DENT5600 Principles of Dental Public Health
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- The topics covered in this unit include the traditional role of public health; objectives of the 'new public health'; principles of dental public health; dental public health in Australia; Australia's National Oral Health Plan; current structure of the oral health system; policies and legislation influencing oral health care; strengths and weaknesses of the current system; and concepts of culturally appropriate oral health service delivery.
- Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the current structure of oral health care services in Australia; (2) understand the policies, legislation and regulations influencing public oral health care; (3) identify the strengths and weaknesses of current organisation and/or management structures for delivering effective dental health services to the public; and (4) understand the concepts of culturally appropriate oral health service delivery.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a 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
- 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.
- 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.