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Classes: BDS2 (Dentistry, second year)

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This course aims to build on the first year curriculum by providing learning opportunities and experiences that expand and deepen understanding of the scientific foundations of clinical practice. It will provide learning opportunities and experiences, including the direct care of patients, that begin the development of clinical skills and that will lead to the attainment of competence in the more basic of these skills in this year.

With regard to the medical humanities, students will be expected to develop: knowledge of consent, ethics and professionalism; be familiar with the law as it applies to records; be familiar with the psychological aspects of pain; have knowledge of the principles of the objective assessment of differences between individuals in terms of such variables as their personality, intelligence, gender and age and of methods of assessing subjective health status; understand why knowledge of a patient's social class is useful to a dentist.