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Postgraduate course

Preparation for clinical teaching

  • ECTS credits7
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeOD3KLIFORB
  • Number of semesters2
  • LanguageNorwegian
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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester

Spring, 4th semester and Autumn, 5th semester

Objectives and Content

The course will give the students basic knowledge in clinical routines including topics such as hygiene, infection control, patient communication, ethics, anamnesis and general health assessment, clinical examinations, diagnostics, treatment planning an local anaesthesia. 

Learning Outcomes


The candidate is able to explain:

  • the principles of dissemination of disease and infection (Hygiene Plan for the University Dental Clinic.
  • the principles of patient communication
  • the content and function of anamnesis
  • methods for extra- and intraoral examination
  • local anaesthetics and their application
  • formal requirements for dental records


The candidate is able to:

  • implement the recommended practices for good clinical hygiene
  • write a dental record (take an anamnesis, perform extra- and intraoral examinations, make a preliminary diagnosis an master the software programs OPUS and Digora).
  • outline a preliminary treatment plan
  • inject local anaesthesia
  • use the equipment and materials according to applicable guidelines
  • handling special and hazardous waste in an appropriate manner

General competence

The student:

  • is able to communicate with the patient in order to obtain complete and relevant medical history and discuss treatment options
  • has a sense of responsibility and empathy towards patients
  • has acquired good attitudes
  • respects the laws and regulations
  • is aware of routines on how to handle and act upon unpleasant and threatening situations in the clinic and be prepared for that such situations can occur

Required Previous Knowledge

Passed third semester, Master of Dentistry

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


Access to the Course

Master of Dentistry

Teaching and learning methods

Clinical courses, seminars and lectures.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

The course includes lectures, demonstrations, seminars and clinical practice.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Clinical courses and seminars.

Forms of Assessment

Multidisciplinary written test. The test must be passed before student can start with clinical patient treatment.

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale


Assessment Semester

Autumn, 5th semester

Reading List

The reading list will be published on Mitt UiB within one week before startup.

Course Evaluation

The course is regularly evaluated in accordance with UiBs system of quality assurance in education.

Programme Committee

Programme committee of dental study programmes

Course Administrator

Department of clinical dentistry


Department of clinical dentistry

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written test (New exam)

    14.10.2022, 09:00
    2 hours
    Examination system
    Digital exam
  • Type of assessment: Written test

    30.09.2022, 09:00
    2 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam