UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

DENT5301 Oral Medicine I

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit will equip the students with knowledge relating to oral
medicine and pathology.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) module 1: History taking, examination and clinical investigations
- Knowledge of obtaining, recording and interpreting accurate history from patients within the scope of oral medicine,
- Knowledge of clinical examination of patients within the scope of oral medicine,
- Knowledge of appropriate and relevant investigations within the scope of oral medicine,
- Knowledge of the meaning of a range of laboratory and imaging investigation results to direct subsequent patient care.; (2) module 2 & 3: Infections - Knowledge of viral, bacterial and fungal infections or the oral soft tissues including: herpes simplex infection, varicella zoster infection, hand foot and mouth disease, syphilis, gonorrhoea, tuberculosis and oral candidiasis; Physical and chemical injuries
- Knowledge of physical and chemical injuries of oral hard and soft tissues; (3) module 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8: Allergies and immunologically-mediated diseases
- Knowledge of oral soft tissue disorders with aetiology related to underlying hypersensitivity and immunologically-mediated oral mucosal diseases; Epithelial disease
- Knowledge of benign epithelial diseases, potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer; Soft tissues (mesenchymal) tumours
- Knowledge of soft tissue (mesenchymal) tumours including developmental, reactive and neoplastic lesions; Diseases of the salivary glands
- Knowledge of diseases of the salivary glands including localised salivary gland disorders; iatrogenic salivary gland disorders and diseases with extra-oral manifestations that present with salivary gland disorders; Bone disease
- Knowledge of odontogenic and non-odontogenic bone disease; and (4) module 9: The medically complex patient
- Understanding of the oral manifestations of systemic disease and care of the medically compromised patient.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) OMOP written examination (barrier); (2) OSCE (barrier); (3) case presentation; and (4) clinical sessions. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Agnieszka Frydrych
Unit rules
Prerequisites: 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 and DENT4208 Exodontics and General Medicine
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 Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/DENT5301/TS-B-2B/2017

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