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Course Overview

This course explores models of disability and health belief in relation to oral care.

The legal and ethical frameworks covered are put in to the context of special care dentistry and oral care.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Robert Mcgregor

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  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

The course focusses on disability and how medical and social constructs can be used to inform appropriate clinical oral care and health promotion programmes

You will demonstrate an understanding of models of health behaviour related to disability including a discussion of the medical versus social model of disability emphasising the emotional impact of disability in order to design a suitable health promotion activity. .

You will consider theory and practice of capacity and consent related to special care dentistry including the relevance to treatment planning and consideration of clinical holding and pharmacological and non-pharmacological anxiety management

You will develop an understanding of communication including nonverbal communication

You will develop an understanding of Disability in relation to service planning in order to develop a patient pathway for a Special Care Group.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Assessment will take place as part of DE5054: Clinical Management of the Special Care Patient 1

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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