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.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH493. 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.


DOH403 and DOH412 and DOH414 and DOH415 and DOH416

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to use databases effectively and systematically to search for relevant literature
  • be able to evaluate literature related to a topic/s in clinical dentistry and discuss the application to general or specialist dental practice
  • be able to demonstrate advanced skills in written communication to provide a coherent and comprehensive review of the literature
  • be able to demonstrate developing critical thinking skills in relation to a topic/s in clinical dentistry


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • A range of specific topics (that varies from year to year) and may include:
  • 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?

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of DOH493 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %

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.