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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Orthodontics

Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Standard Edgewise course (ORTH11002)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is designed to instruct students in standard edgewise technique which forms the basis of all contemporary orthodontic treatment, and to apply these principles to contemporary pre-adjusted edgewise technique.
Course description The course will cover three days of fulltime instruction and includes:

History of fixed appliance treatment: development of the edgewise appliance
First, second, and third order bends
Pre-adjusted appliance evolution advantages and disadvantages
Andrews Six Keys
Edgewise brackets - sliding mechanics
Anchorage in edgewise
Space closing loops
Formation of arch blanks
Artistic bends
Utility arches
Round wire exercises
Typodont exercises
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Feedback is usually provided within three weeks of the coursework submission.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Evaluate and discuss the history of fixed appliance treatment and the development of the edgewise appliance and demonstrate an understanding of the mechanics of the modern edgewise appliance.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to apply the standard edgewise technique for fixed appliance orthodontic treatment in a range of simulated cases.
  3. Critically appraise the scientific literature surrounding the pre-adjusted orthodontic fixed appliance and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these appliances.
  4. Apply the principles of self-evaluation in clinical procedures and be able to critically reflect on the quality of their own clinical work and record this in a reflective account.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to use a wide range of wire bending techniques to solve common clinical presentations of malocclusion and tooth alignment.
Reading List
Reading list will be provided prior to the start of the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Students will gain an understanding of the principles of fixed appliances and will be able to utilise standard edgewise technique to produce superior results for their patients
Keywordsedgewise technique,orthodontic appliances
Contacts
Course organiserDr Niall McGuinness
Tel: (0131) 536 4964
Email: niall.mcguinness@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3979
Email: Anna.Atluri@ed.ac.uk
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