Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 60 (indicative) |
Total Time Commitment:
60 contact hours (indicative), 96 non-contact (indicative)
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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
CoordinatorProf Stuart Dashper
Melbourne Dental School
Currently enrolled students:
This subject will assist students develop knowledge regarding the common oral diseases that are caused by bacteria that are part of dental plaque. This is a highly integrated subject that brings together advanced concepts in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, anatomy and clinical practice that are relevant to the understanding of oral health and disease, especially dental caries. Students will learn about tooth structure and salivary composition down to the molecular level in both health and disease. They will learn about the oral microbiome and how these bacteria are related to health and disease and be guided through the clinical steps of diagnosis of dental caries. Students will engage in problem-based learning exercises simulating clinical situations to prepare them for dental clinical practice. They will participate in computer based learning exercises that will enable them to understand the pathogenic nature of some bacteria and the host immune response to both commensural and pathogenic bacteria. In addition the mechanisms of antimicrobial and antiplaque agents will be addressed.
On completion of this subject, the students will be able to:
Formative and summative assessments will be conducted to provide feedback to students and to generate a grade.
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.
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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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