Odontology 171

Module code ODO 171
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

This module will enable the oral hygiene student to be competent in the evaluation of the oral health status of the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient in terms of diseases related to the hard tissues of the oral cavity plus the pulpa and peri-apical tissues, and be able to:
•  correctly diagnose the diseases;
•  correctly diagnose the patient’s risk profile;
•   instruct a patient to be capable of exercising self-protective measures;
•   change the behavioural pattern of the patient through motivation;
•   create resistant and optimally maintainable dental hard tissues for oral health;
•   reverse early lesions where possible;
•   refer patients for restorative and rehabilitative treatment.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Odontology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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