Aims/Description: This module develops knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the theoretical background and scientific basis of Periodontology and integration of periodontal treatment in total patient care. The aetiology, classification and diagnosis of periodontal diseases and the multifactorial nature of disease susceptibility will be considered regarding the role of major risk factors. The epidemiology of periodontitis and the interaction between systemic diseases will be considered. Clinical skills training will include management of simple/moderate periodontal disease by non-surgical and surgical means. Students, working singly and in groups, will seek knowledge through a range of learning modalities: Lectures, critical appraisals and skills practice.
Restrictions on availability: No
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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.