Management of Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

By Multi Faculty   |   Tagore Dental College & Hospital, Chennai - 600127
Learners enrolled: 2275
In clinical dental practice, life-threatening emergencies can and do occur. Adverse medical events occur despite all appropriate measures to prevent them from developing. They can happen to anyone–a patient, a doctor, a dental office staff, or a person who is merely accompanying the patient. A number of factors exist today that may increase the likelihood of such incidents.

In the absence of any India specific online course on this topic, we aim to illustrative and precise information on the knowledge and methods to manage such medical emergencies on their own. This will aid dental practitioners with the adequate knowledge

The lecture series consists of Eight topics covering various medical emergencies that will consist of a medical emergency situation with its explanation, aetiology, sequelae of onset, primary management approach and its medical management. We will use a combination of lecture with illustrative examples.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate students, Postgraduate trainees in dental surgery & dental practitioners

PRE-REQUISITE: Professionals belonging to dentistry  

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: This course will be valuable for any dental practitioner since management of medical emergencies is a vital skill.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Dental
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 21 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Vasovagal syncope, Postural Hypotension, Hyperventilation
Week 2: Asthma- Status Asthmaticus
Week 3: Chest Pain of Cardiac Origin- Myocardial Infarction, Angina Pectoris
Week 4: Acute Adrenal Insufficiency, Diabetic Mellitus, Thyroid Gland Dysfunction
Week 5: Allergies/ Hypersensitivity Reactions
Week 6: Epilepsy- Status Epilepticus
Week 7: Chronic Kidney Disease, Hepatic Dysfunction
Week 8: Basic Life Support

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 April 2022  Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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