Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

Undergraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Undergraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

Postgraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

RD1004 Clinical Dental Hygiene 1
RD1005 Clinical Dental Hygiene 2
RD1006 Theoretical Dental Hygiene 1
RD1007 Theoretical Dental Hygiene 2
RD2001 Periodontology
RD2002 Clinical Prevention
RD2003 Clinical Dental Hygiene
RD2004 Dental Hygiene Project
RD2007 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry
RD3002 Practical Restorative Dentistry
RD3006 Development of Clinical Skills
RD3007 Theoretical Basis for Clinical Dentistry
RD3008 Behavioural and Ethical Dental Practice
RD4002 Clinical Adult Oral Health
RD4003 Theoretical Adult Oral Health I
RD4004 Theoretical Adult Oral Health II
RD5001 Clinical Restorative Dentistry
RD5003 Theoretical Dentistry
RD7302 Dental Practice Management

RD1004 Clinical Dental Hygiene 1

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 14 (-).

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 48 x 1hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Clare Murphy, University Dental School & Hospital.

Lecturer(s): Ms Clare Murphy, University Dental School & Hospital; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To develop competencies in practical and clinical skills in relation to Dental Hygiene

Module Content: Instruments and Instrumentation.Seating position for clinician and patient. Ultrasonic and sonic scaling. The care and sharpening of instruments.Clinical application of selective stain removal.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Recognise the various periodontal instruments and demonstrate their use.
· Demonstrate correct seating positions.
· Apply the necessary skills of scaling with hand instruments and ultrasonics
· Become familiar with the care of instruments
· Demonstrate proficiency in instrument sharpening
· Differentiate between stains and apply the principles of polishing.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (in class test 60 marks; practical assessment 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of continuous assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the department.

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RD1005 Clinical Dental Hygiene 2

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 14 (-).

Pre-requisite(s): RD1004

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 170hr(s) Practicals; Other (Up to 8 x 1hr Tutorials).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline Horgan, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Ms Caroline Horgan, University Dental School & Hospital; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To develop the practical and clinical skills in relation to dental hygiene

Module Content: The taking of Comprehensive Medical and Dental Histories
Patient examination, record taking, charting.Informed consent.Non-surgical periodontal therapy.Communication and presentation skills.Diet analysis and dietary counselling. Dental Prophylaxis.Patient education and motivation in oral hygiene measures.Cardiac and Pulmonary Resuscitation and Basic First aid.Application of desensitising agents

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Acquire teaching skills through the delivery of oral hygiene instruction and class presentation.
· Develop scaling techniques, implement non-surgical periodontal therapy and apply desensitising agents
· Obtain and record accurate and comprehensive medical/dental and social histories from patients
· Obtain informed consent
· Assist patients in developing favourable oral health habits
· Recognise the signs and symptoms associated with medical emergencies in the dental environment and demonstrate proficiency in dealing with these emergencies.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (clinical 50 marks; oral 50 marks; class presentation 50 marks; in class tests 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: failed elements of continuous assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the Department.

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RD1006 Theoretical Dental Hygiene 1

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 14.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 44hr(s) Lectures; 30hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anne O'Keeffe, University Dental School & Hospital.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anne O'Keeffe, University Dental School & Hospital; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: The principle aim of this module is to provide knowledge in medical history topics and highlight their relevance to patients' oral health and treatment.

Module Content: Medical conditions such as cardiovascular conditions, Respiratory conditions, Metabolic conditions, Endocrine conditions, Neurological conditions and others.Reasons for taking a comprehensive patient history.Common medical emergencies in dental practice. Emergency drugs and equipment. Basic First Aid

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Record accurately a comprehensive patient history.
· Interpret and discuss the significance of taking a comprehensive patient
history to include social medical and dental.
· Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relation to causes signs symptoms and effects of medical conditions.
· Describe the management of a medical emergency.
· Show understanding of Basic First Aid.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (in class tests 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of continuous assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the department.

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RD1007 Theoretical Dental Hygiene 2

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 14.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 60hr(s) Lectures; 50hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Martina Collins, University Dental School & Hospital.

