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DS6604 - Advanced Clinical Orthodontics

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: DS6604
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

This will be a core subject in the new Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics course.

This subject comprises a series of lectures and tutorials on fundamental orthodontic theory and clinical practice. The topics in this subject include complex problems that can occur during orthodontic practice. Recognition, precautions and the need to refer to an Orthodontist specialist when appropriate are discussed. Students are required to finish at least five cases, debond and establish a proper protocol of retention. Each student should present completed case notes and all records. They are also required to learn the protocols of case treatment summary and case records archiving.

Learning Outcomes

  • discuss the multidisciplinary management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in children and in adults;
  • outline the protocols of case treatment summary and case record archiving;
  • critically analyse orthodontic finished cases.
Prerequisites: DS6603


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Non-standard start/end 17-Jan-2019 to 28-Jun-2019
Face to face teaching 17-Jan-2019 to 28-Jun-2019 (Mandatory Clinical Sessions on campus 17-18 Jan / 28 Feb - 1 Mar / 11-12 Apr / 27-31 May / 27-28 Jun)
Coordinator: Dr Carmen Karadeniz
Lecturers: Dr Carmen Karadeniz, Dr Ersan Karadeniz, Dr Peter Vaughan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 12 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: viva: unseen cases (40%); assignments (30%); osce (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.