UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

DENT4204 General Medicine and Surgery, Pain Control and Exodontics

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Centre of Western AustraliaFace to face
Content This unit equips the students with knowledge relating to clinical dental sciences in the following domains: haematology; cardiology; respiratory medicine; management of stress, pain and general anaesthesia; emergency medicine and general surgery; and exodontia.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the main components of the blood, their functions and formation; (2) explain clinical evaluation of the main components of blood; (3) discuss the mechanisms involved in haemostasis and haemostatic disorders; (4) discuss the pharmacological agents used in haemostatic disorders; (5) describe the pathology of major neoplastic syndromes of the blood and their principles of treatment inclusive of the pharmacological agents used; (6) present the symptoms, signs and treatment of anaemia; (7) list the components of the mediastinum; (8) describe the anatomy of the compartments of the cardiovascular system; (9) describe the mechanisms of heartbeat and heart rate; (10) describe the systemic and pulmonary circulations and the mechanisms regulating the blood flow; (11) present the symptoms and signs of heart murmurs, coronary heart disease and heart failure; (12) describe the pharmacology and the dental implications of common drugs used in cardiovascular therapy; (13) present the anatomy of the respiratory system; (14) explain the physiologic mechanisms of respiration; (15) identify and describe the signs, symptoms and the pathology of asthma and chronic airflow limitation; (16) describe the pharmacology and the dental implications of common drugs used in respiratory therapy; (17) present the physiologic mechanisms of stress; (18) discuss the nitrous oxide sedation; (19) discuss intravenous sedation; (20) present the pharmacology of neuroleptic and sedative medication; (21) discuss indications contraindication, technique, side effects and complications of general anaesthesia; (22) describe causes of collapse and respiratory distress; (23) explain the immediate investigation and management of the unconscious patient; (24) perform simple and complicated tooth extraction; (25) diagnose the source of pain and manage post-extractional complications; and (26) identify and interpret the requirements for peri-operative care for a surgical patient.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) blood, circulatory and respiratory, emergency medicine and surgery written examination; (2) exodontics written examination; and (3) exodontics OSCE. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Ms Magdalen Foo
Unit rules
Prerequisites: DENT4101 Anatomy Physiology and Cell Biology and DENT4102 Anatomy and Physiology for Dentistry and DENT4103 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry and DENT4104 Introduction to Research and Preventive Dentistry and DENT4105 Introduction to Cardiology and DENT4106 Introduction to Operative Dentistry and DENT4107 Introduction to Pain Control and DENT4108 Introduction to Removable Prosthodontics
Co-requisites: DENT4201 Endodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics and DENT4202 Immunology, Pathology and Periodontics and DENT4203 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 1
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).
Unit OutlineTS-B-1B : http://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/DENT4204/TS-B-1B/2017
TS-B-2B : http://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/DENT4204/TS-B-2B/2017

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