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Salivary Gland Diseases


About this course

This free course is designed for dental professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of salivary gland diseases. It offers insights into their pathophysiology, diagnosis, and effective management strategies.

The course explores salivary gland anatomy and function, looking into disorders like Sjogren's Syndrome, stones, salivary gland tumours, and salivary gland dysfunction, providing a comprehensive overview and practical insights.

Gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills in diagnosing and managing salivary gland diseases. Enhance your clinical capabilities with our expert-led course.

This course is relevant to dentists, nurses, hygienists, therapists, and other dental care professionals.

CPD Time: 1 hour (1 CPD Credit)

Customer feedback on this course

  • In-depth coverage of salivary gland diseases, very informative.
  • Excellent structure, providing clarity on complex topics.
  • Comprehensive and practical.
  • Enhanced my understanding of Sjogren's Syndrome and salivary gland tumours.

Assessment: 12 MCQs. Pass mark 75%. more…

On passing the assessment, you will immediately receive a GDC-recognised Enhanced CPD Certificate.

To provide comprehensive knowledge and understanding of salivary gland diseases, focusing on their pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.

Course objective:
• To explain the anatomy, function, and disorders of salivary glands, including stones, Sjogren's Syndrome, salivary gland tumours, and salivary gland dysfunction.
• To equip learners with the skills to diagnose and manage common salivary gland diseases effectively.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• Identify and describe the anatomy and physiological functions of the major and minor salivary glands.
• Recognise the clinical features and underlying pathophysiology of Sjogren's Syndrome and salivary gland tumours.
• Apply knowledge of diagnostic techniques, including imaging and biopsy, for salivary gland diseases.
• Develop management strategies for various salivary gland disorders, considering both conservative and surgical options.

GDC Development Outcomes:

Learning content:
Overview of Salivary Gland Anatomy and Function, Sjogren's Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of Sjogren's Syndrome, Sialolithiasis, Salivary Gland Tumours: Types and Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Treatment of Salivary Gland Tumours, Salivary Gland Dysfunction: Causes and Management

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You can copy and adapt this example PDP entry for your own needs and circumstances. The format complies with GDC guidance on PDP structure.

PDP Learning or Maintenance need
Comprehensive understanding of salivary gland diseases
How does this relate to my field of practice?
Essential for accurate diagnosis and patient management in dentistry.
Which development outcome(s) does it link to?
What benefit will this have to my work?
Improved diagnostic and treatment skills, better patient outcomes, and enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration.
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
Take the Verified Learning course "Salivary Gland Diseases"
When will I complete this by?

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