DENT5627 Oral Health Promotion
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit focuses on the determinants of oral health and approaches which can be used to improve it. The topics covered are influences on oral health; the concept of health promotion; health promotion among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; oral health behaviour and health education; prevention of oral disease in communities; and evaluating health promotion.
- Students are able to (1) understand the social, political and environmental influences on oral and general health; (2) know which of these influences might be amenable to intervention; (3) understand the concept of health promotion; (4) understand the concepts of health promotion among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; (5) be aware of how the modern concept of the health promotion paradigm differs from past approaches; (6) understand the approaches to evaluating health promotion; (7) understand the concept of dental education, how it differs from dental health promotion, and how it is evaluated; and (8) understand the concept of prevention.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) 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
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- 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.