Eastman Dental Institute


Paediatric Dentistry MSc - module information

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Year One

Management of Oral Disease
15 credits
Aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and epidemiology of acquired disorders of teeth and supporting structures. Prevention of common acquired disorders affecting the dentition with a focus on caries and erosion. Restoration of the primary and permanent dentition including both basic and advanced techniques. Endodontics for the primary dentition. Composite restoration of permanent incisor teeth.
Assessed through written examination, coursework (case report) and practical work.
15 credits
Role of the dentist in child protection. Diagnosis and emergency management of dento-alveolar trauma.
Assessed through written examination and practical work.
Behaviour Management
15 credits
Non-pharmacological behaviour management techniques. Pharmacological management of behaviour (nitrous oxide sedation). Planning for general anaesthesia.
Assessed through written examination.
Planning Treatment in the Developing Child
15 credits
Growth and development of the child and adolescent. Treatment planning in the developing child including orthodontic considerations. Genetic disorders and dental anomalies.
Assessed through coursework (researched essay) and an oral examination.

Year Two

Clinical Governance
15 credits
Clinical governance (including audit).
Assessed through coursework (portfolio and poster).
Advanced Paediatric Dentistry
15 credits
Managing patients with special needs. Orthodontics. Advanced safeguarding.
Assessed through written examination and practical examination (orthodontics).
Structured Extramural Clinical Practice
30 credits
Clinical practice. There is no formal teaching; students learn through treating patients in their own environment with clinical progress being monitored through presentation of a patient portfolio.
Assessed through patient portfolio and oral examination.

Year Three

Paediatric Dentistry (MSc Dissertation)
60 credits
This module recognises the importance of research skills in the delivery of high quality patient care by requiring students to critically evaluate published studies and guidelines. Introduction to the principals behind clinical research methods with an emphasis on statistics.
Assessed through written coursework, written examination and oral examination.