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This is the second part of the third-year theory unit in Prosthodontics for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. The unit is a continuation of the first- and second-year Prosthodontics Theory I and Prosthodontics Theory II units.
The unit provides the theoretical foundation of the clinical practice of prosthodontics including diagnosis, comprehensive treatment planning, oral and maxillofacial rehabilitation, and maintenance of oral functions (mastication and phonetics), patient related quality of life, dento-facial aesthetics, and health of patients with prosthodontic needs. The third-year theory units advance the students' knowledge and comprehension of the advanced theoretical aspects of prosthodontics, to a level which is commensurate with the level to be expected for a specialist prosthodontist.
This unit within the DCD program in prosthodontics will encompass the following areas of knowledge:
- prosthodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, including the endodontic, orthodontic and periodontic interfaces
- classical and contemporary literature in the fields of prosthodontics and oral implantology
- the principles involved in the design and laboratory manufacturing of prostheses for the restoration and/or replacement of oral and maxillofacial structures
- contemporary tooth replacement with removable, fixed and implant prostheses
- fundamentals of oral tissue regeneration, tissue biology and the surgical aspects of implant prosthodontics
- maxillofacial prosthodontics
- dental material science and applications in prosthodontics and oral implantology
- the principles of occlusion and occlusal rehabilitation
- the principles of phonetics and speech pathology related to prosthodontics
- the management and treatment planning of complex cases with interdisciplinary engagement
- the principles and application of pharmacology in prosthodontic practice and oral implantology
- prosthodontic considerations of airways and sleep disorders, including their relation to oral manifestations of tooth wear and overall patient wellbeing, and
- the basis and management of orofacial pain
Students will advance their theoretical knowledge on the clinical practice of prosthodontics through prescribed readings, seminars, tutorials, discussions and student presentations. Seminars prepared by students are presented to the entire DCD Prosthodontic cohort.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
Students are able to (1) appraise the process and scientific basis of prosthodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, including the endodontic, orthodontic and periodontic interfaces; (2) critique classical and contemporary literature in the fields of prosthodontics and oral implantology; (3) critique the principles involved in the design and laboratory manufacturing of prostheses for the restoration and/or replacement of oral and maxillofacial structures; (4) critique the clinical and scientific basis for contemporary tooth replacement options with removable, fixed and implant prostheses; (5) evaluate the fundamentals of oral tissue regeneration, tissue biology and the surgical aspects of implant prosthodontics; (6) plan the rehabilitation of patients in need of maxillofacial prosthodontics; (7) develop advanced knowledge of dental material sciences and the applications in prosthodontics and oral implantology; (8) develop advanced knowledge on the principles of occlusion and occlusal rehabilitation; (9) critique the principles of phonetics and speech pathology related to prosthodontics; (10) plan the management and treatment of complex cases with interdisciplinary engagement; (11) justify the principles and application of pharmacology in prosthodontic practice and oral implantology; (12) plan the prosthodontic considerations of airways and sleep disorders, including their relation to oral manifestations of tooth wear and overall patient well-being; and (13) plan the management of orofacial pain.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment and (2) seminar presentations. 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 assessment and seminar presentations components.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Adam Hamilton
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- Seminars: 4 hours per week (average)
- 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.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
- Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.