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 (indicative)
Successful completion of Comprehensive Dental Practice 1.
|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 general dental practice 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 in dentistry. 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 clinical 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.
This course is conducted in the last semester of the DDS course. At this level students should be able to apply knowledge and skills gained throughout the course and work as independent practitioners. Students will require minimal assistance from clinical supervisors in identifying patient’s expectations, desires and attitudes during gathering of information and making treatment plans. They will be competent with all of the general dental procedures routinely carried out by a general dentist. They will demonstrate good communication skills with patients, peers and the dental team which will be an important component in their clinical practice as a professional in the following year,
On completion of this subject students should:
The reflective patient folio must be completed in order to pass this subject overall.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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