DENT6824 Oral Medicine Clinical Practice III Part 2

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOral 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 periodOral 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.
Content
This is the third-year clinical practice unit in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology 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 and oral pathology. 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 and oral pathology 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 and oral pathology management; (2) demonstrate advanced problem-solving and diagnostic skills; (3) effectively instruct undergraduates and other healthcare professionals in the pertinent aspects of oral medicine and oral pathology; (4) become an independent specialist level practitioner in oral medicine and oral pathology; (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.
Assessment
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.

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:
DENT6821/DENT6822 Oral Medicine Clinical Practice II Part 1/Part 2
Contact hours
clinics/labs: 18 hours per week for 45 weeks
Texts

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

Journals

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

Oral Oncology, Elsevier

Oral Diseases, John Wiley & Sons

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