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Oral Medicine Level 2B - DENT5221

Year - 2020

This discipline aims to equip students with the theoretical background and practical experience necessary for the practice of clinical Oral Medicine; being the non-surgical management of diseases affecting the oro-facial tissues and adjacent areas. Skills and knowledge in a range of relevant areas are developed including: history taking; examination; application and interpretation of special investigations including radiology, serology and biopsies; differential diagnosis; treatment planning; clinical records; quality of care evaluation; development of effective communication skills in interdisciplinary clinical practice; and the principles and practice of relevant pharmacology. In addition; Oral Medicine as taught and practiced at the University of Sydney and Westmead Centre for Oral Health includes diagnosis and treatment planning for dental management of medically complex patients.

utorials, lectures, clinical practice

Continuous sessional Assessment 20%; written Case report 5%, essay 5%; Viva Voce 20%; written 20%

Burket's Oral Medicine; M Glick, 12th Edition, 2014; Oral Pathology Clinical Pathologic Correlations, JA Regezi, JJ Sciubba, RCK Jordan, 6th Edition, 2011; Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry, Scully C, 7th Edition, 2014; Little and Falace's Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, Little JW, , CS Miller, 8th Edition, 2012,; Management Of Temoporomandibular Disorders And Occlusion. Okeson JP, 7th Edition, 2012; Bells Orofacial Pain; Okeson JP, 7th Edition, 2014; Orofacial Pain; Zakrewska JM, 9th Edition, 2009

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


DENT5121 and DENT5122 and DENT5123 and DENT6011


DENT5222 and DENT5223 and DENT6012


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 Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Suma Sukumar
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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