Companion Animal Odontology– Advanced Clinical Companion Animal Odontology

Course content

he purpose of this course is to extend the student’s knowledge, skills and competences within the approach to, assessment and management of advanced clinical companion animal odontology.  The course will extend the students assessment and management of companion animal oral and dental patients.

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 about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning outcome


Knowledge

The graduate will be able to:

  • Understand the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of disorders of the oral cavity including the teeth and the jaw bone.
  • Define, identify and discuss veterinary methodology and para clinical tools in systematized reflective clinical decision making in advanced companion animal clinical odontology.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical decision making, patient therapy and prognosis at an advanced level in 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 advanced companion animal odontology.
  • Define and identify relevant anatomical structures.

 

Skills

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

  • Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to localize  and identify diseases of the oral cavity and its causes, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis, apply, and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics like imaging, histopathology and cytology.
  • Perform endodontic treatment of traumatized teeth including vital pulp therapy and root canal treatment including use of new technologies.
  • Perform orthodontic treatment in patients with traumatizing malocclusion.
  • Perform various types of invasive oral surgery in patients with oral cancer.
  • Assess patients after surgery with focus on treatment effect, complications and prognosis.
  • Continuously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based methods management in specialized companion animal odontology patients.
  • Communicate and discuss academic issues and solution models with both peers and non-specialists at an advanced level and across disciplines within companion animal odontology practice.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and pass on results to relevant parties.

 

Competences

The graduate will be able to:

  • Evaluate and manage companion animal diseases within companion animal odontology, which may necessitate novel solutions and approaches identified from current medical literature or other resources.
  • Work independently, take responsibility for, predict, prognosticate and make decisions within the chosen specialization.
  • Collaborate constructively within and between specialists/professionals and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management.  
  • Make ethical considerations regarding diagnostic methods and therapies and place these into perspective.
  • Oral neoplasia and other patient types where ethical issues are pertinent to discuss both medically and in relation to the individual patient and client.
  • Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continuously obtain new knowledge at a specialty level within companion animal odontology.
  • Evidence based presentation of topics and cases
  • Evidence based research/study protocol/systematic review for diagnosis, management or therapy of disease incl. inclusion and exclusion criteria

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

Written
Oral
ECTS
6 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
As part of the course the student will have to perform oral presentations and hand in a written procedure protocol. Examination will be written and online in the format of Multiple Choice and short answer questions. Exam registration: 80 % active participation in the on site course activities are required in order to obtain approved course certificate. 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
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

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

Knowledge

  • Understand the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of disorders of the oral cavity including the teeth and the jaw bone.
  • Define, identify and discuss veterinary methodology and para clinical tools in systematized reflective clinical decision making in advanced companion animal clinical odontology.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical decision making, patient therapy and prognosis at an advanced level in 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 advanced companion animal odontology.
  • Define and identify relevant anatomical structures.

 

Skills

Within the area of clinical companion animal odontology: 

  • Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to localize  and identify diseases of the oral cavity and its causes, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis, apply, and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics like imaging, histopathology and cytology.
  • Perform endodontic treatment of traumatized teeth including vital pulp therapy and root canal treatment including use of new technologies.
  • Perform orthodontic treatment in patients with traumatizing malocclusion.
  • Perform various types of invasive oral surgery in patients with oral cancer.
  • Assess patients after surgery with focus on treatment effect, complications and prognosis.
  • Continuously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based methods management in specialized companion animal odontology patients.
  • Communicate and discuss academic issues and solution models with both peers and non-specialists at an advanced level and across disciplines within companion animal odontology practice.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and pass on results to relevant parties.

 

Competences

  • Evaluate and manage companion animal diseases within companion animal odontology, which may necessitate novel solutions and approaches identified from current medical literature or other resources.
  • Work independently, take responsibility for, predict, prognosticate and make decisions within the chosen specialization.
  • Collaborate constructively within and between specialists/​professionals and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management.  
  • Make ethical considerations regarding diagnostic methods and therapies and place these into perspective.
  • Oral neoplasia and other patient types where ethical issues are pertinent to discuss both medically and in relation to the individual patient and client.
  • Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continuously obtain new knowledge at a specialty level within companion animal odontology.
  • Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continuously obtain new knowledge at a specialty level within companion animal odontology.
  • Evidence based presentation of topics and cases
  • Evidence based research/study protocol/systematic review for diagnosis, management or therapy of disease incl. inclusion and exclusion criteria


 

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 18
  • Preparation
  • 80
  • Theory exercises
  • 12
  • Practical exercises
  • 12
  • Exam
  • 40
  • English
  • 162