DENT6892 Prosthodontics Theory III (Part 2)

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
This is the third-year theory unit in Prosthodontic 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. The content covered is maxillo-facial prostheses and special needs dentistry. Content is delivered through prescribed readings, seminars, tutorials, discussions and student presentations.
Students are able to (1) present the biomaterials and the clinical indications for maxillo-facial prostheses; (2) describe the management of developmental and acquired oral and extra-oral defects using maxillo-facial prostheses; (3) describe the prosthodontic management of medically-compromised patients; and (4) present the prosthodontic management of the aged and frail patients.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) direct observation of patient skills (DOPS); (2) written assessment (Failed component); and (3) case-based discussion (CBD)/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 written assessment (Failed component) and case-based discussion (CBD)/supervised experiential learning (SEL) (Failed component) components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Bob Hotinski
Unit rules
Bachelor of Dental Science, Doctor of Dental Medicine of this University
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
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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