DENT5308 Child and Adolescent Comprehensive Oral Care 2 and Research

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit enhances the theoretical knowledge and clinical competencies for comprehensive management of child and adolescent patients. Also, it provides the framework for the continuation of the research project.
Students are able to (1) improve theoretical knowledge and clinical competencies for comprehensive management of the child and adolescent patients; diagnose normal from abnormal growth and development and common oral health problems from birth to adolescence for both healthy children and children with special care needs; plan and apply individualised appropriate preventive dental care from birth to adolescence to healthy children and children with special care needs; employ evidence-based comprehensive dental treatment for uncomplicated cases in cooperative children and adolescents; maintain their cooperation throughout treatment. For this, the students will be given a pool of patients requiring comprehensive care and they are expected to complete their cases over the duration of the third year and (2) demonstrate ability to plan and commence a group research project (including obtaining required approvals); write the introduction to a journal article based on your project; write the methods section for a journal article based on your project; write a report on research progress including reflection on strengths and weaknesses.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) paediatric dentistry/orthodontics written examination (60%)
; (2) paediatric clinic Pass/Fail; (3) research assignment; and (4) paediatric dentistry essay (10%). 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 paediatric clinic Pass/Fail and research assignment components.

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 Sobia Zafar
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
DENT5305 Special Needs Dentistry and Orofacial Pain; DENT5306 Introduction to Dental Practice, Maxillofacial Infections and Trauma; DENT5307 Complex Oral Rehabilitation 2
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
Unit hours: 26 hours (lectures and clinics).
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