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Unit Overview


This unit will equip the students with knowledge relating to oral

medicine and pathology.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) obtain, record and interpreting accurate history from patients within the scope of oral medicine; (2) undertake a clinical examination within the scope of oral medicine; (3) undertake and interpret relevant investigations within the scope of oral medicine; (4) discuss viral, bacterial and fungal infections of the oral soft tissues; (5) discuss physical and chemical injuries of oral hard and soft tissues; (6) discuss oral soft tissue disorders with aetiology related to underlying hypersensitivity and immunologically-mediated oral mucosal diseases; (7) discuss benign epithelial pathosis, potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer; (8) discuss oral soft tissue (mesenchymal) tumours including developmental, reactive and neoplastic lesions; (9) discuss diseases of the salivary glands including localized salivary gland disorders; iatrogenic salivary gland disorders and diseases with extra-oral manifestations that present with salivary gland disorders; (10) discuss odontogenic and non-odontogenic bone disease; and (11) discuss oral manifestations of systemic disease and care of the medically compromised patient.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) MCQ exam and (2) OSCE. 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 OSCE component.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Agnieszka Frydrych
Unit rules
DENT4201 Endodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics, DENT4202 Immunology, Pathology and Periodontics, DENT4203 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 1, DENT4204 General Medicine and Surgery, Pain Control and Exodontics, DENT4205 Conservative Dentistry and Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth, DENT4206 Advanced Prosthodontics, DENT4207 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2
and DENT4208 Exodontics and General Medicine
Approved quota: 56—domestic (50) and international (6). For school leavers—rural (3), Metropolitan Pathway (3), Indigenous (3), high academic achievement (5), international (3). For graduates—rural (2), Metropolitan Pathway (2), Indigenous (2), international (3), graduates (30).
Contact hours
Unit hours: 48 hours (includes lectures and tutorials)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.