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Course Specification Form



In Accordance to the Guidelines by the National Commission for Assessment and Academic Accreditation NCAAA
Vice-Dean Ship for Development and Quality at College of Dentistry , King Saud University

Vice Dean-Ship for Development & Quality

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  Course Specification form



Institution             King Saud University

College/Department :

College of Dentistry /Department of Periodontics & Community Dentistry

A. Course Identification and General Information

1.  Course title and code:  Periodontal Literature Seminar PCS 580

2.  Credit hours: 2

3.  Program(s) in which the course is offered.

(If general elective available in many programs indicate this rather than list programs)


Course of Graduate Training Program in Periodontics


4.  Name of faculty member responsible for the course

PROF. FATIN ARAB AWARTANI

5.  Level/year at which this course is offered :

First years graduate students

6.  Pre-requisites for this course (if any)

None

7.  Co-requisites for this course (if any)

None

8.  Location if not on main campus

College of Dentistry (DUC) Room (47A)

Saturday 9:30-11:30 am

Wednesday 9.30-11.30am

 

  1. COURSE DESCRIPTION/LITERATURE REVIEW

This seminar is designed to provide the Periodontics graduate students with background in both current and historical literature. The approach to study is directed toward concepts of preventive dentistry, periodontal diseases and periodontal therapeutics.

The course is divided into two parts given through the academic year



  1. Literature Review (Sat/Am)



  1. Book review (Wed/Am)



  1. OBJECTIVES

  1. Perform a Medline search of the appropriate literature and prepare a reading list of current library references

  2. Be able to prepare a written abstract. prepare an oral critique

  3. Categorize the study as a descriptive experimental or co-relational

  4. Review of Basic Periodontics

  5. Understanding the content of a book chapter and revising the information to be given in a lecture format.

  6. Ability to summarize a book chapter in very precise manner.

  7. Understand the principles of gathering important information from different books covering the same topic and join them in a scientific informative way.



1.  Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.

At the completion of this course the student shall:


  1. When given a topic from the periodontal literature, be able to perform a Medline search of the appropriate literature and prepare a reading list of library references consistent with the style used in the Journal of Periodontology.

  2. When assigned an article from the periodontal literature, be able to prepare a written abstract of the article consistent with the form and guidelines outlined in “How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper” by Day (1979) that is suitable for submission to the Journal of Periodontology or Periodontal Abstracts.

  3. When given a scientific article, prepare an oral critique and deliver it to the satisfaction of the supervising faculty in which the following items are covered:

a. Categorize the study as a descriptive, experimental or correlational.

b. Define the purpose of the study and describe the method and materials used in the investigation and compare with previous studies.

c. Summarize the study design using brackets to show how, where comparison between and within groups were made.

d. Summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the study.

e. Describe the clinical applications of the results of the study and compare those results with those of other investigators.


  1. Demonstrate their knowledge of the periodontal literature by passing comprehensive written examination.

  2. Relate the significance of information to the clinical problem.

  3. Understand the basic skills needed to summarize and conclude a topic from book review.

  4. Analyze the relative information in one topic and join the overall information in a scientific simplified manner.

  5. Carry out simple format for lecture preparation and knowledge delivery. Perform discussion, justification and conclusion

 

2.  Briefly describe any plans for developing and improving the course that are being implemented.  (eg increased use of IT or web based reference material,  changes in content as a result of new research in the field)


  1. Improve student ability to use the internet for learning and research.

  2. Introduce the students to different journals in their field of speciality.

  3. Prepare the students to find research idea for their thesis projects.

  4. Introduce to the students evidence base decision making and clinical relevant.

 

 




C.  Course Description (Note:  General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or Handbook should be attached)

1 Topics to be Covered Saturday 9.30 -11-30

Topic

No of Weeks

Contact hours

Course Introduction

literature review and book review



1

2

Course Introduction:

Literature review Assignments and Discussion



Tutorial of how to read and categorize a study

1

2

Periodontal Tissues (1) Epithelia- Dentogingival Junction

1

2

Periodontal Tissues (2) Gingival Connective Tissue and The Periodontal Ligament

1

2

Periodontal Tissues (3) Cementum

1

2

Periodontal Tissues (4) Alveolar Bone.

