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MSc

Orthodontics




New programme approval documentation

October 2012

Prepared by:

Professor David Bearn


Professor of Orthodontics
Dental School
University of Dundee

MSc in Orthodontics
Overview
This programme is an innovative development in providing postgraduate dental education to the
international market. Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that is involved in the diagnosis,
management and treatment of irregularities of the teeth and bite malocclusion. This frequently
involves the use of orthodontic appliances known commonly as braces - to correct these
irregularities.
Demand from dentists for specialty education and training in orthodontics has been and continues
to be high it is a valued area of specialisation and is recognised in many countries as a distinct
specialty and the demand for orthodontic treatment continues to outstrip the trained supply of
specialists worldwide. This has led to high levels of demand for full time training programmes which
combine an academic Masters degree with a clinical training programme from the Far East and
Middle East for programmes in both the USA and UK. In the UK programmes are usually delivered in
partnership with the NHS.
This programme aims to meet the demand for orthodontic education by taking the opportunity to
the Middle East region and delivering the academic MSc in Orthodontics of the University of Dundee
using the Flying Faculty model in Cairo, Egypt the most populous city in the Arab world. As it will
not be possible to partner with the NHS, the programme will partner with the Arab Society for
Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE) which is an independent provider of clinical continuing
professional development programmes, having their own clinical facilities and clinical tutors.
Students will be able to concurrently complete the University of Dundee MSc in orthodontics (part
time) and the ASCDE Orthodontic Clinical Residency Programme over a period of three years,
preparing them to then sit the Membership of Orthodontics examination of the UK Royal Colleges.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh currently hold regular diets of the examination in Cairo,
so this will enable the students to complete all aspects of their professional development in country.
The MSc will be delivered using face-to-face lectures, seminars and tutorials and with face-to-face
feedback and evaluation of assessment. This will be through monthly intensive 3-4 day teaching
sessions when the MSc faculty will travel to Egypt to deliver the programme. The faculty assembled
for the programme are well respected and experienced orthodontists who have been teaching on
UK orthodontic programmes for, in most cases, over 10 years. They will each teach on a topic and
module that they have expertise in and have teaching materials already available. As some of the
faculty will be external to University of Dundee they will be contracted for the teaching sessions
related to this programme.
This programme provides opportunity for dentists who are not able to spend three years in the UK
or USA to be able to undertake specialist education through the innovative partnership between the
MSc of the University of Dundee and the Orthodontic Clinical Residency Programme of ASCDE.

University of Dundee
Programme Approval: New Programme Rationale Template
Section heading
The programme

Proposed date for first


student intake
Responsibilities and
contacts

*External organisations
associated with the
programme

Description of the
Programme

Reason(s) for introduction


of the programme, and
planned benefits to the
University

Information to be provided
Dentistry: Orthodontics
MSc
MSc in Orthodontics
January 2013
College: CMDN
School(s) involved: Dentistry
Member(s) of staff leading the development: Prof David
Bearn
Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).

The programme will be delivered by the University of Dundee


in Cairo, Egypt using the learning and teaching facilities of
ASCDE and with ASCDE providing a concurrent orthodontic
clinical residency programme.
This part time 3 year masters programme provides the
academic knowledge skills and attitudes to progress in a career
in orthodontics. It is therefore aimed at qualified dentists who
wish to specialise in this area. When undertaken in
conjunction with the ASCDE three year orthodontic clinical
residency programme it aims to prepare students for success in
the Membership in Orthodontics examination of the UK Royal
Colleges.
There is unmet demand for education and training at Masters
level in the Middle East in this subject area.
ASCDE have scoped the potential market and identified a
significant cohort of potential students. A visit by the
programme lead (Prof D Bearn) to ASCDE facilities in January
2012 also allowed the opportunity to discuss the programme
with a large group of interested potential students.
The delivery of this programme in country will build on other
Middle East initiative of the University raising its profile as a
preferred provider of healthcare graduate education across the
Middle East. This will be the first UK awarded Masters
degree in dentistry to be delivered in Egypt and if successful
could be a model for other specialties and other locations.
Once established the programme will generate an income
stream to the University and it is envisaged that a proportion of
students will continue to PhD studies in Dundee.
Research dissertations will provide publishable research
1

*Student Recruitment
Summary

Reference points for


academic standards and
quality
Approach to learning,
teaching and assessment,
including any distinctive
features

outputs, with preparation of a manuscript suitable for


submission being part of the structured assessment of the
research Module (Module 7).
Target student market: Dentists in Middle East wishing to
specialise in Orthodontics
14 per year initially, growing if sustainable demand is
evident
ASCDE have provided detailed lists of potential students
who wish to undertake this programme, having previously
undertaken CPD opportunities with ASCDE.
ASCDE will provide local learning and teaching facilities,
which will be supplemented through MyDundee for
academic support
UoD contact: Prof David Bearn
Course details and marketing will be via ASCDE website,
facebook groups and pages, and at ASCDE events and
courses
Key benchmark for this programme is the Orthodontic
Curriculum developed by the Specialist Advisory Committee
in Orthodontics of the Royal Colleges and approved by the
General Dental Council for Specialist registration in the UK
The broad approach will be intensive3-4 day face-to-face in
country sessions delivered by Dundee faculty to review
previous learning and to identify new learning targets and
provide supporting tutorials and seminars. Between these
sessions students will complete coursework and self-directed
learning that will be reviewed and assessed at the following
face-to-face session. Seminar and workshop teaching
materials will be made available for review through MyDundee
Students will be concurrently on the ASCDE orthodontic
clinical residency programme which will facilitate peer to peer
support and allow opportunities for students to apply their
knowledge in a practical setting under the guidance of ASCDE
tutors.
See above

*Open and distance


learning
Employability and benefits There is significant demand for specialist orthodontic care
for graduates
across the Middle East region, and there are currently
insufficient educational providers to deliver the necessary
programmes leading to many dentists attending full time
courses in the USA and UK.

Staff and staff

Successful students will be able to practise as both general


dentists and specialist orthodontists, enhancing their careers
and career prospects. Suitable students who so desire will be
able to pursue their studies through PhD opportunities in
Dundee.
Teaching lead: Prof David Bearn
2

development

*Library resources
*VLE and IT resources

Teaching team:
o Dr G McIntyre (Hon SL, UoD)
o Dr F Borrie (Lecturer, UoD)
o Dr A El-Angbawi (Lecturer, Glasgow & PhD
student UoD)
o Dr D Waring (Consultant, Manchester)
o Dr O Malik (Consultant, Manchester)
o Dr R Cure (SL, U of Warwick)
11 visits x 3-4 days: 33 days growing to 44 days per annum
All UK staff are specialist orthodontists with experience of
teaching in UK University and NHS PG orthodontic
programmes.
ASCDE staff will be able to attend the MSc sessions to
ensure that teaching on the ASCDE programme is aligned
to the MSc teaching.

