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Medicine A, Orthodontics, 60 higher education credits

The aim of the programme is for dental nurses/dental hygienists to be able to carry out delegated duties under the supervision of a lead orthodontics specialist. The programme comprises four sub-courses and is run over four terms.

 

 

 

Main content of the course:


Orthodontics, sub-course I, 15 credits
Orthodontics, theoretical course, 7.5 credits
- Lectures, seminars, group work and self-study covering maxillofacial development, collection and collation of data for inclusion in medical records, methodology for clinical treatment and care of patients.
Clinical course 7.5 credits
Takes place at the dental clinic in the person's home area under the supervision of an orthodontist.
- Practical elements/application of theoretical knowledge, including medical history, registration, documentation, taking of dental images, making dental impressions, x-ray profile analysis and different areas of clinical treatment.

Orthodontics, sub-course II, 15 credits
Orthodontics, theoretical course 7.5 credits
 - Lectures, seminars, group work and self-study that includes malocclusions and labiolingual deviations, principles for appliance treatment for malocclusions, tissue reactions in conjunction with tooth displacement, material studies and methodology in conjunction with the fitting of orthodontic appliances.

Orthodontics, clinical course 7.5 credits
Takes place at an orthodontics clinic in the participant's home area under the supervision of an orthodontist.
- Practical elements/application of theoretical knowledge, including different clinical treatments with appropriate types of orthodontic appliances and materials.

Orthodontics, sub-course III, 15 credits
Advanced course in orthodontic diagnostics and treatment methods as well as general dental medicine.

Orthodontics, sub-course IV, 15 credits
Research methodology and scientific theory, 7.5 credits
- Scientific theory
- Research methodology and ethics
- Information retrieval
- Reading scientific literature
- Statistics
- Presentation of results
Advanced work of a scientific nature, 7.5 credits
- Development of ideas
- Project planning
- Material collation, analysis of statistics and results
- Collation and written and oral presentation of results
- Oral examination

Course commences

January 20-21, 2014

Venue

Postgraduate Dental Education Centre, Örebro


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