DENT6902 Dento-maxillofacial Radiology Theory I Part 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This is the first-year theory unit in Dento-maxillofacial Radiology for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfill the requirements of the unit. This unit is delivered through prescribed readings, seminars, tutorials, discussions and student presentations. Topics covered include:
General Physics (capacitors, semiconductor materials, rectification, exposure and timing circuits),
Atomic Physics (laws of modern physics, electromagnetic radiation, elementary structure of atoms, radioactivity),
Interaction of X-rays with Matter,
The Radiographic Image,
Oblique Lateral Radiography,
Skull and Maxillofacial Radiography,
Cephalometric Radiography
Students are able to (1) describe the principles of atomic physics; (2) describe the interactions of ionizing radiation with biological matter; (3) describe the interactions of ionizing radiation with non-biological matter; (4) understand and explain the principles of dosimetry; (5) explain extraoral imaging with a stationary X-ray source; (6) distinguish normal from abnormal anatomy and aberrant anatomy; and (7) describe pathology and aberrant anatomy on extraoral radiographs.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination

; (2) journal clubs
; and (3) case presentations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Johan Aps
Unit rules
DENT6901 Dento-maxillofacial Radiology Theory I Part 1
Contact hours
Total Contact hours: Lectures/Seminars: 130 hours, 6 hours assessment and self directed study 14 hours = 150 hours
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