|1||Name of Course||Paediatric Dentistry|
|2||Course Code||DAC 4305|
|3||Rationale for inclusion of the course in the programme||This course will provide an introduction to the science and art of Paediatric Dentistry, teaching students the fundamentals of paediatric oral health care through both didactic and clinical courses provide the highest degree of service to infants, children, adolescents and persons with special health care needs and also to promote oral health of the children within the community.|
|4||Semester and Year Offered||Year 4: Semester I|
|5||Total Student Learning Time||SEMESTER I
|Total Guided and IndependentLearning
|6||Credit Value (Hours)||5.0 notional credit|
|8||Learning Outcome||At the end of this course, students are able to:
|9||Transferable skills||Students can differentiate variety of oral health condition in children, techniques of preventive dental management in children, perform complete clinical management of paediatric patient inclusive of treatment planning, and treatment of oral and dental disease of the patients and can demonstrate ethics and professionalism in management of clinical cases.|
|10||Teaching-learning and assessment strategy||The teaching learning approaches include lectures, tutorials, small group discussion, problem-based learning and clinical session. Students are assessed on formative and summative basis using several assessment methods. These include Multiple Choice Questions (One Best Answer), Modified Essay Questions (MEQ) and clinical viva assessment.|
|11||Synopsis||The course comprises of theories and more complex clinical practices of paediatric dentistry. Preventive dentistry for children and varieties of oral and dental problems among children are covered. Students are also exposed to the complete management of children. They are expected to continue the management of paediatric patient which inclusive of history taking, examination and diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment.
Teaching methods are mainly lectures, tutorials, clinical session, assignment, small group discussion and seminar presentation.
|12||Mode of Delivery||Log book, Case presentations, seminar/presentation, group activities, service learning|
|13||Assessment Methods and Types||Assessment will be in the form of continuous assessment and final examination. Continuous assessment includes mini test, mid- semester examination, end of semester examination and final examination.
The weightage for continuous assessment and final examination are as follows:
Mid Semester 1 : 30%
End of Semester 1 Exam : 70%
|14||Content outline of the course/ module and the SLT per topic||Anomalies of tooth formation and eruption
Type of dental anomaly:
Paediatric considerations for oral medicine and pathology
Periodontal diseases in children
Management of the occlusion – interceptive orthodontics
Clinical applied in Paediatric Dentistry • Module 1until module 6
Seminar/ Case presentations
References: * Main references
** Additional references
|*Richard, R. 2005. Paediatric Dentistry. 3rd edition. Oxford, Welbury
*Ralph, E., McDonald, D.R. 2004. Dentistry for the child and adolescent. 8th edition. St Louis, Toronto, London. C.V. Company
**Pickham, J.R. 2005. Paediatric Dentistry: Infancy through adolescent. 4th edition. Philadelphia, London, W.B. Saunders Company
**Angus, C.C., Richard, P.W. 2003. Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry. 2nd edition. Mosby
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