Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: up to 585 hours (indicative) |
Total Time Commitment:
up to 585 contact hours (indicative), 54 non-contact hours (indicative)
Successful completion of all 3rd year DDS subjects.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Melbourne Dental School
4th floor, 720 Swanston Street
Telephone: + 61 3 9341 1500
This subject comprises clinical learning (general dentistry) in the Melbourne Dental Clinic (MDC), urban community health centres, specialist practice/hospital clinics and rural community health clinics.
This subject is a consolidation of all components of dental practice learned in the prior 3 years of the DDS course. The principal aim is the practical application of current, evidence-based dental care in the provision of comprehensive oral health care to patients.
Clinical practice will consist of all aspects of provision of oral health care including preventive dentistry, conservative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, exodontia and oral medicine. The clinical treatment provided will strongly emphasise ‘patient centred care’.
The specialist practice/hospital clinic rotations will include learning in each of the specialty disciplines. These will comprise attendance at specialist clinics at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and Melbourne Dental Clinic and observing postgraduate student clinical sessions in the specialties of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics (including implant dentistry), Endodontics, Periodontics, Special Needs Dentistry, Radiology and Paediatric Dentistry.
The rotations at the rural community health clinics will comprise 4 or 5 weeks at Shepparton (Goulburn Valley Health, Rumbalara Oral Health Centre, Mooroopna and Cobram Health) and at La Trobe Community Health Centre, Morwell.
Each student will attend two, 2 hour tutorials/seminars in treatment planning facilitated by academic staff throughout the year. Students are recommended to present and discuss management of a minimum of two patients each at these seminars.
One week of guest lectures/seminars on recent advances in dental practice (as part of Back-to-Base week) will be held early in/in the middle of Block 2. It is recommended that the entire class participate in these seminars and they will be conducted as interactive sessions.
On completion of this subject students should:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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