Oral Health Sciences 2B

Subject ORAL20004 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: 52 hours of lectures, seminars, computer assisted learning and clinical work
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Prof Mike Morgan


Melbourne Dental School

4th Floor, 720 Swanston Street

Telephone: +61 3 9341 1500

Email: enquiries@dent.unimelb.edu.au


Subject Overview:

This subject comprises two modules.

Management of Compromised Patients: Management of patients with speech pathology; cardiovascular conditions; respiratory disease; endocrine, haematological, neurological, psychiatric and neoplastic disoders; and intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities.

Oral Biology: Lectures, seminars and computer assisted learning built on material covered in Oral Biology 2A. Develops knowledge in the areas of periodontal pathogenesis, systemic conditions and the periodontium; advances in periodontal diagnosis; periodontal treatment including the treatment of furcations, periodontal surgeries, antibiotic and occlusal therapies; periodontal regeneration; re-evaluation, maintenance and the determination of periodontal prognosis.


On completion of this subject, students should:

  • Comprehend the relevance to dental care of the various medical conditions and associated therapies;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles of pharmacology in relation to drugs and other medical agents used in dentistry; and
  • Have developed knowledge in the areas of periodontal pathogenesis, system conditions and the periodontium.

Assessment includes:

  • One 2-hour written examination comprising a 1-hour question on Oral Biology and a 1-hour question on Management of Compromised patients at the end of Semester 2 (70%).
  • An interactive presentation together with a written report of no more than 750 words on the Management of Compromised Patients due at the end of Semester 2 (30%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

  • Essentials of Oral Pathology and Medicine (RA Cawson and EW Odell), 6th edn, OU Press, 1998
  • Management of Pain and Anxiety in Dental Practice (R Dionne and JC Phero (eds)), 2nd edn, Elsevier, 1993
  • Oral Pathology (JV Soames and JC Southam), 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, 1993
  • Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist (OAC Ibsen and JA Phelan), 2nd edn, Saunders, 1996
  • Medical Problems in Dentistry (C Scully and RA Cawson), 5th edn, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone
  • Handbook of Local Anaesthesia (SF Malamed), Mosby, 2004
  • Oral Medicine (WR Tyldesley and EA Field), 4th edn, Oxford Medical, 1995
  • Pathology for the Health Sciences (NJ Vardaxis), MacMillan Australia, 1994 (reprint 2000)
  • Textbook of General and Oral Medicine (D Wray, GD Lowe, SH Dagg, DH Felix and C Scully), Churchill and Livingstone, 1999
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Oral Health

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