DENT5301 Oral Medicine I

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit will equip the students with knowledge relating to oral
medicine and pathology.
Students are able to (1) obtain, record and interpreting accurate history from patients within the scope of oral medicine; (2) undertake a clinical examination within the scope of oral medicine; (3) undertake and interpret relevant investigations within the scope of oral medicine; (4) discuss viral, bacterial and fungal infections of the oral soft tissues; (5) discuss physical and chemical injuries of oral hard and soft tissues; (6) discuss oral soft tissue disorders with aetiology related to underlying hypersensitivity and immunologically-mediated oral mucosal diseases; (7) discuss benign epithelial pathosis, potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer; (8) discuss oral soft tissue (mesenchymal) tumours including developmental, reactive and neoplastic lesions; (9) discuss diseases of the salivary glands including localized salivary gland disorders; iatrogenic salivary gland disorders and diseases with extra-oral manifestations that present with salivary gland disorders; (10) discuss odontogenic and non-odontogenic bone disease; and (11) discuss oral manifestations of systemic disease and care of the medically compromised patient.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) MCQ exam and (2) OSCE. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the OSCE component.

Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 overall and
a mark of at least 45 in any Failed Component(s).
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Agnieszka Frydrych
Unit rules
DENT4201 Endodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics, DENT4202 Immunology, Pathology and Periodontics, DENT4203 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 1, DENT4204 General Medicine and Surgery, Pain Control and Exodontics, DENT4205 Conservative Dentistry and Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth, DENT4206 Advanced Prosthodontics, DENT4207 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2
DENT4208 Exodontics and General Medicine
Approved quota: 56—domestic (50) and international (6). For school leavers—rural (3), Metropolitan Pathway (3), Indigenous (3), high academic achievement (5), international (3). For graduates—rural (2), Metropolitan Pathway (2), Indigenous (2), international (3), graduates (30).
Contact hours
48 hours (includes lectures and Practical Classes)
Unit Outline
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.