Please refer to the return to campus page for more information on these delivery modes and students who can enrol in each mode based on their location in first half year 2021.
Year Long (Extended)
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Following on from Orthodontics 1 this subject focuses on developing further all aspects of orthodontic treatment and inter-disciplinary management of patients with paediatric dental, periodontic, prosthodontic, endodontic and oral and maxillofacial surgery units at the Royal Melbourne (RMH) and Royal Children’s (RCH) Hospitals. Clinical training continues at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and the Melbourne Dental Clinic with all clinical training sessions having continued supervision with experienced orthodontists. The student will continue to engage with surgical team members at RMH and RCH in addition to interdisciplinary meetings within the Dental School.
Mid-way through this year, students are rostered to the Craniofacial Unit at the RCH to assist orthodontists treating cleft palate and craniofacial patients, and participate in monthly interdisciplinary meetings. At the end of this year, each student is further allocated approximately 10 cases.
All students attend weekly diagnosis and treatment planning sessions of student and unseen cases which foster collegiate interaction and friendly debate on treatment options.
DDS Teaching Requirement
All students are required to conduct seminars for the Doctor of Dental Surgery students, roughly 24 hours annually. This is undertaken in the second half of each year.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students will have continued to develop skills to:
- Intermediate identification of dentofacial abnormalities requiring treatment and their aetiological factors,
- Apply understandings of aetiological factors and patient in the development of treatment plans
- Demonstrate understandings of speciality principles by providing orthodontic treatment
- Apply speciality learnings to advise and consult with colleagues in other disciplines on orthodontic aspects of any dentofacial problem having developed a wide ranging understanding of the theory and practice of orthodontics, and the literature and tradition on which they are based.
Last updated: 11 February 2021