1

2

Microbiology (1) Dental Plaque

1

2

Microbiology (2) LPS, Calculus

1

2

Immunological Considerations

1

2

Pathogenesis of Gingivitis

1

2

Pathogenesis of Periodontitis.

1

2

Epidemiology of Periodontal Disease

1

2

Periodontal Indices

1

2

Local Factors (Anatomical Features)

1

2

The Role Of Occlusion

1

2

Examination (1) Periodontal Probing

1

2

Examination (2) Radiography

1

2

Examination (3) Mobility, Bop, GCF

1

2

Mucogingival Considerations

1

2

Classification Of Periodontal Diseases

1

2

Risk Assessments (1) Systemic Factors (Diabetes)

1

2

Risk Assessments (2) Systemic Factors (Smoking)

1

2

Risk Assessments (3) Systemic Factors (Medical I)

1

2

Risk Assessments (4) Systemic Factors (Medical Ii)

1

2

Risk Assessments (5) Systemic Factors (Medications)

1

2

Oral Hygiene (1)

1

2

Oral Hygiene (2)

1

2

Antimicrobial Agents

1

2

Antibiotics (Local Delivery Of Antibiotics)

1

2
















 REQUIRED TEXT BOOKS:

Clinical Periodontology by Carranza, Newman, Glickman, 10th edition (C)

Essential of Clinical Periodontology and Periodontics, Shantipriya Reddy, 2nd edition (E)

Topics to be covered

Wed.9.30-11.30







Topics

No. of weeks

Contact hours

Introduction, Course Orientation,

Distribution of Assignments



1

2

Anatomy And Development of the structures of Periodontium (Chapter 1/E)

1

2

Periodontal Structure in Aging Humans

(Chapter 3/E)



1

2

Classification systems of periodontal diseases

(Chapter 4/E)



1

2

Epidemiology of Gingival and Periodontal Diseases

(Chapter 5/E)



1

2

Periodontal Microbiology Dental Plaque

(Chapter 6/E)



1

2

Calculus and other etiological factors

(Chapter 7/E)



1

2

Host Response Basic Concepts

(Chapter 8/E)



1

2

Trauma from occlusion

(Chapter 9/E, Chapter 29/C)



1

2

Role of systemic Diseases in the etiology of Periodontal Diseases

(Chapter 10/E, Chapter 17/C)



1

2

Oral Malodor

(Chapter 11/E, Chapter 19/C)



1

2

Smoking And Periodontal Diseases

(Chapter 14/E and C)



1

2

Defense Mechanisms of the gingiva

(Chapter 16/E)



1

2

Gingival inflammation

(Chapter17/E)



1

2

Acute Gingival Infection

(Chapter 20/E)



1

2

Midterm Exam

1

2

ASSIGNMENTS

1

2

Diagnosis and Determination of prognosis of periodontal Diseases

(Chapter 29, 30/E)



1

2

Related Risk Factors Associated with Periodontal Diseases

(Chapter 31/E, Chapter 38/C)



1

2

Advanced Diagnostic Techniques

(Chapter 32/E, Chapter 37/C)



1

2

Treatment Plan

(Chapter 33/E, Chapter 41/C)



1

2

Periodontal Therapy in Female Patients

(Chapter 43/C)



1

2

Periodontal Treatment of Medically Compromised Patients

(Chapter 44/C)



1

2

Periodontal Treatment of older Adults

(Chapter 45/C)



1

2

Plaque Control

(Chapter 37/E)



1

2

Chemotherapeutic Agents

(Chapter 52/C)



1

2

Splints in Periodontal Therapy

(Chapter 46/E)



1

2

Sonic And ultrasonic Instrumentation

(Chapter 35, 36/E, Chapter 54/C)



1

2

Supragingival and Subgingival irrigation

(Chapter 55/C)



1

2

Drugs Used in Periodontal Therapy

(Chapter 52/E)



1

2

Levels of Clinical Significance

(Chapter 39/C)



1

2

Dental Ethics and Legal Principles

(Chapter 84,85/C)



1

2




2. Course components (total contact hours per semester):   60 hrs                     

Book review::  30

Tutorial:  30 seminar

Practical/Fieldwork/Internship: 0


Other:  0


 

3. Additional private study/learning hours expected for students per week. (This should be an average :for the semester not a specific requirement in each week)

8 hours of reading per week



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