Lecturer(s): Ms Martina Collins, University Dental School & Hospital; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: The principle aim of this module is to provide theoretical knowledge relevant to dental hygiene

Module Content: Dental plaque biofilm. Introduction to periodontal disease.
Periodontal assessment and treatment.Periodontal indices.Brushing techniques/ Oral hygiene measures/Oral Hygiene interdental aids.Dentifrices/Types and Ingredients.Chemical agents in dental care.Outline to risk factors in periodontal disease-local/systemic. Effects of smoking /smoking cessation. Factors relating to dental care for patients with significant medical conditions. Basic introduction to radiographic analysis. Record keeping. Scope of practice. Law and ethics. Behavioural science.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Recognize the significance of plaque biofilm.
· Discuss dentifrices and chemical plaque control.
· Describe available oral hygiene aids and demonstrate an understanding of their role.
· Enhance and build on knowledge relating to medical conditions.
· Discuss the effects of smoking and the benefits of smoking cessation.
· Develop a fundamental knowledge of periodontal disease, assessment and treatment; understand the benefits of modifying risk factors in periodontal disease.
· Demonstrate a basic understanding of radiographic analysis.
· Develop knowledge and skills in communication.
· Be familiar with scope of practice, accurate record keeping and ethical/ legal issues in relation to dental hygiene.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 150 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (in class tests 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015.

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RD2001 Periodontology

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 14.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Lectures (90hrs); Seminars (70hrs).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anne O'Keeffe, University Dental School & Hospital.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anne O'Keeffe, University Dental School & Hospital; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To learn and understand the fundamentals of Periodontology in relation to Dental Hygiene.

Module Content: The theoretical background of Periodontal Diseases and their relationship to oral health and general systemic diseases. Special needs patients and the provision of domiciliary care. The basic microbiological, immunological and pharmacological concepts in the initiation and progression of periodontal diseases. Radiology and oral health. Maintenance of periodontal health, including dental implant supported structures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Identify various periodontal diseases and their effects on oral and general health.
· Manage periodontal disease and provide long term maintenance program, and have a knowledge of dental implant supported structures.
· Describe the immunological and host factors effect on the initiation and progression of periodontal diseases.
· Identify the pharmacological aspects of dentistry and the effect of various medications on oral health.
· Describe the management of special needs patients and the provision of domiciliary care.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Formal Written Examination 150 marks; Continuous Assessment 150 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake alternative assessment(s) as prescribed by the Department).

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RD2002 Clinical Prevention

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 14.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 35 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 39 x 1hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anne Holohan, University Dental School & Hospital.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anne Holohan, University Dental School & Hospital; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To teach and communicate the preventive measures for the individual patient and the community.

Module Content: The Prevention of Oral Disease. The pathology of dental caries. The benefits of Fluoride. Dental Health Education and Promotion. Visitation to primary schools to educate and promote Oral Health Education. The application of Fissure Sealants. Behavioural Science; Communication Skills

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Identify the methods for the prevention of dental caries and oral disease
· Apply fissure sealants.
· Formulate a dental health education program for the individual patient and the community.
· Provide dental health education to groups, particularly school children
· Manage the patient safely and empathetically in the dental environment.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x Project).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit project, as prescribed by the Department).

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RD2003 Clinical Dental Hygiene

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 14.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 540 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Clinical hands-on).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Clare Murphy, University Dental School & Hospital.

Lecturer(s): Ms Clare Murphy, University Dental School & Hospital; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To develop clinical skills in the management and prevention of periodontal diseases.

Module Content: Non-surgical periodontal therapy in the form of supra and subgingival scaling and root surface debridement for the management of patients with periodontal diseases, and dental implant supported structures. Management of patients with dentine hypersensitivity. Administering infiltration and Inferior dental block local anesthesia. Application of mouthwashes and anti-microbial agents. Taking and interpretation of dental radiographs. The re-fitting of crowns with temporary cements and temporary restoration when dislodged in the course of treatment.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Manage gingivitis and periodontitis by non-surgical periodontal therapy including the scaling of dental implant supported structures
· Manage dentine hypersensitivity
· Identify mouthwashes and their value as an oral hygiene measure
· Take and interpret dental radiographs.
· Re-cement crowns with temporary cements and the application of temporary restorations dislodged in the course of treatment.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (Clinical Examination). Oral, if required.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Oral, if required.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Resubmit Continuous Assessment (whether passed or failed) (Students must repeat Clinical Examination, as prescribed by the Department).

