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DENT6831 Orthodontics Clinical Practice I Part 1

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 first-year clinical practice 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. The unit involves the comprehensive examination, diagnosis and management of patients that have been referred to the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) specialist Orthodontics Clinic. Students are supervised during clinical sessions by specialist orthodontists. On average, five half-day sessions per week are devoted to the Orthodontics Clinic over the three years of the course. Students are required to maintain comprehensive case records which are reviewed formally during and at the completion of the course.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced problem-solving and diagnostic skills; (2) demonstrate advanced clinical management skills in orthodontics; (3) articulate the value of specialist orthodontic practice within the profession and community; (4) define and demonstrate the responsibility inherent in being a dental specialist; (5) integrate current knowledge with new information and research evidence, and apply this to dental practice; (6) demonstrate a respect for truth, intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship and clinical practice; (7) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community; (8) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical settings,; (9) discuss challenges to professionalism and reflect on professional behaviours in the clinical setting; (10) display critical and insightful self-reflection of their own personal values, wellbeing, personal difficulties and professional performance; and (11) respond to professionalism challenges and insightful self reflection by implementing effective management strategies.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) clinical logbook; (2) clinical assessment (ongoing); (3) case presentation; and (4) professional behaviour assessment (failed component). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the professional behaviour assessment (failed component) component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Mithran Goonewardene
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
a Bachelor of Dental Science of this University or equivalent, a Pass in the primary examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons or equivalent, and at least two years' full-time equivalent experience in general dental practice
Co-requisites:
nil
Advisable prior study:
orthodontics textbooks and journals
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Approved quota: 4—every second year
Contact hours
clinics: 5 half-day sessions per week; seminars: 3 hours per week
Note
Students are required to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
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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