ORALHLTH 5000 - Clinical Practice (Adult Therapy) IV OH

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

The topics in this course cover both the theory and practice of restorative dentistry. They explore new and existing techniques, case selection and treatment planning. Dental materials important to this discipline are also covered. Topics covered include aesthetic dentistry, adhesive materials, bonding systems, mechanisms of adhesion of materials to teeth, simple direct restorations, and reasons for success and failure of adhesive and metallic restorations. A variety of current operative/restorative techniques will be explored. This course reviews the structure of dental hard tissues of tooth, current concepts in cariology including microbiology and the nature of saliva and its role. Both traditional and minimum intervention approaches to the management of patients at high risk of caries are explored. The topic also looks at practical assessment of caries risk including saliva testing, materials and products suitable for professional and home care, prevention, and short- and long-term care. This topic explores a multidisciplinary approach to the management of dental conditions. In addition to emergency management in the field, this topic includes the theory and practice of examination/assessment of the dental, oral and facial injuries, early dental management and referral for endodontic treatment. The role of orthodontics, prosthodontics and other specialist disciplines in the short- and long-term management of dental conditions and/or trauma will also be covered. Students are supported by online reading material and resources and will need to complete key readings before attending intensive hands-on simulation clinic sessions and workshops.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ORALHLTH 5000
    Course Clinical Practice (Adult Therapy) IV OH
    Coordinating Unit School of Dentistry Office
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 24 hours per week, blended learning, external clinical practice, intensives
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Corequisites ORALHLTH 5001
    Restrictions Students enrolled in Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science
    Assessment Participation, simulation and clinical assessment, oral examinations
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Gray

    Ms Katrina Plastow
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. perform detailed clinical examinations of the extra-oral and intra-oral hard and soft tissues of adult patients, identifying disease, abnormalities and possible complications to care for the adult patient

    2. formulate comprehensive integrated management/treatment plans specific to individual patient’s needs, integrating knowledge relating to the age-related changes in teeth and supporting structures

    3. employ a good understanding of the range of restorative options in the provision of simple, direct tooth restoration in the adult patient

    4. apply an understanding of the multidisciplinary issues and an appreciation of the complex clinical disciplines in adult care through the provision of effective clinical patient management

    5. recognise conditions, or likely outcomes of treatment, that require referral for consultation with and/or management by dentists/specialists

    6. integrate knowledge of medical disorders, therapeutic and adverse effects of drugs, and their implications, and incorporate in patient management as relevant to topics covered
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-6
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2-6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2,4,5
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2,4,5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,2,6
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2,4
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2,4
  • Learning Resources
    Online Learning
    All resources will be available via MyUni and will include: journal articles, government reports, video resources, online data bases, web-based tutorials and activities
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing
    FNS Fail No Submission
    NFE No Formal Examination
    F Fail
    NGP Non Graded Pass
    P Pass
    C Credit
    D Distinction
    HD High Distinction
    RP Result Pending

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