5. Level/year at which this course is offered: 4th Year
6. Pre-requisites for this course (if any) : BDS341, BDS322, MICRO331, PATH311
7. Co-requisites for this course (if any) : None
8. Location if not on main campus
1. Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.
The course enables the student to acquire recognition skills for the diagnosis of periodontal disease. The etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal disease, including the role of dental plaque, calculus and the local factors, will be presented and discussed. This will include host defense immunological mechanism, as well as the immunopathogenesis of gingivitis and periodontitis. The student will be made aware of prevalence of periodontal disease and the factor that affect the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease. The histopathological and radiographic changes in various forms of periodontal disease and their clinical correlation will be presented. Student will also be able to know the normal criteria of gingival and how to differentiate between normal and abnormal gingival, be able to classify periodontal disease, which will include the periodontal microbiology, as well as the local predisposing factors for gingivitis and periodontal disease. They will have an understanding of the purpose of periodontal therapy, including a thorough knowledge of periodontal instrumentation, and be able to customize a treatment plan for patients.
Regarding the clinical component, students will learn plaque control, methods of patient's education and motivation. They will learn to examine record and diagnose periodontal diseases, formulate an adequate treatment plan, and learn the objective and rationale of the various methods of treatment, by implication therefore the method of scaling and root planning. The students should then be able to treat simple periodontal cases and evaluate the results of their treatment.
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)
The department of Preventive Dental Sciences carries out routine (short-term) review at the end of the course. The following topics are addressed by the department:
Review of course contents in terms of recent advances and discoveries
Review of course implementation
Identifying necessary actions for the next course implementation
Ensuring explicit statements of aims, objectives, strategies for teaching, learning and assessment
Analysing the extent of student achievements and attainments in terms of outcomes
Identifying additional resources required for the future implementation including computer-assisted learning packages, and using video and multimedia in teaching and training
Inputs to routine evaluation:
Student and faculty opinion
C.Course Description (Note: General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or Handbook should be attached)
Lectures should be including the recent researches.
Attending workshops about effective teaching
4. Processes for Verifying Standards of Student Achievement (eg. check marking by an independent member teaching staff of a sample of student work, periodic exchange and remarking of tests or a sample of assignments with staff at another institution)
Both written and practical exam marking were checked with different supervisor.
5 Describe the planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for improvement.
Implementing the suggestions obtained from the assisting staff members and from students feedback.
Name of Course Instructor: Khalid Hassan Signature: __________________________ Date Report Completed: June 2014 Program Coordinator: ______________________________________________ Signature: _________________________ Date Received: __________________