UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

DENT5600 Principles of Dental Public Health

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment 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
Prerequisites: enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or 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 Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/DENT5600/SEM-1/2017

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