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DENT6830 Orthodontics Theory III Part 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Content
This is the third-year theory unit in Orthodontics in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. The unit is taken over two semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Topics are covered via seminars and literature reviews, at a basic level during the early stages of the course and with increasing complexity throughout the course. The material covered depends on the needs of the individual student, the work previously performed in the course, the clinical needs of patients being treated by the student, and the relevance to current literature in orthodontics.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) evaluate, synthesise and apply the literature relevant to orthodontics; (2) demonstrate advanced problem-solving and diagnostic skills; (3) demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the specialty of orthodontics through discussion, interpretation and evaluation in written and oral presentations; (4) demonstrate knowledge of the international context and sensitivities related to orthodontics; (5) articulate the value of specialist orthodontic practice within the profession and community; (6) interpret original research; (7) define and demonstrate the responsibility inherent in being a dental specialist; (8) provide leadership within the dental and allied professions; (9) integrate current knowledge with new information and research evidence, and apply this to dental practice; (10) manage the competing demands on one's time; (11) demonstrate a respect for truth, intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship; and (12) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) theoretical seminar presentation and (2) written examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Mithran Goonewardene
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
DENT6827/DENT6828 Orthodontics Theory II Part 1/Part 2
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Approved quota: 4—every second year
Contact hours
seminars: 6 hours per week (average)
Texts

Enlow, D. and Hans, M. Essentials of Facial Growth: Elsevier 1996

Graber, T. et al. Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques: Elsevier Science Health Science 2005

Nanda, R. Biomechanics and Esthetic Strategies in Clinical Orthodontics: Elsevier Science Health Science 2005

Proffit, W. R. et al. Contemporary Orthodontics: Elsevier Science Health Science 2006

Proffit, W. R. et al. Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity: Elsevier Science Health Science 2002

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