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Unit information: Periodontology in 2016/17

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Unit name Periodontology
Unit code ORDSM0032
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Rees
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

This Unit of Teaching will be offered as an Optional Unit as part of a modular distance learning programme. The programme will allow students to build Certificate, Diploma or Masters level qualifications by combining optional 20 credit units. The Periodontology Unit has the following four Elements and their general aims are: -

Element 1. Introduction and histopathogenesis

To provide the students with the underpinning knowledge and skills to understand the aetiology and pathology of the 5 types of periodontal disease.

Element 2. Diagnosis and Treatment planning

To provide the students with the underpinning knowledge and clinical skills to diagnose and treatment plan periodontal patients

Element 3. Hygiene Phase therapy

To provide the students with the underpinning knowledge to carry out effective hygiene phase treatment on patients with periodontal disease

Element 4. Maintenance Phase Therapy

To provide the students with the underpinning knowledge and clinical skills to carry out periodontal maintenance therapy

Intended learning outcomes

Students will obtain a knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • the different types of periodontal diseases and their clinical presentation
  • the role of the plaque biofilm and the interaction with the immune system in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease
  • the principles of non-surgical management of periodontal disease
  • the management of furcation involved multi-rooted teeth
  • the effect of systemic disease and risk factors on the presentation and progression of periodontal disease

The student will acquire the skills and attributes necessary for:

  • the delivery of oral hygiene advice tailored for the individual patient
  • the delivery of smoking cessation advice
  • the delivery of root surface instrumentation
  • the use of locally delivered antimicrobial agents
  • the management of failed toot surface instrumentation
  • the use of periodontal maintenance protocols

Teaching details

Seminars with videos

Webinar presentations

Hands on practical sessions

Review of primary literature in the speciality

Reflective writing

CAL Self directed learning

Assessment Details

This Unit will have the following five summative assessments: -

1. Element 1. Online assignment (15%)

2. Element 2. Reflective case study (15%)

3. Element 3. Online assignment (15%)

4. Element 4. Online assignment (15%)

5. A final written examination comprising Multiple Short Answer questions of 2 hours’ duration (40%)

This unit includes an extra assessment as the failure to diagnose and manage periodontal problems is one of the biggest causes of complaints to the professional regulator. The extra assessment will ensure that the University can demonstrate that the candidates have the required knowledge in this area.

Contribution of Element assessments to final Unit mark.

Element 1. Introduction and histopathogenesis 25%

Element 2. Diagnosis and Treatment planning 25%

Element 3. Hygiene Phase therapy 25%

Element 4. Maintenance Phase Therapy 25%

Element 1. The classification, histopathology and immunology of periodontal disease (25% of total Unit mark)

Formative assessment

• Online activities will provide formative assessment

Summative assessment

• Online assignments (length 1 500 words) (30% of element mark)

• Element component of final Unit written examination comprising Multiple Short Answer questions (70% of element mark)

Element 2. Diagnosis and Treatment planning (25% of total Unit mark)

Formative assessment

• Online activities will provide formative assessment

Summative assessment

• Reflective case study (2 500 words) and online assignments (1 500 words) will contribute 30% to the final Element mark

• Element component of final Unit written examination comprising Multiple Short Answer questions (70% of Element mark)

Element 3. Hygiene Phase Therapy (25% of total Unit mark)

Formative assessment

• Online activities will provide formative assessment

Summative assessment

• Online assignments (length 1 500 words) 30% to the final Element mark.

• Element component of final Unit written examination comprising Multiple Short Answer questions (70% of Element mark)

Element 4. Maintenance Phase Therapy (25% of Unit mark)

Formative assessment

• Online activities will provide formative assessment

Summative assessment

• Online assignments (length 1 500 words) 30% to the final Element mark.

• Element component of final Unit written examination comprising Multiple Short Answer questions (70% of Element mark)

Unit final written examination

A final written examination comprising Multiple Short Answer questions of 2 hours’ duration will contribute to the final marks for each element as follows: -

Final combined Unit examination and contribution to constituent Element total marks

Element 1. Introduction and histopathogenesis 70%

Element 2. Diagnosis and Treatment planning 70%

Element 3. Hygiene Phase therapy 70%

Element 4. Maintenance Phase Therapy 70%

Reading and References

Palmer RD, Floyd PD. A clinical guide to Periodontology. BDJ Publications, London.

Chapple, ILC, Gilbert, AD. Understanding Periodontal Diseases: Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures in Practice. Quintessence Publishing

Heasman P, Preshaw P, Robertson, P, Chapple, ILC. Successful Periodontal Therapy: A Non-Surgical Approach. Quintessence Publishing.

Jenkison HF, Dymock D. The microbiology of periodontal disease. Dent Update 26;191-7: 1999

Ower P. The role of self-administered plaque control in the management of periodontal diseases. Dent Update 30;60-68: 2003

Clerehugh V, Tugnait A. Periodontal diseases in children and adolescents. Dent Update 28;222-32: 2001

Milward MR, Chapple ILC. Classification of periodontal diseases. Dent Update 2003; 30:37-44. Hussein I. Locally delivered antimicrobials in the management of periodontitis. Dent Update 34;494-506: 2007

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