DENT4231 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 1

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
This unit is an introduction to Cariology and Periodontics. Students will attain knowledge in the diagnosis of dental caries and plaque related gingival diseases. Students will gain an understanding of non-operative caries and plaque control and understand the role of the Public Health System in dentistry and oral health.
Students are able to (1) module 1 - Cariology present the formation, composition and pathogenic effect of dental plaque; (2) module 1- Cariology- diagnose dental caries; (3) module 1 - Cariology - Diagnose and manage plaque-related gingival inflammation; (4) module 1 - Cariology - Produce patient-specific plaque control and non-operative caries management plans; (5) module 2 - Dental Public Health - Understand the role of the Public Health System in dentistry and oral health.; (6) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical settings,; (7) discuss challenges to professionalism and reflect on professional behaviours in the clinical setting; (8) display critical and insightful self-reflection of their own personal values, wellbeing, personal difficulties and professional performance; and (9) respond to professionalism challenges and insightful self reflection by implementing effective management strategies.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) module 1 Cariology - written Assessment
SLO1, 2, 3 and 4; (2) module 2 -Dental Public Health - oral presentation
SLO 5; (3) Modules 1 and 2 - oral presentation
SLO 1,2,3,4 and 5; and (4) professional behaviour assessment. 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 module 1 Cariology - written Assessment
SLO1, 2, 3 and 4, Modules 1 and 2 - oral presentation
SLO 1,2,3,4 and 5, and professional behaviour assessment components.

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 Coordinator(s)
Dr Jilen Patel
Unit rules
Enrolment in Doctor of Dental Medicine 90860 and either DENT4122 Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences 2 or (IMED3003 Body systems and disease III and IMED3004 Body Systems and Disease IV)
DENT4221 Diagnostic and surgical sciences,
DENT4232 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 2, and
DENT4233 Restorative and rehabilitative sciences 3
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 hr
Clinic Slot 3 hr
Practical slot 3 hr
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