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  • Programme duration: Full-time: 36 months  
  • Programme start: September 2018
  • Entry requirements: Please see the 'Entry Requirements' tab for full list of requirements.
Orthodontics ddsc

Module details

The DDSc is a 3-year full time Doctorate programme comprising 540 credits. The programme has 180 credits in year one mostly at master's level and 360 credits in years two and three at doctorate level.  All modules are mandatory i.e. must be passed, and make up the taught, clinical and research components of the programme.  The programme consists of 5 core modules and 4 speciality specific modules.

Core Modules

Year 1

ILT 704 - Research Methods Online

CDEN233 – Communication Health Promotion and Clinical Governance

CDEN299 – Research Protocol

 

Year 2 & 3

CDEN304 – Clinical Research and Investigation

CDEN399 – Doctoral Thesis

 

Orthodontics Speciality Modules

 

Year 1

CDEN201 – Orthodontic Patient Clinical Assessment

CDEN202 – Orthodontic Treatment Planning

CDEN203 - Orthodontic Appliances A

CDEN204 - Orthodontic Appliances B

 

Year 2

CDEN301 – Growth Modification and Anchorage

 

Year 2 & 3

CDEN303 – Clinical Practice

 

Year 3

CDEN302 – Multidisciplinary Orthodontics

Compulsory modules

Communication, Health Promotion and Clinical Governance (CDEN233)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To understand Health Service structures and clinical governance and effectively communicate with the dental team.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module the student will be expected to:

1. apply a professional, caring and understanding approach, modified to a patient’s individual needs and demonstrate an ability to communicate  effectively with persons of all ages, recognising the cultural differences and barriers to effective communication, whilst operating within ethical and legal guidelines, maintaining oral health standards.

2. demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and ability to implements all aspects of clinical governance

3. demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge of and critically evaluate the role and contribution of Health Service structures and the principles of Audit.

Research Protocol (CDEN299)
LevelD
Credit level60
SemesterResearch Session
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To produce a specialist capable of the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of professional practice, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be expected to:

1. be able to conceive, design a substantial process of research with scholarly integrity and communicate with their peers and the larger scholar community.

 

​2. be able to produce a concise written report and demonstrate a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry were used to create and design a research protocol.

Clinical Research and Investigation (CDEN304)
LevelD
Credit level60
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To produce a specialist capable of a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of professional practice

Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry;


 undertake a research, evidenced-based critical appraisal of treatment techniques in named patients.​​

Doctoral Thesis (CDEN399)
LevelD
Credit level180
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To produce a specialist capable of the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication

To produce a specialist capable of the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of professional practice, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems

To produce a specialist capable of a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be expected to:

1. demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry;

2. conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of professional practice, adjusting the project design in the light of unforeseen problems;

3. undertake pure and/or applied research at an advanced level, contributing substantially to the development of new techniques, ideas, or approaches and produce a concise written report to communicate with their peers and the larger scholarly community about their areas of expertise.

Orthodontic Patient Clinical Assessment (CDEN201)
LevelM
Credit level30
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To acquire the skills of taking a history from a patient

To undertake an intra oral examination of the head and neck

To examine the occlusion of the patient

To acquire the skills of clinical information gathering by way of relevant clinical investigations and be able to interpret the clinical data including study models

To acquire the skills of gathering images of patients at appropriate stages of treatment and interpreting these images

To acquire the skills of prescribing, reporting and interpreting relevant radiographic images with particular emphasis on the tracing and interpretation of cephalometric radiographs

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the module students will be expected to:

1. be able to prepare, disseminate and critically evaluate a patient’s case history;

2. demonstrate a systematic, comprehensive and critically reflective approach to intra and extra-oral examinations of the head and neck and transfer the knowledge and skills gained through experiential learning to the solution of new clinical problems and recognise the need to modify skills in different clinical settings;

3. undertake skilled, competent, safe, critically evaluative and reflective examinations of the occlusion;

4. undertake skilled, competent, safe, critically evaluative and reflective clinical, radiological and laboratory investigations, whilst operating   within an appropriate legal and ethical framework;

5. manipulate and evaluate clinical, radiological and laboratory investigations in a critical manner.

Orthodontic Treatment Planning (CDEN202)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
Aims

To identify the general principles of treatment planning for an orthodontic patient

To acquire the skills of formulating an orthodontic treatment taking medical problems into account and identify treatment procedures that will guide the developing malocclusion

To identify the biological principles of treatment, the development of the dento-facial complex and the importance of psychology in patient care

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the module students will be expected to:

1. critically appraise a clinical examination to exercise professional judgement in the justification of treatment planning for a malocclusion taking medical problems into account and to identify treatment procedures that will guide the developing malocclusion.

2.demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the biological basis for Orthodontics.

Orthodontic Appliances A (CDEN203)
LevelM
Credit level30
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To acquire the knowledge of dental materials that will inform clinical decisions of appliance selection

To develop the knowledge and skill to use a range of  fixed and removable orthodontic appliances

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module the student will be expected to:

1. demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of fixed, removable and retention appliances;

2. demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of dental materials that will inform clinical decisions and appliance selection;

3. undertake skilled, competent and safe procedures with fixed, removable and retention appliances.

Orthodontic Appliances B (CDEN204)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:0
Aims

To acquire the knowledge of dental materials that will inform clinical decisions of appliance selection and adjustment

To develop the knowledge and skill to use a range of  fixed and removable orthodontic appliances

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module the student will be expected to:

1. adjust fixed and removable and retention appliances through critical evaluation and reflection of procedures.

Growth Modification and Anchorage (CDEN301)
LevelD
Credit level30
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To identify the clinical reasoning and judgement used in growth and treatment analysis, long term effects and latrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment.

To identify the clinical reasoning and judgement used in treatment anchorage systems and the clinical governance and safety of these systems.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the module, students will be expected to:

1. demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge of dental materials that will inform clinical decisions of appliance selection;

2. demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of growth and treatment analysis, long term effects of orthodontic treatment and iatrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment;

3. undertake skilled, competent, safe, critically evaluative and reflective procedures with functional and extra-oral appliances;

4. make informed judgements about growth and treatment analysis, long term effects and iatrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment;

5. make informed judgements about treatment anchorage appliance systems and the clinical governance and safety of these systems.

Clinical Practice (CDEN303)
LevelD
Credit level60
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To produce a specialist capable of independent practice

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the module students will be expected to:

1. demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of functional and extra-oral appliances for practice, research and advanced academic enquiry;

2. make informed judgements about treatment planning for a malocclusion and treatment procedures that will guide the developing malocclusion, using fixed and removable and retention appliances.

Multidisciplinary Orthodontics (CDEN302)
LevelD
Credit level30
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To identify the clinical reasoning and judgement used in planning the treatment of multidisciplinary orthodontic cases

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the module students will be expected to:

1.  demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of multidisciplinary orthodontics;

2.  make informed judgements about an integrated restorative care treatment plan and justification of the treatment;

3. make informed judgements about growth and treatment analysis, long term effects and iatrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment;

4. make informed judgements about planning the treatment of multidisciplinary orthodontic cases and the clinical use of relevant treatment approaches.