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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

DSUR3250 Personal Professional Development 3

20 creditsClass Size: 96

Module manager: Robyn Adams/Jonathan Pearson

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

Year running 2021/22


DSUR2122Social Sciences Related to Dentistry
DSUR2200Clinical Skills A
DSUR2220Introduction to Biomedical Sciences
DSUR2240Clinical Practice 2


DSUR3014Undergraduate Projects
DSUR3015Clinical Skills B
DSUR3019Child Centred Dentistry 1
DSUR3210Illness and Well-being
DSUR3240Clinical Practice 3

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module further develops your knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity issues. You will revisit the General Dental Council (GDC) Standards as they are applied to regulation of the dental team. The module links your learning of clinical procedures to communication issues in respect of those procedures.


The objective of this module is to continue student‘s professional development by further developing insight into communication, patient diversity and professional regulation.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Apply knowledge and demonstrate understanding of issues related to equality, diversity and inclusivity.

2. Apply knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the General Dental Council Standards for the Dental Team.

3. Further develop, demonstrate and reflect on their communication skills, using the Leeds for Life platform.

Skills outcomes
Communication of clinical information.

Interpretation and application of General Dental Council standards and team-working.

Developing further insight and practise in relation to consent and confidentiality.


Equality, diversity & inclusivity.

GDC Standards.



Communication .

Consent and confidentiality.


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 Learning63.009.00
Class tests, exams and assessment11.001.00
Class tests, exams and assessment16.006.00
Group learning52.0010.00
Independent online learning hours9.00
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours51.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

GDC standards and scope of practise.

Equality, diversity & inclusivity material, preparation of group presentations on protected characteristics & standards.

Preparation for lectures & seminars. Revision of standards.

Compliance with Leeds for Life.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students are provided with formative feedback through the following opportunities:

Practise examination questions
Learning support, Study Skills Team support session
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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective logLeeds for Life (progressional).0.00
Oral PresentationSummatively assessed group presentation on equality and diversity.40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

If a student is legitimately unable to take part in the groupwork or the group fails the presentation, submission of a 1500 word individual written assignment based on one of the topics covered in the group work would be substituted for the assessment and constitute 40% of the module mark. Where the assignment is used as a resit for the groupwork, the maximum mark awarded will be capped at 40. Leeds for Life completion is progressional and reflection on progress across the whole programme. The verbal presentation is non-compensatable.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Individual elements are not compensatable. Online time limited assessment with a duration of 48 hours.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 31/03/2021


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