DENT5323 Diagnostic and surgical sciences 5

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit builds on the existing knowledge and clinical skills including relevant concepts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Dento-maxillofacial Radiology and Forensic Odontology. Students will extend their knowledge and clinical skills in performing tooth extractions, assess and diagnose oral diseases and manage medical emergencies.
Students are able to (1) OMFS, Endodontics, Paediatric dentistry, Forensic Odontology - explain the prevention and the management of dento-alveolar trauma prevention in adults and children; (2) OMFS, Forensic Odontology - describe the clinical aspect and the management of oro-facial trauma; (3) OMFS, Forensic Odontologythe clinical aspect and the management of oro-facial infections; (4) oral medicine, oral pathology, DMFR clinically assess, diagnose and manage local oral diseases and systemic pathology that presents in the mouth and order and interpret diagnostic tests; (5) oral medicine, oral pathology, OMFS Prosthodontics, DMFR - describe the clinical aspect, diagnosis and management of oral cancer.; (6) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical settings,; (7) discuss challenges to professionalism and reflect on professional behaviours in the clinical setting; (8) display critical and insightful self-reflection of their own personal values, wellbeing, personal difficulties and professional performance; and (9) respond to professionalism challenges and insightful self reflection by implementing effective management strategies.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) OSCE Dento-alveolar Trauma (SLO 1); (2) written assessment - Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Surgery (SLO1,2,3,4,5); (3) OSCE Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology (SLO 4, 5); and (4) professional behaviour assessment. 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 OSCE (Failed Component)
SLO 1 and OSCE (Failed Component)
SLO 4, 5 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 Magdalen Foo
Unit rules
DENT5312 Developmental and behavioural sciences 2,
DENT5322 Diagnostic and surgical sciences 2,
DENT5337 Restorative and rehabilitative sciences 7 and
DENT5338 Restorative and rehabilitative sciences 8
DENT5313 Developmental and behavioural sciences 3, DENT5341 Comprehensive Clinical Care 1 and DENT5342 Comprehensive Clinical Care 2
Approved quota: 56—50 domestic includes high academic achievement direct pathway 24 places, indigenous entry, rural 3 places and standard pathway graduate applicants 20 and 6 international.
Contact hours
Lecture slot 1 hour
Clinic clot 3 hours
Practical slot 3 hours
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