Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health 3

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Oral Rehabilitation and Community Care

DESCRIPTION This one year study unit builds on the knowledge acquired from Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health 1 and 2.

In this study unit particular emphasis is placed on the following:
- How to deliver a quality service with a particular focus on prevention
- Data Protection
- The use of Information Technology in clinical dental practice
- How to be part of a Successful Dental Team

Study-unit Aims

This study-unit prepares the dental hygiene student to be able to work in a team environment successfully and to provide a quality service whilst observing patients' rights.
It also brings together all the knowledge acquired in the previous study units and integrates it with the other study units in the course.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Apply the principles of measuring dental disease to practice
- Apply the principles of prevention and oral health promotion to practice
- Know how to assess preventive and health promotion approaches appropriate for the prevention of dental diseases
- Link clinical practice, oral health promotion, preventive dentistry and public health

2. Skills: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Work in a team environment successfully
- Provide a quality service whilst observing patients' rights
- Integrate prevention with all the aspects of dental hygiene

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Main Texts:

Essential Dental Public Health; Blanaid Daly, Richard Watt, Paula Batchelor, and Elizabeth Treasure
Oxford University Press
ISBN 0192629743

Prevention of Oral Disease; John J Murray, June H Nunn, James G Steele
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780192632791

Supplementary Reading:

Essentials of Dental Caries; Edwina Kidd
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780198529781

Evidence-Based Dentistry: An Introduction; Allan Hackshaw, Elisabeth Paul, Elisabeth Davenport
Blackwell Publishing Limited
ISBN 9781405124966

ADDITIONAL NOTES Attendance to scheduled sessions, inclusive of lectures/tutorials, practical, laboratory and clinical components is compulsory. Students who do not attend at least 90% of the scheduled sessions will not be allowed to sit for any of the assessment components mentioned below.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Independent Study

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Fieldwork SEM2 No 20%
Oral Examination (15 Minutes) SEM2 Yes 20%
Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 60%

LECTURER/S Anne-Marie Agius
Nikolai Attard
Pauline Vassallo
Ethel Vento Zahra

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It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.