DOH493 Advanced Clinical Options (8)

This subject is undertaken by final year students whilst they are on clinical placement. The subject is largely a directed student learning and self-learning subject requiring students to undertake independent reading and literature searches on assigned topics in dentistry, to evaluate literature, to demonstrate critical thinking skills and to demonstrate high level analytical and written communication skills. Although not a formal part of the subject students' clinical experiences also inform this subject.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
School of Dentistry and Health Sciences
Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Science course.

Subject Relationships
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate depth of knowledge in the topics in this subject
  • be able to present their knowledge in the context of general or specialist dental practice
  • be able to present their knowledge in an appropriately professional manner
  • be able to demonstrate advanced competence in areas of particular interest/need in dentistry
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • A range of specific topics (that varies from year to year) along with literature guides is established and published on Interact
  • Advanced restorative materials, their clinical applications and relevance to modern general dental practice
  • Clinical and technological advances in endodontics - are they all applicable to general dental practice?
  • Innovations in implant dentistry
  • Inflammatory periodontal disease - do we yet know the cause(s)?
  • Viruses and oral mucosal diseases
  • What is ethics and professionalism?
  • What challenges face the general dental practitioner in rural-regional Australia?
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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