DOH300 Oral Health Sciences 3 (16)

This is the final oral science subject which further develops the knowledge needed to differentiate healthy tissue from unhealthy tissue. It focuses on advanced oral care related to high need patients and includes managing oral care for patients with systemic disease. Advanced clinical pathology will be examined. Students use a case-based approach to inform their decision making to justify specific health care decisions. This subject uses a evidenced based approach to guide the student to provide up-to-date currency in practice.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH300. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy/Hygiene) course.

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify advanced systemic conditions that result in oral manifestations
  • be able to assess and apply correct procedures for systemic conditions that have periodontal conditions associated with them
  • be able to evaluate and implement biomedical preventative strategies to reduce the risk of oral pathology
  • be able to analyse and evaluate interventional science of oral pathology
  • be able to demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes at a level ready to be registered as a health professional at all times


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • advanced oral pathologies of rare conditions
  • chemotherapy for the control of periodontal diseases
  • advanced periodontal and caries management therapies
  • care planning for patients with disabilities and multi-factorial oral health conditions
  • vulnerable and high risk populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities

Special Resources



Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.