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Preventive Dental Care - Propaedeutic Course

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeTPBAFERD
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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Teaching semester

Autumn

Objectives and Content

Practical training on a model mounted in a mannequin and on a fellow student, to learn how to deal with instruments and equipment used by dental hygienists. Interdisciplinary introduction lectures on theoretical and clinical dentistry, initial diagnosis, manual skills and professional attitudes that will qualify the student for independent work as a dental hygienist.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, the students are able to:

Knowledge

  • explain the term ┬┐preventive dentistry┬┐
  • explain the simpler nomenclature used in dental field
  • have insight into the current hygiene plan at the Faculty of Medicine (MED)

Skills

  • use hand and mechanical instruments/devices used in dental hygienist practice (egcyrets, rotary brushes, etc.) and maintenance of these
  • detect and remove plaques and calculus
  • instruct in appropriate toothbrush techniques and in interdental cleaning
  • use different fluoride prophylactic tools
  • classify, brush and polish dental fillings
  • identify caries

General competence

  • carry out and evaluate their practical work on phantom heads and on fellow students

Access to the Course

Bachelor's Programme in Dental Hygiene

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching such as seminars, laboratory exercises and clinical practice on fellow students under the guidance of a dental hygienist instructor and dentist instructor.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Teaching such as seminars, laboratory exercises and clinical practice on fellow students under the guidance of a dental hygienist instructor and dentist instructor.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Lectures/seminars (21 hours), demonstrations and student excercises (48 hours) are compulsory in the course.

To be allowed to sit the written test of the course, the following is demanded:

90% attendance and passed conduction of activities

Forms of Assessment

Written examination

Grading Scale

Pass/Fail in the clinic/ECTS-scale (A-F) in written exam

Assessment Semester

Autumn

Course Evaluation

The course is evaluated every three years

Department

Department of clinical dentistry

Contact

Contact Information

Studierettleiar kan kontaktast her:

Studie@iko.uib.no

Tlf 55 58 60 00

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. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam. Candidates must check their room allocation on Studentweb 3 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written test (New exam)

    Date
    15.01.2020, 15:00
    Duration
    3 hours
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    Location