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Unit information: Personal and Professional Development Year 2 in 2018/19

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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. Quantitative 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 Quantitative 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

Quantitative 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 quantitative 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, three communication skills role play sessions, two Flipped classroom discussion sessions.

Quantitative 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:

  • Course assignment (case based scenario with 3 guided questions, max word limit 1500, 50% of the Unit mark).

2. Element of Quantitative 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

‘Must pass’

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.
  • Scambler S, Scott SE, Asimakopoulou K. Sociology & Psychology for the Dental Team. Bristol: Polity Press. 2016.

Quantitative 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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