Degree Course in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics
(in the process of being accredited)

OVERVIEW
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
TEACHING METHOD
Admission
study plan

Degree Course in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics
(in the process of being accredited)

The Master Degree Course in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics (MDCDP) is divided into 6 years

The fundamental educational objective is to impart theoretical knowledge and technical competences required to practice Orthodontics in accordance with the common standards of EU orthodontics schools. In particular, all graduates will receive an adequate and excellent education so as to practice Orthodontics at the highest level, and also competences directed towards various scientific research specializations and/or similar thematic areas.

Graduates in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics will have to be able to speak fluently, both in oral and written form, another EU language in addition to Italian, with a reference to disciplinary lexicon.

On completion of the course of study, the graduate will have gained technical knowledge and skills to take place professionally in the orthodontics field, both public and private.

In the general aspects, the MDCDP biennium addresses the study of basic educational activities aimed at making known to the students the fundamentals of the structural organization and of the vital functions of the human body, and it comprises courses that address issues related to the relationship orthodontist-patient and the comprehension of the underlying principles of the scientific method. The following triennium comprises the study of disciplines of medical, surgical and specialistic interest, with special reference to clinical issues related to dental pathologies, to semiotics of the oral cavity, to the neuro-muscular disorders of the head and neck, and to oral manifestations. The educational activities are carried out in conjunction with the study of odontoiatric disciplines and with the professionalizing clinical practice. The sixth year includes a professionalizing educational activity aimed at the care of the patient with odontostomatological issues. Frontal seminar teaching is aimed at the interdisciplinary discussion of assigned clinical cases.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Master Degree Course in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics can practice the odontoiatric profession following the passing the State exam and the enrollment in the Orthodontists Order.

They will be allowed to practice the odontoiatric profession in the various roles and clinical, sanitary and biomedical professional fields.

They will also be able to perform managerial activities of 1st and 2nd level in facilities of the National Health Service, in accordance with the current laws.

Job opportunities of UniCamillus students ontologically have a further international vocational outlet, with particular reference to areas of the world in which health deficiency is higher and often tragic. The Athenaeum invites to enrol young students with a strong humanitarian vocation, and who can potentially dedicate, if not all, at least part of their professional life in service of less fortunate populations of the South of the World.

Moreover, considering that many students of this University come from such countries, it will be inevitable – through precise placement actions developed by the University thanks to its international network – to supply sanitary centers of developing countries that are currently counting (a bit too much) on voluntary work of health professionals of Western countries, by trying to increase the number of local health professionals.

Teaching Courses are divided into semesters.

Integrated courses are the mandatory courses expected from the study plan. They are made of various courses, that may even be of different scientif-disciplinary areas,  with the purpose of achieving a common specific educational objective.

Elective courses are carried out only in the areas of optional educational activites, and they include academic lectures and/or seminars.

Type of teaching methods. Within the courses it is defined the division of the CFUs (Crediti Formativi Universitari; “Univarsity Educational Credits”) and of the educational timing in the various forms of teaching, as follows:

Ex-cathedra lessons: It is defined as an “ex-cathedra lesson” (from now on “frontal lesson”) the discussion of a specific subject identified with a title and that is part of the educational curriculum intended for the Study Course, carried out by a Professor, according to a pre-determined calendar, and imparted to students regularly enrolled in a specific year, even divided in smaller groups.

Seminar: The seminar is an educational activity with the same characteristics of the frontal lesson, but it is carried out by more Professors simultaneously, even pertaining to different disciplinary fields (or with different competences), and, as such, it is recorded in the lesson registry. Also clinical-pathological Conferences eventually carried out in clinical teachings are recognized as seminar activities.

Professionalizing educational activity: Clinical practice activites are aimed at making the students gain specific professional skills and competences. The responsibility of planning and organizing the clinical practice devolves to a Coordinator of professionalizing educational activities, who avails of Tutors with the same professional profile or who belong to a similar scientific disciplinary field, with a consolidated professional and educational experience, assigned with roles to the didactic structure and chosen in accordance with health facilities where the educational activity is carried out. In the internship facilities, health professionals are chosen as referents/supervisors and cooperate during the conduction of the internship.

