- Module code: MD928
- Module name: Interdisciplinary Orthodontic Care
- Department: WMS, Dentistry
- Credit: 12
Module content and teaching
Gain knowledge of how orthodontics interfaces with other dental specialities, be able to use Information Technology within all aspects of orthodontics and work as part of a team.
Principal 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. e-mail, 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."
Timetabled teaching activities
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|12 CATS (Module code: MD928-12)|
|B (Examination only)||1.5 hour written MCQ/EMQ exam (locally held)||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy (B91A) - Year 1