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Medicine and Dentistry 1A - DENT5241

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides students with learning and experience in dental management of the medically complex patient, which is integral to the practice of Special Needs Dentistry. This Unit of Study explores the principles of internal and general medicine with a specific focus on the oral and dental manifestations of systemic disease and implications of these on dental management. An understanding of medicine as it relates to the practice of clinical Special Needs Dentistry is acquired via didactic teaching and by clinical rotation through various medical specialty clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Developmental Disability, Brain Injury and Geriatric Medicine. Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.

lectures; tutorials; self directed learning; rostered clinical practice

continuous assessment (50%), continuous participation didactic (5%); Viva Voce (10%) (assessments continued in Semester 2)

Robins Basic Pathology, Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster J, 9th Edition, 2012; Oral Pathology Clinical Pathologic Correlations, JA Regezi, JJ Sciubba, RCK Jordan, 6th Edition, 2011; Skully'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, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Kasper DL, Fauci AS, Longo DL, Hauser SL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J, 18th Edn, 2011


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 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
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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