Dental Practice 1

Subject 511-126 (2008)

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Credit Points: 37.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - 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: 148 hours of lectures, tutorials, practical/laboratory classes, student-directed learning, problem-based learning (PBL) and clinical and community activities
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: N/A.
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:


Professor Mike Morgan
Subject Overview:

This subject comprises three modules:

Introduction to Dentistry: The role, responsibilities and activities of a dentist in the community.

Human Development and Behaviour: The activities of a dentist with the development and behaviour of individuals in the community and the constants and variations in human behaviour and human oral anatomy (ensuring that students will recognise oral health); comparative oral anatomy, identification of human teeth and their anatomical relationship in a clinical context and some forensic dentistry and radiography.

Dental Materials Science and Conservative Dentistry: Principles and handling of materials relevant to the treatment of oral diseases, structure of matter, classification of materials and mechanical properties.

Assessment: One 2-hour written paper at the end of Semester 1, one 3-hour written paper at the end of Semester 2 and written and practical work/assignments throughout the year.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Anusavice KJ, 2003 Phillip's Science of Dental Materials 11 th ed, Saunders

Australian Resuscitation Council 1991 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation A.R.C

Murray JJ (ed) 1996 Prevention of Oral Disease 3 rd ed, Oxford University Press

Craig RG, 1997 Restorative Dental Materials 10 th ed, Mosby

Gluck GM and Morganstein WM (eds) 1998 Jong's Community Dental Health 4 th ed, Mosby

Locker D 1989 An Introduction to Behavioural Science and Dentistry, Routledge

Pine CM (ed) 1997 Community Oral Health Wright

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

  • Basic workplace safety
  • Developing inter-professional team relationships
  • Independent learning
  • Critical thinking and reasoning
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dental Science

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