DENT5306 Introduction to Dental Practice, Maxillofacial Infections and Trauma
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit equips students with knowledge and understanding of principles of jurisprudence and practice management, and they acquire competency in managing maxillofacial trauma and infections.
- Students are able to (1) describe the concepts related to commensal and potentially pathogenic micro-organisms; define the clinical features, investigation and management of primary or reactivated infections of oral soft tissues; describe clinical features of infections in immunocompromised patients; describe the biomechanics of maxillofacial trauma; describe the initial management of a trauma patient; describe the presentation, investigations and the management of fractures of the facial skeleton, mandible, zygomatic complex; describe the presentation and management of multiple trauma and (2) diagnose dental and oral injuries; provide emergency treatment for dental injuries; manage the various types of tooth reabsorption; manage incomplete developed teeth following injury; provide long-term management of injured teeth; explain and promote strategies to prevent dental trauma.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) oral and maxillofacial surgery written examination MCQ and extended matching questions (EMQ); (2) dento-alveolar trauma written (Failed Component) examination SAQ; and (3) OMFS clinical assessment (Pass/Fail). 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 dento-alveolar trauma written (Failed Component) examination SAQ 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)
- Dr Magdalen Foo
- Unit rules
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- DENT5305 Special Needs Dentistry and Orofacial Pain; 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)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- 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.