Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 442 hours of lectures, seminars, computer assisted learning, clinical practice and field placements plus clinical experience outside of semester. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Successful completion of 2nd year BOH subjects.|
|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/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Julie Satur
Melbourne Dental School
4th Floor, 720 Swanston Street
Telephone: +61 3 9341 1500
This subject comprises lectures, seminars and preclinical and clinical experience in aspects of oral health therapy (dental hygiene and dental therapy) practice and student directed problem based learning. Coursework includes dental hygiene patient care covering ageing and oral care for the elderly; social and psychological aspects of ageing; medical problems of, and medication for the elderly; epidemiology of oral disease in older adults, oral health education for older people and oral health services for the elderly; aetiology and management of early childhood caries; oral health care for preschool children; treatment planning and evaluation of treatment; and advanced clinical experience in dental hygiene and dental therapy patient care.
This subject also includes clinical experience in various aspects of dental therapy and hygiene practice and field placement in general and specialist dental practices in the public and private sectors, special needs and outreach dental care programs; the philosophy of total oral care for each patient and the interaction of dental therapy and hygiene care with general and specialist oral health care in the overall treatment and care plan for the individual; a public health approach to practice and advanced clinical experience in oral health therapy patient care.
Selected patients will receive oral health care as necessary including, examination, diagnosis and treatment planning; preventive procedures (such as oral hygiene instructions, placement of fissure sealants, application of topical fluorides and diet counselling); clinical photography and clinical treatment procedures.
On completion of this subject the student should:
and skills in:
Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry Cameron A and Widmer R (eds), Sydney: Mosby Elsevier, 2008
Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, Darby ML and Walsh MM, 3 rd ed., Philadelphia, Pa: London: W.B. Saunders, 2010
Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, Roberson TM, Heymann HO and Swift Jr. EJ, 5 th ed., St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby Elsevier, 2003.
Health Behaviour and Health Education: Theory, Research and Practice, Glanz K, Rimer BK and Viswanath K (eds) 4th ed., Jossey-Bass, San Fancisico, 2008
Dental Caries: The Disease and Its Clinical Management , Ole Fejerskov & Edwina Kidd (Eds) 2nd ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2008
Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent , McDonald RE and Avery DL (eds) St. Louis; London: Mosby, 2000.
Communication; Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals, O’Toole Gjyn, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood NSW, 2008
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed skills in:
Bachelor of Oral Health |
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