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RD2004 Dental Hygiene Project

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 14.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 1 x 1.5hr(s) Tutorials (Self-directed Learning, Private Reading).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anne Holohan, University Dental School & Hospital.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anne Holohan, University Dental School & Hospital; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To provide the students with the knowledge of the available research methodologies and to develop their research and presentation skills

Module Content: Literature review project agreed in advance by the Department.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Carry out comprehensive literature search of a topic relevant to dental hygiene
· Critically analyse research findings relevant to dental hygiene
· Identify various research methodologies
· Present a written project.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 2,000 - 3,000 word Project to be submitted by first week in April).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit project, as prescribed by the Department).

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RD2007 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 25 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 10 x 2hr(s) Practicals; 24 x 3hr(s) Other (clinics); 13 x 1hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Sharon Curtin, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Dr Sharon Curtin, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To familiarise the student with the preparation and management of the dental clinical environment. To develop their ability to perform in the dental setting in terms of communicating empathetically with patients. To develop the role of the dentist as health advocate. To introduce the understanding and treatment of diseases of the periodontal tissues.To inform the students about materials used for plastic restorations and impressions.

Module Content: Applied behavioural science, communication skills, patient assessment, management of gingivitis and periodontal diseases, cross infection control, isolation techniques, preventive care, delivery of basic dental care, dental materials used for plastic restorations and impressions, smoking cessation protocols, clinical attachments

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Identify the role of the dentist as a health advocate together with the relevant legal issues regarding the provision of oral care
· Manage the dental patient safely and empathetically in a simulated clinical environment with particular regard to gingivitis and periodontal disease
· Describe the properties and indications for use of selected dental materials.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 150 marks ( Learning Log 50 marks; in-class test 50 marks; Oral 50 marks); Clinical Assessment 50 marks (Practical Assessment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Clinical Examination. (Practical Assessment).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% :students must pass the two elements (Continuous Assessment and Practical Assessment) independently and separately (achieve at least 25 marks in the Practical Assessment).

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed Continuous Assessment and Practical Assessment are carried forward. Failed element(s) of an overall failed Continuous Assessment and/or a failed Practical Assessment must be repeated at the supplemental examination (as prescribed by the school).

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RD3002 Practical Restorative Dentistry

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3. (Resit period in July/August).

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 140 x 3hr(s) Practicals; 20 x 1hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Finbarr Allen, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Prof Finbarr Allen, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To develop skills in: dental materials application, full and partial denture provision, dental diseases management, endodontic therapy, direct restoration provision.

Module Content: Practical application of: materials used in dentistry; clinical and technical stages of full and partial denture manufacture and modifications, diagnosis and management of dental diseases, cavity design and restoration, principles of endodontic treatment.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Apply the science of dental materials to operative, endodontic and prosthetic techniques
· Plan and execute the stages of removable prosthesis provision
· Identify and manage dental pathologies and restore teeth to form and function
· Apply the principles of endodontic care to the provision of technical endodontic therapy.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (Practical Examinations; Progressive assessment of practicalwork (40 marks); assessed practicals (360 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (dedicated course of practical work with progressive assessment as prescribed by the Department).

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RD3006 Development of Clinical Skills

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3. (September - June).

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 8 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Placements (173hrs Clinic); 30 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 20 x 1hr(s) Other (Blackboard and Dental School intranet supported student study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Edith Allen, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Dr Edith Allen, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To understand and apply the principles of patient assessment and care. To acquaint students with the complexity of interpersonal interactions in the dental setting

Module Content: Cross-infection control, isolation techniques, local anaesthetic technique, patient assessment, radiographic technique, preventive care, delivery of basic oral care. Group processes, Determinants of Behaviour and Health, Teamwork, Professionalism, Reflective Practice, Facilitating Behavioural Change.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate an understanding of cross-infection control
· Take a history, examine a patient extra-orally and intra-orally & carry out appropriate special tests
· Formulate a treatment plan based on an accurate diagnosis and understanding of the disease process present
· Administer local anaesthesia in an appropriate and safe manner
· Identify dental diseases and restore a tooth to functional form, using rubber dam where appropriate
· Remove supra-gingival and sub-gingival calculus
· Design a partial denture using models mounted accurately on a semi-adjustable articulator
· Assess bio-psycho social and contextual aspects of clinical scenarios
· Describe the doctor-patient communications model used at UCC.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Continuous assessment of practical work; OSCE).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Dedicated course of Practical Work with Progressive Assessment, as prescribed th the Department).

