Online Course: Physiology and Biomechanics of the Temporomandibular Joint
Understand the relationship between speaking, eating, breathing and the TMJ
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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is associated with a number of important functions, including eating, speaking and breathing. Thus, dysfunction of this joint can not only cause orofacial pain, but also affect these functions. Having an understanding of the physiology and biomechanics of this joint is, therefore, essential for any physiotherapist who wants to work with TMJ patients.
The aim of this course is to introduce the physiology and key movements of the TMJ.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- discuss how jaw position is maintained
- describe the four phases of mastication
- summarise the relationship between the TMJ and speaking and breathing
- discuss the five main movements of the TMJ
- explain the biomechanics of the TMJ
OMONDI GERALD ABUNGU
Love the delivery and knowledge of Victoria in the course and she explains very clearly and concise the workings of the TMJ and fits the research information very well into the course.
Another awesome course experience with Physiopedia!