Oral Health Sciences 2B

Subject ORAL20004 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 52 hours of lectures, seminars, computer assisted learning and clinical work
Total Time Commitment: Not available

ORAL20003 Oral Health Sciences 2A



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Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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


Prof Michael Mccullough


Melbourne Dental School

Currently enrolled students:

Subject Overview:

This subject comprises two modules.

Management of Compromised Patients: Management of patients with speech pathology; cardiovascular conditions; respiratory disease; endocrine, haematological, neurological, psychiatric and neoplastic disoders; and intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities.

Oral Biology: Develops knowledge in the areas of periodontal pathogenesis, systemic conditions and the periodontium; advances in periodontal diagnosis; periodontal treatment including the treatment of furcations, periodontal surgeries, antibiotic and occlusal therapies; periodontal regeneration; re-evaluation, maintenance and the determination of periodontal prognosis.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should:

  • Comprehend the relevance to dental care of the various medical conditions and associated therapies;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles of pharmacology in relation to drugs and other medical agents used in dentistry; and
  • Have developed knowledge in the areas of periodontal pathogenesis, system conditions and the periodontium.

  1. One 2-hour written examination at the end of Semester 2 (70%).
  2. An interactive presentation together with a written report of no more than 1000 words at the end of Semester 2 (30%).

Hurdle requirements:

75% attendance at Lectures; 100% attendance at Seminars/Tutorials, Pre-Clinical & Clinical Sessions, and Clinical & Case Simulations/Discussions

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills:

  • multimedia;
  • planning and presenting;
  • reporting evidence;
  • communication;
  • critical appraisal of research papers;
  • leadership and team work;
  • self-evaluation/assessment.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Oral Health

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