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RD3007 Theoretical Basis for Clinical Dentistry

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Repeat of failed elements will be held in August).

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 70 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 28 x 1hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Finbarr Allen, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Prof Finbarr Allen, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To understand: dental materials, clinical stages in full and partial dentures, aetiology of dental diseases, endodontics, direct restorations, gingivitis and periodontal disease, patient assessment and care

Module Content: Theoretical aspects of: materials used in dentistry, clinical and technical stages of full and partial denture manufacture and modifications, aetiology prevention diagnosis and management of dental diseases, cavity design and restoration, principles of endodontic treatment, diagnosis and clinical management of gingivitis and periodontal disease, ethical issues with regard to restorative dentistry, general principles of dental health education, basic life support techniques

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Discuss the diagnosis and clinical management of gingivitis and periodontal disease
· Understand the aetiology of dental caries in adults
· Identify the clinical and technical stages of full and partial denture production and modifications
· Discuss the principles and application of operative dentistry and endodontics
· Differentiate the properties of and indications for use of selected dental materials.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Multiple Short Answer paper 100 marks, Extended Matching Answer paper 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Resubmit Continuous Assessment (whether passed or failed) (all elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated - in-class test & Oral Assessment, as prescribed by the School).

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RD3008 Behavioural and Ethical Dental Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3. (Resit failed elements in August).

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): Nil

Co-requisite(s): Nil

Teaching Method(s): 20 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 20 x 1hr(s) Seminars; 28 x 1hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Kieran Doran, School of Medicine.

Lecturer(s): Dr Kieran Doran, School of Medicine; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To understand:, ethical and legal issues in dental practice, scientific basis for dental health education, principles of disease prevention, public health aspects of oral and dental disease prevention, the science of behaviour modification, scientific basis of smoking cessation advice, management of dentino-pulpal disease

Module Content: Theoretical aspects of: aetiology prevention diagnosis and management of dental diseases, , ethical issues with regard to restorative dentistry, general principles of dental health education, dental public health

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Identify relevant ethical issues regarding dental care
· Understand principles of disease prevention and public health
· Discuss the principles of behaviour modification
· Describe the general principles of dental health education
· Describe the principles of operative and endodontic care.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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RD4002 Clinical Adult Oral Health

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3. (September - July).

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (392 hrs clinical treatment sessions).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Anthony Roberts, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Prof Anthony Roberts, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To develop clinical skills in: dental materials application, denture provision, dental disease management, endodontic therapy, direct and indirect restoration provision, periodontal disease management, patient assessment and care.

Module Content: Clinical and technical stages of full and partial denture provision and modifications, diagnosis and management of dental disease, principles of endodontic treatment, indirect restorations, diagnosis and management of gingivitis and periodontal disease, patient assessment, treatment planning and care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Clinically manage dental disease including the provision of intracoronal plastic restorations
· Clinically execute simple endodontic therapy
· Provide full and partial removable prostheses
· Diagnose and manage periodontal disease
· Technically carry out the provision of fixed prostheses.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (OSCE 100 marks; practical examinations 130 marks; clinical 70).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% Students must pass all elements independently (achieve at least 50 marks in the OSCE, at least 65 marks in the practical and at least 35 marks in the clinical).

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Clinical projects/treatment to be completed, as prescribed by the Department). Students must pass all elements independently.).

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RD4003 Theoretical Adult Oral Health I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (September - Dec).

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 35 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Directed Study (Local reading, Project work).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Antonis Theocharopoulos, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Dr Antonis Theocharopoulos, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To understand the basis for restorative clinical treatment and treatment outcomes, to develop basic skills in dental materials selection for Fixed Prosthodontics and communication skills with laboratory and other health-care providers.

