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Undergraduate Programme Specification

Dental Science

Academic Year 2022/23

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Programme Title Dental Science Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Medical Science
Programme Code DEN-BSC-DS UCAS Code A200 HECoS Code 100266 - Clinical dentistry - 80
100275 - Pre-clinical dentistry - 20
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 3 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 360
Exit Awards available No

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Biosciences (2007)

Accreditations (PSRB)

No accreditations (PSRB) found.

Regulation Information

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Yes 7.1.1 The pass mark for the professional examinations in Dentistry is 50%.

Programme Specific Regulations

1.The degee of BMedSc Honours in Dental Science is only available to dental students who successfully completed a minimum of the first three years of the course but do not complete the full degree for whatever reason. The degree of BMed Sc Honours is only awarded on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
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2.Classification.
The Honours classification shall be determined in accordance with the University classification regulations. The results of modules which have been retaken shall be capped at 50%. The degree will be classified as follows:

70+ First Class
60+ Second Class, First Division
50+ Second Class, Second Division
Below 50 no award shall be made

Students with protected characteristics

This programme includes the requirement for students to provide operative care for their own adult and child patients. Therefore, patient safety must be the primary consideration. Applications will be considered on an individual basis and in conjunction with professional guidelines, Occupational Health and Disability Services.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

Educational Aims Of Programme

To provide a foundation in basic dental sciences

To provide an introduction to the clinical discipline of dentistry

To provide an introduction to the principles of academic and scientific study.

Provide an educational environment within which students can realise their full potential by fostering the development of intellectual, scientific, and technical skills

Prepare students for independent and life-long learning by encouraging self-directed study

Foster learning through the study of original research evidence

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Recognise the importance of learning that is based on curiosity and exploration of knowledge rather than its passive acquisition

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, laboratory-based practicals, clinical simulation, role-play and discussion, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, essays, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Laboratory-based and clinical practicals, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and Structured Clinical Operative Test (SCOT)

Obtain relevant information, assess its validity, reason through problems, set priorities and plan effective solutions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, laboratory-based practicals, clinical simulation, role-play and discussion, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, essays, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Laboratory-based and clinical practicals, OSCE and SCOT.

Recognise the importance of intellectual rigour, self-reflection, self-audit and participation in peer review.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, laboratory-based practicals, clinical simulation, role-play and discussion, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, essays, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Laboratory-based and clinical practicals, OSCE and SCOT.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Acquire, analyse, process and communicate information in a scientific manner to solve problems and guide clinical decision-making.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical observation, clinical simulation, case presentations, clinical observation, chair-side teaching
and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Clinical developmental indicators, group reports and presentations, OSCE and SCOT.

Make decisions based on sound ethical, moral and scientific principles.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical observation and chair-side teaching

Methods of Assessment

Written papers, SAQ, Clinical developmental indicators, group reports and presentations, OSCE, and SCOT.

Manage time, set priorities and work to prescribed time limits.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical observation, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Clinical developmental indicators, group reports and presentations, OSCE and SCOT.

Analyse and resolve problems, and deal with uncertainty.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical observation, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Clinical developmental indicators, group reports and presentations, OSCE and SCOT.

Use information technology as a means of communication, for data collection and analysis, and for self-directed learning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials and workshops, group work, project work and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Clinical developmental indicators, group reports and presentations.

Communicate effectively at all levels in both scientific and professional contexts using verbal, non-verbal and written means.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical simulation, role-play and discussion, case presentations, clinical observation and chair-side teaching.

Methods of Assessment

Scenario-based written papers, SAQ, Clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Clinical practicals, OSCE and SCOT.

Exercise initiative and personal responsibility.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical observation and chair-side teaching.

Methods of Assessment

Clinical developmental indicators, group reports and presentations, OSCE and SCOT.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Recognise the importance of appropriate communication in healthcare at all times and through all media.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical simulation, role-play and discussion, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, essays, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Clinical practicals, OSCE and SCOT.

Explain and evaluate the organization and provision of healthcare in the community and in hospital.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations.

Describe and utilise the principles of health promotion and diseases prevention.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical simulation, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Clinical practicals, OSCE and SCOT.

Recognise and explain disease processes such as infection, inflammation, disorders of the immune system, degeneration, neoplasia, metabolic disturbances and genetic disorders.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, laboratory-based practicals, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Laboratory-based and clinical practicals, OSCE and SCOT.

Apply to the practice of dentistry the principles that derive from biomedical, behavioural and materials sciences, the mechanisms of knowledge acquisition, scientific method and evaluation of evidence.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, laboratory-based practicals and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Laboratory-based and clinical practicals.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Recognise the importance of self-management, managing and working with others and managing the clinical and working environment.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, laboratory-based practicals, clinical simulation, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Laboratory-based and clinical practicals, OSCE and SCOT.

Use contemporary methods of electronic communication and information management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, clinical observation, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including clinical developmental indicators, OSCE, and SCOT.

Demonstrate a wide range of skills, including research, investigative, analytical, problem-solving, planning, communication, presentation and team skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, laboratory-based practicals, clinical simulation, role-play and discussion, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, essays, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Laboratory-based and clinical practicals, OSCE and SCOT.

Recognise and take account of the needs of different patient groups including children, adults, older people and those with special care requirements throughout the patient care process

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, clinical simulation, role-play and discussion, clinical observation, case presentations, chair-side teaching and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Clinical practicals, OSCE and SCOT.

Apply to the practice of dentistry principles that derive from biomedical, behavioural and materials sciences

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, case-based tutorials and workshops, group work, project work, laboratory-based practicals and self-directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Formative and summative assessment including scenario-based written papers, SAQ, MCQ, EMQ, clinical developmental indicators, group reports and oral presentations. Laboratory-based and clinical practicals.

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Anatomy for Dentistry DEN1020 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 40% 0% 60%
Clinical and Professional Skills 1 DEN1019 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 0% 0% 100%
Biomedical Sciences for Dentistry DEN1021 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 40% 0% 60%
Physiology for Dentistry DEN2028 2 30 YES YES 25 weeks N YES -- 40% 0% 60%
Clinical and Professional Skills 2 DEN2029 2 35 YES YES 25 weeks N YES -- 0% 40% 60%
Pharmacology for Dentistry DEN2026 2 20 YES YES 25 weeks N YES -- 10% 10% 80%
Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science DEN2025 2 15 YES YES 25 weeks N YES -- 0% 0% 100%
Disease Mechanisms for Dentistry DEN2027 2 20 YES YES 25 weeks N YES -- 0% 0% 100%
Orthodontics DEN3010 3 10 YES YES 41 weeks N YES -- 0% 0% 100%
Paediatric Dentistry & Special Care Dentistry DEN3014 3 15 -- YES 25 weeks N YES -- 0% 0% 100%
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology DEN3012 3 15 YES YES 41 weeks N YES -- 0% 0% 100%
Periodontics DEN3009 3 15 YES YES 41 weeks N YES -- 0% 0% 100%
Systemic Disease and Dentistry DEN3006 3 20 YES YES 41 weeks N YES -- 0% 50% 50%
Conservation DEN3007 3 30 YES YES 41 weeks N YES -- 0% 0% 100%
Prosthetics DEN3008 3 15 YES YES 41 weeks N YES -- 0% 50% 50%

Notes

All prerequisite modules for first year dentistry

Pre-requisites - Successful completion of all modules listed for second year dentistry