Companion Animal Odontology– Applied Clinical Companion Animal Odontology

Course content

The purpose of this course module is to further develop the skills of the student within the discipline of companion animal odontology.

The level of prior knowledge and skills within clinical odontology from both the veterinary candidate level and the first part of the master-education will be developed in order to form a solid platform within clinical odontology. In theory and by practical exercises the participant can expect that professional skills and competences within the subject of clinical companion animal odontology will be extended.

The participants’ knowledge, professional skills and competences within clinical odontology will be enhanced through theoretical seminars, practicals and case-based exercises. The participants will be encouraged to define, identify and discuss clinical methodology, including identification of clinical odontological lesions, and paraclinical tools in systematised reflective clinical decision making in companion animal odontology The course will extend the students assessment and management of the complex patient in need of dental and oral care and plan the perioperative management of the patient including special anaesthesia and analgesia requirements. 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Education

This course is a specialisation course at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science. The Master is a post graduate education targeted for small animal veterinarians seeking Continual Professional Development (CPD).


Read more on: https://cacs.ku.dk/

Learning outcome


Knowledge

Having completed the course, the student must be able to:

  • Define, identify and discuss veterinary methodology and paraclinical tools in systematized reflective clinical decision making in companion animal clinical odontology
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical decision making, patient therapy and management in companion clinical odontology
  • List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on existing and new approaches to patient diagnosis, therapy, management and client education in a specialty practice situation within odontology.

 

Skills

Within the area of clinical companion animal odontology the graduate will be able to: 

Apply the quantitative and qualitative methodologies and tools as well as master relevant skills within companion animal odontology - especially in periodontology and endodontology.

  • Perform clinical and para clinical workup to set a correct diagnosis using especially dental radiography.
  • Decision making in regards to choice of treatment options.
  • Perform dental prophylactic treatment for periodontal disease
  • Perform surgical periodontal treatment including applying advanced surgical technologies.
  • Perform non-surgical and surgical tooth extractions.
  • Continuously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring approaches incl. the use of systematic critical review of pertinent literature
  • Communicate and discuss academic issues with both peers and non-specialists and across disciplines within companion animal odontology practice
  • Communicate effectively in writing and pass on results to relevant parties – especially in guidance of clients.

 

Competences

Following the course, the candidate must be able to:

  • Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localize the cause of disease, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis, apply, and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management in companion animal patients with common oral diseases especially within periodontology and endodontology.
  • Work independently, take responsibility for, predict, prognosticate and make decisions within companion animal clinical odontology.
  • Collaborate constructively within and between specialists/professionals and lay persons involved in companion animal odontology patient management.  
  • Make ethical considerations regarding diagnostic methods and therapies in companion animal clinical odontology and place these into perspective.
  • Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continuously obtain new knowledge at an advanced level within companion animal odontology

Lectures, e-learning, theoretical and practical exercises. Case-study work.

Updated literature list will be posted 1 month prior to course start. The participant should have theoretical knowledge updated prior to participation.

Inclusion criteria for Master's Programme in Companion Animal Clinical Science:

-Degree in veterinary medicine and at least two years of relevant work experience.
SCAM13001U, SCAM13002U, SCAM13003U, SCAM13004U or one of the following certifications in Companion Animal Diseases:


-DVA in Small Animal Diseases, in Danish known as “certificeret fagdyrlæge i sygdomme hos hunde og katte”


-Swedish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Swedish known as Steg 1


-Norwegian specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Norwegian known as Specialisering i veterinærmedisin, spesialitet smådyr

-Finnish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Finnish known as Pieneläinsairauksien erikoiseläinlääkäri

ECTS
6 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
As part of the course the student will have to perform oral presentations and hand in a number of written exercises/cases and procedure protocols. 80 % active participation in the on site course activities are required in order to obtain approved course. Both, approved course certificate and a passed examination are required to pass the course. Students may attend examination without approval of course certificate.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

Having completed the course, the student must be able to:
 

Knowledge

  • Define, identify and discuss veterinary methodology and paraclinical tools in systematized reflective clinical decision making in companion animal clinical odontology
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical decision making, patient therapy and management in companion clinical odontology
  • List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on existing and new approaches to patient diagnosis, therapy, management and client education in a specialty practice situation within odontology.

 

Skills

  • Apply the quantitative and qualitative methodologies and tools as well as master relevant skills within companion animal odontology - especially in periodontology and endodontology.
  • Perform clinical and paraclinical workup to set a correct diagnosis using especially dental radiography.
  • Decision making in regards to choice of treatment options.
  • Perform dental prophylactic treatment for periodontal disease
  • Perform surgical periodontal treatment including applying advanced surgical technologies.
  • Perform non-surgical and surgical tooth extractions.
  • Continuously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring approaches incl. the use of systematic critical review of pertinent literature
  • Communicate and discuss academic issues with both peers and non-specialists and across disciplines within companion animal odontology practice
  • Communicate effectively in writing and pass on results to relevant parties – especially in guidance of clients.

 

Competences

  • Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localize the cause of disease, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis, apply, and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management in companion animal patients with common oral diseases especially within periodontology and endodontology.
  • Work independently, take responsibility for, predict, prognosticate and make decisions within companion animal clinical odontology.
  • Collaborate constructively within and between specialists/​professionals and lay persons involved in companion animal odontology patient management.  
  • Make ethical considerations regarding diagnostic methods and therapies in companion animal clinical odontology and place these into perspective.


 

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 10
  • Preparation
  • 80
  • Theory exercises
  • 10
  • Practical exercises
  • 22
  • Exam
  • 40
  • English
  • 162