Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Biological Sciences. The axial skeleton.

Welcome to this Biological Sciences module. In this module, you will learn about the bones of the axial skeleton, with a special emphasis on the skull.

The Biological Sciences - The Integumentary System online learning module has clear and concise aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes, listed below. These will appear on the Dentaljuce Enhanced CPD Certificate, along with the time spent, dates, and detailed topics you studied within the module. Certificates can be printed at any time, covering any range of dates. Dentaljuce CPD complies with the UK GDC's requirements for enhanced verifiable continuing professional development.

Your Professional Development Plan (PDP)   
Regulatory authorities recommend that CPD/CE is undertaken based on learning needs that you have identified and entered into your PDP. Some authorities may not accept your CPD as verifiable unless it has been identified in the PDP before you undertake it.

Before starting this module, check that the learning outcomes are what you require, and that you have entered the need into your PDP. Here is an example PDP entry for this module.
What development needs have I? How will I address them? Target completion date Outcomes Date
Completed
Improve my knowledge of the biological sciences that underpin dental healthcare. Take the Dentaljuce Biological Sciences - The Axial Skeleton module.
  • Describe the functions of the skeletal system and define its two major subdivisions
  • Identify the bones and bony structures of the skull, the cranial suture lines, the cranial fossae, and the openings in the skull
  • Discuss the vertebral column and regional variations in its bony components and curvatures
  • Describe the components of the thoracic cage
  • Discuss the embryonic development of the axial skeleton
What development needs have I? Improve my knowledge of the biological sciences that underpin dental healthcare.
How will I address them? Take the Dentaljuce Biological Sciences - The Axial Skeleton module.
Target completion date
Outcomes
  • Describe the functions of the skeletal system and define its two major subdivisions
  • Identify the bones and bony structures of the skull, the cranial suture lines, the cranial fossae, and the openings in the skull
  • Discuss the vertebral column and regional variations in its bony components and curvatures
  • Describe the components of the thoracic cage
  • Discuss the embryonic development of the axial skeleton
Date completed


Module Aims and Outcomes   

Aim

The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to enhance their basic knowledge of the biological sciences.

Module objective
• to teach the structure and function of the axial skeleton, including the skull.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will be able to:

  • Describe the functions of the skeletal system and define its two major subdivisions
  • Identify the bones and bony structures of the skull, the cranial suture lines, the cranial fossae, and the openings in the skull
  • Discuss the vertebral column and regional variations in its bony components and curvatures
  • Describe the components of the thoracic cage
  • Discuss the embryonic development of the axial skeleton


GDC Principles
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC principles and the underlying standards:
• P7: Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills


GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcomes:
• DO C. (Clinical domain) Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

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