Primary Care Considerations in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine

This module reinforces core knowledge in the area of oral surgery and medicine through studies of the principles of human disease in relation to general dental practice and local manifestations of systemic disease; including drug-related conditions. Following an update on oral mucosal disease diagnostic approaches are introduced to underpin the clinical aspects of oral cancer; including early detection. Other areas of clinical skill development will include guidelines for removal of third molar teeth; the “difficult” extraction; the nature of facial pain; TMJ dysfunction; treating a medical emergencies and resuscitation.


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

Wednesday afternoons x 8

Module Dates

Oct-Dec Year 2


  • Produce patient information leaflets on wisdom teeth and oral cancer.
  • Produce an infection control manual suitable for the induction of a new member of staff.
  • Essay - Discuss guidelines for removal of wisdom teeth

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Professor T Burke
  • Professor T Dietrich
  • Mr G Flaum
  • Professor St J Crean

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Professor FJT Burke,, 0121 237 2768 or Lynda Malthouse,, 0121 237 2768. Click here to apply on-line.


Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

For further information on requirements please contact the Programme Administrator