Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2

Subject DENT90076 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

January, 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 54 hours (indicative)
Total Time Commitment:

54 contact hours (indicative), 16 non-contact hours (indicative)


Successful completion of all 2nd year DDS subjects.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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 the Disability Liaison Unit:


Dr Siew-May Loo


Melbourne Dental School

4th floor, 720 Swanston Street

Telephone: + 61 3 9341 1500


Subject Overview:

This subject is a continuation of Child and Adolescent Oral Health 1 (Semester 2 of 2nd year) and covers the practise of paediatric dentistry and orthodontics at a more advanced level.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject. students should have achieved competencies in:

  1. assessing human growth and development from childhood, through adolescence and early adulthood;
  2. accurate history-taking, clinical oral examination and patient management of children and adolescents;
  3. intra-oral radiography procedures and local analgesia administration in the child patient;
  4. basic treatment planning for child and adolescent patients.
  1. 1 x 1 hour written paper on Orthodontics and paediatric dentistry at the end of Block 2 (Semester 1) (30%)
  2. Continuing clinical assessment of the treatment of patients receiving orthodontic and paediatric dentistry care through a clinical log book assessed by the clinical supervisor (criteria provided) at the end of each session and presentation of a journal article at a seminar, throughout Blocks 1 and 2 (20%)
  3. 1 x 1 hour combined paediatric dentistry and orthodontics Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), end of Block 2 (50%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Cameron AC and Widmer RP, 2008 Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry 3 rd ed, Mosby

McDonald RE, Avery DR and Dean JA 2011 Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent 9 th ed Mosby

Scully CM and Welbury R 1994 Color atlas of Oral diseases in Children and Adolescents Wolfe

Koch G, Poulsen S 2009 Pediatric Dentistry: A Clinical Approach 2 nd ed, Wiley-Blackwell

Hall RK 1994 Pediatric Oro-facial Medicine and Pathology Chapman and Hall Medical

Profitt WR, Fields HW, Ackerman JL, Sinclair PM, Thomas PM and Tulloch JFC 2007 Contemporary Orthodontics 4 th ed, Mosby

Therapeutic guidelines – Oral and Dental. Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Melbourne, 2007

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students should:

  1. be able to access new knowledge from different sources, analyse and interpret it in a critical manner;
  2. develop skills in effective communication with teaching staff and peers;
  3. develop effective organizational skills and time management;
  4. develop skills in team work and develop skills of workplace safety;
  5. be able to identify and address their own learning needs.

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