DENT6820 Oral Medicine Clinical Practice I Part 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Content
This is the first-year clinical practice unit in Oral Medicine 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. It provides clinical experience in oral medicine to introduce the student to the discipline at the specialist level. The case mix is selected to match the student's level of experience and expertise. Diagnostic histopathology is introduced by means of studying selected routine cases. Students are required to manage all relevant aspects of the oral medicine cases referred to the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA). They spend 50 per cent of their time in this work. Completion of a logbook of cases seen on clinic and in the laboratory is mandatory.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) evaluate, synthesise and apply diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in cases referred to OHCWA for oral medicine management; (2) demonstrate advanced problem-solving and diagnostic skills; (3) effectively instruct undergraduates and other health care professionals in the pertinent aspects of oral medicine; (4) demonstrate the responsibility of being a practitioner in oral medicine; (5) provide clinical leadership; (6) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community; (7) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical settings,; (8) discuss challenges to professionalism and reflect on professional behaviours in the clinical setting; (9) display critical and insightful self-reflection of their own personal values, wellbeing, personal difficulties and professional performance; and (10) respond to professionalism challenges and insightful self reflection by implementing effective management strategies.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) ongoing assessment - direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS, Mini-CEX); (2) logbook; (3) oral examination (OSCE); 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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Maryam Jessri
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
a Bachelor of Dental Science of this University
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
Co-requisites:
Students are required to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
Contact hours
clinics/labs: 18 hours per week for 45 weeks
Textbooks:

Burket's Oral Medicine 12th Edition. 2015 by Michael Glick (Author, Editor), DMD (Editor)

Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine: The Basis of Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd Edition. 2013 by Crispian Scully 

 

Journals:

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. Elsevier

Oral Oncology Elsevier

Oral Diseases. John Wiley & Sons

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