The Master Degree Course in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics is nationally programme-access based.

The requirements needed to access the Course are the possession of a diploma of upper secondary school, or another eligible recognized foreign qualification, and also possession of knowledge and competences of general culture, logical reasonment, mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry, based on the ministerial programmes of the upper secondary school.

In order to access the degree course, applicants will be examined and evaluated through a written multiple-choice test for:

– possession of general knowledfe as well as analytic skills on written texts of various kinds;

– logical-mathematical reasonment skills, that is characteristic of deductive logic, spatial-numerical and observational and calculus skills;

– assessment of the initial preparation of subjects of scientic culture (chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics).

Access is granted only with the achievement of the minimum score during the admission test, in accordance with the current law.

Applicants who will have achieved said score but will not have demonstrated adequate knowledge of chemistry and physics, will be given additional learning requirements (ALR; “Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi – OFA”) that will need to be met by attending remedial courses organized by the Study Course, to be fulfilled before seating the first exam of the first course year.

Basic activities

 

 

 

Disciplinary Field

Total CFUs

Area

CFUs

General disciplines for the training of the orthodontist

20

BIO/13 Applied Biology

8

FIS/07 Applied Physics (to cultural and environmental heritage, biology and medicine)

7

M-PSI/01 General Psychology

1

MED/01 Medical Statistics, Epidemiology and communal Stomatology

4

Structure, function and metabolism of molecules of biological interest

12

BIO/10 Biochemistry

10

BIO/11 Biologia Molecolare

2

Human morphology, integrated biological functions of human organs and systems

28

BIO/09 Fisiologia

11

BIO/16 Anatomia Umana

10

BIO/17 Istologia

7

Total Basic Activities

60

 

60

 

 

 

 

Characterizing Activities

 

 

 

Disciplinary Field

Total CFUs

Area

CFUs

Orthodontics and radiological disciplines

105

MED/28 Odontostomatological Diseases

91

MED/29 Maxillofacial Surgery

3

MED/36 Diagnostic for Imaging and Radiotherapy

6

MED/41 Anesthesiology

5

Medical disciplines of orthodontic relevance

32

BIO/14 Pharmacology

6

MED/04 General Pathology

8

MED/05 Clinical Pathology

2

MED/09 Internal Medicine

8

MED/13 Endocrinology

1

MED/26 Neurology

3

MED/35 Skin and Venereal Diseases

3

MED/38 General and Specialized Pediatrics

1

Diagnostic laboratory

13

BIO/12 Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology

2

MED/07 Microbiology and clinical microbiology

5

MED/08 Pathological Anatomy

6

Interdisciplinary Education

24

MED/11 Diseases of Cardiovascular System

1

MED/15 Blood Diseases

1

MED/17 Infectious Diseases

1

MED/18  General Surgery

4

MED/19 Plastic Surgery

1

MED/25 Psychiatry

1

MED/31 Otorhinolaryngology

1

MED/42 General and Applied Hyfìgiene

7

MED/43  Legal Medicine

3

MED/50 Applied Medical Technical Sciences

4

Inglese Scientifico e abilità linguistiche, abilità informatiche

6

INF/01 Information Technology

4

L-LIN/12 Language and translation – English

2

Total of Characterizing Activities

180

 

180

 

 

 

 

Related and Supplementary Educational Activities

 

 

 

Disciplinary Field

Total CFUs

Area

CFUs

Related and/or Supplementary Activities

12

MED/03  Medical genetics

3

MED/06 Medical Oncology

2

MED/12 Gastroentherology

3

MED/30 Diseases of Visual System

2

MED/44 Occupational Medicine

2

Total of Related Activities

12

 

12

 

 

 

 

Other Activities

 

 

 

Disciplinary Field

Total CFUs

Area

CFUs

Elective courses

8

 

8

Final Exam

10

Final Exam

10

Other educational activities(art. 10, comma 5, letter d)

90

Professionalizing clinical practice

90

Total Other Activities

108

 

108

 

 

 

 

Total CFUs for the completion of the title

360

 

360