Scientific Principles of Surgical Prac.

Subject 511-324 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - 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: 60 hours of lectures, seminars, tutorials and student-directed 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:


Associate Professor Andrew Smith
Subject Overview:

This subject comprises two modules.

Surgery: Principles and practice of surgery; surgical pathology of acute and chronic infection; control of infection; cancer, head and neck surgery.

Oral Medicine, Pathology and Surgery: Causes and processes of oral diseases affecting human beings; application of basic and clinical sciences knowledge to the clinical situation, individuals and the community; pathology of the jaws, the salivary glands, temporomandibular joints, oral mucosae, teeth and periodontium; examination and diagnostic methods and the dentist's responsibility for the safe and effective management of patients.

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination at the end of Semester 2 and continuing clinical and written assessment (consisting of two short-answer written papers of no more than one hour each) during the semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Dudley HAF and Waxman B (eds) 1989An Aid to Clinical Surgery4 th ed, Churchill Livingstone

Liechty RD and Soper RT 1989Fundamentals of Surgery6 th ed, Mosby

Soames JV and Southam JC 1998 Oral Pathology 3 rd ed, Oxford University Press

Wray D, Lowe GD, Dagg SH, Felix DH and Scully C 1999 Textbook of General and Oral

Medicine, Churchill Livingstone

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

  • Basic clinical procedures
  • Basic first aid procedures

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dental Science

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