Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Black hairy tongue

Black hairy tongue is an unusual condition of the tongue where the filiform papillae on the tongue surface become elongated, with black or brown discoloration, giving a black and hairy appearance.

The appearance may be alarming, but it is a harmless condition.

This Oral Medicine online learning module on Black Hairy Tongue 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 on the diagnosis and management of Black Hairy Tongue Take the Dentaljuce Black Hairy Tongue module • Know the signs and symptoms of BHT.
• Understand the causes, and how to diagnose BHT.
• Know how to successfully manage patients with BHT.
What development needs have I? Improve my knowledge on the diagnosis and management of Black Hairy Tongue
How will I address them? Take the Dentaljuce Black Hairy Tongue module
Target completion date
Outcomes • Know the signs and symptoms of BHT.
• Understand the causes, and how to diagnose BHT.
• Know how to successfully manage patients with BHT.
Date completed


Module Aims and Outcomes   

Aim

The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge, understanding and management skills when dealing with the Oral Medicine condition of Black Hairy Tongue, in line with their identified personal development requirements.

Module objective
• to teach about the common Oral Medicine condition Black Hairy Tongue.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• know the signs and symptoms of BHT.
• know the aetiology and predisposing factors of the condition.
• know what features lead to diagnosis of BHT.
• know what special tests can be done to confirm diagnosis.
• know how to treat the condition and manage the patient.
• through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.


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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