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Unit information: Personal and Professional Development Year 2 in 2016/17

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Unit name Personal and Professional Development Year 2
Unit code ORDS20010
Credit points 10
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Sam Leary
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

Year 2

Elements:

  1. The Dentist in Society Year 2
  2. Research Methods
  3. Portfolio Year 2

The unit aims to build on the previous year’s Dentist in Society element, and to introduce the skills needed to practice evidence-based medicine via the element of Research Methods.

Intended learning outcomes

The Dentist in Society

At the end of this unit a successful student will be able to:

  • recognise and explain the ways in which individual characteristics are associated with attitudes towards health and health behaviours
  • describe public health policies that can be beneficial in the health of the population
  • demonstrate interpersonal communication skills that are effective in initiating an oral health care consultation
  • locate and organise appropriate literature and resources relevant to a specific concept within the provision of oral health care and synthesise these into a PowerPoint presentation

Research Methods:

At the end of this unit a successful student will be able to:

  • appreciate the role of epidemiology in oral health research
  • recognize and describe the different types of study design
  • understand and interpret the results of statistical analyses to test hypotheses
  • critically appraise research findings

Portfolio

At the end of this unit a successful student will be able to:

  • explain the different methods of learning and teaching available for reflective practice
  • appreciate the importance of assessment, feedback and critical reflection in dental practice
  • identify their learning needs and the role of appraisal in personal development planning

Teaching details

The Dentist in Society

12 lectures and 1 revision session, three communication skills role play sessions, two small group discussion sessions and two EBL sessions

Research Methods

Introductory lecture, nine e-lectures, nine tutorials, and 1 revision session

Portfolio

No contact time

Assessment Details

1. Element of Dentist in Society

Formative assessment:

  • Feedback from role play sessions (Comm Skills), online self-assessment (required reading)

Summative assessment:

  • 60min SAQ paper (closed book, 3 compulsory questions, 50% of the Unit mark), and one Enquiry Based Learning group presentation (11% of the Unit mark).

2. Element of Research Methods

Formative assessment:

  • Pop-up questions within e-lectures, keypad quizzes within tutorials and informal peer assessment of mock exam paper.

Summative assessment:

  • 1.5hr written paper (closed book, 3 compulsory questions, 50% of the Unit mark).

3. Element of Portfolio

Summative assessment

Reading and References

The Dentist in Society:

  • Brennan M, Oliver R, Harvey B, Jones G. Ethics and law for the dental deam. Knutsford : PasTest; 2006. ISBN:9781904627418.
  • Daly B, Watt R, Batchelor P, Treasure E. Essential dental public health. Oxford University Press; 2002. ISBN:0192629743.
  • Pine C. Community oral health. Butterworth Heinemann; 1996. ISBN:1850971625.
  • Patel M, Patel N. Dental public health: A primer. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd; 2006. ISBN:9781857756470.
  • Pitts NB. Detection, assessment, diagnosis and monitoring of caries. Karger; 2009. ISBN:9783805591843.
  • Gorter RC, Freeman R. Burnout and engagement in relation with job demands and resources among dental staff in Northern Ireland. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2011;39 :87-95.
  • Oosterink FM, de Jongh A, Aartman IHA. What are people afraid of during dental treatment? Anxiety-provoking capacity of 67 stimuli characteristic of the dental setting. Eur J Oral Sci; 2008 116: 44–51.

Research Methods:

  • Kirkwood BR, Sterne JAC. Essential medical statistics 2nd ed. Wiley Blackwell; 2003. ISBN:9780865428713.
  • Webb P, Bain C, Pirozzo S. Essential epidemiology – An introduction for students and health professionals. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press; 2010. ISBN:9780511997303.
  • Smeeton N. Dental statistics made easy. Radcliffe Medical Press; 2005. ISBN:9781857756562.
  • Goldacre B. Bad science. Harper Perrenial; 2009. ISBN:9780007284870.

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