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Course Description

NameTemporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Treatment Methods
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student
• assesses pain and its classification according to its pathogenesis
• examines temporomandibular disorders and draws conclusions from the results
• uses physiotherapeutic and cognitive treatment methods for temporomandibular disorders
• is familiar with the pain management methods for temporomandibular disorders (laser therapy, ultrasound, acupuncture etc.)
• provide self-care counselling for patients with temporomandibular disorders
ContentPain, pain assessment and treatment methods. Examining temporomandibular disorders. Mobilisation exercises, physiotherapeutic and cognitive treatment methods. Self-care counselling for patients with temporomandibular disorders.
RequirementsActive participation in contact lessons, completion of learning assignments and skills workshop exercises (attendance required).
Grading ScalePassed (S) - 0
Course materialTo be announced at the beginning of the course.
PrerequisitesProfessional studies (physiotherapy students)
All studies of five previous semesters must be completed.(dental hygiene students)
Other Considerations
ContactRuotsalainen Anna-Leena, Sirviö Kaarina


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