Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 104 hours of lectures, seminars, practical work and computer assisted learning |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
|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 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/
Melbourne Dental School
4th Floor, 720 Swanston Street
Telephone: +61 3 9341 1500
This subject comprises four modules:
Anatomy and Oral Histology: Microscopic structure of human oral tissues; mucosa, enamel, dentine, pulp, cementum, periodontium, alveolar bone, salivary glands, TMJ; the embryology of the craniofacial region, the histology and physiology of the oral tissues and odontogenesis; the structure and function of the nerve and vascular supply of the head and neck; lymphatic drainage of the head; and the pterygomandibular space.
Physiology: The physiology of the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, endocrine and musculo-skeletal systems; the neurophysiology of pain and other sensory processes as well as taste and swallowing (deglutition).
Pathology: Inflammation and infections; defense mechanisms, immunology, healing and repair; pathological conditions causing abnormal bleeding; neoplasia and cardio-vascular disease; disorders of the nervous system and endocrine system; and infectious diseases and allergies.
Microbiology: An introduction to chemistry and its relevance to human mineralized tissues; the role of microorganisms in human infection; bacteriology of dental plaques, the microbiology associated with dental caries and periodontal disease; asepsis and infection control in dental practice; aspects of virology including hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus.
On completion of this subject, students should:
An overall mark of 50% is required to pass this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Oral Health |
Download PDF version.