DENT5414 Developmental and behavioural sciences 4

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit will provide knowledge including relevant concepts in the oral health care in the areas of Dental Public Health, and Personal and Professional Development. Students will gain an understanding of the Australian Health Care System in relation to community oral health programs, as well as legislative and ethical frameworks. Students will continue to undertake their clinical or laboratory research project and provide relevant documentation for assessment.
Students are able to (1) module 1 - present the principles of efficient, effective and equitable utilisation of resources, and recognise local and national needs in health care and service delivery across Australia's geographical areas; (2) module 1 - provide culturally safe and culturally competent practice that includes recognition of the distinct needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in relation to oral health care provision; (3) module 1 - describe the particularities of oral health management in patients with disabilities and special needs; (4) module 2 - describe the legislative and ethical framework governing a dental practitioner; and (5) module 3 - engage in research activity.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment - dental public health and special needs
SLO 1 and 3; (2) written assessment AIOH
SLO 2; and (3) presentation PPD
SLO 4. Further information is available in the unit outline.

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 rules
DENT5312 Developmental and behavioural sciences 2,
DENT5322 Diagnostic and surgical sciences 2,
DENT5337 Restorative and rehabilitative sciences 7,
DENT5338 Restorative and rehabilitative sciences 8,
DENT5313 Developmental and behavioural sciences 3,
DENT5323 Diagnostic and surgical sciences 3,
DENT5341 Comprehensive clinical care 1 and
DENT5342 Comprehensive clinical care 2
DENT5443 Comprehensive Clinical Care 3, DENT5444 Comprehensive Clinical Care 4 and DENT5445 Comprehensive Clinical Care 5
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 slot 3 hours
Practical slot 3 hours
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.