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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE



Programme Specification



  1. Awarding Institution / Body



University of Central Lancashire

  1. Teaching Institution and Location of Delivery



Preston

  1. University School/Centre



School of Medicine and Dentistry

  1. External Accreditation



None

  1. Title of Final Award



Certificate Extended Duties for Dental Nurses

  1. Modes of Attendance offered



Part time

  1. UCAS Code



N/A

  1. Relevant Subject Benchmarking Group(s)




N/A

  1. Other external influences



GDC Scope of Practice

  1. Date of production/revision of this form




February 2012

  1. Aims of the Programme




  • The aim of the module is to provide underpinning knowledge and development of skills for dental nurses wishing to undertake extended clinical duties as detailed in the GDC Scope of Practice and also to promote awareness of the value of teamwork in dental care.




  1. Learning Outcomes, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods




A. Knowledge and Understanding

A1. Discuss the role and limitations of the dental nurse when undertaking extended duties activities

A2 Discuss the health and safety issues involved in extended duties activities




Teaching and Learning Methods

The students will be taught by a combination of demonstration, lecture and practical activities on phantom heads. Students will undertake supervised practice in the workplace.


Assessment methods

OSCE (Objective structured clinical exam)

Essay


Portfolio of Evidence


B. Subject-specific skills

B1. Demonstrate and reflect on practical skills associated with the extended duties of the dental nurse.

B2. Discuss and demonstrate effective practice in the management of medical emergencies




Teaching and Learning Methods

Lecture, demonstration, phantom head practical and workplace supervision.


Assessment methods

OSCE

Portfolio of evidence




C. Thinking Skills

C1. Demonstrate and reflect on practical skills associated with the extended duties of the dental nurse.


Teaching and Learning Methods

Group work, support for portfolio development via tutorials.

Assessment methods

Essay

Portfolio of evidence

OSCE


D. Other skills relevant to employability and personal development

D1. Discuss the role and limitations of the dental nurse when undertaking extended duties activities

D2. Demonstrate awareness of the value of teamwork in providing effective patient care





Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures

Group work, support for portfolio development via tutorials.



Assessment methods

Essay

Portfolio of Evidence





13. Programme Structures*


14. Awards and Credits*

Level

Module Code

Module Title

Credit rating

Level 4

DX1004

Extended Duties for Dental Nurses

20

Certificate Extended Duties for Dental Nurses

Requires 20 credits at Level 4






15. Personal Development Planning


Personal Development Planning aims to encourage independent life-long learners who can reflect on, understand and plan for their learning. Independent learning is developed throughout the programme, which starts with introductory lectures and practical sessions accepting that the students will at this stage be qualified as dental nurses but novices in respect of their new skills and responsibilities
This programme is specifically designed for students already employed as dental nurses to develop their career, as such, PDP is an essential foundation of the programme.

The programme therefore focuses on encouraging the student to reflect on their learning (and other life) experiences, towards taking directed actions to ameliorate weaknesses and build on strengths. Students will be introduced to the concepts of reflective practice during their induction period, and will be expected to reflect on their performance after assessments and feedback sessions. These reflective statements will be an integral part of the clinical log, to be assessed by the course team.

Work-based mentors will confirm completion of practice and verify practice learning.



16. Admissions criteria

Programme Specifications include minimum entry requirements, including academic qualifications, together with appropriate experience and skills required for entry to study. These criteria may be expressed as a range rather than a specific grade. Amendments to entry requirements may have been made after these documents were published and you should consult the University’s website for the most up to date information.

Students will be informed of their personal minimum entry criteria in their offer letter.


Students must be qualified dental nurses and registered with the General Dental Council.

Qualification via NVQ 3 or NEBDN National Certificate or hospital based equivalent

All applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance

The candidate would also be expected to be supported by a suitably qualified work-based mentor who must:





17. Key sources of information about the programme


  • UCLAN website

  • Information leaflets

  • Open evening







18. Curriculum Skills Map

Please tick in the relevant boxes where individual Programme Learning Outcomes are being assessed

Level

Module Code

Module Title

Core (C), Compulsory (COMP) or Option (O)

Programme Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Subject-specific Skills

Thinking Skills

Other skills relevant to employability and personal development
















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C1







D1

D2







LEVEL 4

 DX1004

Extended Duties for Dental Nurses

 COMP

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