DENT5600 Principles of Dental Public Health

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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
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