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Unit information: Basic Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology in 2018/19

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Unit name Basic Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
Unit code ORDSM0022
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Mr. Spiteri Staines
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

1. Formally undertake acceptance of compliance and commitment to observe professional and clinical codes of conduct as stipulated by UoB and UHBristol

2. Must hold a Degree of Dental Surgery that is registerable and allows clinical practice in their own country of study.

3. Must show evidence of current clinical practice and of "good standing".

Co-requisites

None

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

  • To have knowledge of the range of disorders which affect the oral mucosa and the surrounding oro-facial tissues and how they are diagnosed and managed.
  • To have knowledge of how systemic disease may manifest within the oral cavity and surrounding structures and how they are diagnosed and managed.
  • To have knowledge to understanding of how systemic disease may impact the dental management of patients and the consequent modifications to such treatment that may be required.
  • To have knowledge of evidence based medicine as applied to clinical oral medicine and pathology

Intended learning outcomes

1. Describe and clinically apply with relevance to the clinical practice of Oral Medicine, the Pathophysiology, clinical features and principles of management of:

I. Salivary gland disease and dry mouth

II. Cranial nerve disorders

III. Disorders of the TMJ

IV. Oral mucosal autoimmune disease

V. Infections of the oral mucosa and head and neck

VI. Potentially malignant oral mucosal disease

VII. Oral cancer- clinical aspects

VIII. Complications of drug treatment

IX. Oral Manifestations of systemic disease

X. Localised oral swellings

XI. Oral Pigmentation

XII. Diffuse oral swellings

XIII. Oral Manifestations of systemic disease

XIV. Orofacial dysaesthesias

XV. Orofacial pain

2. Describe relevant investigations used within the scope of Oral Medicine. Understand the indications for requesting relevant investigations. Be able to explain the underlying science underpinning these investigations.

3. Describe different surgical procedures including: indications, contra-indications and complications relevant to the clinical practice of Oral Medicine

4. To show competence in the clinical assessment of patients within the scope of basic oral medicine clinical practice

5. To show competence in communicating effectively with patients within the oral medicine clinical environment

6. Describe the different topical medical management therapeutic options with relevance to the practice of Oral Medicine

7. Describe the different systemic medical management therapeutic options with relevance to the practice of Oral Medicine

Teaching details

Students will be supervised at all times in clinical settings.

  • Work based experiential learning:Specialist Oral Medicine out-patient clinics.

Clinical chairside teaching - Consultant clinics in Clinical Oral Medicine encompassing reflection and personalised feedback. Presentation and discussion of a single case on a 4 weekly basis. Peer based learning will occur at clinical meetings and at the chairside.

  • Classroom based small group teaching.

o Clinical meetings – Students can participate in the detailed discussion of difficult clinical problems.

o Journal Club to discuss journal articles, research.

  • Participation in clinical governance & management activity & meetings.
  • Observational work shadowing (clinical)
  • Feedback and personalised support through tutor/ mentor meetings on a regular basis. (FAPS)
  • Self directed learning

o Basic aspects of Oral disease lecture course: Clinical Oral Medicine selected lectures available on mediasite. Students would be expected to complete self- directed learning with 1 to 1 support and guidance from Lecturers. We would expect 1-2 hours pre reading and 1-2 hours follow up per lecture/ topic teaching.

o Accessing NICE, SIGN, GMC and GDC published guidance and relevant literature.

External lectures eg. Grand Rounds Lectures, Bristol Education Centre

Assessment Details

The learning outcomes are assessed in integrated fashion across the summative and formative assessments.

Summative Assessment within 'the Unit of Basic Oral Medicine and Pathology

  • An electronic assessment of 2 hours duration consisting of Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology single best answer and extended matching questions (60%)
  • Work placed based assessment for Oral Medicine based on overall performance, professional conduct and on presentation and discussion of a clinical case (40%)
  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of >50% overall.

Formative Assessment within 'the Unit of Basic Oral Medicine

Continuous grading and feedback in Oral Medicine clinics

Case discussions with oral feedback

Feedback from Journal club

Reading and References

Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine 3rd edition; 2013; Crispian Scully.

Medical problems in Dentistry; 2015; Crispian Scully.

Selected Journals- TBA

NICE guidance- TBA

Cochrane reviews- TBA

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