Study Modules

 

This course will comprise 8 Modules. The two largest modules require you to carry out 1) the preparatory and supportive aspects and 2) reconstructive phases of restorative dental care.

Other modules that are important in order for you to become a more competent dentist, will explore 1) you as a leader and manager, 2) you as an effective communicator and 3) you as a professional.

 

Module title Credits Details
Module 1 - Understanding Evidence and Reflection as Integral to Learning and Clinical Capability 10 (core) This module aims to develop in you a critical understanding that research, the evidence-base and reflection embracing self-directed learning, is at the heart of professional competence.  
Module 2 - Clinical Restorative Dental Care 1 60 (core)

This Module will provide you with opportunities to discuss and embed principles and seek commonality between the preparatory aspect of restorative dental care and the supportive phase. It will affirm that the sub-disciplines that comprise restorative dental care (prosthodontics, operative dentistry and endodontics) cannot be carried out separately, but are linked. In turn these are coupled with leadership and management, communication skills and professionalism. All these skills should be discharged under the umbrella of societal needs.

Module 3 - Clinical Restorative Dental Care 2 50 (core) At the completion of this Module, those who have met the standards will have the knowledgeability and skills to practise a substantial component of the reconstructive phase of restorative dental care including laboratory-fabricated restorations and prosthetic rehabilitation.
Module 4 - Leadership and Management when delivering Restorative Dental Care 10 (core) This module will offer you opportunities to discuss and embed principles and skills to practise clinical governance and clinical audit. In addition, to affirm that central to clinical audit, is shaping change based on information gathered and that societal oral health need requires upstream approaches driven by potential leaders in and for dentistry.
Module 5 - Communication when delivering Restorative Dental Care 10 (core) The focus for this Module is the enhancement of and application of communication skills; downstream when delivering restorative dental care for an individual, and an appreciation of upstream communication models in order to deliver, but also to challenge and shape dental health strategies.
Module 6 - Professionalism when delivering Restorative Dental Care 10 (core) The aim of this module is to challenge you with some ethical tenets, focussing on a western ethical perspective but other philosophies will be touched on. For example, Indra's net, developed from the Mahayanna school, will be explored from the perspective of a communitarian approach to seeking consent, and some Islamic medical ethics.
Module 7 - Evidence-Based Dentistry for Restorative Dental Care 20 (core) Counterintuitively, uncertainty and ambiguity form the foundation for this module. You will build on some of the skills explored in in the early modules such that you will have a sound appreciation, 1) that effective dental care is underpinned by an evidence-based approach, 2) of the tools required to carry out a systematic review, 3) apply some of these in carrying out a systematic/narrative review. This module will form a foundation for life-long learning
Module 8 - Oro-facial aesthetics and cosmesis 10 (core) An appreciation of some of the external and person-centred characteristics that influence oral-facial beauty/attractiveness. There will also be a component inviting each of you to engage in one of three subject areas: 1) non-surgical facial aesthetics, 2) orthodontic/restorative interfaces and 3) intercultural perception of oral facial beauty.