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MCD8000 : Fundamentals of Restorative Dentistry

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Giles McCracken
  • Co-Module Leader: Dr Richard Holliday, Professor John Whitworth, Mr Ian Ellis
  • Owning School: Dental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of this module is for students to engage with and demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the fundamental science underpinning the clinical general restorative management of patients

Outline Of Syllabus

The module considers the following areas through a series of interactive face-to-face, small group teaching sessions (Seminars and Case-based discussions). Students are encouraged to undertake directed self-study and reflective practice under the following broad clinical areas:
• Conservation and Fixed Prosthodontics themes
• Endodontics themes
• Periodontics themes
• Removable Prosthodontics themes – Partial Dentures
• Removable Prosthodontics themes – Complete Dentures
• General Restorative Dentistry themes

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Preparatory work for Examinations
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities301:3045:00Preparatory work before small group teaching activities.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching301:0030:00PiP:30 seminars or case-based discussions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study175:0075:00Supported by online discussion forum.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Seminars and clinical case-based discussions will normally comprise of short presentations and/or small group discussions to draw on students’ understanding and own experiences as clinicians covering key themes underpinning delivery of the general restorative care to patients. This will specifically address the following outcomes: IKOs 1-3

Methods of assessing the clinical needs of patients will also be discussed and links made to desired outcomes, design of treatment strategies, treatment planning and the management of patients. This will address the following outcomes: ISOs 1-3

Students will undertake independent study, which will involve reading, application of the knowledge and skills in their clinical practice and by engaging in critical reflection. This will consolidate the achievement of the outcomes discussed above.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination601M5020 MCQ question format using Inspera Assessment software (PIP) Invigilated
Digital Examination601M503 Short answer question format using Inspera Assessment software (PIP) Invigilated
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The learning outcomes are demonstrated by the student’s ability to successfully undertake and pass the module assessment that requires them to apply their knowledge and understanding clinical situations (skills outcomes), and critically appraise both the literature and their approach to clinical practice within this context (knowledge outcomes). In the examinations candidates will be expected to formulate an opinion to manage a clinical based scenario and support or defend this position through application and critique of the supporting literature in the general restorative management of patients. This maps to the module outcomes: IKOs 1-3 and ISOs 1-3.

To pass this module students must obtain a scaled mark of 50 or above for each summative assessment.

Reading Lists