DENT5628 Management and Financing of Oral Health Services

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit focuses on the management, administration and economics of dentistry (why can we not treat everyone?) and how best to ensure and monitor quality in oral care. The topics covered are dental health economics; economic evaluation; dental health services management; culturally appropriate dental health services management; and quality in dental care.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the principles of dental health economics; (2) understand the principles of economic evaluation; (3) know the history of dental health services management in Australia; (4) understand the modern reality of dental health services management in Australia; (5) understand the concepts of culturally appropriate oral health service management; (6) understand the nature of quality in general health care and in dentistry; (7) understand the characteristics and determinants of quality care; and (8) become familiar with the evaluation of quality in dental care.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science,
or
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
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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