DENT6823 Oral Medicine Clinical Practice III Part 1
- 12 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Non-standard teaching period Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- 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; (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) 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
- 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
- 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.