DENT6877 Oral Pathology Clinical Practice I Part 2

Credit
6 points
Offering

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
Not available in 2021Oral 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 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. It provides clinical experience in oral pathology to introduce the student to the discipline at the specialist level. 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, 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.
Assessment
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
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
Co-requisites:
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
Textbooks

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

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

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

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

Head and Neck Pathology 

Oral Oncology

Head and Neck

Oral Diseases

Journal of Clinical Pathology

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