The course structure and modules are for 2020-21 entry.
This module covers the basic biological science topics, and clinical/surgical skills to ensure that all students possess a fundamental level of skills that are relevant to oral surgery, which will then be applied and built on over the following two years of clinical training and practice.
This module covers aspects of research methodology, ethics and other transferable skills to ensure students are introduced to issues in research, such as governance issues and statistical analysis of clinical research. The research project undertaken in this course will give the student real insight into the philosophy of research as well as practical experience in the process of completing a piece of original work. It also covers evidence based dentistry for the students to maintain their clinical portfolio.
This module continues from the previous module of research and clinical portfolio; and enable student students to carry out a service evaluation project.
This core module will build on and advance the basic knowledge acquired in previous modules and introduce students to more in-depth aspects of Oral Surgery in terms of pathology and surgical management of more advanced conditions. This module also enhances the student's ability to examine the patient, diagnosis of presenting condition, and the ability to formulate an appropriate treatment plan. This module will cover aspects of advanced knowledge in Oral Surgery including radiology, microbiology and pathology. Advanced clinical skills will be acquired to underpin the development towards independent clinical practice. Conscious sedation techniques will be introduced.