15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces postgraduate students to a number of key themes and subjects at the heart of dental materials. The module illustrates the relationship between the science of dental materials, their properties, and the relationship between these and clinical performance. The latter includes consideration of the wider subjects of biomechanics and other host factors. Specific subjects covered therefore include the history of dental materials, and their physical, chemical, optical and mechanical properties. The full range of materials used in dentistry will be considered, including direct restorative materials, and materials for removable and fixed prosthodontics.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health, and the Faculty of Engineering.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

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

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