Pre-requisites: DEN105

Aims/Description: This unit consolidates and integrates existing knowledge, understanding and clinical skills, and introduces students to more advanced theories and clinical work, so they can develop a comprehensive and holistic approach to patient care. Students will develop their understanding of oral disease processes and the concepts of evidence based dentistry which will inform their diagnostic and management skills, including appropriate strategies for patients at individual and population level. In addition it will consolidate students understanding of the legal, ethical and professional obligations of dental professionals. As such it will enable students to practice as competent, caring, dental health care professionals.

Restrictions on availability: Yes. Only available to DENUxx students.

Staff Contact: Christine Whittaker
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Knowledge, understanding and attitudes will be assessed by written examinations, project work, written reports, case presentations and professionalism assessments. Skills will be assessed by project work, objective structured clinical examination, case presentations and clinical competency tests and targets. Various formative assessments will be used in order to provide feedback to students concerning their progress.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Clinical Dentistry):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK