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DOH254 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 2 (16)

Abstract

This subject will continue the development of basic dental diagnostic and clinical management skills related to both simple restorative (operative) and periodontal procedures in the clinical dental environment. The differential diagnosis of simple oral conditions and the management of simple restorative and periodontal procedures in the clinical dental environment. There will be a focus upon associated dental processes, the aetiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and immunopathogenesis of caries and periodontal diseases are presented in lecture and discussion sessions.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
On CampusOrange Campus
Session 2
On CampusOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH254
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Science course.
Prerequisite(s)
DOH114 and DOH124

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the aetiology and differential diagnosis of common oral conditions.
  • be able to explain the basic clinical procedures involved in the examination of the dental patient, including history, exam and diagnosis.
  • be able to apply foundation knowledge of oral condition, and basic clinical procedures in a clinical environment.
  • be able to describe the aetiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and immunopathogenesis of dental caries
  • be able to describe the aetiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and immunopathogenesis of periodontal disease.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Operative dentistry
  • Infection control
  • Local analgesia and pain control
  • Periodontal tissues and periodontal disease
  • Cariology
  • Oral radiology (principles, techniques and interpretation)

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 12 days duration. Workplace Learning involves sessions in the clinical environment 6 hours per week over 12 weeks.

Specialised Resources

Dental pre-clinical simulation resources are required for this subject including equipment purchased by the students.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.