Access to MyDundee and on-line electronic databases and


journals.
Supporting material will be placed on MyDundee
Remote access to electronic resources through UoD login

Teaching accommodation

*Placements

*Other resources,
including any specialist
equipment or facilities
Accessibility for disabled
students

*Income and student fees


Opportunities and risks
Programme development
plan

Access will be via ASCDE teaching facility IT Suite which has


multiple contemporary PCs and fast broadband internet
connection.
ASCDE teaching facilities will be used which include lecture
room and seminar room equipped with full digital projection
equipment plus IT suite. The suitability of these facilities has
been confirmed at a site visit undertaken in January 2012 by
the Programme Lead
Students will be expected to concurrently undertake the
ASCDE orthodontic clinical residency programme alongside
the MSc programme. This programme is delivered and quality
assured by ASCDE and is a separate programme from the
MSc.
Visiting faculty will require travel and accommodation during
the teaching visits. This will be the responsibility of ASCDE to
arrange and meet the costs.
See ASCDE policy as related to accessibility to learning &
teaching facilities.
Materials used in seminars and tutorials will be made available
in MyDundee for review.
See attached Business Plan for details
A Risk Register has been completed for the Programme in
conjunction with the Director for Quality Assurance and is
attached to this document.
Key milestones:
Visit to ASCDE facilities and meeting with potential students
3

January 2012
ASCDE visit to Dundee to discuss detailed arrangements and
sign MoU August 2012
CMDN Approval Event October 2012
Graduate School and School of Dentistry Approval October
2012
CMDN Board and Senate Approval November 2012
In country launch event and interviews December 2012
Programme Commences January 2013

University of Dundee
EDS compliant Programme Specification Template
Information identifying the qualification
EDS Heading
Information required
Name of Final
MSc in Orthodontics
Qualification and
Title Conferred
Main Fields of
Dentistry
Study
Awarding
Institution

University of Dundee

Example
Master of Arts
History
(UCAS code 2341)
University of Dundee

Administering and
University of Dundee
Teaching Institution
Language of
English
Instruction /
examination
Information on the level of the qualification
Level of
Masters (M) Level,
Qualification
SCQF level 11
Normal Duration of
Programme
Total Credit
Requirement of
Final Award

3 years part time


180 SCQF Level 11 credits

English

Undergraduate
SHE level H, SCQF level
10
4 years full time, 6 years
part time
SCQF 480 credits
(including minimum of
120 SCQF credits at Level
10)
ECTS 240 credits

Admissions
Requirements

BDS degree.
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in
all components.
Concurrent registration on ASCDE
orthodontic clinical residency
programme.
Information on the contents and results obtained
Aims of Programme
This programme provides the
academic knowledge skills and
attitudes to progress in a career in
orthodontics. It is therefore aimed at
qualified dentists who wish to
specialise in this area. When
undertaken in conjunction with the
ASCDE 3 year orthodontic clinical
residency programme it aims to
prepare students for success in the
1

Membership in Orthodontics
examination of the UK Royal
Colleges.
Intended Learning
Outcomes of the
Programme

On completion of the programme the


graduate will demonstrate the
following aptitudes:
A scientific attitude, an inquiring
mind and the stimulation of
professional curiosity.
A thorough understanding and
critical approach to scientific enquiry
and the evidence base for orthodontic
clinical practice.
The ability to integrate theoretical
knowledge and understanding to the
synthesis of diagnostic material and
the interpretation of orthodontic
clinical problems
Understand and evaluate the impact
of the theory behind executing simple
and complex treatment procedures.

Structure of
Programme

This programme will be delivered incountry, that is in Egypt, as a face to


face programme using a flying
faculty model.
A variety of learning and teaching
methods will be used, including: small
group teaching, supervised study,
tutorial sessions, seminars,
presentations, invited speakers and
discussion groups, lectures, practical
classes and demonstrations. One-onone supervision of a dissertation by a
tutor is designed to promote continuity
in the learning experiences provided.
Assessment methods will include oral
and written presentations, peer
assessments of oral presentations,
problem-solving assignments and
feedback. Opportunities for retrieval
will be provided during the following

module duration only.


Delivery will be via monthly intensive
face-to-face sessions held in Egypt by
University of Dundee and University
of Dundee contracted faculty, with
self-directed learning occurring
between these monthly face-to-face
sessions with learning resources from
the seminars available on MyDundee
Year 1, Semester 1
Module 1: Craniofacial Growth and
Development and the Aetiology of
Malocclusion (15 credits)
Module 2: Orthodontic Assessment,
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (15
credits)
Year 1, Semester 2
Module 3: Orthodontic Treatment
mechanics (30 credits)
Year 2, Semester 1
Module 4: Tooth movement and
biomechanics (15 credits)
Module 5: Orthodontic materials and
health & safety (15 credits)
Year 2, Semester 2
Module 6: Adult and multidisciplinary
treatment (30 credits)
Year 3
Module 7: Research methods and
dissertation (60 credits)
Information on the function of the qualification
Access to Further
This section is completed by RegistryStudy
leave blank
Professional,
Statutory or
Regulatory Body
Accreditation

This programme is designed, when


taken concurrently with the ASCDE
clinical orthodontic residency
programme to prepare students for the
Membership in Orthodontics
examination of the UK Royal Colleges

Additional
Information

See Module details

Programme designed to
meet the accreditation
requirements of [Name of
PSB] 2006-10. See
Further information for
current accreditation
status.
See
http://www.dundee.ac.uk
3

and
http://psb.co.uk
Date of Approval
Applicability of
Programme
Specification

All from January 2013

Further
Information

School of Dentistry website


ASCDE website

MSc in Orthodontics Schedule of modules showing monthly faculty visits.






