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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

This course covers, in relation to special Care Dentistry:

 Health, Personal Health, Development and Stress

  • Appraisal
  • Assessment
  • Research

Maintaining good clinical practice

  • Probity
  • Information Technology
  • Clinical Governance
  • Guidelines

Local, National and International service planning

  • Principles of health systems (including NHS)
  • Legal Considerations
  • Financial considerations
  • Business planning

Team work and working with colleagues within and without your own discipline.

  • Systems for communication
  • Patient pathways

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
  • Dr Iain Ramsay Bovaird

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course involves reflection on your own treatment of Special Care patients through a series of workshops (both on campus and some online delivery is likely).

Assessment will be via written case studies and discussion of the studies.

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 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Assessment will take place as part of DE5555: Clinical Practice & Service Provision 2

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateUnderstanding of the principles of “maintaining good clinical practice“ including quality assurance, structure and principles of NHS and other health systems.
ConceptualAnalyseWith regard to service provision understand how financial regulation, business planning and practice relate to issues around equality and diversity and provision of good quality health care.
ReflectionEvaluateHave a complete understanding of how team working and self governance (CPD, health and probity) relate to high quality care for Special needs groups.

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