DENT6823 Oral Medicine Clinical Practice III Part 1

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Semester 2Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
This is the third-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 advanced clinical experience in oral medicine. The case mix is selected to match the student's level of experience and expertise. Students undertake outplacements at other hospitals and units in Perth. 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 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.
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) become an independent specialist level practitioner in oral medicine; (5) demonstrate clinical leadership; and (6) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) ongoing assessment–Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS, Mini-CEX); (2) logbook; and (3) oral examination (OSCE). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Maryam Jessri
Unit rules
DENT6821/DENT6822 Oral Medicine Clinical Practice II Part 1/Part 2
Contact hours
clinics/labs: 18 hours per week for 45 weeks
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]

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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