Year 1

Year 2


Semester 2
January

February

March

Induction

Module 1 (15 credits)

Module 4 (15 credits)

Year 3

* No face-to-face session in December

Semester 1

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

Module 2 (15 credits)

Module 3 (30 credits)

Module 5 (15 credits)

Module 6 (30 credits)


Module 7: Research methods & Dissertation (60 credits)

November December*

University of Dundee
New Module Rationale Template
Module 1
Section heading
The module(s)

Responsibilities and
contacts
*External organisations
associated with the module
Reason(s) for introduction
of the module(s)
When is/are the module(s)
planned to start?
Number of students
Reference points for
academic standards
Approach to learning,
teaching and assessment,
including any distinctive
features

*Open and distance


learning
Staff and staff
development

Information to be provided
Craniofacial Growth and Development and the Aetiology of
Malocclusion
SHE M (SCQF 11)
15 credits
CMDN
School of Dentistry
Prof David Bearn
Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).
The programme will be delivered by the University of Dundee in
Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of ASCDE..
Core component of a new programme (MSc in Orthodontics)
January 2013
14
Key benchmark for this programme is the Orthodontic Curriculum
developed by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics of
the royal Colleges and approved by the General Dental Council for
Specialist registration in the UK
The broad approach will be to utilise intensive 3-4 day face-to-face
in country sessions delivered by Dundee faculty to review
previous learning and to identify new learning targets and provide
supporting tutorials and seminars. Between these sessions students
will complete coursework and self-directed learning that will be
reviewed and assessed at the following face-to-face session.
Seminar and workshop teaching materials will be made available
for review through MyDundee
Students will be concurrently on the ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme which will facilitate peer to peer support and
allow opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in a
practical setting under the guidance of ASCDE tutors.
Although delivered off campus it will be a face-to-face programme
delivered by UoD contracted faculty, with material such as
workbooks and lecture/seminar presentations provided on
MyDundee
Teaching lead: Prof David Bearn
Teaching team (from):
o Dr G McIntyre
o Dr A El-Angbawi
o Dr D Waring
o Dr O Malik
o Dr R Cure

Library resources
*VLE and IT resources

o Dr F Borrie
3 visits x 3 days: 9 days (50 contact hours)
All UK staff are specialist orthodontics with experience of
teaching in UK University and NHS PG orthodontic
programmes.

Access to MyDundee and on-line electronic databases and journals.


Supporting material will be placed on MyDundee
Remote access to electronic resources through UoD login

Teaching accommodation
*Placements

*Other resources,
including any specialist
equipment or facilities
Inclusiveness of the
curriculum

Access will be via ASCDE teaching facility IT Suite


ASCDE teaching facilities will be used which include lecture room
and seminar room equipped with full digital projection equipment
plus IT suite
Students will be expected to undertake the ASCDE orthodontic
clinical residency programme alongside the MSc programme. This
programme is delivered and monitored by ASCDE and is a separate
programme from the MSc.
Visiting faculty will require travel and accommodation during the
teaching visits. This will be the responsibility of ASCDE to arrange
and fund.
All staff are committed to providing an inclusive curriculum
including access to a full teaching and learning programme for
disabled students. The School liaises with the University's Equality
and Diversity Officer and the Head of Disability Services determine
the most appropriate way to achieve this and ensure that no group or
individual is disadvantaged by the learning environment. School
and Programme Disability Support Officers support this process and
ensure that specific adjustments are arranged to meet individual
disabled students' needs. Further details of the University's
provision for disabled students are available at:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilityservices "]

Income and student fees


N/A
(stand-alone modules only)
Opportunities and risks
See new programme documentation and Risk Register
Revised: 13 June 2011

University of Dundee
Module Specification Template
Module 1
Section Heading
Code
Module title

Information required

College
School
Credit rating: level, no. of
credits
Aims

CMDN
School of Dentistry
SHE M (SCQF 11) 15 Credits

Intended learning outcomes

Craniofacial Growth and Development and the Aetiology of


Malocclusion

On completion of module the student will demonstrate the


following aptitudes:
Be able to understand normal development and evaluate the
complex mechanisms leading to deviations in the development
of the dentition and / or facial growth and the related
possession of
functional occlusal abnormalities.
The student will be able to:
Understand the cellular mechanisms involved in pre-and post
natal skeletal development
Evaluate the stages and processes in craniofacial pre and post
natal development
Critically analyse craniofacial anomalies and malocclusion and
critically appraise possible developmental aetiologies
Analyse and synthesise clinical findings with respect to the
diagnosis of malocclusion

Indicative content

Modes of delivery and


student participation
Teaching, learning and
assessment

Cellular growth mechanisms


Skeletal growth mechanisms
Embyological development of craniofacial structures
Post-natal growth of the face
Theories of facial growth control
Analysis of facial types
Aetiology of malocclusion
Off campus, in country, with flying faculty face-to-face
delivery
Small group face-to-face tutorials and seminars
Directed self-learning workbooks
Guided reading
Case based scenarios

When taught

Assessment:
Completion of workbooks
Completion of written assignment
Completion of case based exercise
Coursework (100%)
o Workbooks 25%
o Written assignment 50%
o Case based exercise 25%
Any component where a student fails to reach the required
standard (50%) can be retaken on one further occasion
concurrently with progressing to the following module. A
student may not carry a module for more than one
subsequent module.
Semester 2 (January June)

Pre-requisites or entry
requirements
Co requisites
Anti-requisites
Further information

Registration on ASCDE orthodontic clinical residency


programme
Satisfactory progress on ASCDE clinical programme
None
ASCDE website

Summative assessment:
Coursework (%)
Examination (%, No.
and duration of exams.)

Date of Approval
Applicability of Module
Specification

Programme Lead
Pending approval
Students from January 2013 onwards until revised

University of Dundee
New Module Rationale Template
Module 2
Section heading
The module(s)
Responsibilities and
contacts
*External organisations
associated with the module

Reason(s) for introduction


of the module(s)
When is/are the module(s)
planned to start?
Number of students
Reference points for
academic standards
Approach to learning,
teaching and assessment,
including any distinctive
features

*Open and distance


learning
Staff and staff
development

Information to be provided
Orthodontic Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
SHE M (SCQF 11)
15 credits
CMDN
School of Dentistry
Prof David Bearn
Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).
The programme will be delivered by the University of Dundee in
Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of ASCDE and with ASCDE
providing local student support.
Core component of a new programme (MSc in Orthodontics)
April 2013
14
Key benchmark for this programme is the Orthodontic Curriculum
developed by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics
of the royal Colleges and approved by the General Dental Council
for Specialist registration in the UK
The broad approach will be to utilise intensive3-4 day face-to-face
in country sessions delivered by Dundee faculty to review
previous learning and to identify new learning targets and provide
supporting tutorials and seminars. Between these sessions
students will complete coursework and self-directed learning that
will be reviewed and assessed at the following face-to-face
session. Seminar and workshop teaching materials will be made
available for review through MyDundee
Students will be concurrently on the ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme which will facilitate peer to peer support
and allow opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in a
practical setting under the guidance of ASCDE tutors.
Although delivered off campus it will be a face-to-face
programme delivered by UoD contracted faculty, with material
such as workbooks and lecture/seminar presentations provided on
MyDundee
Teaching lead: Prof David Bearn
Teaching team (from):
o Dr G McIntyre
o Dr A El-Angbawi
o Dr D Waring
o Dr O Malik

Library resources
*VLE and IT resources

o Dr R Cure
o Dr F Borrie
3 visits x 3 days: 9 days (50 contact hours)
All UK staff are specialist orthodontics with experience of
teaching in UK University and NHS PG orthodontic
programmes.

