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Aims and Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, you should:

  • Have knowledge of the role of orthodontics in multi-disciplinary care
  • Have knowledge of the aetiology, classification and prevalence of cleft lip and palate
  • Have knowledge of the role of orthodontics in cleft-lip and palate care
  • Be familiar with the prevalence of ectopic teeth
  • Be competent at managing patients with ectopic teeth
  • Be competent at using information technology; (can this be expanded to define more clearly what is included e.g. email, using practice management systems, Internet, MEDLINE etc.
  • Be familiar with the role of healthcare informatics in the provision of orthodontic care
  • Be competent at communication with patients, their families and carers, other members of the dental team and other healthcare professionals
  • Have knowledge of managing patients from different social and ethnic backgrounds
  • Have knowledge of working as part of the dental team
  • Be familiar with the social and psychological issues relevant to the care of patients
  • Be competent at working with other members of the dental team
  • Be competent at interpreting, and working to, an orthodontic care plan or prescription
  • Have knowledge of the role of the orthodontic therapist within the framework of the dental team
  • Have knowledge of when to refer the patient to a dentist where treatment is beyond the training or experience of the orthodontic therapist (this is also covered in Module 1)
  • Be familiar with the organisation of orthodontic services within the United Kingdom

Syllabus

This module consists of three sections:

  • Interdisciplinary Care
    • Orthodontic/orthognathic surgery
    • Misplaced Canines
    • Restorative/orthodontic interface
    • Craniofacial anomalies, classification, aetiology and prevalence of cleft lip and palate
  • Behavioural Sciences, communication skills and health information
    • IT skills
    • Communication skills and working in a team understanding psychological issues relevant to the care of orthodontic patients
    • Patient compliance
  • Comprehensive Oral Care
    • Working as part of the dental team, interpretation of and working to treatment plan
    • Role of the orthodontic therapist within the dental team
    • Provision of Orthodontic services in UK

Key Facts

Contact:
Cheryl Grantham/Gaynor Mercer/Claire Runaghan

Leader:

Dr Liz Hopkins

Assessment:
90 minute written paper

Core/Optional: Core

CATS: 12

Code: MD928


Other options:

Diploma route: Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy

You may also be interested in our MSc Orthodontics


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