Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 99 (indicative) |
Total Time Commitment:
99 contact hours (indicative), 56 non-contact hours (indicative)
Successful completion of 1st Year Teaching Blocks 1 and 2 (Semester 1) DDS subjects.
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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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CoordinatorProf Stuart Dashper
Melbourne Dental School
4th floor, 720 Swanston Street
Telephone: +61 3 9341 1500
This subject will assist students in developing knowledge regarding the common oral diseases that are caused by bacteria that are part of dental plaque, especially periodontitis and dental caries. This is a highly integrated subject that brings together advanced concepts in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, anatomy, behavioural science and clinical practice that are relevant to the understanding of oral health and disease. The students will learn about these diseases at the community, individual, cellular and molecular level. They will learn about the host immune response to both oral commensal and pathogenic bacteria. They will also learn about the links between oral and systemic health. Students will engage in extensive preclinical activities, problem-based and computer-based learning exercises that will enable them to make treatment decisions and prepare them for dental clinical practice.
In Block 3 students will gain knowledge of common oral preventive procedures such as manual plaque control and use of preventive agents such as toothpastes and topical fluorides. Students will gain knowledge in the interpretation of bitewing radiographs.
On completion of this subject, the student should:
Section 3 is a hurdle requirement and must be passed to pass the subject overall.
Lindhe J, Kagging T and Lang N 2008 Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 5th ed, Munksgaard
Takei H, Newman MG, Carranza FA Jr 2006 Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology, 10 th ed, Saunders
Fejerskov O, Kidd E 2008 Dental Caries: The Disease and its Clinical Management, 2 nd ed,Munksgaard
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Doctor of Dental Surgery |
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