Module - Medical Devices for Maxillofacial Trauma and Craniofacial Deformities (SPE420)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Experience a range of clinical services and in each setting identify how each service contributes to a holistic approach to patient care, and discuss potential improvements to enhance patient safety, dignity and care. These experiences should take place across the two specialist modules and should usually include:
- accident and emergency, including the initial patient assessment
- oral and maxillofacial trauma clinics, including observation of diagnostic procedures and a range of imaging techniques
- diagnostic services (radiography, CT, MRI)
- operating theatres, including observing surgery for: (i) reduction and fixation of mandibular fractures; (ii) reduction and fixation of dental injuries; (iii) the insertion of facial osseo-integrated implants; (iv) exposure of facial osseo-integrated implants; and postoperative review of patient who had: (i) mandibular fractures and (ii) dental injuries
- trauma and inpatient areas, including the observation of postoperative graft care
- post-trauma review clinics
- pre-surgical orthodontic clinics
- orthognathic surgery assessment and planning clinics
- facial prosthetic clinics
- cleft lip and palate clinics
- reconstructive clinics for the management of congenital deformities
- diagnostic services (cephalometry, CT, 3D imaging, medical photography)
- operating theatres
- postoperative review clinics.
- Observe the manufacture of trauma devices for a range of patients and discuss the experience of patients with a small number of patients, identifying areas of good practice and potential areas for improvement, including an action plan to support any identified improvement.
- With permission, follow a patient’s treatment from assessment to theatre (above) and subsequently the follow-up review after insertion of the implant, and discuss with the patient their positive experiences and areas they feel could be improved upon.
- Attend a range of multidisciplinary team meetings where the diagnosis and treatment of patients referred to a reconstructive science service would be discussed, and reflect on the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
- Visit a range of settings where medical artists contribute to traditional and digital illustration to facial reconstruction for research and forensic science and discuss how the techniques can contribute to reconstructive science.
- Prepare and present a clinical audit, research or service improvement project to colleagues and gain formal feedback from the audience to generate an action plan to develop your presentation skills.