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DS6604 - Advanced Clinical Orthodontics

Credit points: 6
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case report 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Oral defence - (35%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Clinical assessment 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (25%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: DS6603


Cairns, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Non-standard start/end 18-Jan-2021 to 18-Jun-2021
Face to face teaching 18-Jan-2021 to 11-Jun-2021 (Mandatory Clinical Sessions on campus 18-20 Jan / 15-17 Feb / 22-24 Mar / 3-5 May / 7-11 Jun)
Coordinator: Professor Sarah Larkins
Lecturer: 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
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.