Oral Health Sciences 3

Subject 511-323 (2008)

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Credit Points: 25.000
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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 82 hours of practical work, lectures, tutorials, student-directed and computer-assisted learning
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Year 2 subjects.
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


Professor Mike Morgan.
Subject Overview:

This subject comprises two modules.

Pharmacology and Pathology: The principles of drug action in the body and the mechanisms of action of drugs in common use in dentistry and medicine, disorders of growth and neoplasia, inflammation and repair, circulatory disturbances, and the special pathology of the major organ systems.

Medicine: Common medical problems, methods of diagnosis and treatment and diseases of particular importance to dentists.

Assessment: (1) Pharmacology: One 1-hour multiple choice written examination at mid-semester and one 2-hour multiple choice and short answer written examination at the end of Semester 1. (2) Pathology: One 2-hour written examination and one 1-hour practical examination at the end of Semester 1 and continuous assessment. (3) Medicine: One 2-hour written examination at the end of Semester 1. A pass in each of Sections (1), (2) and (3) is required for an overall pass in this subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

  • Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (V Kumar, AK Abbas and N Fausto (eds)), 7th edn, Elsevier Saunders, 2005
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry (JA Yagelia, EA Neidle and FJ Dowd), 5th edn, Elsevier Mosby 2004, or
  • Principles of Pharmacology. The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy (DE Golan, AH Tashjian, EJ Armstrong, JM Galanter, AW Armstrong, RA Arnaout and HS Rose), Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2004, or
  • Pharmacology (HP Rang, MM Dale and JM Ritter), 5th edn, Churchill Livingstone, 2003
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

  • Measurement and recording of data
  • Identifying and interpreting data
  • Communication
  • Observation and organisation
  • Evaluation
  • Formulating different diagnoses

Links to further information: http://www.unimelb.edu.au/HB/2008/subjects/511-323.html
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dental Science

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