Access to MyDundee and on-line electronic databases and


journals.
Supporting material will be placed on MyDundee
Remote access to electronic resources through UoD login

Teaching accommodation
*Placements

*Other resources,
including any specialist
equipment or facilities
Inclusiveness of the
curriculum

Access will be via ASCDE teaching facility IT Suite


ASCDE teaching facilities will be used which include lecture
room and seminar room equipped with full digital projection
equipment plus IT suite
Students will be expected to undertake the ASCDE clinical
residency orthodontic programme alongside the MSc programme.
This programme is delivered and monitored by ASCDE and is a
separate programme from the MSc.
Visiting faculty will require travel and accommodation during the
teaching visits. This will be the responsibility of ASCDE to
arrange and fund.
All staff are committed to providing an inclusive curriculum
including access to a full teaching and learning programme for
disabled students. The School liaises with the University's
Equality and Diversity Officer and the Head of Disability Services
determine the most appropriate way to achieve this and ensure
that no group or individual is disadvantaged by the learning
environment. School and Programme Disability Support Officers
support this process and ensure that specific adjustments are
arranged to meet individual disabled students' needs. Further
details of the University's provision for disabled students are
available at: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilityservices "]

Income and student fees


N/A
(stand-alone modules only)
Opportunities and risks
See new programme documentation and Risk Register

University of Dundee
Module Specification Template
Module 2
Section Heading
Code
Module title
College
School
Credit rating: level, no. of
credits
Aims

Information required
Orthodontic Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
CMDN
School of Dentistry
SHE M (SCQF 11) 15 Credits
On completion of module the student will demonstrate the
following aptitudes:
Be able to assess the developing occlusion and malocclusion
both developing and manifest
Synthesise assessment findings to diagnose malocclusion and
anomalies of the dentition.
Evaluate the need for orthodontic treatment.
Synthesise findings to formulate a treatment plan and predict
its course.
Synthesise assessment findings to identify the need for
appropriate interceptive orthodontic measures.

Intended learning outcomes

The student will be able to:


Understand and critique the clinical assessment and
diagnosis of malocclusion
Collect, interpret and analyse clinical records pertinent to
clinical diagnosis including radiographic imaging
Recognize the importance of and undertake a systematic and
thorough diagnosis
Recognize the need for the explanation of the
patients malocclusion
Understand the way in which the treatment
delivers the objectives
Critically evaluate information required for
treatment planning
Critically evaluate all possible treatment
options including the provision of no treatment

Indicative content

Diagnosis and assessment


Extra-oral
Intra-oral
Occlusal
Occlusal indices
1

Modes of delivery and


student participation
Teaching, learning and
assessment

Summative assessment:
Coursework (%)
Examination (%, No.
and duration of exams.)

When taught
Pre-requisites or entry
requirements
Co requisites
Anti-requisites
Further information
Date of Approval
Applicability of Module
Specification

Radiographic interpretation
Plain films
Tomography
Lateral cephalometry
3D imaging
Principles of treatment planning
Space analysis
Orthodontic planning
Growth modification
Surgical orthognathic planning
Interceptive treatment planning
Developing malocclusions
Interceptive treatment timing
Interceptive treatment options
Off campus, in country, with flying faculty face-to-face
delivery
Small group face-to-face tutorials and seminars
Directed self-learning workbooks
Guided reading
Case based scenarios
Assessment:
Completion of workbooks
Completion of written assignment
Completion of case based exercises
Coursework (100%)
o Workbooks 25%
o Written assignment 25%
o Case based exercises 50%
Any component where a student fails to reach the
required standard (50%) can be retaken on one further
occasion concurrently with progressing to the following
module. A student may not carry a module for more than
one subsequent module.
Semester 2 (January June)
Registration on ASCDE orthodontic clinical residency
programme
Satisfactory progress on ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme
None
ASCDE website
Programme Lead
Pending approval
Students from January 2013 onwards until revised

University of Dundee
New Module Rationale Template
Module 3
Section heading
The module(s)
Responsibilities and
contacts
*External organisations
associated with the module

Reason(s) for introduction


of the module(s)
When is/are the module(s)
planned to start?
Number of students
Reference points for
academic standards
Approach to learning,
teaching and assessment,
including any distinctive
features

*Open and distance


learning
Staff and staff
development

Information to be provided
Orthodontic Treatment mechanics
SHE M (SCQF 11)
30 credits
CMDN
School of Dentistry
Prof David Bearn
Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).
The programme will be delivered by the University of Dundee in
Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of ASCDE and with ASCDE
providing local student support.
Core component of a new programme (MSc in Orthodontics)
July 2013
14
Key benchmark for this programme is the Orthodontic Curriculum
developed by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics
of the royal Colleges and approved by the General Dental Council
for Specialist registration in the UK
The broad approach will be to utilise intensive3-4 day face-to-face
in country sessions delivered by Dundee faculty to review
previous learning and to identify new learning targets and provide
supporting tutorials and seminars. Between these sessions
students will complete coursework and self-directed learning that
will be reviewed and assessed at the following face-to-face
session. Seminar and workshop teaching materials will be made
available for review through MyDundee
Students will be concurrently on the ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme which will facilitate peer to peer support
and allow opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in a
practical setting under the guidance of ASCDE tutors.
Although delivered off campus it will be a face-to-face
programme delivered by UoD contracted faculty, with material
such as workbooks and lecture/seminar presentations provided on
MyDundee
Teaching lead: Prof David Bearn
Teaching team (from):
o Dr G McIntyre
o Dr A El-Angbawi
o Dr D Waring
o Dr O Malik
o Dr R Cure

Library resources
*VLE and IT resources

o Dr F Borrie
6 visits x 3 days: 18 days 100 contact hours)
All UK staff are specialist orthodontics with experience of
teaching in UK University and NHS PG orthodontic
programmes.

Access to MyDundee and on-line electronic databases and


journals.
Supporting material will be placed on MyDundee
Remote access to electronic resources through UoD login

Teaching accommodation
*Placements

*Other resources,
including any specialist
equipment or facilities
Inclusiveness of the
curriculum

Access will be via ASCDE teaching facility IT Suite


ASCDE teaching facilities will be used which include lecture
room and seminar room equipped with full digital projection
equipment plus IT suite
Students will be expected to undertake the ASCDE clinical
residency orthodontic programme alongside the MSc programme.
This programme is delivered and monitored by ASCDE and is a
separate programme from the MSc.
Visiting faculty will require travel and accommodation during the
teaching visits. This will be the responsibility of ASCDE to
arrange and fund.
All staff are committed to providing an inclusive curriculum
including access to a full teaching and learning programme for
disabled students. The School liaises with the University's
Equality and Diversity Officer and the Head of Disability Services
determine the most appropriate way to achieve this and ensure
that no group or individual is disadvantaged by the learning
environment. School and Programme Disability Support Officers
support this process and ensure that specific adjustments are
arranged to meet individual disabled students' needs. Further
details of the University's provision for disabled students are
available at: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilityservices "]

Income and student fees


N/A
(stand-alone modules only)
Opportunities and risks
See new programme documentation and Risk Register

University of Dundee
Module Specification Template
Module 3
Section Heading
Code
Module title
College
School
Credit rating: level, no. of
credits
Aims

Information required
Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics
CMDN
School of Dentistry
SHE M (SCQF 11) 30 Credits
On completion of module the student will demonstrate the
following aptitudes:
Understand and critically appraise the theories behind
executing simple and complex treatment procedures.
Critically evaluate orthodontic treatment progress and
treatment outcomes.

