Module Catalogue 2022/23

MCD8103 : Advanced Clinical Skills in Periodontics, Implant Dentistry & Restorative Dentistry Part 1 (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Richard Holliday
  • Owning School: Dental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
ECTS Credits: 0.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

N/A

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

N/A

Aims

The aim of this clinical training module is to equip students with the skills, applied knowledge and understanding to deliver high quality specialist level Periodontic and Implant Dentistry clinical care to patients.

MCD8102 is a clinical training module that accompanies the academic Periodontic and Implant Dentistry modules (MCD8006, MCD8007, MCD8008) in year 2 of the MClinDent Programme.

Two clinical training modules (MCD8103 and MCD8106) cover the second and third years of the MClinDent programme. Theoretical skills that are within the academic modules are put into clinical practice and refined in these clinical modules. The modules are not credit bearing but have an associated minimum expected number of hours of clinical activity in each year. An annual review of competence progression (ARCP) will monitor and judge sufficient progress by students in demonstrating clinical outcomes over years 2 and 3 of this programme.
Students will develop the skills listed through a mixture of clinical sessions, case-review sessions and simulated training (mannequin and cadaveric).

Outline Of Syllabus

The 900-hour MCD8103 clinical training module is delivered in continuity with MCD8106 and between them considers the following areas, through clinical experience (direct patient management, observations), personal reflection and case review sessions to develop:

• To exhibit an understanding and a breadth and depth of knowledge of Periodontics.

• Acquire and become proficient in the skills required for specialist practice with an emphasis on practical skills, treatment planning, disease prevention, and provision of specialist care in either primary or secondary care settings.

• Be proficient in a full range of technical and clinical skills in Periodontics to undertake treatment planning, disease prevention, and provision of specialist care in either primary or secondary care settings.

• Acquire and demonstrate attitudes necessary for the achievement and delivery of the highest standards of Periodontic care, in relation to the oral health needs of populations, the needs of patients under treatment and to his or her own personal development.

• Develop the ability to collect relevant clinical information (biological, technical, psychological, social) from patients’ history, examination and special tests and to integrate and analyse it to identify the nature of their problem, where necessary using differential and provisional lists, with further investigation and analysis to make a definitive diagnosis of the problem(s).

• Know the available treatment options in order to discuss with patients and make an appropriate choice (if necessary in conjunction with other specialists) and to formulate an overall integrated plan of management for each patient.

• Develop the ability to systematically plan the management of a clinical problem and the necessary practical and surgical skills.

• Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with referring clinicians, in order to coordinate the efficient delivery of care.

• Develop sufficient understanding of research to critically assess classical or new research work.

• Demonstrate the ability and motivation to maintain the responsibilities related to continuing professional development and using a life-long learning philosophy.

• Have knowledge and practice of clinic governance issues.

• Develop attitudes and understanding of ethical and societal issues and the place of their speciality in the overall healthcare spectrum.

• Maintain the standards of practice in dentistry and Periodontics as determined by the GDC.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

Academic modules cover the required knowledge outcomes. Demonstration of applied knowledge will be through delivery and defence of clinical care to patients.

More specifically and aligned to the GDC curriculum for Specialist Training in Periodontics
Knowledge and understanding to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the oral and peri-oral tissues with particular emphasis on the periodontal tissues.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the aetiology pathobiology and clinical presentation of diseases of the oral and peri-oral tissues

3. Demonstrate an understanding of general and clinical epidemiology of oral diseases

4. Demonstrate understanding of biomaterial science relevant to Periodontics

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of systemic diseases on oral tissues and of oral disease on systemic health

6. Demonstrate an understanding of the behavioural, clinical and technical procedures involved in the treatment of patients requiring Periodontics care

7. Communicate individually with patients and other professionals and in general educational and professional settings

8. Show evidence of the ability to assess research

Intended Skill Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will:

1. Demonstrate the application of knowledge and understanding of the evidence base supporting periodontic and implant dentistry care to patients.
2. Be able to diagnose, devise treatment plan and effectively communicate information to patients with complex periodontic and implant dentistry needs and conditions
3. Be able to deliver effective specialist level periodontic and implant dentistry interventions
4. Be able to deliver effective specialist level periodontic and implant dentistry interventions in the context of wider restorative clinical care to patients
5. Have experience of prosthodontic restoration of dental implants and working effectively with the surgical implant team.

