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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

DSUR1130 Anxiety and Pain Management

20 creditsClass Size: 123

Module manager: tbc

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Entry Requirements for MChD/BChD Dental Surgery, BSc Oral Science or
BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Therapy as outlined in Course Finder

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Anxiety and Pain management is the key skill that is the basis for all clinical dental treatment. The course lays the foundations of providing effective anxiety and pain control for your patients for the rest of your careers.The module integrates essential elements of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and behavioural science to their clinical application. Where possible, relevant topics are covered by lecture or e-lecture before the associated practical or clinical exercise, but to some degree learning is occurring on all fronts simultaneously.

Objectives

This module will introduce the student to the anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, pharmacology and behavioural science relating to local anaesthesia. The module will provide the students with an insight into the physiology and psychology of pain and anxiety and it’s relevance to dentistry. An introduction to the equipment, drugs and techniques available for dental anaesthesia will provide the grounding for later clinical experience in this area of dentistry.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a knowledge of anxiety, its psychology and its relationship, causes and effects on the dentally anxious patient.
2. Demonstrate an awareness of pain and understand the importance of its psychological and social context and management.
3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pharmacology relevant to clinical dentistry with a focus on the delivery of local anaesthetic.
4. Demonstrate the knowledge of the equipment and techniques available to allow safe and effective administration of dental local anaesthetic following recommended guidelines.

Skills outcomes
Familiarity with selected equipment and techniques available to allow safe and effective administration of dental local anaesthetic following recommended guidelines


Syllabus

Anxiety and pain management module taught using a mixture of lectures, practical sessions, demonstrations, seminars and e-learning and to include elements drawn from the further reading of relevant scientific literature to cover
- Anxiety and its management
- Pain and pain perception
- Physiology: function of nerves
- Anatomy: neuroanatomy, bones of face, trigeminal and facial nerves, vasculature of the head and neck
- Pharmacology of local anaesthetic drugs
- An introduction to the practical techniques of local anaesthesia including equipment.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning53.0015.00
Video & Discussion13.503.50
e-Lecture71.007.00
seminars13.003.00
Lecture221.0022.00
Practical43.0012.00
Independent online learning hours28.00
Private study hours109.50
Total Contact hours62.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading for live lectures/tutorial/seminars including engagement with The Anxiety and Pain Management Workbook - 44 hours.
Revision and study skills support - 39.5 hours
Independent online e-lectures/videos/workbooks - 26 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students are provided with formative feedback through the opportunities listed below. Students with particular difficulties with progress during the module are encouraged to seek advice from the Module Leader or their Personal Tutor.

Opportunities for formative feedback:
The Anxiety and Pain Management Workbook supports the learning thoughout the module. Some sections are designed to be completed prior to learning activities and others during practical seminars promoting discussion and feedback.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Online time limited assessment with a duration of 48 hours.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/10/2021

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