DENT4123 Integrated Dental Sciences Remediation Unit

24 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Students cover clinically relevant concepts in the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, pathology, population science and behavioural science, and introductory preclinical and clinical dentistry.

This unit is constructed to provide teaching on the balance of content for DMD students who have not passed any of the units DENT4101 to DENT4108, or who have failed either of the new units DENT4121 or DENT4122. There are no corresponding units for DENT4101 to DENT4108 within the 2018 DMD program, so this unit is offered to students who have not successfully completed any of the units DENT4101 to DENT4108. Likewise, this unit may be offered in the revised 2018 DMD program to students who do not successfully complete either DENT4121 or DENT4122, at the discretion of the Dean and Head, UWA Dental School and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Board of Examiners.
Students are able to (1) discuss clinically relevant normal and abnormal human structure, function, behaviour and development, and explain the classification, epidemiology, aetiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, common clinical and pathological manifestations, natural history, diagnostic principles, therapeutic principles and aspects of population health for the gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems, and selected aspects of the immunological system; (2) outline medical research design, apply principles of evidence-based practice (scientific method, research methodology and statistical analysis), and demonstrate ability to access, select and use recent, reliable and authoritative sources of relevant information including the use of information technology; (3) display professional behaviour in the educational settings, outline some challenges to professionalism, demonstrate objective self-reflection and insight to recognise one's own personal values, well-being and difficulties, access support services when necessary, and comply with medicolegal requirements and responsibilities; and (4) display knowledge of cariology and preventative dentistry, and be able to undertake clinical examination, and single tooth direct restorations.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination; (2) in semester tests; (3) written assignments; and (4) professional behaviour. 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 examination and professional behaviour components.

Supplementary assessment is available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in this unit and
the professional behaviour assessment meets expectations.
Unit rules
Failure to pass (all eight of DENT4101 to DENT4108)
(both of DENT4121
Approved quota: 56—50 domestic and 6 international
Contact hours
30 hours per week
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