Intended learning outcomes

Indicative content

The student will be able to:


Understand the mode of action of removable orthodontic
appliances
Justify materials used to construct removable
appliances
Understand how removable appliance components are
combined to design an effective appliance
Evaluate the indications and contraindications for the use of
orthodontic functional appliances
Critically appraise the design and construction of various
types of functional appliance
Critically evaluate the relative merits of different orthodontic
functional appliance designs
Evaluate the indications and contraindications for the use of
extra-oral forces
Describe and understand directional forces used in extra-oral
traction
Evaluate the design, manufacture and construction of fixed
orthodontic appliances
Critically evaluate the various types of fixed orthodontic
appliances
Understand the indications and evidence base for intra-oral
auxiliaries, temporary anchorage devices and expansion
appliances
Removable Appliances:
Principles
Design
Construction
Clinical indications and use

Functional Appliances:
Principles
Design
Construction
Clinical indications and use
Fixed Appliances
Principles
Design including prescriptions and ligation methods
Clinical indications and use
Modes of delivery and
student participation
Teaching, learning and
assessment

Summative assessment:
Coursework (%)
Examination (%, No.
and duration of exams.)

When taught
Pre-requisites or entry
requirements
Co requisites
Anti-requisites
Further information
Date of Approval
Applicability of Module
Specification

Off campus, in country, with flying faculty face-to-face


delivery
Small group face-to-face tutorials and seminars
Directed self-learning workbooks
Guided reading
Case based scenarios
Assessment:
Completion of written assignment
Completion of case based exercises
Multiple Short Answer paper (2 hours)
Coursework (50%)
o Written assignment 25%
o Case based exercises 25%
Summative Assessment (50%)
o MSA 50%
Any component where a student fails to reach the
required standard (50%) can be retaken on one further
occasion concurrently with progressing to the following
module. A student may not carry a module for more than
one subsequent module.
Semester 1 (July - December)
Successful completion of Module 1 of MSc in Orthodontics
Continuing registration on ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme
Satisfactory progress on ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme
None
ASCDE website
Programme Lead
Pending approval
Students from July 2013 onwards until revised

University of Dundee
New Module Rationale Template
Module 4
Section heading
The module(s)
Responsibilities and
contacts
*External organisations
associated with the module

Reason(s) for introduction


of the module(s)
When is/are the module(s)
planned to start?
Number of students
Reference points for
academic standards
Approach to learning,
teaching and assessment,
including any distinctive
features

*Open and distance


learning
Staff and staff
development

Information to be provided
Tooth movement and biomechanics
SHE M (SCQF 11)
15 credits
CMDN
School of Dentistry
Prof David Bearn
Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).
The programme will be delivered by the University of
Dundee in Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of ASCDE and
with ASCDE providing local student support.
Core component of a new programme (MSc in
Orthodontics)
January 2014
14
Key benchmark for this programme is the Orthodontic
Curriculum developed by the Specialist Advisory Committee
in Orthodontics of the royal Colleges and approved by the
General Dental Council for Specialist registration in the UK
The broad approach will be to utilise intensive3-4 day faceto-face in country sessions delivered by Dundee faculty to
review previous learning and to identify new learning targets
and provide supporting tutorials and seminars. Between these
sessions students will complete coursework and self-directed
learning that will be reviewed and assessed at the following
face-to-face session. Seminar and workshop teaching
materials will be made available for review through
MyDundee
Students will be concurrently on the ASCDE orthodontic
clinical residency programme which will facilitate peer to
peer support and allow opportunities for students to apply
their knowledge in a practical setting under the guidance of
ASCDE tutors.
Although delivered off campus it will be a face-to-face
programme delivered by UoD contracted faculty, with
material such as lecture/seminar presentations provided on
MyDundee
Teaching lead: Prof David Bearn
Teaching team (from):
o Dr G McIntyre
o Dr A El-Angbawi

Library resources
*VLE and IT resources

o Dr D Waring
o Dr O Malik
o Dr R Cure
o Dr F Borrie
3 visits x 3 days: 9 days (50 contact hours)
All UK staff are specialist orthodontics with experience of
teaching in UK University and NHS PG orthodontic
programmes.

Access to MyDundee and on-line electronic databases and


journals.
Supporting material will be placed on MyDundee
Remote access to electronic resources through UoD login

Teaching accommodation
*Placements

*Other resources,
including any specialist
equipment or facilities
Inclusiveness of the
curriculum

Access will be via ASCDE teaching facility IT Suite


ASCDE teaching facilities will be used which include lecture
room and seminar room equipped with full digital projection
equipment plus IT suite
Students will be expected to undertake the ASCDE
orthodontic clinical residency programme alongside the MSc
programme. This programme is delivered and monitored by
ASCDE and is a separate programme from the MSc.
Visiting faculty will require travel and accommodation during
the teaching visits. This will be the responsibility of ASCDE
to arrange and fund.
All staff are committed to providing an inclusive curriculum
including access to a full teaching and learning programme
for disabled students. The School liaises with the University's
Equality and Diversity Officer and the Head of Disability
Services determine the most appropriate way to achieve this
and ensure that no group or individual is disadvantaged by the
learning environment. School and Programme Disability
Support Officers support this process and ensure that specific
adjustments are arranged to meet individual disabled students'
needs. Further details of the University's provision for
disabled students are available at:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilityservices "]

Income and student fees


N/A
(stand-alone modules only)
Opportunities and risks
See new programme documentation and Risk Register

University of Dundee
Module Specification Template
Module 4
Section Heading
Code
Module title
College
School
Credit rating: level, no. of
credits
Aims

Information required

Intended learning outcomes

The student will be able to:

Tooth Movement and Biomechanics


CMDN
School of Dentistry
SHE M (SCQF 11) 15 Credits
On completion of module the student will demonstrate the
following aptitudes:
Critically evaluate the relationship between tooth movement
and orthodontic biomechanics

