DENT4221 Diagnostic and surgical sciences 3

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit extends the study of clinical oral anatomy and oral biology. The students will attain knowledge in clinical oral anatomy covering the anatomy of the head and neck and will be introduced to disciplines of Dento-maxillofacial Radiology, Oral Medicine Oral Pathology, and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Students are able to (1) module 1 clinical oral anatomy, DMFR, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology - Present the major anatomical structures of the head and neck; (2) module 2 clinical oral biology clinical oral anatomy, DMFR, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathologydescribe the normal structure and function of tissues of the head and neck; (3) module 2 clinical oral biology - DMFR, Oral Meidicne, Oral Pathology, OMFS explain histological and radiographic features of structures of the head and neck; and (4) module 2 clinical oral biology - DMFR, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, OMFS explain importance of normal structures to common pathological conditions of the head and neck.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) viva clinical anatomy of head and neck
SLO1 and (2) written assessments oral anatomy and biology (Failed Component). 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 assessments oral anatomy and biology (Failed Component) component.

Supplementary assessment is available in this unit. Supplementary assessment is available for students current 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)
Associate Professor Johan Aps
Unit rules
Enrolment in Doctor of Dental Medicine 90860 and either DENT4122 Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences 2
(IMED3003 Body systems and disease III
IMED3004 Body Systems and Disease IV)
DENT4231 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 1, DENT4232 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 2
DENT4233 Restorative and rehabilitative sciences 3
Approved quota: 56—50 domestic
6 international
50 domestic includes High academic achievement direct pathway 24 places, indigenous entry, rural 3 places and standard pathway graduate applicants 20
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-B-3_2019]
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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 at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.