Orthodontics 480

Module code ORD 480
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

The modules in this subject extend over the third, fourth and fifth years of study. Lectures, practical and clinical work, seminars and discussions on the following:

  1. Basic principles and therapeutic measures.
  2. Occlusion: development and morphology.
  3. Development and growth: cranium.
  4. Stainless steel: properties and uses.
  5. Orthodontic devices: requirements and types.
  6. Changes in tissue.
  7. Malocclusion: classification and aetiology.
  8. Examination, aids, diagnosis and planning.
  9. Bad habits.
  10. Preventive and interceptive orthodontics.
  11. Treatment: principles, problems with space, methods.
  12. The role of extraction.
  13. Retention.
Module credits 17.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 1 lecture per week, 1 other contact session per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Orthodontics
Period of presentation Year

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