Module Content: The theoretical aspects of materials used in dentistry; and indirect restorations. The basis for treatment modalities, treatment options and evidence based treatment decisions in Restorative Dentistry.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical basis and application of fixed prosthodontics
· Demonstrate an understanding of the categories of materials and their correct use in fixed prosthodontics
· Describe basic dental pathologies and their impact on the provision of care.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (in-class test 70 marks; project work 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students will be required to repeat failed elements of Continuous Assessment, as prescribed).

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RD4004 Theoretical Adult Oral Health II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3. (January - June).

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Directed Study (Local reading, Project work); 12 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 10 x 3hr(s) Tutorials.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Antonis Theocharopoulos, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Dr Antonis Theocharopoulos, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To advance the understanding for clinical treatment and treatment outcomes, to develop skills in: dental materials application, crown and bridge preparation/provision, and enhance communication skills with laboratory and other health-care providers.

Module Content: The application of theoretical aspects of materials used in dentistry for indirect restorations. Introduction to advanced treatment modalities, treatment options and evidence based treatment decisions.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theoretical basis and application of fixed prosthodontics
· Describe complex dental pathologies and their impact on the provision of care
· Develop an understanding for complex treatment options, evidence based treatment decisions and treatment outcomes.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (case presentation 40 marks; project work 30 marks; OSCE 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students will be required to repeat failed elements of Continuous Assessment, as prescribed).

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RD5001 Clinical Restorative Dentistry

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (414 hrs Clinical).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Francis M Burke, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Dr Francis M Burke, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To develop clinical skills in integrated patient care, and advanced restorative procedures.

Module Content: Clinical aspects of integrated advanced patient care

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Discuss the application of theory to clinical practice
· Complete a range and depth of clinical restorative care
· Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate their provision of patient care
· Apply contemporary, evidence-based practice to the provision of clinical care.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (portfolio 100 marks; practical work 100 marks, seen clinical case 100 marks, case presentations 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Satisfactory attendance at clinics, participation in assessments.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% In addition, students must achieve at least 40 marks in each component of the examination and achieve a pass (50 marks) in at least two components of the examination. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Resubmit Continuous Assessment (whether passed or failed) (all elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated).

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RD5003 Theoretical Dentistry

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 65 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 70 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 12 x 1hr(s) Other (Clinical Tutorials, local reading, self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Francis M Burke, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Lecturer(s): Dr Francis M Burke, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Staff, University Dental School & Hospital.

Module Objective: To develop a theoretical basis in integrated patient management, and planning of care.

Module Content: Theoretical aspects of Dental Surgery, Oral Health and Development and Restorative Dentistry. Clinical aspects patient assessment and planning.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Describe the theoretical underpinning of Dental Surgery
· Describe the theoretical underpinning of Oral Health and Development
· Describe the theoretical underpinning of advanced, integrated clinical Restorative Dentistry
· Formulate a treatment plan for integrated patient care based on information derived from history taking, examination and prescription of appropriate special tests.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (In class tests (200 marks), Unseen case assessment (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Satisfactory attendance at clinics, lectures and tutorials, participation in assessments.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% In addition, students must achieve at least 40% in each component of the Examination. Failure to satisfy this requirement will result in the lowest mark achieved in a component of Continuous Assessment being returned for the module.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Resubmit Continuous Assessment (whether passed or failed) (all elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated).

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RD7302 Dental Practice Management

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 8.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 10hr(s) Lectures; 10hr(s) Tutorials; 15hr(s) Practicals (practical/clinical); 30hr(s) Other (self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, University Dental School & Hospital, and Visiting Lecturers/Specialist Practitioners.

Module Objective: Practice design. Recruitment, selection and training of auxiliary personnel, practice finance, public relations, legislation. Recognise medical emergencies and know their management. Demonstrate understanding of current health and safety practices in the workplace.

Module Content: Legislation governing recruitment and employment. Ethics in practice. Medical emergencies and their management. Cross-infection control in dental specialist practice. Risk management in dental/specialist practice. Radiation protection.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Discuss the legislative framework for employment;
· Discuss EU healthcare legislation;
· Discuss the importance of consent procedures;
· Describe the concept of risk management;
· Describe best practice regarding cross infection prevention in dentistry;
· Describe the management of medical and dental emergencies.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (essays 30 marks; MSA 30 marks; clinical 40 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. (All aspects).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Dedicated course of practical work and clinical assignments must be repeated, as prescribed by the Department.

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