Orthodontics 370

Module code ORD 370
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: (a)   Basic principles and therapeutic measures.
(b)   Occlusion: development and morphology.
(c)   Development and growth: cranium.
(d)  Stainless steel: properties and uses.
(e)  Orthodontic devices: requirements and types.
(f)   Changes in tissue.
(g)  Malocclusion: classification and aetiology.
(h)  Examination, aids, diagnosis and planning.
(i)   Bad habits.
(j)   Preventive and interceptive orthodontics.
(k)  Treatment: principles, problems with space, methods.
(l)   The role of extraction.
(m) Retention.

Module credits 6.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites BOK 280, (BoK 281 or (BOK 285, 287)), BOK 283, GNK 286, GNK 288, GPS 280, IKT 200, SMO 211, SMO 281
Contact time 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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