Curriculum and assessment

The theoretical training for our Master’s degree in Orthodontics consists of theoretical sessions, seminars, individual sessions with professors, and work projects.

Practical training includes laboratory sessions, pre-clinic practice, clinical sessions and clinical practice in patients. The student will take clinical practice sessions from the beginning of the course.

Teaching blocksECTS credits
A. General medical and biological aspects: Growth and development of the body, head anatomy, genetics, embryology, cell biology, speech therapy, syndromes, psychology, biostatistics, epidemiology, and research methodology.12
B. Basic notions of orthodontics: Development of dentition, craniofacial growth, physiology and pathophysiology of the
stomatognathic system, histology, radiology and other imaging techniques, cephalometry, clinical instruments, and biomechanics.
C. General notions of orthodontics: Aetiology, diagnosis, prognosis and orthodontic treatment plan, growth and treatment analysis, long-term and iatrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment, orthodontic interpretation, and orthodontic literature.27
D. Orthodontic techniques: Removable, functional, extra-oral, fixed, partially fixed, retainment.29
E. Multidisciplinary treatments: cleft palate, orthodontic-surgical, orthodontic-periodontal, and orthodontic-restorative.5
F. Specific treatments: Development of occlusion, orthodontics in adults, craniomandibular dysfunction.2
G. Preventive measures: Prevention, health and safety.1
H. Management, administration and ethics: clinical organization, ICTs, ergonomics, legislation, professional ethics.5
I. Final Project12
J. Clinic practice85

Distribution of credits in 5 Modules (200 credits)

Module 1. Introduction, Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
(60 credits) = 1st year
Module 2. Biomechanics, Interception and Functional Therapy
(71 credits) = 2nd year
Module 3. Multidisciplinary Orthodontic Treatment
(54 credits) = 3rd year
Module 4. Final Project
(12 credits) = 4th year
Module 5. Presentation of Completed Clinical Cases
(3 credits) = 4th year

Conferences and additional courses with guest professionals

Conferences and mandatory additional complementary courses with prestigious
speakers are offered during the year.


  • Continuous assessment for the acquisition of knowledge
  • Assessment of clinical activity
  • Attendance of all teaching sessions
  • Final examination (each academic year)
  • Poster presentation and oral communication at scientific meetings and congresses
  • Publication of an article
  • Defence of the Final Project
  • Submission and presentation of the completed clinical cases
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