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  1. 1. PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION PROGRAMME SPECIFICATIONProgramme title: Certificate in EndodonticsFinal award (BSc, MA etc): Certificate(where stopping off points exist they should be detailedhere and defined later in the document)UCAS code:(where applicable)Cohort(s) to which this programme Ongoingspecification is applicable:(e.g. from 2008 intake onwards)Awarding institution/body: University College LondonTeaching institution: University College LondonFaculty: BMSParent Department: UCL Eastman Dental Institute(the department responsible for the administration ofthe programme)Departmental web page address: applicable)Method of study: Part-timeFull-time/Part-time/OtherCriteria for admission to the See: of the programme: 1 calendar year(please note any periods spent away from UCL, suchas study abroad or placements in industry)Level on Framework for Higher MEducation Qualifications (FHEQ)(see Guidance notes)Relevant subject benchmark statement N/A(SBS)(see Guidance notes)Brief outline of the structure of the Programme includes a structured lecture series, clinical caseprogramme and its assessment presentations, and a hands-on laboratory techniques course.methods: Assessment is by two review essays at the end of the year, practical(see guidance notes) log book and presentations, clinical log book and vivas at the end of the course.Board of Examiners: i) Name of Board of Examiners: Certificate in EndodonticsProfessional body accreditation Faculty of General Dental Practitioners Date of next scheduled(if applicable): accreditation visit: N/A
  2. 2. EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME:The course is ideal for the general dental practitioner wishing to develop his or her practice in endodontics in orderto be able to offer patients a higher level of care.PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding,qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: A: Knowledge and understandingKnowledge and understanding of: Teaching/learning methods and strategies:1. The basic aetiology of pulpal and Teaching of 1-9 will be primarily through didacticperiapical disease. lectures and seminars involving prior reading and2. The Diagnostic signs and group discussion. Extensive external study will besymptoms of pulpal and periapical necessary for 2 researched essays. Practicaldisease applications are taught through simulated clinical3. The treatment options for these treatment using plastic blocks and extracted teethdiseases in manikin heads (Endodontic Techniques Course)4. The morphology of teeth and their and pig’s heads (Endodontic Surgery Course)enclosed root canal spaces5. The methods available to accessand disinfect canal spaces6. The methods available to sealcoronal spaces and access cavities7. The restorative options for roottreated teeth8. The principles, considerations andpractical challenges of endodonticretreatment9. The principles, considerations andpractical challenges of endodonticsurgery Assessment: Formative: Participant assessment sheets following lectures/seminars, completed by participants. Participant evaluation forms completed by lecturers. Contribution during seminars. Sumnative: Written assignments. Oral examination. B: Skills and other attributesIntellectual (thinking) skills: Teaching/learning methods and strategies:The programme will aim to help 1. Seminars.participants: 2. Experimentation through simulated clinical1. To carefully analyse and critique treatment of extracted teeth and follow upcurrent and historical research in tests of effectiveness (leakage testing).the field of Endodontics 3. Oral presentations of clinical work carried2. To experiment with different out by participants in their own dentalpractical methodologies for practices (Clinical Case Presentations).Endodontic treatment and research 4. Clinical Log Books describing treatmenttheir effectiveness. carried out by participants in their own3. To apply this knowledge to an dental practicesevidenced based clinical practiceof Endodontics. Assessment: Formative: Participant assessment sheets following lectures/seminars, completed by participants. Participant evaluation forms completed by lecturers. Contribution during seminars. Discussion following Clinical Case Presentations Sumnative: Written assignments – Endodontics Techniques Cours
  3. 3. C: Skills and other attributesPractical skills (able to): Teaching/learning methods and strategies:This programme aims to help students with 1. Seminars and Lectures.the following practical skills: 2. Endodontic Technique Course - Training1. To communicate effectively in using Operating Dental Microscopes andwriting and orally Loupes. Training using Digital radiography2. To use digital radiography and 3. Clinical Case Presentationsallied software to analyse practical 4. Mandatory use of a password protectedtechniques extranet site containing references and3. To use digital image manipulation resources pertaining to the coursesoftware in conjunction with word 5. Help in producing written assignmentsprocessing to produce clinical (Clinical Log Book and Techniques Course Log Book)reports4. To use the internet and InformationCentre as a research tool.5. To listen and respond to ideasintroduced during teaching6. To refine their manual dexterity,improving dental hand piece andEndodontic instrument control7. To work clinically usingmagnification8. To evaluate current and pastEndodontic scientific research Assessment: Formative: Participant assessment sheets following lectures/seminars, completed by participants. Participant evaluation forms completed by lecturers. Contribution during seminars. Discussion following Clinical Case Discussion Summative: Written assignments. Oral examination. D: Skills and other attributes Transferable skills (able to): Teaching/learning methods andThe programme will encourage students strategies:to: As above1. Write essays and clinical reports2. Improve self expression3. Use computer resources andinformation technology4. Present material orally5. Listen and contribute in class6. Experiment with differenttechniques and ideas and evaluatethem objectively7. Assess evidence for themselvesand develop an evidence basedsystem for clinical practice8. Use a variety of specialized writtenand digital materials in libraries of akind they will not have used anundergraduate9. Reflect on their own ideas bybecoming acquainted with ideasand practices foreign to them10. Use appropriate self-managementskills (prioritizing, Assessment: As above
  4. 4. The following reference points were used in designing the programme:• the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (;• the relevant Subject Benchmark Statements (;• the programme specifications for UCL degree programmes in relevant subjects (where applicable);• UCL teaching and learning policies;• staff research.Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and thelearning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takesfull advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes,content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in thedepartmental course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annuallyby UCL and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency.Programme Organiser(s) K GulabivalaName(s): (with Coordinators Alyn Morgan and Ian Alexander)Date of Production: May 2005 (annual review July 2010)Date of Review: July 2010Date approved by Head of May 2005 (annual review approved July 2010)Department:Date approved by Chair of May 2005 (annual review approved July 2010)Departmental TeachingCommittee:Date approved by Faculty May 2005Teaching Committee