Master and Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Science (MChD/BChD, BSc)
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate safe clinical working practices;- demonstrate pain control for simple restorative dentistry;- diagnose caries and chronic periodontal diseases;- be aware of prevention strategies in relation to caries development and progression;- appreciate at a basic level the significance of aesthetics and occlusion;- judge when and where simple restorations are indicated in adult patients;- place simple restorations in adult patients;- demonstrate basic life support skills;- demonstrate ability to work effectively with the dental team;- demonstrate ability to work effectively in a group on a learning project;- demonstrate empathy with and increasing effectiveness of communication with patients;- demonstrate a professional approach to clinical dental practice, including an appreciation of the limit of their skills and the need for continued learning;- describe the adverse effects of unethical behaviour on individuals and society;- describe the interactions of nutrition and metabolism with oral and dental conditions and aspects of human disease;- apply an understanding of scientific information to clinical practice;- apply methods in design and conduct of a study to evaluate key, real-world, examples of science related to dentistry;- apply knowledge of microbiology in evaluating the effectiveness of infection control procedures;- apply a basic understanding of selected human diseases;- be aware of biocompatibility and the design of effective restorations.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the courses specified for the programme:- basic qualities and transferable skills necessary for the practice of clinical dentistry;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility, including an awareness of ethics, professionalism, reflective learning and personal limitations;- decision-making through the application of academic knowledge in clinical practice;- demonstration of an ability to communicate with patients and colleagues, explaining clinical concepts and observing non-verbal cues and messages.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include: - demonstration of the ability to apply developing clinical acumen to standard situations;- recognition of novel or atypical instances;- production of work that is often descriptive in nature but draws on a wide variety of material;- demonstration of professional behaviour;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.