Comprehensive patient management 470

Module code TBW 470
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

Holistic evaluation of a patient, the clinical hypothetic-deductive reasoning processes, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning. Under the guidance of a tutor, and by utilising a special “practice patient” file, the students start treating a “practice patient” comprehensively. The student compiles a portfolio, on a continuous basis, on the clinical and administrative procedures concerning the "practice patient". The portfolio contains the student’s year mark, which is determined on a 50:50 basis with the examination mark as the final pass mark. The examination mark is determined when the student presents the practice patient case to an audience and a panel of adjudicators.
Application of business management principles during patient management. Preparing the student for a meaningful and successful career in an increasingly complex business and health care environment. Application of certain principles and skills in terms of: 

  • Psychology in the dentistry practice.
  • Political parameters in dentistry.
  • Sociology and dentistry.
  • Ethics for the dentist.
  • Career possibilities.
  • Management of a practice.

Additional to this, students should understand the economic, cultural, legal and regulatory environment to establish and optimise patient management.

Module credits 19.00
Prerequisites DFA 370,FAR 370,FSG 370,GNK 388,GPS 380,MDB 370,ODO 370,OFC 370,PDL 370,TBW 370
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 1 lecture per week, 1 other contact session per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Dental Management Sciences
Period of presentation Year

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