Companion Animal Odontology– Companion Animal Dental, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

Course content

The purpose of this course is to extend the student’s knowledge, skills and competences within the approach to, assessment and management of the companion animal dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery patients.  The course will extend the students assessment and management of companion animal dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery patients and plan the perioperative management of the patient including special anesthesia 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 about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning outcome


Knowledge

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

  • Define, identify and discuss veterinary methodology and para clinical tools in systematized reflective clinical decision making in companion animal dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery (including AO synthesis of the jaws and cancer resections) using relevant diagnostic imaging methods.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical decision making, patient therapy and management at an advanced level in dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery (including AO synthesis of the jaws and cancer resections) using relevant diagnostic imaging methods.
  • 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 dental, maxillofacial and oral surgical patients.

 

Skills

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

  • Perform resective surgery of the jaw to remove cancer.
  • Perform jaw fracture repair by artificial osteosynthesis.
  • Diagnose and manage common dental disease in lagomorphs and rodents.
  • 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 pain management in dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery patients.
  • Continuously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based methods management in specialized companion animal dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery patients.
  • Communicate and discuss academic issues and solution models with both peers and nonspecialists at an advanced level and across disciplines within companion animal odontology practice
  • Communicate effectively in writing and pass on results to relevant parties

 

Competences

Following the course, the candidate must be able to:

  • Evaluate and manage companion animal diseases within the oral cavity odontology, which may necessitate novel solutions and approaches identified from current medical literature or other resources in dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery.
  • 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.
  • Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continuously obtain new knowledge at a specialty 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

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.
As part of the course the student will have to perform a 4 hour practical exam where 3-4 procedures will have to be performed and evaluated. Exam registration: 80 % active participation in the onsite 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

  • Define, identify and discuss veterinary methodology and para clinical tools in systematized reflective clinical decision making in companion animal dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery (including AO synthesis of the jaws and cancer resections) using relevant diagnostic imaging methods.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical decision making, patient therapy and management at an advanced level in dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery (including AO synthesis of the jaws and cancer resections) using relevant diagnostic imaging methods.
  • 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 dental, maxillofacial and oral surgical patients.


Skills

  • Perform resective surgery of the jaw to remove cancer.
  • Perform jaw fracture repair by artificial osteosynthesis.
  • Diagnose and manage common dental disease in lagomorphs and rodents.
  • 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 pain management in dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery patients.
  • Continuously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based methods management in specialized companion animal dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery patients.
  • Communicate and discuss academic issues and solution models with both peers and nonspecialists 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 the oral cavity odontology, which may necessitate novel solutions and approaches identified from current medical literature or other resources in dental, maxillofacial and oral surgery.
  • 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.

 

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 15
  • Preparation
  • 80
  • Theory exercises
  • 15
  • Practical exercises
  • 12
  • Exam
  • 40
  • English
  • 162