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Life Sciences III - ORHL2104

Year - 2020

In Semester 1, students will be introduced to the biochemical and biological processes which are fundamental to life, cells, and tissues. This course establishes the foundations of basic science which relate to clinical dentistry and oral health therapy practice. Students are also trained to develop skills such as literature search, verbal and written presentation that will assist them in becoming engaged learners. It includes information on chemistry including chemical bonds, inorganic and organic chemistry, before going on to introduce students to protein structure and function, nucleic acid structure, protein synthesis, lipids, energy currency, overview of metabolism, extracellular matrix components, receptors and signalling, membrane pores, diffusion, and membrane pumps. The student will also develop knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and be introduced to behavioural sciences in dentistry and oral health.

Oral presentation; written report and written examination

Additional information
Prerequisites: All Units of Study for the first year of the Bachelor of Oral Health must be successfully Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL2101; ORHL2102




ORHL2101 and ORHL2102


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Discipline of Oral Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Jinlong Gao
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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