Understand the theories of bone formation and remodelling in


health and disease
Understand the normal exfoliation and eruption of teeth and
evaluate the relevance to developing malocclusion.
Describe the histology of tooth movement
Describe the resorption of dental structures and critically
evaluate the relation to orthodontically induced resorption by
synthesising the available evidence
Understand the processes of normal loss of
teeth, eruption and growth of teeth and evaluate the relevance
to developing malocclusion
Recognize the importance of such processes during
orthodontic tooth movement
Critically evaluate different archwire
sequences and understand their justification for clinical use
and appraise the evidence base to support archwire sequence
selection
Understand the way in which archwires achieve tooth
movements by synthesising laboratory and clinical evidence
Understand criteria for selection of appropriate
materials required for the clinical situation
Analyse and account for desired and undesired tooth
movements
Indicative content

Bone biology
Tooth movement
Clinical response
Histological response
Cellular response
Force magnitudes and vectors related to orthodontic
biomechanics

Archwire materials and properties


Archwire sequences and treatment progression
Modes of delivery and
student participation
Teaching, learning and
assessment

Summative assessment:
Coursework (%)
Examination (%, No.
and duration of exams.)

When taught
Pre-requisites or entry
requirements
Co requisites
Anti-requisites
Further information
Date of Approval
Applicability of Module
Specification

Off campus, in country, with flying faculty face-to-face


delivery
Small group face-to-face tutorials and seminars
Guided reading
Case based scenarios
Assessment:
Completion of written assignment
Multiple Short Answer paper (1 hour)
Coursework (50%)
o Written assignment 50%
Summative Assessment (50%)
o MSA 50%
Any component where a student fails to reach the required
standard (50%) can be retaken on one further occasion
concurrently with progressing to the following module. A
student may not carry a module for more than one
subsequent module.
Semester 2 (January - July)
Successful completion of Modules 1 & 2 of MSc in
Orthodontics
Continuing registration on ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme
Satisfactory progress on ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme
None
ASCDE website
Programme Lead
Pending approval
Students from January 2014 onwards until revised

University of Dundee
New Module Rationale Template
Module 5
Section heading
The module(s)
Responsibilities and
contacts
*External organisations
associated with the module

Reason(s) for introduction


of the module(s)
When is/are the module(s)
planned to start?
Number of students
Reference points for
academic standards
Approach to learning,
teaching and assessment,
including any distinctive
features

*Open and distance


learning
Staff and staff
development

Information to be provided
Orthodontic materials and health & safety
SHE M (SCQF 11)
15 credits
CMDN
School of Dentistry
Prof David Bearn
Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).
The programme will be delivered by the University of Dundee in
Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of ASCDE and with ASCDE
providing local student support.
Core component of a new programme (MSc in Orthodontics)
April 2014
14
Key benchmark for this programme is the Orthodontic Curriculum
developed by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics
of the royal Colleges and approved by the General Dental Council
for Specialist registration in the UK
The broad approach will be to utilise intensive 3-4 day face-toface in country sessions delivered by Dundee faculty to review
previous learning and to identify new learning targets and provide
supporting tutorials and seminars. Between these sessions
students will complete coursework and self-directed learning that
will be reviewed and assessed at the following face-to-face
session. Seminar and workshop teaching materials will be made
available for review through MyDundee
Students will be concurrently on the ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme which will facilitate peer to peer support
and allow opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in a
practical setting under the guidance of ASCDE tutors.
Although delivered off campus it will be a face-to-face
programme delivered by UoD contracted faculty, with material
such as workbooks and lecture/seminar presentations provided on
MyDundee
Teaching lead: Prof David Bearn
Teaching team (from):
o Dr G McIntyre
o Dr A El-Angbawi
o Dr D Waring
o Dr O Malik
o Dr R Cure

Library resources
*VLE and IT resources

o Dr F Borrie
3 visits x 3 days: 9 days (50 contact hours)
All UK staff are specialist orthodontics with experience of
teaching in UK University and NHS PG orthodontic
programmes.

Access to MyDundee and on-line electronic databases and


journals.
Supporting material will be placed on MyDundee
Remote access to electronic resources through UoD login

Teaching accommodation
*Placements

*Other resources,
including any specialist
equipment or facilities
Inclusiveness of the
curriculum

Access will be via ASCDE teaching facility IT Suite


ASCDE teaching facilities will be used which include lecture
room and seminar room equipped with full digital projection
equipment plus IT suite
Students will be expected to undertake the ASCDE clinical
residency orthodontic programme alongside the MSc programme.
This programme is delivered and monitored by ASCDE and is a
separate programme from the MSc.
Visiting faculty will require travel and accommodation during the
teaching visits. This will be the responsibility of ASCDE to
arrange and fund.
All staff are committed to providing an inclusive curriculum
including access to a full teaching and learning programme for
disabled students. The School liaises with the University's
Equality and Diversity Officer and the Head of Disability Services
determine the most appropriate way to achieve this and ensure
that no group or individual is disadvantaged by the learning
environment. School and Programme Disability Support Officers
support this process and ensure that specific adjustments are
arranged to meet individual disabled students' needs. Further
details of the University's provision for disabled students are
available at: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilityservices "]

Income and student fees


N/A
(stand-alone modules only)
Opportunities and risks
See new programme documentation and Risk Register

University of Dundee
Module Specification Template
Module 5
Section Heading
Code
Module title
College
School
Credit rating: level, no. of
credits
Aims

Information required
Orthodontic Materials and Health & Safety
CMDN
School of Dentistry
SHE M (SCQF 11) 15 Credits
On completion of module the student will demonstrate the
following aptitudes:
Understand the choice and range of materials available in
orthodontic treatment and critically evaluate the risks and
benefits associated with them

Intended learning outcomes

Understand and be able to apply the principles that underpin


safe clinical practice
The student will be able to:
Apply knowledge of Health and Safety to the safe practice of
diagnosis and management of patients
Apply knowledge of Health and Safety to the
protection of staff
Recognize the importance of and critically evaluate current
practices in relation to patient safety
Recognize the importance of clinical governance including
clinical audit to the quality of patient care and safety in all
specialist care settings and critically evaluate current practices
Describe the range of materials used in orthodontics and
synthesise the evidence to identify the risks and benefits of the
use of a range of materials in the clinical environment
Understand the interaction of orthodontic brackets and wires
and the tooth movements achieved synthesising the laboratory
and clinical evidence to critically appraise the evidence base
for bracket and wire selection.

Indicative content

Modes of delivery and


student participation
Teaching, learning and
assessment

Patient Safety
Clinical Governance and Audit
Health & Safety in dental practice
Properties of orthodontic materials
Risks & benefits of materials
Off campus, in country, with flying faculty face-to-face
delivery
Small group face-to-face tutorials and seminars
Guided reading
1

Practice based scenarios


Assessment:
Completion of audit project
Summative assessment:
Coursework (%)
Examination (%, No.
and duration of exams.)

