DENT6821 Oral Medicine Clinical Practice II Part 1

12 points
(see Timetable)
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
This is the second-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 expose the student to further aspects of the discipline at the specialist level. The case mix is selected to match the student's level of experience and expertise. There is some rotation to clinical units outside the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA). Diagnostic histopathology is continued by means of studying selected cases. Students are required to manage all relevant aspects of the oral medicine cases referred to 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.
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 healthcare 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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) ongoing assessment - direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS, Mini-CEX); (2) log book; (3) oral examination (OSCE); and (4) professional behaviour assessment (failed component). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Maryam Jessri
Unit rules
DENT6819/DENT6820 Oral Medicine Clinical Practice I Part 1/Part 2
Contact hours
clinics/labs: 18 hours per week for 45 weeks

Glick, M., ed. Burket's Oral Medicine,12th edn: People's Medical Publishing House 2015

Scully, C. Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine: The Basis of Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd edn: Churchill Livingstone, 2013


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

Oral Oncology, Elsevier

Oral Diseases, John Wiley & Sons

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