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  • Programme duration: Full-time: 36 months  
  • Programme start: September 2018
  • Entry requirements: Please see 'Entry Requirements' tab for full list of requirements.
Endodontics ddsc

Module details

The DDSc is a 3-year full time Doctorate programme comprising 540 credits. The programme has 180 credits in year one mostly at master's level and 360 credits in years two and three at doctorate level.

All modules are mandatory i.e. must be passed, and make up the taught, clinical and research components of the programme

The programme consists of 5 core modules and 4 speciality specific modules.

Core Modules

Year 1

ILT704 – Research Methods Online

CDEN233 – Communication Health Promotion and Clinical Governance

CDEN299 – Dissertation Protocol

 

Year 2 & 3

CDEN304 – Clinical Research Investigations

CDEN399 – Doctoral Thesis

 

Endodontics Speciality Modules

Year 1

CDEN211 – Restorative Dentistry

CDEN222 – Endodontics

 

Year 2 & 3

CDEN311 – Multi disciplinary Restorative Dentistry

CDEN333 – Specialist Endodontics

Compulsory modules

Communication, Health Promotion and Clinical Governance (CDEN233)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To understand Health Service structures and clinical governance and effectively communicate with the dental team.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module the student will be expected to:

1. apply a professional, caring and understanding approach, modified to a patient’s individual needs and demonstrate an ability to communicate  effectively with persons of all ages, recognising the cultural differences and barriers to effective communication, whilst operating within ethical and legal guidelines, maintaining oral health standards.

2. demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and ability to implements all aspects of clinical governance

3. demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge of and critically evaluate the role and contribution of Health Service structures and the principles of Audit.

Research Protocol (CDEN299)
LevelD
Credit level60
SemesterResearch Session
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To produce a specialist capable of the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of professional practice, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be expected to:

1. be able to conceive, design a substantial process of research with scholarly integrity and communicate with their peers and the larger scholar community.

 

​2. be able to produce a concise written report and demonstrate a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry were used to create and design a research protocol.

Clinical Research and Investigation (CDEN304)
LevelD
Credit level60
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To produce a specialist capable of a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of professional practice

Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry;


 undertake a research, evidenced-based critical appraisal of treatment techniques in named patients.​​

Doctoral Thesis (CDEN399)
LevelD
Credit level180
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To produce a specialist capable of the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication

To produce a specialist capable of the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of professional practice, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems

To produce a specialist capable of a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be expected to:

1. demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry;

2. conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of professional practice, adjusting the project design in the light of unforeseen problems;

3. undertake pure and/or applied research at an advanced level, contributing substantially to the development of new techniques, ideas, or approaches and produce a concise written report to communicate with their peers and the larger scholarly community about their areas of expertise.

Restorative Dentistry (CDEN211)
LevelM
Credit level30
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

The aim of this module is to allow the students to acquire cognitive, psychomotor, interpersonal skills in the diagnosis and treatment plan of restorative patients

Learning Outcomes

1.demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge of gathering relevant clinical information, patient assessment, special investigation, diagnosis, treatment plan and recording preoperative information

2.Be able to gather patients case history, critically appraise clinical information and develop a treatment strategy in conjunction with the patient producing a plan or plans according to their needs and preferences, including future need for further corrective or supportive therapy

3.advise on and be able to use and deploy all appropriate preventive methods

4.communicate effectively both orally and in writing with peers, practitioners, staff, patients and the public.

5.demonstrate a competent and safe basic restorative skills

 

Endodontics (CDEN222)
LevelM
Credit level60
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To acquire the knowlege and skills to manage non-surgical endodontic patients.

Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the module the students be able to

  1. demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge of the management of irreversible pulp and periradicular  diseases of endodontic origin with appropriate non-surgical techniques
  2. demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge in the management of post-treatment endodontic disease;
  3. demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge of dental materials that will inform clinical decisions and appliance selection;
  4. critically appraise clinical examination to exercise professional judgement in the justification of treatment planning for teeth with per and post-treatment endodontic disease;
  5. critically appraise a clinical examination to exercise professional judgement to assess prognosis and confounding factors and appropriately select cases for non-surgical endodontic treatment and retreatment;
  6. undertake skilled, competent and safe procedures to manage non surgical endodontic treatment and non surgical endodontic retreatment;
Multidisciplinary Restorative Dentistry (CDEN311)
LevelD
Credit level60
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To produce Endodontic Specialists able to manage multidisciplinary patients

Learning Outcomes

 demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of multidisciplinary Restorative Mono-specialty

make informed judgements about an integrated restorative care treatment plan and justification of the treatment

undertake skilled, competent, safe, critically evaluative and reflective procedures in the management of multidisciplinary patients and the clinical use of relevant treatment approaches​

Specialist Endodontics (CDEN333)
LevelD
Credit level60
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To provide independent specialist Endodontics practice

Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of non-surgical endodontic treatment, retreatment and surgical endodontics

demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge of dental materials that will inform clinical decisions of appliance selection

make informed judgements and demonstrate endodontic specialist skills in in the management for non-surgical endodontic treatment, retreatment and surgical endodontics​