DENT4211 Developmental and behavioural sciences 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This foundation unit will provide knowledge and clinical skills including relevant concepts in the disciplines of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry. Students will gain understanding of a range of topics including craniofacial growth, malocclusion, behavioural management techniques in children and adolescent patients, and comprehensive treatment planning for children.
Students are able to (1) module 1 Orthodontics - Describe craniofacial growth and the early and later developments of the dentition; (2) module 2 Paediatric dentistry - describe and apply most common behavioral management techniques on children an adolescent patients.; (3) module 2 Paediatric dentistry - describe the rationale of a preventive regime and its application in relation to children and adolescents.; and (4) module 2 Paediatric dentistry - Formulate and deliver a comprehensive treatment plan for the individual child..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessments Orthodontics (Final examination Failed Component)
SLO 1; (2) practical assessment - Paediatric (crowns and restorations in temporary teeth) (Failed Component)
SLO 4; and (3) written assessment - Paediatric
SLO 2, 3, 4. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the written assessments Orthodontics (Final examination Failed Component)
SLO 1 and practical assessment - Paediatric (crowns and restorations in temporary teeth) (Failed Component)
SLO 4 components.

Supplementary assessment is available in this unit. Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 overall and a mark of at least 45 in any Failed Component(s)
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Steven Naoum
Unit rules
DENT4221 Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences 1, DENT4231 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 1, DENT4232 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 2
DENT4233 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 3
DENT4234 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 4 DENT4235 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 5 DENT4236 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 6
Approved quota: 56—50 domestic, 6 international
50 domestic includes high academic achievement direct pathway 24 places, indigenous entry, rural 3 places and standard pathway graduate applicants 20.
Contact hours
Lecture slot 1 hour
Clinic slot 3 hours
Practical slot 3 hours
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