrate and apply theoretical knowledge and experience. Integrate internal and external specialists from various dental disciplines in conjunction with DCP staff to encourage broad multidisciplinary holistic care. This will be delivered in group and individual basis problem based learning, external placements of varying duration and exposure supported reflective learning and self directed learning. Portfolio- worksheets completed on a daily basis, collated to form a portfolio Formative assessment

Indicative Reading

Andlaw.RJ RockWP(2003) A Manual of Paediatric Dentistry. Churchill Livingstone Bartlet & Ricketts(2007). Indirect Restorations. Quintessence Chadwick, Hosey,.(2003) Child Taming. Quintessence Chestnutt, Gibson. (2002)Clinical Dentistry 3 rd edition. Churchill Livingstone ClerhughV,TugnaitA,.Chapple ILC.(2004) Periodontal Management of Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. Quintessence Deery,Hosey, Waterstone.(2004) Paediatric Cariology. Quintessence Hatrick, Eakle, Bird.(2003) Dental Materials- Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists. Saunders Kidd, Smith, Watson.(2003) Pickards Manual of Operative Dentistry, 8 th edition. Oxford University Press LynchC(2008) Successful Posterior Composites. Quintessence MitchellC. (2008)Dental Materials in Operative Dentistry. Quintessence McCabeJF, AWG Walls.(2001) Applied Dental Materials., 8 th edition. Blackwell Science. WelburyR.(2005) Paediatric Dentistry, 3 rd edition. Oxford University Press.

Transferrable Skills

Logical planning Clinical reasoning skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 5.00
Independent Learning (FT) 55.00
Placement 210.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 01 n/a 60.00 40% Clinical Case Presentations40% Threshold is a regulatory Body requirement (GDC)
Course Work 02 n/a 20.00 40% Completion of paediatric competencies40% Threshold is a regulatory Body requirement (GDC)
Course Work 01 n/a 20.00 40% Submission of case report40% Threshold is a regulatory Body requirement (GDC)