DENT5600 Principles of Dental Public Health
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- The topics covered in this unit include the traditional role of public health; objectives of the 'new public health'; principles of dental public health; dental public health in Australia; Australia's National Oral Health Plan; current structure of the oral health system; policies and legislation influencing oral health care; strengths and weaknesses of the current system; and concepts of culturally appropriate oral health service delivery.
- Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the current structure of oral health care services in Australia; (2) understand the policies, legislation and regulations influencing public oral health care; (3) identify the strengths and weaknesses of current organisation and/or management structures for delivering effective dental health services to the public; and (4) understand the concepts of culturally appropriate oral health service delivery.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a written assignment; (2) a tutorial presentation; and (3) a quiz. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Estie Kruger
- Unit rules
- enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science,
with approval from the unit coordinator
Approved quota: 15—on first come, first served basis, if course entry requirements are met
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week
- 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.