SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B925947
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

This module provides the student with the opportunity to extend their depth and breadth of understanding in a particular area of dental hygiene/therapy. Subjects chosen will seek to respond to current and future needs of the profession.


Evidence-based dentistry Application of evidence-based methods Descriptive statistics

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Demonstrate an understanding of an evidence-based approach to treatment.2. Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge with critical evaluation and critical appraisal of published work.3. Undertake critical analysis of the role of audit in a relevant aspect of hygiene/therapy practice.4. Identify, analyse, interpret and discuss issues related to lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The concepts of this module will be introduced by keynote lectures pertinent to the elective strategy. These will underpin and be supported by small group work and student led seminars. Each student will have support and guidance from a named supervisor. Opportunities will be provided to enable students to share the knowledge gained in their elective project.

Indicative Reading

Much of the indicative reading of this module will be dependant on which elective topic is selected by the student. Specific guidance on the elective indicative reading will be provided for the student by elective supervisors but will include where appropriate current practice guidelines and National Service Frameworks.

Transferrable Skills

Independent Research Critical appraisal of published work Collaborative and participative strategies Referencing and literature searches Auditing outcomes Independent learning and study Communication, verbal, non-verbal, written and electronic Professional ethics Applying evidence-based dentistry

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 170.00
Seminars (FT) 8.00
Lectures (FT) 2.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 02 n/a 50.00 35% Research Project Submission3000 Words
Course Work 01 n/a 50.00 35% Literature review2000 Words