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MCD8011 : The Academic Basis of Advanced Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Giles McCracken
  • Owning School: Dental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

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

Semester 2 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 literature and evidence base underpinning the provision of advanced prosthodontic and restorative management of patients.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module considers the following areas through directed self-study, interactive seminars and reflective practice:

• Introduction to advanced prosthodontics and restorative dentistry
• Orofacial pain and Temporomandibular Disorders
• Occlusal theories and prosthodontic/restorative dentistry interventions
• Anatomical considerations of advanced prosthodontics and restorative dentistry
• Prosthodontics and craniofacial development and disorders
• Dental and orofacial trauma and prosthodontics
• Aesthetics, cosmetics and advanced prosthodontics
• Ethics and professionalism related to prosthodontics and restorative dentistry

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Preparatory work for essay
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching301:0030:00PiP:30 seminars or case-based discussions
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities301:3045:00Preparatory work before small group teaching activities.
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 discussion to draw on students’ understanding and own experiences as clinicians covering key themes underpinning delivery of advanced prosthodontic and restorative management of 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 clinical outcomes, design of treatment strategies, treatment planning and the management of patients. This will address the following outcomes: ISOs 1-4

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1001200 word open book essay to critique evidence base.
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 of the academic basis of advanced prosthodontics and restorative dentistry (skills outcomes), and critically appraise both the literature and their approach to clinical practice within this context (knowledge outcomes). In the essay, 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 of the removable prosthodontic management of patients. This maps to the module outcomes: IKOs 1-3 and ISOs 1-4.

Reading Lists