DENT6876 Oral Pathology Clinical Practice I Part 1

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This is the first-year clinical practice 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.
Students are able to (1) evaluate, synthesize and apply the literature and diagnostic techniques relevant to general and oral pathology; (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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) clinical assessment (DOPS and CEX); (2) histopathology log book; and (3) Case Based Discussion (CbD) and Journal Club. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Norman Firth and Dr Omar Kujan
Unit rules
a Bachelor of Dental Science of this University
equivalent; a Pass in the primary examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
equivalent; and at least two years' full-time equivalent experience in general dental practice
Students are required to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
Contact hours
clinics/labs: 18 hours per week for 45 weeks

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

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

El-Naggar, A. K., Chan, J. K. C., Grandis, J. R., Takata, T., Slootweg, P. J., 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


Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Radiology

Head and Neck Pathology 

Oral Oncology

Head and Neck

Oral Diseases

Journal of Clinical Pathology

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.