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Dentistry and orthodontics

Graduates of this second degree course must acquireessential theoretical knowledge of the basic sciences so that it may be appliedprofessionally.

They must also be able to:

  1. collect and analyse data regarding an individual’s stomatological apparatus using a clinical and an overall point of view, while taking socio-cultural factors into consideration;
  2. interpret the data using their basic knowledge, physiopathology, and the pathologies related to the stomatological and systemic apparatuses;
  3. develop the ability to communicate with patients and their family members in a clear, humane way;
  4. develop the ability to organise teamwork, communicate with and manage human resources.

In addition, it will be essential that graduates have increased:

  1. their basic knowledge of biology and physiology so that they may understand, both quantitatively and qualitatively, biological and physiological phenomena, and the principles of molecular biological processes;
  2. their knowledge of those biological and behavioural sciences that modern techniques of oral health maintenance are based on;
  3. their awareness of the dental ethics concerning the treatment of a patient as both an individual and as a member of his/ her community.

Finally, graduates must have developed:

  1. those competences in applied computer science and statistics that are necessary in order to carry out continuing professional development;
  2. adequate knowledge of the principles of diagnostic images and of the clinical use of ionising radiation and its safe application.