DENT6883 Prosthodontics Theory I Part 1

Credit
6 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 first-year theory unit in Prosthodontics for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfill the requirements of the unit. The areas covered are general restorative materials, indirect restorative techniques materials, occlusion, diagnosis and treatment planning, fixed prosthodontics, and endodontics-prosthodontics interdisciplinary management. The unit is delivered through prescribed readings, seminars, tutorials, discussions and student presentations.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the legislative framework of the dental profession in Australia inclusive of medico-legal and ethical responsibilities of a specialist dentist; (2) complete a comprehensive clinical examination, establish relevant oral diagnosis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan; (3) present the occlusal determinants, describe the functional parameters of occlusion and identify occlusal changes; (4) present the materials used for indirect coronal restorations and explain the biomechanics of indirect coronal restorations and fixed partial dentures; (5) describe the clinical and technical procedures involved in indirect coronal restorations and fixed partial dentures; and (6) discuss the endodontics concerns in fixed prosthodontics.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination; (2) oral examination; and (3) CEX. 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 oral examination and CEX components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Poh Hun Loh
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Bachelor of Dental Sciences, Doctor of Dental Medicine of this University or equivalent; a pass in the primary examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons; and at least two years full-time equivalent experience in general practice
Co-requisites:
Students are required to be registered with AHPRA for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
Contact hours
contact hours: 79; assessment hours: 4; self-directed learning: 67 hours
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