Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Year-long clinical experience at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and external clinics. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Successful completion of 4th year BDS subjects.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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 Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Menaka Abuzar
Melbourne Dental School
Currently enrolled students:
This subject, which covers the entire fifth year curriculum, encompasses a wide variety of clinical teaching, in rural and urban locations. During the year, students treat patients in general practice clinics and rotate through specialist teaching. Students are not expected to perform treatment during specialist practice.
General Practice Rotation: All aspects of dentistry for adults including Operative Dentistry, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Preventive Dentistry and Oral Surgery and Medicine; clinical treatment as needed by patients, with the emphasis on whole patient treatment' and continuing care on a rotational basis at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) clinics and community clinics. Referral of patients to oral health students.
Specialist Practice Rotation: Specialist clinics at the RDHM, seminars and postgraduate student clinical sessions in the areas of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Special Needs Dentistry, Radiology and Paediatric Dentistry. An Orthodontic course associated with Paediatric Dentistry follows treatment in progress. Attendance at: external clinics for experience not available at the RDHM, such as complex radiology; Oral Surgery departments for consulting clinics and operating theatre experience; and emergency departments and medical teams for experience of seriously ill patients.
Academic Teaching/Study Module: Lectures, workshops and other teaching in areas such as Treatment Planning, Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence.
Advanced Dental Study 2: Continuation of the background research and literature review of a research project (commenced in Semester 2 of fourth year) and an oral presentation of that project in Semester 2.
Elective Study: There is time available during the year for students to undertake elective studies which can include interstate and/or overseas visits.
On completion of this subject, students should:
A pass in each Section of the assessment is required to pass Dental Practice 5 overall. If a student does not perform satisfactorily in one Section, he/she may have to undertake further assessment in a form to be determined by the relevant examiner/s.
Although there are no numerical quotas for any particular clinical treatments, students should endeavour to obtain exposure to as wide a range as possible of all forms of dental treatment. Students should note carefully that their lack of experience in any clinical area will not be acceptable as an excuse or reason for unsatisfactory progress in Dental Practice 5.
All students are required to complete a log and attendance book of clinical procedures in order to sit the final examinations. Students should also note that it will be necessary to have completed a wide range of treatment procedures to be permitted to sit the final examinations. This will be determined by completion of the clinical log forms.
There are no prescribed texts for this subject; however, students will be referred to current journal papers relevant to the lectures/seminars provided.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills:
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