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Unit information: Clinical Oral Surgery in 2018/19

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Unit name Clinical Oral Surgery
Unit code ORDSM0020
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Fleming
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

1. Formally undertake acceptance of compliance and commitment to observe code of conduct as stipulated by UOB

2. Formally undertake acceptance of compliance and commitment to clinical work as stipulated by UHB

3. Must be eligible and obtain temporary or permanent registration with GDC and remain registered. Candidates must notify teaching and relevant trust staff of any change in their registration status or of any investigations undertaken by the GDC

Co-requisites

None

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

To provide students with the underpinning practical knowledge, skills and professionalism to carry out simple oral surgical procedures

Intended learning outcomes

  • Treatment plan patients appropriately for straightforward oral surgical procedures taking into account medical history, pain and anxiety management and complexity of treatment
  • Deliver effective local anaesthesia using appropriate techniques for oral surgical procedures
  • Prepare for an oral surgical procedure using appropriate cross infection control measures and personal protective equipment
  • Complete straightforward extractions of erupted teeth, including erupted wisdom teeth, and retained roots
  • Complete simple surgical extractions of retained roots by applying surgical principles
  • Describe and manage a range of post-operative complications of dental extractions
  • Relay post-operative instructions to a patient effectively following an oral surgical procedure

Teaching details

  • Direct clinical supervision
  • Small group teaching
  • Clinical skills sessions e.g. suture simulation
  • Self-directed learning using virtual learning environment material

Assessment Details

Two clinical competency work based summative assessments of performance in the clinical sessions. (Must pass both assessments in order to pass the unit)

A summative e-assessment at the end of the course (50%)

Reflective Case Study (25%)

A summative review of a clinical portfolio (25%)

Reading and References

  1. The extraction of adult teeth. Ashcroft G and Pawsey PM. Dental Practitioner 7(2);330-335:1957
  2. A clinical guide to oral surgery – book 1. Renton T and Hill M. BDJ Books 2013
  3. Meechan JG (ed.). Minor oral surgery in dental practice. London: Quintessence, 2006.

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