More specifically and aligned to the GDC curriculum for Specialist Training in Periodontics

Intellectual Skills:

6. Demonstrate a broad and sound understanding of the evidence base in Periodontics
7. Show professional judgement to implement clinical solutions in response to problems by developing an evidence based treatment plan and taking an holistic approach to solving problems and designing treatment plans
8. Demonstrate the ability to critically assess scientific papers and available evidence such as guidelines using a variety of information sources
9. Evaluate critically the scope and limitations of the various techniques used in Periodontics balancing the risks and cost benefits of treatment demonstrating self-direction and autonomy
10. Develop and integrated insight into how the development and impact of their knowledge and skills is of value and relevance to the workplace
11. Appraise systematically current evidence in Periodontics and appreciate how research activity can inform practice
12. Demonstrate the ability to sustain a critical argument in writing and through oral presentations
13. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the importance of hypothesis-setting and the design of suitable projects to address questions relating to the practice of Periodontics


Practical Skills:

14. Perform all appropriate clinical examinations proficiently, collecting biological, psychological and social information needed to evaluate the oral and related medical conditions for all patients
15. Provide clinical care to the highest ethical and technical standards in line with current knowledge and with the full and valid consent of patients
16. Demonstrate clinical proficiency in the delivery of preventive and interventional care as part of a holistic, comprehensive treatment plan
17. Recognise and manage behavioural and related social factors which affect oral health
18. Use clinical information to implement strategies that facilitate the delivery of oral health
19. Co-ordinate overall treatment and care of patients and appreciate when it is appropriate to refer to a specialist in another area or a dental care professional
20. Demonstrate the communication skills necessary to support patients and to translate changes in clinical practice informed by clinical audit and research to the commissioners of oral healthcare through critical analyses of published data from clinical and laboratory-based studies in Periodontics

Transferable Skills:

21. Become an effective and efficient leader of a multi professional team practicing periodontics and implant dentistry
22. Undertake audit, peer review and continuing professional development guiding the learning of others
23. Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations with open-mindedness and in a spirit of critical enquiry

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadClinical Training9001:00900:00PiP placement in specialty clinics
Total900:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching on this clinical training module will be delivered as clinical sessions and associated preparation, reflection, work-based assessments and case-based presentation and review. Students will map their clinical experience, reflection, work based assessment, multi-source feedback to demonstrate where learning outcomes have been achieved. This mapping will be reviewed at the ARCP to determine satisfactory progression through the outcomes that cover both MCD8103 and MCD8106.

This maps to IKOs 1-8 and ISOs 1-23.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio3M100Zero weighted pass/fail Portfolio of clinical evidence.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Observ of prof pract1MClinical activity will be recorded to capture reflection and feedback on development of skills in a clinical portfolio.
Observ of prof pract2MClinical activity will be recorded to capture reflection and feedback on development of skills in a clinical portfolio.
Observ of prof pract3MClinical activity will be recorded to capture reflection and feedback on development of skills in a clinical portfolio.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This clinical training module is non-credit bearing, however it is a compulsory part of the programme which must be passed. Students must satisfactorily complete the required hours and requirements of the portfolio assessment to pass the module. Students will be formatively assessed at every patient event with feedback and grades being discussed after the clinical event and grades recorded in iDentity that are aligned to grading descriptors held in the clinical handbook.

The Portfolio assessment in this programme is designed to be in line with NHS Speciality Training processes as published by COPDEND. Students will map their clinical experience, reflection, work based assessment, multi-source feedback to demonstrate where learning outcomes have been achieved. This mapping will be reviewed at the ARCP (Annual Review of Competency Progression) to determine satisfactory progression through the outcomes that cover both MCD8103 and MCD8106.

At the end of the second year students will not be expected to have achieved all the outcomes in MCD8103 but should be making sufficient progress towards achieving them all at the end of the third year in MCD8106. In order to pass the module students must successfully complete a minimum amount of clinical hours, meet the required standard of clinical training and achieve satisfactory demonstration of simulator-based skills as judged by the ARCP clinical specialty panel based on the portfolio evidence presented.

Students who fail the module will not be offered a resit opportunity and will be unable to continue their clinical training.

Further detail is provided in the programme regulations and handbook.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

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