Welcome to this Dentaljuce course on Smoking Cessation, much of which references the "Delivering better oral health" toolkit provided by NHS England.
The course focuses on the messages and advice that dental professionals should give to their patients who smoke or use tobacco products, to support them in quitting.
It also provides a background to the public health issues regarding tobacco use.
The online learning course 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.
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
|To improve my knowledge and skills in helping patients stop smoking
(GDC outcomes: A D)
|Take the Dentaljuce Smoking Cessation course||
|What development needs have I?||To improve my knowledge and skills in helping patients stop smoking
(GDC outcome A D)
|How will I address them?||Take the Dentaljuce Smoking Cessation course|
|Target completion date|
Module Aims and Outcomes
The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge and competence in helping their patients to stop smoking, in line with their identified personal learning requirements and the requirements of the UK NHS's "Delivering better oral health" toolkit.
- to update members of the dental team with current best practice for helping patients stop smoking.
Anticipated learning outcomes:The learner will:
- Understand the public health situation regarding tobacco use
- Know the effects of tobacco products on oral health
- Know the different ways that tobacco can be used
- Know how to use the VBA technique to help smokers quit
- Understand the role of vaping, and drugs, in helping people quit smoking
- through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.
GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcome(s): A D.