Companion Animal Dental, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
This course is a specialisation course at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science. The Master is a post graduate education targeted small animal veterinarians seeking Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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 Clinical Science.
Lectures, e-learning, theoretical and practical exercises. Case-study work.
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.
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
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 specialisation.
- 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
You must meet the following criteria to be admitted to this course:
- Hold a degree in Veterinary Medicine
- Hold one of the following certifications
- DVA Certificate in Small Animal Diseases (equivalent to the 4 compulsory courses of the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science)
- Swedish / Norwegian / Finnish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats
- Equivalent competences
- Have a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience from companion animal practice
- Be proficient in English
Find detailed information about the formal requirements for this course.
The course responsibles at the specialisation track in Companion Animal Odontology are:
- Professor Annemarie Thuri Kristensen, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
- National specialist and Diplomat Hanne Ellen Kortegaard, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lecturers: National and international capacities within the field.
|Duration:||5 days on campus|
|Dates:||11-15 November 2024|
|Frequency:||Only available every second year|
|Course capacity:||10 students|
|Place:||University Hospital for Companion Animals, Frederiksberg, Denmark|
|Course fee:||EU/EEA citizens
Single course participant: 36,500 DKK
Master student: 33,000 DKK
Single course participant: 40,740 DKK
Master student: 37,240 DKK
Tuition fees include course materials and lunch/coffee. Books are not included in the tuition fees and must be purchased by the participants.
|Level and credit:||Master course; 6 ECTS|
|Examination date:||Please consult the exam schedule|
|Application deadline:||Master's programme: 1 May 2023
Course: 16 September 2024
|Admission:||To be admitted, you must meet the admission criteria for specializations at Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science|
The opening of the application period is announced via the programme newsletter.
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