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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

Master and Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Science (MChD/BChD, BSc)

Programme code:MDSB-DENTUCAS code:A200
Duration:5 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr N Bubb/R Jaradat Contact

Total credits: 630

Entry requirements:

Successful completion (within three years of completion, assuming current clinical practise as a Dental Hygienist or Therapist) or predicated achievement of a 2:1 degree in the BSc in Dental Hygiene and Denal Therapy at the University of Leeds or better.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:


Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

The Dentistry Benchmarking statement has been consulted. The then programme manager was a member of the Benchmarking panel in Dentistry (2001). The new programme and its subsequent amendments have been developed with reference to this and crucially, to the General Dental Council's (GDC) requirements on the undergraduate dental curriculum, 'The First Five Years' (2008) and the most recent statement on 'Preparing for Practice 2012'

Programme specification:

The programme will:

be innovative, in that it will integrate clinical practice and the supporting science from its start. The students on this programme will have early patient contact and be taught with other members of the dental team. The School educates members of the dental team to become proactive, knowledgeable, reflective, caring, ethical, well rounded professionals with an understanding for the need to continually develop as the populations needs change. We will provide extensive student support throughout the course via the dedicated educational Student Support Team.

The Dental Surgery programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes required to be a practicing dental surgeon. The Programme Learning Outcomes are derived from the General Dental Council’s requirements [1] which establishes seven overarching outcomes which must be demonstrated a newly qualified dental surgeon. These overarching outcomes form the key principles of effective and professional practice that run through four main domains, namely:

- Clinical
- Communication
- Professionalism
- Management and Leadership

Upon graduation, students will be able to demonstrate the following programme learning outcomes:

1. Practise safely and effectively, making the high quality long term care of patients the first concern.
2. Recognise the role and responsibility of being a registrant of the GDC and demonstrate continuing
professionalism throughout their education, training and practice in accordance with GDC guidance.
3. Demonstrate effective clinical decision making.
4. Describe the principles of good research, how to access research and interpret it for use as part of an evidence-
based approach to practice.
5. Apply an evidence-based approach to learning, practice, clinical judgment, decision-making and utilising
thinking and problem-solving skills.
6. Accurately assess their own capabilities and limitations, demonstrating reflective practice, in the interest of high
quality patient care and act within these boundaries.
7. Recognise the importance of lifelong learning and apply it to practice.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

All year 1 modules are compulsory

DSUR1127Health and Health Promotion20 creditsSemester 1
DSUR1128Introduction to the Oral Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR1130Anxiety and Pain Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR1230Oral Diseases, Defence and Repair20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR1241Introduction to Clinical Skills and Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR1250Personal and Professional Development 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

All year 2 modules are compulsory except PPD2.

DSUR2118Personal and Professional Development 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR2122Social Sciences Related to Dentistry10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR2200Clinical Skills A60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR2220Introduction to Biomedical Sciences20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR2240Clinical Practice 215 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

All year 3 modules are compulsory

DSUR3014Undergraduate Projects20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR3015Clinical Skills B50 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR3019Child Centred Dentistry 110 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR3210Illness and Well-being20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR3240Clinical Practice 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR3250Personal Professional Development 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Year4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

All year 4 modules are compulsory

DSUR3301Clinical Medical Sciences 130 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR3310Complex Adult Dentistry35 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR3330Child Centred Dentistry 210 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR5028MFinal Year Project30 credits1 Sep to 31 May (21mth)
DSUR5046MPersonal and Professional Development 410 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR5050MClinical Practice 440 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Subset A

DSUR5098MProfessional Development Elective10 creditsNot running in 202021

Year5 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

All year 5 modules are compulsory

DSUR3420Anxiety Management and Sedation10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR3430Clinical Medical Sciences 210 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR5028MFinal Year Project30 credits1 Sep to 31 May (21mth)
DSUR5051MClinical Practice 550 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DSUR5450MPersonal and Professional Development 5 - Preparing for the World of Work20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Last updated: 21/08/2020 13:23:31


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