DENT6891 Prosthodontics Theory III (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 third-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 unit is a continuation of the first- and second-year Prosthodontics Theory I and Prosthodontics Theory II units. It consists of seminars on the theoretical aspects of prosthodontics. Topics covered increase in complexity throughout the unit. The material covered depends on the needs of the individual student, the work previously performed in the course, the clinical needs of patients being treated by the student, and the relevance to current literature in prosthodontics. Topics covered include mandibular dysfunctions and oro-facial pain, and maxillo-facial prostheses. Content is delivered through prescribed readings, seminars, tutorials, discussions and student presentations.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) diagnose and manage functional disturbances of the TMJ and masticatory system; (2) explain the diagnosis and differential diagnosis and management of more common aspects of oro-facial pain; (3) describe the correlation between occlusion and TMJ and its impact on prosthodontic treatment outcomes; (4) present the biomaterials and the clinical indications for maxillo-facial prostheses; and (5) describe the management of developmental and acquired oral and extra-oral defects using maxillo-facial prostheses.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) direct observation of patient skills (DOPS); (2) case-based discussion (CBD) (Failed component); and (3) supervised experiential learning (SEL) (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 case-based discussion (CBD) (Failed component) and supervised experiential learning (SEL) (Failed component) components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Poh Hun Loh
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Bachelor of Dental Science, 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 of 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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