DOH335 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 3 (24)

This subject is designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in the provision of patient-centred dental clinical care. There is a strong emphasis on diagnosis and evidence-based treatment planning and the completion of simple clinical procedures, including the administration of oral local anaesthetics, non-complex periodontic and restorative procedures, the relief of pain and the provision of uncomplicated removable dental prostheses.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH335. 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

Bachelor of Dental Science


DOH231 and DOH233 and DOH243 and DOH253 and DOH254

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate foundation knowledge and an understanding of evidence-based practice and patient-centred care in the examination, diagnosis and treatment planning of cases in the Year 3 open clinic
  • Be able to demonstrate foundation knowledge and apply clinical skills relevant to the provision of safe oral local anaesthesia
  • Be able to demonstrate foundation knowledge and apply clinical skills relevant to the provision of relief of pain, conservative pulpal therapy and simple endodontic treatment
  • Be able to demonstrate foundation knowledge and apply clinical skills relevant to the management of simple restorative, periodontic and removable prosthodontic cases


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Treatment planning and evidence-based practice
  • Periodontics
  • Non-complex restorative dentistry
  • Uncomplicated removable prosthodontics
  • The administration of local anaesthetics
  • Relief of pain
  • Simple endodontic procedures
  • Infection control
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Ethical and professional behaviour
  • The interpretation of panoramic and intraoral radiographs

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 14 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students will timetabled to attend the CSU Dental Clinic on a weekly basis and will complete, under supervision, the clinical examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and management of a range of dental cases.

Special Resources

Clinical placement in this subject takes place in the Orange campus dental clinics. Prior to starting placement students will be required to obtain a Senior First Aid Certificate, proof of appropriate immunisation, and National Police and Working with Children checks.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.