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This is the first year clinical practice unit in Endodontics in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. The unit is taken over two semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. The unit involves the comprehensive examination, diagnosis and management of patients that have been referred to the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) specialist Endodontic Clinic. Students are supervised during clinical sessions by specialist endodontists. On average, five half day sessions per week are devoted to the Endodontic Clinic over the three years of the course. Students are required to maintain a logbook, summarising all patients treated during their training, which is evaluated throughout the course.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA) Face to face
Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced problem solving and diagnostic skills; (2) demonstrate advanced clinical management skills in endodontics; (3) articulate the value of specialist endodontic practice within the profession and community; (4) define and demonstrate the responsibility inherent in being a dental specialist; (5) integrate current knowledge with new information and research evidence, and apply this to dental practice; (6) demonstrate a respect for truth, intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship and clinical practice; (7) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community; (8) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical settings,; (9) discuss challenges to professionalism and reflect on professional behaviours in the clinical setting; (10) display critical and insightful self-reflection of their own personal values, wellbeing, personal difficulties and professional performance; and (11) respond to professionalism challenges and insightful self reflection by implementing effective management strategies.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) clinical logbook; (2) ongoing case assessments; (3) oral examination; and (4) professional behaviour assessment (failed component). 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 professional behaviour assessment (failed component) component.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Winthrop Professor Paul Abbott
- Unit rules
- a Bachelor of Dental Science of The University of Western Australia or equivalent , a Pass in the primary examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons or equivalent and at least two years' full-time equivalent experience in general dental practice
- Advisable prior study
- endodontics textbooks and journals
Approved quota: 1—students need to meet the prerequisites for this speciality
- Contact hours
- clinics: 5 half-day sessions per week (average)
- Students are required to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
Abbott, P. V. Endodontics and Dental Traumatology: an Overview of Modern Endodontics: Teaching manual 1999 (A copy of this manual is supplied to every student.)
Andreasen, J. O. et al. Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, 4th edn: Blackwell Munksgaard 2007
Andreasen, J. O. and Andreasen, F. M. Essentials of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, 2nd edn: Munksgaard 2000
Bergenholtz, G. et al. Textbook of Endodontology, 2nd edn: Wiley Blackwell Publishing 2010
Cohen, S. and Hargreaves, K. M. Pathways of the Pulp, 9th edn: Mosby Elsevier 2006
Dionne, R. A. et al. Management of Pain and Anxiety in the Dental Office: WB Saunders Co. 2002
Hargreaves, K. M. and Goodis, H. E. Seltzer and Bender's Dental Pulp: Quintessence Publishing Co. 2002
Ørstavik, D. and Pitt Ford, T. R. Essential Endodontology: Prevention and Treatment of Apical Periodontitis, 2nd edn: Wiley Blackwell Publishing 2007
Torabinejad, M. and Walton, R. E. Principles and Practice of Endodontics, 4th edn: Saunders Elsevier 2009
Australian Endodontic Journal: Wiley Blackwell Publishing
Dental Traumatology: Wiley Blackwell Publishing
Endodontic Topics: Wiley Blackwell Publishing
International Endodontic Journal: Wiley Blackwell Publishing
Journal of Endodontics: Elsevier Inc.
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- 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.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.