When taught
Pre-requisites or entry
requirements
Co requisites
Anti-requisites
Further information
Date of Approval
Applicability of Module
Specification

Coursework (100%)
o Audit project 100%
Any component where a student fails to reach the required
standard (50%) can be retaken on one further occasion
concurrently with progressing to the following module. A
student may not carry a module for more than one
subsequent module.
Semester 2 (January - July)

Successful completion of Modules 1,2 and 3 of MSc in


Orthodontics
Continuing registration on ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme
Satisfactory progress on ASCDE clinical programme
None
ASCDE website
Programme Lead
Pending approval
Students from January 2014 onwards until revised

University of Dundee
New Module Rationale Template
Module 6
Section heading
The module(s)
Responsibilities and
contacts
*External organisations
associated with the module

Reason(s) for introduction


of the module(s)
When is/are the module(s)
planned to start?
Number of students
Reference points for
academic standards

Approach to learning,
teaching and assessment,
including any distinctive
features

*Open and distance


learning
Staff and staff
development

Information to be provided
Adult and Multidisciplinary Treatment
SHE M (SCQF 11)
30 credits
CMDN
School of Dentistry
Prof David Bearn
Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).
The programme will be delivered by the University of
Dundee in Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of ASCDE and
with ASCDE providing local student support.
Core component of a new programme (MSc in
Orthodontics)
July 2014
14
Key benchmark for this programme is the Orthodontic
Curriculum developed by the Specialist Advisory
Committee in Orthodontics of the royal Colleges and
approved by the General Dental Council for Specialist
registration in the UK
The broad approach will be to utilise intensive 3-4 day faceto-face in country sessions delivered by Dundee faculty to
review previous learning and to identify new learning
targets and provide supporting tutorials and seminars.
Between these sessions students will complete coursework
and self-directed learning that will be reviewed and assessed
at the following face-to-face session. Seminar and
workshop teaching materials will be made available for
review through MyDundee
Students will be concurrently on the ASCDE orthodontic
clinical residency programme which will facilitate peer to
peer support and allow opportunities for students to apply
their knowledge in a practical setting under the guidance of
ASCDE tutors.
Although delivered off campus it will be a hybrid with
significant face-to-face components delivered by UoD
contracted faculty, with supporting material such as
workbooks and lecture presentations provided on-line
Teaching lead: Prof David Bearn
Teaching team (from):
o Dr G McIntyre

Library resources
*VLE and IT resources

o Dr A El-Angbawi
o Dr D Waring
o Dr O Malik
o Dr R Cure
o Dr F Borrie
6 visits x 3 days: 18 days, 100 contact hours)
All UK staff are specialist orthodontics with experience
of teaching in UK University and NHS PG orthodontic
programmes.

Access to MyDundee and on-line electronic databases and


journals.
Supporting material will be placed on MyDundee
Remote access to electronic resources through UoD login

Teaching accommodation
*Placements

*Other resources,
including any specialist
equipment or facilities
Inclusiveness of the
curriculum

Access will be via ASCDE teaching facility IT Suite


ASCDE teaching facilities will be used which include
lecture room and seminar room equipped with full digital
projection equipment plus IT suite
Students will be expected to undertake the ASCDE clinical
residency orthodontic programme alongside the MSc
programme. This programme is delivered and monitored by
ASCDE and is a separate programme from the MSc.
Visiting faculty will require travel and accommodation
during the teaching visits. This will be the responsibility of
ASCDE to arrange and fund.
All staff are committed to providing an inclusive curriculum
including access to a full teaching and learning programme
for disabled students. The School liaises with the
University's Equality and Diversity Officer and the Head of
Disability Services determine the most appropriate way to
achieve this and ensure that no group or individual is
disadvantaged by the learning environment. School and
Programme Disability Support Officers support this process
and ensure that specific adjustments are arranged to meet
individual disabled students' needs. Further details of the
University's provision for disabled students are available at:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilityservices "]

Income and student fees


N/A
(stand-alone modules only)
Opportunities and risks
See new programme documentation and Risk Register

University of Dundee
Module Specification Template
Module 6
Section Heading
Code
Module title
College
School
Credit rating: level, no. of
credits
Aims

Information required
Adult and multidisciplinary treatment
CMDN
School of Dentistry
SHE M (SCQF 11) 30 Credits
On completion of module the student will demonstrate the
following aptitudes:
Understand the factors in providing adult orthodontic treatment
and critically evaluate the difference from providing treatment
for adolescents

Intended learning outcomes

Understand the principles of complex multidisciplinary


approaches for the treatment and be able to synthesise complex
diagnostic information to formulate management plans
The student will be able to:
Identify dental health considerations in adult patients and
evaluate their consequences
Evaluate adjunctive therapy: its goals, principles
and procedures
Recognize the limitations of adult orthodontic
Treatment and critically evaluate the risks and benefits of such
treatments
Synthesise diagnostic data to make a judgement as to those
cases which cannot be treated by orthodontics alone
Formulate and critically evaluate treatment options for the
management of unerupted and impacted teeth through a
combination of minor oral surgery and orthodontics
Critically evaluate the management options for encouraging
tooth eruption
Demonstrate the ability to synthesise information to make
decisions for the management of unerupted and/or impacted
teeth
Understand the importance of an integrated treatment plan for
joint orthodontic/restorative care
Identify where and when to refer complex cases
Understand the concepts of dentoalveolar compensation and
adaptation in treating skeletally based malocclusion
Understand and evaluate the benefits of the types of treatment
offered to orthognathic patients
Understand the timing of orthodontic treatment
1

in orthognathic care
Understand the timing of orthodontic care in
cleft lip and/or palate management and evaluate the evidence
base for differing treatment approaches
Indicative content

Adult Orthodontic treatment:


Principles
Challenges
Managing oral health in adult patients
Multidisiciplinary treatment
Joint paediatric dentistry management
Joint restorative management
Joint oral surgery management
Joint maxillofacial management
Joint CLP management

Modes of delivery and


student participation
Teaching, learning and
assessment

Off campus, in country, with flying faculty face-to-face


delivery
Small group face-to-face tutorials and seminars
Guided reading
Case based scenarios for each multidisciplinary area
Assessment:
Completion of case based exercises / assessment

Summative assessment:
Coursework (%)
Examination (%, No.
and duration of exams.)

