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Unit information: Patient Assessment and Treatment Planning 1 in 2015/16

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Unit name Patient Assessment and Treatment Planning 1
Unit code DENTM9008
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. O'Sullivan
Open unit status Not open



Biomaterials , biomedical science and biomechanics - DENTM9007 Implant surgery 1 - DENTM9009 Bone augmentation and grafting 1 - DENTM9010 Prosthodontics 1 - DENTM9011 Clinical practice attachment 1 - DENTM9012 Treatment Planning 2 - DENTM9013 Implant Surgery 2 - DENTM9014 Prosthodontics 2 - DENTM9015 Teams and marketing - DENTM9016 Advanced techniques - DENTM9017 Clinical practice attachment 2 - DENTM9018 Dissertation - DENTM9019

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

This module will detail the steps required to assess a patient for their suitability for implant treatment and arrive at a provisional diagnosis. The further special tests and information which may be required to arrive at a final diagnosis and the development of a treatment plan. Aspects to be covered will include the consideration of the patient&�s expectations, medical history and contraindications to dental implant treatment. In addition the module will cover the legal and ethical aspects of obtaining informed consent.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • To have a knowledge of the stages involved in assessing a patient for dental implant treatment.
  • To have a knowledge of the stages involved in developing a treatment plan and issues relating to the communication of this plan to a patient.
  • To have a knowledge of medical history relevant to implant treatment.
  • To have a knowledge of the issues relating to the obtaining of informed consent.

Teaching Information

Lectures and small group teaching on study day 3. Distance learning package delivered via Blackboard including additional ‘podcast’ lectures/videos and directed reading. Online case studies delivered via The Clinical Experience Recorder (CER) Software.

This unit runs concurrently with the Clinical Practice attachment Unit and is closely linked with it, teaching is therefore supplemented by one to one teaching and observation of clinical practice.

Assessment Information

Methods of assessment - Summative and formative Formative assessment

During the study day via direct verbal feedback, particularly during group treatment planning sessions.

Summative Assessments

Written assignments:

1. Treatment planning case study. Structured written assignment of real patient case, highlighting patient assessment and treatment planning skills.

2. Case presentation. Case presentation of students’ own patient cases.

Total 100% of unit marks.

Submission date will be given to students verbally and on Blackboard.

Reading and References

Contemporary Implant Dentistry by Carl E. Misch Mosby 2nd edition ISBN: 08151 70599

Practical Implant Dentistry: Diagnostic, Surgical, Restorative and Technical Aspects of Aesthetic and Functional Harmony by Ashok Sethi and Thomas Kaus. Quintessence Publishing ISBN: 18509 70610

Selected journal references