This course covers all aspects of the diagnosis, clinico-pathology and management of paediatric oral pathology and medicine, it aims to give Trainees knowledge and skills in the management of children presenting with oral pathological lesions. Trainees must be proficient in the management of children with a wide variety of disorders, including orofacial infections, vesiculobullous lesions, ulceration, autoimmune disorders, salivary disorders, paediatric malignancies and gingival disorders. They must also have detailed knowledge of the pathogenesis, clinical and ultra structural presentation, tests used in diagnosis and treatment, prognosis and management of these conditions. They must also be aware of the implications for dental treatment in children with these conditions. Trainees must also understand concepts of surgical management of children for orofacial pathology and be competent in the prescription of medications for inpatients and outpatients, basic surgical techniques required in an outpatient setting and the management of surgical complications arising from routine clinical care.
clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut
clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3hr written exam (25%), 1x viva (25%)
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 4th Edition