SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code M3B923062
Module Leader Angela McGee
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.


Students will apply theoretical knowledge from Level 3 lectures to clinical procedures in both adult and paediatric restorative clinics and outreach clinical placements. Dental materials used in specific restorative clinical procedures. Pharmacology relevant to periodontal disease and oral disease and their management. Utilising pain control techniques including behavioural management of the anxious patient, both adult and child. Recognition, management and continuing care of the patients with periodontal disease. Recognition, management and continuing care of patients with specific medical problems affecting the oral cavity. Recognition of types of disease of the hard tissues and the management and prevention of these in paediatric dentistry. Students should have knowledge of relevant aspects of special care dentistry and their support and management of these conditions. Care of oncology patients and the need for domicilliary care packages. Whole range of clinical skills - Periodontal and Restorative. Adult patient treatment within GDH and Coatbridge Treatment Centre. Outreach placements for paediatric cases.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:- Describe oral diseases and their relevance to preventio. diagnosis and treatment-Communicate appropriately with colleagues from dental and other healthcare professions in relation to the direct care of individual patients, including oral health promotion-Communicate appropriately with colleagues from dental and other healthcare professions in relation to the direct care of individual patients, including oral health promotion-Explain the role of appraisal, training and review of colleagues, giving and receiving effective feedback-Give and receive feedback effectively to and from other members of the team-Communicate appropriately, effectively and sensitively by spoken, written and electronic methods and maintain and develop these skills- Explain the importance of and maintain accurate, contemporaneous and comprehensive patient records in accordance with legal and statutory requirements and best practice- Recognise the use of a range of communication methods and technologies and their appropriateapplication in support of clinical practiceRecognise and act upon the legal and ethical responsibilities involved in protecting and promoting the health of individual patients-Act without discrimination and show respect for patients,colleagues and peers and the general public-Utilise the provision and receipt of effective feedback in the professional development of self and others-Put patients' interests first and act to protect them - Demonstrate appropriate continuous improvement activities-Take a patient-centred approach to working with the dental and wider healthcare team-Recognise and respect own and others' contribution to the dental and wider healthcare team and demonstrate effective team working.-Recognise and demonstrate personal accountability to patients, the regulator, the team and wider community-Recognise and comply with the team working requirements in the Scope of Practice and Standards documents

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

Chestnutt, Gibson.( 2002) Clinical Dentistry. Churchill Livingstone. Kidd E.A.M, Smith B.G.N, Watson T.F. Essentials of Dental Caries 8th Edition. Oxford Publications. Lamey P.J, Lewis M.A.O, Oral Medicine 3rd Edition, Gower Publishing. Scully C, Cawson R.A, (2005) Medical Problems in Dentistry, 5th edition. Churchill Livingstone Welbury, Gregg.(2006) Managing Dental Trauma in Practice. Quintessence Welbury, G (2001) Paediatric Dentistry 2nd Edition, ISBN 0-19-263186-1

Transferrable Skills

Skills of negotiation. Clinical reasoning skills Psychosocial skills of diplomacy Self reliance Self esteem Empowerment and reflection.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Placement 230.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00
Seminars (FT) 10.00
Independent Learning (FT) 30.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 01 n/a 35.00 40% Exam (Dept) - Clinical Case PresentationException Case 206
Course Work 01 n/a 30.00 40% Coursework 1 - Clinical Work PortfolioException Case 206
Exam 01 2.00 35.00 40% Exams (Exams Office) - Written Exam x2 (2hr for each exam) in Trimester B (& C where required)Exception Case 206