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This is the first-year theory unit in Dento-maxillofacial Radiology 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 Radiography and Mathematics (principles of radiography, geometry of radiography, inverse square law, exponential law)
General Physics (laws of physics, units of measurement, electrostatics, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, alternating current flow, AC transformer)
Dental Radiography, general patient considerations including control of infection
Periapical and Bitewing Radiography
Occlusal and Oblique Occlusal Radiography
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2023 Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA) Face to face
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) explain the characteristics of ionizing radiation; (3) explain the differences between image receptors; (4) understand image processing; (5) explain the different components of X-ray machines; (6) know when to use which intraoral radiographic technique in a diverse patient population, including children and patients with special needs; (7) describe proper hygiene measurements in DMFR; (8) select the correct DMFR imaging modality in a diverse patient population, including children; (9) recognise the normal from the abnormal anatomy in intraoral radiographs and describe pathology or aberrant anatomy; and (10) perform a quality assessment and reject analysis of intraoral radiographs.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination; (2) journal clubs; and (3) case presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Johan Aps
- Unit rules
- Enrolment inDClinDent (90840)
- Contact hours
- Total Contact hours: Lectures/Seminars: 130 hours, 6 hours assessment and self directed study 14 hours = 150 hours
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- 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.