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Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46

Course Overview

This course is designed to build upon the teaching in BDS Year 2 & 3 within non-restorative clinical dentistry for the BDS Student.

The course teaching in BDS 4 is composed of Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and this year introduces Special Care Dentistry sessions.

Teaching within Clinical Dentistry 2 includes the used of learned clinical techniques within our patient clinics.


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Catherine Andrews

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Dentistry (DE)

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

Clinical Dentistry 2 provides students with teaching within non-restorative areas of clinical dentistry. This includes Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Special Care Dentistry sessions.

As you progress through the BDS programme the teaching will build on previous years learning.

This year of the course provides teaching on knowledge, and the practical application, within Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and the introduction of Special Care Dentistry.

This year of the programme is heavily clinical treatment session based, meaning much of the teaching is undertaken during the practical application of learning from BDS 2 and 3.

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

Integrated assessment across all dental course in Year 3 is undertaken in DE4036, DE4038 & DE4067.

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
FactualUnderstandHave an understanding of the theory behind paediatric clinical dentistry, special care dentistry, oral medicine, radiography, local anaesthesia, orthodontics and oral surgery.
ProceduralApplyBe able to apply learned knowledge and theory within the paediatric, oral surgery, orthodontics and oral medicine clinical environment, whilst treatment planning patients and undertaking treatment.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and evaluate the benefits and risks of specific treatments, on specific patients and treatment plan safely.
ReflectionAnalyseReflect on the management and communication skills required for different types of patients.

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