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Post Graduate Course in Orthodontics

Faculty of Medicine

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Academic year

2017-2018

DGES Code

3621

Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded

Diploma/Certificate

Duration

6 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits

180.0

Course Coordinator(s)

Francisco José Fernandes Vale (fvale@fmed.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The Postgraduate Course in Orthodontics is intended to graduates in Medicine (with a specialization in Stomatology) and Graduates in Dentistry who wish to practice this activity.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
The Graduates should be competent to:
-diagnose anomalies of the dentition, facial structures and facial functional conditions;
-detect deviations of the development of the dentition, of facial growth and occurrence of functional abnormalities;
-formulate a treatment plan and predict its course;
-assess particular psychological aspects relevant to the practice of Orthodontics;
-carry out interceptive orthodontic measures;
-execute simple and complex treatment procedures;
-work together in multi-disciplinary teams for the treatment of complex restorative cases (adult patients), orthodontic surgical cases and cleft palate patients;
-use all means at their disposal to improve their professional training.
In addition this Post Gradute course should:
-teach in particular biomedical sciences related to Orthodontics;
- stimulate the development of a scientific attitude to the formulation and stimulation of professional interest;
- teach scientific methodology principles;
-teach how to develop the ability to interpret scientific literature;
-stimulate research activities and oral and written presentation of the scientific and clinical findings.
Mode of Study
The course is delivered in full time or part time attendance and daytime schedule.
Access to Further Studies
The Post Graduate Degree in Orthodontics does not grant a degree but it allows the student to have access to a higher level training, namely 2nd cycle studies (Master’s Degree) and 3rd Cycle (PhD)
Admission Requirements

The Postgraduate Course in Orthodontics is intended to graduates in Medicine (with a specialization in Stomatology) and Graduates in Dentistry who wish to practice this activity.
Candidates to this course may only be holders of an integrated 2nd cycle studies diploma, pre Bologna Process Bachelors in Dentistry or in Medicine with a specialization in Stomatology.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Recognition of Prior Learning
The provisions of article 45 in the Decree Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, with the words of Decree Law no.107/2008, 25th June shall apply.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, amended and republished by the decree: DL no 107/2008, 25th June; Ordinance no. 782/2009, 23rd de July.
Professional Goals

The Postgraduate Course in Orthodontics is intended to graduates in Medicine (with a specialization in Stomatology) and Graduates in Dentistry who wish to practice this activity.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Graduation Requirements

To accomplish this course it is required a successful assessment in:
Interdisciplinary Seminars I – 2 ECTS;
Interdisciplinary Seminars II – 2 ECTS;
Interdisciplinary Seminars III – 2 ECTS;
Interdisciplinary Seminars IV – 2 ECTS;
Interdisciplinary Seminars V – 2 ECTS;
Interdisciplinary Seminars VI – 2 ECTS.

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
Calendar
1st Semester
Start date: 04-09-2017
End date: 15-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018