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MD949 - Clinical Practice in Orthodontic Dentistry

  • Module code: MD949
  • Module name: Clinical Practice in Orthodontic Dentistry
  • Department: WMS, Dentistry
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To enable students to formulate and implement a safe and predictable treatment programme, involving the identification and application of standard and advanced treatment modalities; To develop an in-depth understanding of, and the ability to apply, the diagnostic and case management skills essential to the successful management of standard and advanced orthodontic cases;To contribute to the aims of the MSc in Orthodontic Dentistry by ensuring that students develop their clinical practice through a structured learning experience.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module you should be able to: Demonstrate whole patient care, including the formulation of an initial diagnosis and case assessment; Critically evaluate treatment options and discuss these clearly with the patient; Formulate a definitive treatment programme supported by clinical data, and relevant written treatment plan; Effectively implement all stages of the treatment programme; Understand the legal and ethical principles underlying patient care and treatment; Evaluate the outcome of treatment on completion of the treatment programme against the initial stated objective, and develop and implement a future clinical pathway for the long term monitoring and maintenance of the case.

Timetabled teaching activities

3 Days

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: MD949-60)
A1 (Assessed work only) OSCE 2 25%
  Portfolio of 10 Clinical Cases & Written Reflection 50%
  Oral Examination on Case Presentations 25%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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