Oral Health Sciences 1A

Subject 511-105 (2008)

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Credit Points: 18.750
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 96 hours of lectures, seminars, practical work and computer assisted learning.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Associate Professor Stuart Dashper
Subject Overview:

This subject comprises 3 modules.

Anatomy and Histology: Microscopic structure of human body tissues; structure and function of vascular, muscular, nerve, skeletal, lymphatic and glandular body systems; surface anatomy of the head and neck; osteology of the skull; and myology of the head and neck.

Oral Anatomy: Morphological anatomy of the human dentition both permanent and deciduous; Palmer notation and FDI classification of the human dentition; the embryology of the craniofacial region, the histology and physiology of the oral tissues and odontogenesis.

Preventive Dentistry: The epidemiology of dental diseases; the preventive philosophy and the aims of preventive dentistry; individual and community oral preventive measures; the anatomy and clinical appearance of the health periodontium; and the classification, examination and diagnosis of dental caries and periodontal disease.

Assessment: 1) One 3-hour written examination at the end of first semester; 2) written assignments and practical reports throughout the semester comprising: 2 written assignments of no more than 1500 words each, practical workbook, mid-semester class test, and a 5-minute class presentation. A pass is required in each of sections 1 and 2 for an overall pass in this subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

  • Essentials of Oral Histology and Embryology: A Clinical Approach (JK Avery), 2nd edn, Mosby, 2000
  • A Colour Atlas and Text of Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology (BKB Berkovitz, GR Holland and BJ Moxham), 2nd edn, Wolfe Medical, 1992
  • Functional Histology (PR Wheater, HG Burkitt and VG Daniels), 2nd edn, Churchill Livingstone, 1987
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Planning
  • Effective utilisation of time
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Oral Health

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