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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

DSUR1230 Oral Diseases, Defence and Repair

20 creditsClass Size: 123

Module manager: Vanaja Naik/Phil Davies
Email: v.krishnanaik@leeds.ac.uk/r.p.w.davies@leeds.ac.uk

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

Module replaces

DSUR1129 Oral Disease, Defence and Repair 1

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module introduces students to oral disease with a focus on periodontal diseases, relating aetiology and clinical development to concomitant histological, microbiological and biochemical changes. This integrated approach will permit the student to have knowledge of the disease processes, host defences and repair mechanisms and how they relate to clinical practice. Principles of diagnosis, periodontal treatment planning and provision of non-surgical periodontal therapy will be covered, incorporating clinical and radiographic interpretation. The module will provide the basic scientific principles of medical ionizing radiation and the statutory regulations governing its use in relation to dentistry. Learning opportunities include live and e-lectures, tutorials and traditional small group teaching in conjunction with self-reflection and peer review.

Objectives

The module will introduce the student to oral disease with a focus on the aetiology, development, diagnosis and management of the periodontal diseases. The module will provide the students with an insight into the clinical, histological and biochemical changes within the periodontal tissues during disease and repair. The role of microbial plaque and the host defence mechanisms will be outlined. The module also focuses on the basics of the regulation and use of ionising radiation within dentistry.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module the students will be able to:
1. Outline the basics of oral disease
2. Describe the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and non-surgical management of diseases affecting the periodontal tissues
3. Describe the functioning human immune system and its role in both health and disease
4. Describe the basic scientific principles of medical ionizing radiation and the statutory regulations governing its use in relation to dentistry.


Syllabus

-Introduction to the aetiology of the periodontal diseases and classification
-Introduction to dental caries and oral pathology
-Inflammation and immunity
-Biochemistry of periodontal tissues
-Introduction to periodontal microbiology
-Host defences and repair in periodontal diseases
-Basic scientific principles of medical ionizing radiation and the statutory regulations governing its use in relation to dentistry
-Principles of periodontal history, examination and periodontal indices
-Introduction to periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning
-Introduction to radiography and radiology
-Principles of basic non-surgical periodontal therapy and periodontal operative techniques

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
Independent Learning12.002.00
e-Lecture51.005.00
Revision Class10.500.50
Revision Class21.002.00
Lecture281.0028.00
Tutorial11.001.00
Independent online learning hours17.50
Private study hours144.00
Total Contact hours38.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Independent online learning e-practical 17.5 hours
Private study:144 hours:
Reading for live lectures/tutorial @ 2 hours each 56 hours
Revision and study skills support: 88 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students are provided with formative feedback through the following opportunities:
-Tutorials
-e-Practical
-Practice examination questions
-Learning support, Study Skills Team support session
-Self reflection, Peer comparison
Students with particular difficulties with progress during the module are encouraged to seek advice from the Module Leader or their Personal Tutor.

Methods of assessment

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


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQOnline with feedback0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)0.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Online time limited assessment for a duration of 48 hours.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:21:04

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