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Unit information: Clinical Oral Surgery in 2021/22

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

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



School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


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
  • Reflect on how the learning acquired in the programme can be applied to your own workplace

Teaching details

Teaching will use a blended learning approach delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities. Students will be expected to engage with all learning.

A range of teaching are used in the unit including:

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

Assessment Details

  • Reflective Case Report (50%)* A summative e-assessment at the end of the course (50%)* Clinical portfolio (must pass) consisting of 2 work-place based assessments (WBA's) and a clinical logbook of cases seen during the clinical days All assessments must be passed ≥ 50% and there is no compensation between the individual assessments. Attendance is compulsory at a minimum of five operative clinical days in the Oral Surgery Department at Bristol Dental Hospital. If a student does not attend the minimum number of clinical days they will not pass the unit.


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