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Dental Health Services - DENT5014

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides students with an appreciation of the role and scope of oral health services within the Australian health care system by offering both foundational and applied knowledge required for analysis and evaluation of oral health service delivery. On the completion of this unit of study, students will understand the underpinning principles that contextualise primary oral health care; identify and articulate the socioeconomic and socio-political determinants that impact on the delivery and management of oral health services; and to critically evaluate the appropriateness of existing and proposed oral health services and programs for different population groups

One 2 hour (maximum) session fortnightly in Semester Two. Sessions will consist of a combined tutorial/workshop format. It is recommended that students will need to dedicate 2-3 hours per week to cover essential reading and preparation for fortnightly sessions for successful completion of the course, excluding preparation time for course assessment.

Workshop participation and class participation (20%), Assignment 1(30%), Assignment 2(50%)

LIN, V, SMITH, J and FAWKES, S 2014, Public health practice in Australia: the organised effort, 2nd edn, Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, New South Wales Additional Resource: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016, Oral health and dental care in Australia: Key facts and figures 2015, AIHW, Canberra, available from

Assumed knowledge
Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation


physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Discipline of Population Oral Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Andrea Lenard and Dr Raul Taliana
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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