When taught
Pre-requisites or entry
requirements
Co requisites
Anti-requisites
Further information
Date of Approval
Applicability of Module
Specification

Coursework (50%)
o Case based exercises 50%
Summative Assessment (50%)
o Case based assessment 50%
Any component where a student fails to reach the required
standard (50%) can be retaken on one further occasion
concurrently with progressing to the following module. A
student may not carry a module for more than one
subsequent module.
Semester 1 (July - December)

Successful completion of Modules 1,2,3 and 4 of MSc in


Orthodontics
Continuing registration on ASCDE orthodontic clinical
residency programme
Satisfactory progress on ASCDE clinical programme
None
ASCDE website
Programme Lead
Pending approval
Students from July 2014 onwards until revised

University of Dundee
New Module Rationale Template
Module 7
Section heading
The module(s)
Responsibilities and
contacts
*External organisations
associated with the module

Reason(s) for introduction


of the module(s)
When is/are the module(s)
planned to start?
Number of students
Reference points for
academic standards
Approach to learning,
teaching and assessment,
including any distinctive
features

Information to be provided
Research methods and dissertation SHE M (SCQF 11)
60 credits
CMDN
School of Dentistry
Prof David Bearn
Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).
The programme will be delivered by the University of Dundee in
Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of ASCDE and with ASCDE
providing local student support.
Core component of a new programme (MSc in Orthodontics)
January 2015
14
Key benchmark for this programme is the Orthodontic
Curriculum developed by the Specialist Advisory Committee in
Orthodontics of the royal Colleges and approved by the General
Dental Council for Specialist registration in the UK
The broad approach will be to utilise three monthly intensive 1
day face-to-face in country sessions delivered by Dundee
faculty to deliver the research methods component from January
- March.
Individual support and guidance for performing a literature
based critical appraisal project. 1 hour per month individual face
to face contact plus e-mail support and advice on an individual
basis.

*Open and distance


learning
Staff and staff
development

Although delivered off campus it will be a hybrid with


significant face-to-face components delivered by UoD faculty,
with supporting material for research methods such as
workbooks and lecture presentations provided on-line
Teaching lead: Prof David Bearn
Teaching team:
o Dr G McIntyre
o Dr A El-Angbawi
o Dr F Borrie
3 visits x 1 day: 3 days (18 contact hours)
9 visits x 1 hour per student (9 individual face to face contact
hours) (Total 9 x 14 = 126 hours)
All UK staff are specialist orthodontics with experience of
teaching in UK University and NHS PG orthodontic
programmes with PhD degrees.

Library resources
*VLE and IT resources

Access to MyDundee and on-line electronic databases and


journals.
Supporting material will be placed on MyDundee
Remote access to electronic resources through UoD login

Teaching accommodation
*Placements

*Other resources,
including any specialist
equipment or facilities
Inclusiveness of the
curriculum

Access will be via ASCDE teaching facility IT Suite


ASCDE teaching facilities will be used which include lecture
room and seminar room equipped with full digital projection
equipment plus IT suite
Students will be expected to undertake the ASCDE clinical
residency orthodontic programme alongside the MSc
programme. This programme is delivered and monitored by
ASCDE and is a separate programme from the MSc.
Visiting faculty will require travel and accommodation during
the teaching visits. This will be the responsibility of ASCDE to
arrange and fund.
All staff are committed to providing an inclusive curriculum
including access to a full teaching and learning programme for
disabled students. The School liaises with the University's
Equality and Diversity Officer and the Head of Disability
Services determine the most appropriate way to achieve this and
ensure that no group or individual is disadvantaged by the
learning environment. School and Programme Disability Support
Officers support this process and ensure that specific
adjustments are arranged to meet individual disabled students'
needs. Further details of the University's provision for disabled
students are available at:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilityservices "]

Income and student fees


N/A
(stand-alone modules only)
Opportunities and risks
See new programme documentation and Risk Register

University of Dundee
Module Specification Template
Module 7
Section Heading
Code
Module title
College
School
Credit rating: level, no. of
credits
Aims

Intended learning outcomes

Information required
Research Methods and Dissertation
CMDN
School of Dentistry
SHE M (SCQF 11) 60 Credits
On completion of module the student will demonstrate the following
aptitudes:
Understand the principles of orthodontic clinical research and
develop the skills to critically evaluate the evidence
The student will be able to:
Demonstrate a scientific attitude, an inquiring mind and professional
curiosity.
Understand and critically evaluate scientific methodology.
Understand and be able to apply the critical skills required in
practicing evidence based dentistry
Synthesise and interpret the relevant literature.
Acquire, appraise and interpret research information and data.
Prepare oral and written research findings.

Indicative content

Research methods:
Acquiring the evidence
Critical Appraisal
Synthesis of the evidence
Principles of evidence based practice

Modes of delivery and


student participation
Teaching, learning and
assessment

Summative assessment:
Coursework (%)
Examination (%, No.
and duration of exams.)

Literature based dissertation on an orthodontic topic


Off campus, in country, with flying faculty face-to-face delivery
Small group face-to-face tutorials and seminars
Guided reading
Supervised literature based research project
Assessment:
Dissertation
Coursework (100%)
o Dissertation (80%)
o Research paper for submission (15%)
o Presentation (5%)
Any component where a student fails to reach the required
standard (50%) can be retaken on one further occasion within 3
months of the first attempt.

When taught

Semester 1 & 2 (January December)

Pre-requisites or entry
requirements

Successful completion of Modules 1-6 of MSc in Orthodontics


Continuing registration on ASCDE orthodontic clinical residency
programme
Satisfactory progress on ASCDE clinical programme
None
ASCDE website

Co requisites
Anti-requisites
Further information
Date of Approval
Applicability of Module
Specification

Programme Lead
Pending approval
Students from January 2015 onwards until revised

University of Dundee Inclusive Curriculum Checklist


Checklist items
1. All staff (academic and support)
involved in the programme
have completed the Universitys
mandatory training on equality
and diversity.
2. Curriculum development has
taken account of a wide range
of viewpoints representing the
protected characteristics under
the Equality Act 2010.
3. The learning environment
promotes equality of
opportunity.
4. Learning outcomes
accommodate all protected
characteristics.
5. Curriculum content reflects an
appropriate range of cultural
perspectives.
6. An appropriate range of
teaching approaches is used.
7. Strategies are in place to
engage all students in class
activities and to allow the
student body to integrate with
one another.
8. Assessment methods take
account of the range of needs
and backgrounds of the student
body.
9. Feedback given to students on
their work is sensitive to the
need to maintain the dignity of
the individual.
10.
Where used, placements,
internships and periods of
learning abroad have been
scrutinised in relation to equality
and diversity issues. See
https://secure.dundee.ac.uk/stu
dentservices/disabilityservices/d
undeeonly/docs/studentplacement-guidance.doc

Observations and action points


r Either now, or prior to commencing
teaching

r Yes, within limitation that students will be


practising dentists

r Yes, within limitation that students will be


practising dentists
r Yes, within limitation that students will be
practising dentists
r With particular reference to delivery in
Middle East
r Yes
r Yes

r Yes, within limitation that students will be


practising dentists
r Yes