DENT5305 Special Needs Dentistry and Orofacial Pain

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides students with knowledge and understanding of managing patients with special needs, orofacial pain and mental health as they relate to dentistry.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the different manifestations of orofacial pain, the pathophysiology of orofacial pain and the different evidence-based therapeutic options for orofacial pain with consideration of their potential advantages and disadvantages and (2) present psychiatric differential diagnosis of relevance to orofacial disease, define features of depression and risk factors for suicide, explain the basic use of antidepressants in the management of orofacial disease, describe structure of liaison services to psychiatry and explain the role of clinical psychologists in managing mental health, describe the dental care for gerontologic patients, the dental care for patients with psychiatric disease, the dental care for patients with physical/neurological/ intellectual disability and the dental care for medically-compromised patients, perform appropriate restorative dentistry in patients with special needs, appropriate periodontal treatment in patients with special needs, appropriate endodontic treatment in patients with special needs, undertake appropriate patient management in the field of oral medicine, and perform minor oral surgery in patients with special needs.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) MCQ (orofacial pain written examination) and (2) SAQ [special needs dentistry (20 per cent) and mental health modules (10 per cent)]. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is available in this unit. 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)
Clinical Associate Professor Ramesh Balasubramaniam
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
DENT5301 Microbiology, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
and
DENT5302 Research Design, Statistics and Dental Public Health
and
DENT5303 Complex Oral Rehabilitation 1
and
DENT5304 Child and Adolescent Comprehensive Oral Care 1 and Orthodontics
Co-requisites:
DENT5306 Introduction to Dental Practice, Maxillofacial Infections and Trauma; DENT5307 Complex Oral Rehabilitation 2; DENT5308 Child and Adolescent Comprehensive Oral Care 2 and Research
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
46 hours (includes lectures and practicals)
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