DENT5627 Oral Health Promotion

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit focuses on the determinants of oral health and approaches which can be used to improve it. The topics covered are influences on oral health; the concept of health promotion; health promotion among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; oral health behaviour and health education; prevention of oral disease in communities; and evaluating health promotion.
Students are able to (1) understand the social, political and environmental influences on oral and general health; (2) know which of these influences might be amenable to intervention; (3) understand the concept of health promotion; (4) understand the concepts of health promotion among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; (5) be aware of how the modern concept of the health promotion paradigm differs from past approaches; (6) understand the approaches to evaluating health promotion; (7) understand the concept of dental education, how it differs from dental health promotion, and how it is evaluated; and (8) understand the concept of prevention.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) 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
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science,
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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