National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment
Institution University of Dammam
College/Department: College of Dentistry /Restorative Dental Sciences
A Course Identification and General Information
1. Course title and code: Clinical Endodontics RDS 532
2. Credit hours 03
3. Program(s) in which the course is offered.
(If general elective available in many programs indicate this rather than list programs)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
4. Name of faculty member responsible for the course
Dr Abdul Majeed Munir Ahmad
5. Level/year at which this course is offered . 5th year 1st & 2ndSemester
6. Pre-requisites for this course (if any)
RDS 412 : Pulp Biology and Endodontics
RDS 471: Restorative Procedures-I
BDS 421: Oral Surgery & General Practice
BDS 322: Oral Pathology-I
PHARM 321: Dental Pharmacology
7. Co-requisites for this course (if any)
8. Location if not on main campus: College of Dentistry
1. Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.
The overall goal of this course is to train the student to perform the clinical aspects of the endodontic therapy. It will allow the student to achieve higher experience in treating single and multi-rooted teeth. In addition, student will be trained to manage and treat endodontic emergency cases as well as traumatic injuries if there are available cases. The clinical skills are continuation of the technical skills introduced in RDS 412 but with increased proficiency under clinical supervision. Furthermore, the student will be able to recognize the variables present, which may necessitate consultation with other disciplines and referral of some patients to other specialists.
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):
Introduction of Case presentations where in the students are expected to present their cases at the end of each semester. The presentation of cases in each semester will be considered as one of the components of continuous assessment.
Students will perform non-vital endodontic therapy using rotary instruments as a requirement.
Self-evaluation has been introduced where student will evaluate his own work before an instructor can evaluate him
C. Course Description (Note: General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or Handbook should be attached)
1. Arrangements for availability of teaching staff for individual student consultations and academic advice. (include amount of time teaching staff are expected to be available each week)
Students were encouraged to ask anything they didn’t understand during Clinical sessions / lectures. Each staff member involved in the course had dedicated office hours (4 hours/ week) during which students can consult him.
E Learning Resources
1. Required Text(s)
Endodontics: Principles and Practice. Mahmoud Torabinejad, Richard E. Walton 4th Edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009
2. Essential References
Pathways of the pulp. Kenneth M. Hargreaves, Stephen Cohen . 10th Edition. Mosby Elsevier,
Ingle's endodontics 6. John Ide Ingle. 6th Edition. PMPH-USA, 2008
Clinical Endodontic Manual
3- Recommended Books and Reference Material (Journals, Reports, etc) (Attach List)
4-.Electronic Materials, Web Sites etc
Electronic resource such as peer review journals (Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, ….)
5- Other learning material such as computer-based programs/CD, professional standards/regulations
F. Facilities Required
Indicate requirements for the course including size of classrooms and laboratories (ie number of seats in classrooms and laboratories, extent of computer access etc.)
Orientation by department chairman or senior staff member
Groups discussions amongst the faculty
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)
External course review is not available
Students have access to course director and other instructors to discuss their performance in any given assessment
Written examinations validity and questions difficulty levels are analysed and discussed by course instructors.
Multiple faculty members are involved in the evaluation of clinical procedures and case presentations performed by each student.
5 Describe the planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for improvement.
Identifying academically-challenged students as early as possible in order to provide necessary support and report them to academic advisor according to Academic Performance Policy.
Departmental/specialty staff discussions to review students’ performance