DENT6871 Oral Pathology Theory I Part 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Semester 2Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Content
This is the first-year theory unit in 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 fulfill the requirements of the unit. Topics are covered via seminars, literature reviews, journal clubs, clinic-pathologic conferences, and clinical laboratory sessions, at a basic level during the early stages of the course and with increasing complexity throughout the course. This course will focus on the fundamentals of general pathology, and oral pathology.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) evaluate, synthesise and apply the literature relevant to oral pathology and biology; (2) demonstrate advanced problem solving and diagnostic skills; (3) demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of oral pathology through discussion, interpretation and evaluation in written and oral presentations; (4) interpret original research; (5) define and demonstrate the responsibility of being a practitioner in oral pathology; (6) provide clinical leadership; and (7) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral exam (OSCE); (2) case based (CbD); and (3) written examination. 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 written examination component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Norman Firth and Dr Omar Kujan
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
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: 6 hours per week (average)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
Note
Students are required to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
Textbooks

Kumar, V., Abbas, A. K. and Aster, J. Robbins Basic Pathology, 9th edn: Elsevier

Barnes, L. Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck, volumes 1, 2, 3:  Informa Health Care

El-Naggar AK, Chan JKC, Grandis JR, Takata T, Slootweg PJ. (eds) WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours: IARC, 2017

Odell, E. W. and Morgan, P. R. Biopsy Pathology of the Oral Tissues: Chapman and Hall

Regezi, J. A., Sciubba, J. J. and Jordan, R. C. K. Oral Pathology, Clinical—Pathologic Correlations: Saunders

Journals

Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Radiology

Oral Diseases

Head and Neck Pathology

Oral Oncology

Head and Neck

Journal of Clinical Pathology

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