The New Normal

Posted on: 27 November 2020 by Emily Wilson in Centennial Curriculum

Having welcomed the majority of our students back at the start of September, the School of Dentistry has completed the majority of Term 1 teaching under new COVID-secure systems. Students from all year groups have been able to undertake treatment skills in a simulated environment, alongside virtual cases, seminars, problem based learning and self-directed learning. Having demonstrated their safe treatment in the simulated environment, our senior students have been able to commence patient treatment and undertake some placements outside the Dental Hospital. Plans are also underway to allow all our students access to patient treatment later this year. Through regular and open communication, we continue to work in partnership with our students in a constantly changing environment.


Tutor instructs students on how to correctly apply PPE

CLC2 (Collaborative Learning Core 2)

Our first cohort of students commenced Year Two of the Centennial Curriculum on 1st September 2020, following a successful year one, despite COVID restrictions. 

Each year of the Centennial Curriculum has a Year Lead Team made up of a Year Lead, Deputy Year Lead and Year Administrator, who together are responsible for the successful delivery of that year of study. Our wonderful CLC2 Team have been working hard all year to familiarise, organise and manage year two of the curriculum. The team is made up of:

  • Year Lead: Dr Richard Smith
  • Deputy Year Lead: Mrs Leigh Ann Randell
  • Year Administrator: Kimberley Hedges


CLC2 Components

Over the last two blog posts we've covered the components of CLC2. The final three components explored below are Oral Diseases, Medical Emergencies and Observations.   

CLC2 includes the first Oral Diseases component of the course, where students will undertake patient management problems to learn to identify and appropriately manage the routine and serious soft tissue lesions.

Medical Emergencies content will revisit Basic Life Support each year while also focusing on developing the practical skills to safely and appropriately manage MI, anaphylaxis, asthma in CLC2. 

Continuing Observation on clinics across the hospital will help to prepare students for the components they will undertake in CLC2 and CLC3. 



What do you think? 

Please contact Emily Wilson, the Project Officer, to share your thoughts on the Centennial Curriculum and any suggestions for this blog. 

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