DOH484 Dental Clinical Practice 5 (48)

Students participate in a clinical placement program in the provision of clinical care in varied settings in regional NSW. Each clinical site will have students providing dental care under supervision. Clinical learning is reinforced by means of case analyses, case reviews and clinical session reviews by clinical staff.


Year-long Period 1 (31)
On Campus
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH484. 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



One session


Centre of Rural Dentistry and Oral Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Science course.
Not available to students who have successfully completed DOH483.


( DOH403 or DOH404 ) and DOH412 and ( DOH414 or DOH417 ) and ( DOH415 or DOH418 ) and ( DOH416 or DOH419 )

Subject Relationships

DOH483 Replaced by DOH484.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and discuss the scope of oral/dental health needs of different societal and cultural groups within rural and regional communities;
  • be able to demonstrate competent comprehensive treatment planning;
  • be able to demonstrate competence in the provision of treatment for patients with multidisciplinary needs;
  • be able to manage the decision-making and provision of acute-care treatment as required in a clinical setting; and
  • be able to undertake and abide by the full range of duties and responsibilities of a dentist in accordance with professional, ethical and legal requirements as defined by the Dental Board of Australia.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Clinical oral dental public health;
  • Clinical delivery of oral health care to regional, rural and remote communities;
  • Comprehensive treatment planning; and
  • Ethics and jurisprudence.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 175 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students will complete 35 weeks of clinical placement (four x 8-week placements and an initial 3- week placement in their home base at the beginning of the year). Students will be rostered to complete clinical placement at Charles Sturt Dental Clinics in Dubbo, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga and Albury. In addition, at least one of the four 8-week placements will be at an external site which may include an Aboriginal Medical Service or Local Area Health District dental clinic.

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory workplace learning placements are responsible for all associated travel, accommodation and required resources.

Student are also responsible for ensuring they hold a current First Aid Certificate and meet Working with Children and immunisation requirements.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.