|Course title:||Certificate in Minor Oral Surgery (Dental Nursing)|
|This course is aimed at dental nurses who wish to assist in the provision of minor oral surgery treatments in both general practice and hospital environments.|
|Awarded by:||DELTA Awards|
|The course is delivered by way of 6 modules. All modules are mandatory and must be passed.This course requires the involvement of a workplace supervisor / expert witness who will take overall responsibility for the practical evidence completed within the workplace. This person will receive their own account login and be required to sign off the evidence submitted. Please ensure you have this person in place prior to course application. Failure to do so will compromise course progress.|
|Grading:||Pass or fail|
|Candidates must hold GDC registration and a recognised Dental Nurse qualification.
Access to a range of minor oral surgery procedures
|This course is assessed by:
Candidates must achieve a pass in all assessments to gain the certificate.
|Candidates can receive a small course extension to amend or change any information in the case studies or essay submissions.
Candidates get two attempts at the final examination.
|Practical Component:||Optional – Suture removal|
|Guided Learning Hours:||This programme is 300 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)|
|Course length:||9 – 12 months|
|Credits:||This course attracts 30 credits|
|Module 1 Content||Module 1 Assessment|
|Dental Anatomy revision
Anatomy of the head
|Multiple choice questions|
|Module 2 Content||Module 2 Assessment|
||In module patient case assignments|
|Module 3 Content||Module 3 Assessment|
||End of module essay questions
Workplace Portfolio of Evidence
|Module 4 Content||Module 4 Assessment|
||Extended case study
Workplace Portfolio of Evidence
|Module 5 Content||Module 5 Assessment|
||End of module assignments
Extended essay (submitted at the end of the course)
|Module 6 Content||Module 6 Assessment|
Extended Case Study
The candidate is required to complete a case study which involves the treatment of a more complex oral surgery case.
- A critical evaluation of the appointment(s) including identification of strengths, areas of good practice and areas of improvement
- Where possible, supporting literature should be included to justify treatment management decisions
An extended essay on the action of blood with regard to the mechanisms of clotting, wound healing and abnormalities in the healing process. Candidates will be required to reference their work and research the content. The essay should be in the region of 1500 – 1800 words. This contributes to 20% of the final grade.
Portfolio of Workplace Experience
A workplace portfolio is required to demonstrate practical skills when assisting with a range of minor oral surgery procedures.
Access to some or all of the following procedures is required:
Surgical Exposure and/or removal of an impacted tooth
Non-/Surgical Removal of Supplemental or Supernumerary Teeth
Soft Tissue Biopsy
This contributes 40% to the final grade.
Candidates will be required to sit a final written exam of 60 minutes duration. The examination is provided electronically and candidates are able to undertake this in their own environment under strict, remote invigilation. This contributes to 40% of the final grade.