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Unit information: Surgical Skills 1 in 2017/18

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Unit name Surgical Skills 1
Unit code ORDSM0030
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Robb
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

Have completed the BUOLD Local Anaesthesia Unit

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 and Diploma or Masters level qualifications by combining optional 20 credit units. The Surgical Skills 1 Unit has one core element with the following general aim: -

To provide students with the underpinning knowledge and skills to carry out minor surgical procedures under clinical guidance

Intended learning outcomes

Students will obtain a knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • the removal of teeth with forceps and elevators
  • the management of the complications of tooth extraction including:-
    • post operative pain
    • post surgical haemorrhage
    • dry socket
    • oroantral fistula with or without a tooth fragment within the antrum
    • fracture of the maxillary tuberosity and mandible
  • gowning and gloving for a surgical procedure.
  • placing patient drapes and preparing a patient for a surgical procedure.
  • soft tissue flap design.
  • flap closure and suturing techniques.
  • giving a patient post operative advice following a surgical procedure.

The student will acquire the skills and attributes necessary:

  • To be competent at gowning and gloving for a surgical procedure.
  • To be competent at placing patient drapes and preparing a patient for a surgical procedure.
  • To be competent at giving a patient post operative advice following a surgical procedure
  • the management of the complications of the removal of teeth including:-
    • post operative pain
    • post surgical haemorrhage
    • dry socket
    • oroantral fistula with or without a tooth fragment within the antrum
    • fracture of the maxillary tuberosity and mandible

Teaching details

Self directed CAL sessions

Seminars with videos

Medical simulator session

Webinar presentations

Clinical skills sessions

Reflecting writing

Assessment Details

This Unit will have three summative assessments:

1. Online assessment and MCQ (30%)

2. Final written examination (40%)

3. Assessment of performance in Clinical skills (30%)

Formative assessment

• Online activities will provide formative assessment

Summative assessment

Online assignments (length 2 000 words) and MCQ papers will provide summative assessment and contribute 30% to the final Element mark.

A final written (multiple short answer and essay) examination of 1 hour’s duration will contribute 40% to the final Element mark

Assessment of performance in the clinical skills sessions will contribute 30% to the final element mark

Reading and References

J P Shepherd and M Brickley. Surgical Removal of Third Molars BMJ (Sept 1994) : 309 : 620 – 621

Meechan JG (ed.). Minor oral surgery in dental practice. London: Quintessence, 2006.

The extraction of adult teeth. Ashcroft, G & Pawsey, PM. Dental Practitioner 7(2);330-335:1957

Kim S & Kratchman S. Modern endodontic surgery concepts and practice. A review Journal of Endodontics. 32; 601-623: 2006

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