Odontology 271

Module code ODO 271
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

This module is a continuation of Odontology 171. It 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 peril-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 7.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites ELH 121, ELH 122, AIM 101, ACO 171, ANA 171, FAR 171, FLG 171, GMB 171, MDB 171, ODO 171, ORD 171, PDL 171, TBW 171, VKM 171, NHS 171
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 1 other contact session per week, 1 practical per week, 1 seminar per week, 2 lectures per week for 16 weeks
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Odontology
Period of presentation Year

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