DENT5630 Dental Epidemiology
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit focuses on the context for Australian dental epidemiology. The topics covered are the history of and context for Australian dental epidemiology; an overview of Australian National Dental Health Surveys; the oral health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; epidemiological data and treatment provision; epidemiological information in policy making and planning; epidemiology of dental caries; epidemiology of periodontal disease; epidemiology of oral pathological conditions; and epidemiology of enamel defects, malocclusion and dry mouth.
- Students are able to (1) understand the history of, and context for, Australian dental epidemiology; (2) provide an overview of Australian National Dental Health Surveys; (3) provide an overview of the oral health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; (4) describe recent development in Australian dental epidemiology; (5) understand the relationship between epidemiological data and treatment provision, and the role of epidemiological information in informing policy making and planning; and (6) describe the measurement, descriptive epidemiology, natural history and methodological challenges of the following dental diseases: dental caries, periodontal disease, oral pathological conditions, enamel defects, malocclusion and dry mouth.
- 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
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