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Clinical Portfolio

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

This module is comprised of an integrated clinical portfolio and research project designed to demonstrate that all of the course learning outcomes have been achieved and that students have developed advanced skills in the theoretical and practical aspects of restorative dentistry.

Students will produce an illustrated portfolio of clinical work designed to demonstrate that they have advanced skills in patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and management of restorative procedures in the following subject areas:

  • Indirect restorations
  • Cusp replacement
  • Replacement of missing teeth
  • Anterior direct restoration(s)
  • A complex clinical case (demonstrating advanced skills in integrated restorative care)

Students will carry out independent research and write a detailed literature review on a restorative subject relevant to one (or more) of the cases in their clinical case portfolio.* (N.B. for complex clinical case report an abstract to be submitted for prior approval).

Students will submit their clinical portfolio for assessment and will undertake a viva voce examination on its content.

60 credits

Module Attendance Required
Distance learning. Two one-week residential courses.

Module Dates
Year 2: August - October 


Students will be required to submit a clinical portfolio comprising of:

1. A specified number of case studies demonstrating a range of short clinical restorative procedures on individual patients (30%)

2. A complex/integrated clinical case on a single patient (40%)

3. A detailed written review of research into the scientific literature on a subject relevant to one (or more) of the clinical cases within the portfolio. (30%)

*N.B. Students must submit a prior approval template of potential complex case options for their clinical case portfolio (including patient assessment details, diagnoses and treatment planning details) and an abstract of their proposed literature review.

4. A viva voce examination on their clinical portfolio

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Stand alone course
This module is not available as a stand alone course