Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 68 |
Total Time Commitment:
116 hours in total: 68 contact, 48 non-contact
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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 and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Stuart Dashper
Melbourne Dental School
4th floor, 720 Swanston Street
Telephone: +61 9341 1500
This subject will assist students develop knowledge regarding the common oral diseases that are caused by bacteria that are part of dental plaque. This is a highly integrated subject that brings together advanced concepts in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, anatomy and clinical practice that are relevant to the understanding of oral health and disease, especially dental caries. Students will learn about tooth structure and salivary composition down to the molecular level in both health and disease. They will learn about the oral microbiome and how these bacteria are related to health and disease and be guided through the clinical steps of diagnosis of dental caries. Students will engage in problem-based learning exercises simulating clinical situations to prepare them for dental clinical practice. They will participate in computer based learning exercises that will enable them to understand the pathogenic nature of some bacteria and the host immune response to both commensural and pathogenic bacteria. In addition the mechanisms of antimicrobial and antiplaque agents will be addressed.
On completion of this subject, the students will be able to:
Fejerskov O and Kidd E 2008 Dental Caries - The Disease and its Clinical Management, 2nd ed, Munksgaard
Lindhe J, Kagging T and Lang N 2008 Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 5th ed, Munksgaard OR
Takei H, Newman MG, Carranza FA Jr 2006 Carranza's Clinical Periodontology, 10th ed, Saunders
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Doctor of Dental Surgery |
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