Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry)

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Special Needs Dentistry

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry)

(a) In order to fulfil the requirements for specialist registration in Special Needs Dentistry, students complete 144 credit points in the sequence indicated by Years 1-3 below a specialist in this field, all units of study must be taken in the following sequence. All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.
(b) Enrolment is full-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

(a) Students must complet 48 credit points in the sequence indicated by Year 1 below
(b) Enrolment is full-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

(a) Students must complete 24 credit points in the sequence indicated below
(b) Enrolment is full-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

DENT5200 Applied Oral Biology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Firoz Iqbal Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: DENT6000 and DENT5201 and DENT5202 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Basic oral/dental histology and biology will be covered. Topics include embryology including tooth development, histology of oral mucosa, salivary glands and bone.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
DENT5241 Medicine and Dentistry 1A

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures; tutorials; self directed learning; rostered clinical practice Assessment: continuous assessment (50%), continuous participation didactic (5%); Viva Voce (10%) (assessments continued in Semester 2) Practical field work: Clinical Experience Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
Textbooks
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
DENT6000 Research Methods in Dentistry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shanika Nanayakkara Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Research Methods in Dentistry is a postgraduate course designed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in clinical research design and Evidence­Based Dentistry for students intending to undertake research at the Faculty of Dentistry. All course material is provided through eLearning via the University of Sydney's website. A detailed series of modules and resources are included in the study material. Students are required to complete one tutorial exercise/assignment each week and a final assignment at the end of the course.
Topics covered include introduction to Evidence­Based Dentistry, epidemiologic study design, and basic biostatistics. Considerable attention is paid to critical appraisal of journal articles which is an indispensable tool in the pursuit of clinical practice founded on Evidence­Based Dentistry. An introduction into conducting literature search, diagnostic test studies and systematic reviews is also provided.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

Year 1
DENT5200 Applied Oral Biology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Firoz Iqbal Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: DENT6000 and DENT5201 and DENT5202 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Basic oral/dental histology and biology will be covered. Topics include embryology including tooth development, histology of oral mucosa, salivary glands and bone.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
DENT5241 Medicine and Dentistry 1A

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures; tutorials; self directed learning; rostered clinical practice Assessment: continuous assessment (50%), continuous participation didactic (5%); Viva Voce (10%) (assessments continued in Semester 2) Practical field work: Clinical Experience Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
Textbooks
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
DENT6000 Research Methods in Dentistry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shanika Nanayakkara Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Research Methods in Dentistry is a postgraduate course designed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in clinical research design and Evidence­Based Dentistry for students intending to undertake research at the Faculty of Dentistry. All course material is provided through eLearning via the University of Sydney's website. A detailed series of modules and resources are included in the study material. Students are required to complete one tutorial exercise/assignment each week and a final assignment at the end of the course.
Topics covered include introduction to Evidence­Based Dentistry, epidemiologic study design, and basic biostatistics. Considerable attention is paid to critical appraisal of journal articles which is an indispensable tool in the pursuit of clinical practice founded on Evidence­Based Dentistry. An introduction into conducting literature search, diagnostic test studies and systematic reviews is also provided.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
DENT5243 Prevention in Special Needs Dentistry

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical and practical sessions; lectures; didactic learning; self-directed learning Prerequisites: DENT5200 and GSDD5001 and DENT5241 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: 1 x continous didactic participation (20%); mid semester assignment (10%); end of semester assignment (50%); clinical viva voce (10%); general viva voce (10%) Practical field work: Clinical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of Preventive Dentistry beyond prevention in common dental settings, towards effective preventive strategies in more challenging clinical settings, only infrequently encountered in general dental practice, but of frequent occurrence in Special Needs Dentistry. In particular, students are to develop an improved understand of the epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis, and preventive management strategies for dental disease, including caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer, appropriate to specialist clinical practice in Special Needs Dentistry.
Textbooks
Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry. H Limeback. D28 Edition, Iowa State University Press, 2012; Prevention of Oral Disease, JJ Murray, JH Nunn, JG Steele. 4th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2003; Special Care In Dentistry. Handbook Of Oral Health. 1st Edition. C Skully, PD Dies, N Kumar. Churhill Livingston. 2006
DENT5242 Medicine and Dentistry 2A

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures; clinical practice; tutorials; self-directed learning Prerequisites: DENT5241 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: 1 x 3hr written examination (15%); Clinical Viva Voce (10%); General Viva Voce (10%) Practical field work: Rostered Clincial practice Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
Textbooks
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
DENT6010 Dental Research Studies 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ky-Anh Nguyen Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: DENT6000 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
The Research unit of study provides students with exposure to scientific methods by carrying out a research project. Students will learn to develop a research question, set out aims and hypotheses of the intended research project and review the important relevant literature. The student will develop a timeline for the research, complete a Research Data Management Plan (RDMP) and to commence ethics or other institutional biosafety approval if required. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the degree. The research treatise can be submitted up to one year after completion of the formal clinical studies of the DClinDent program only (within 4 years of commencement of the DClinDent course, subject to any intervening deferment or suspension period).
Textbooks
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Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry)

Year 2
DENT5230 Behaviour and Dental Management 3

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 20 hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course gives students knowledge and skill in the management of medically compromised patients and covers this important aspect of dentistry in detail, with special reference to the multi-disciplinary nature of diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients. It covers the implications for dental treatment in patients ranging from the child to the geriatric patient with cardiac, respiratory, neurological, oncological and other special needs.
DENT5231 Growth, Development and Aging 1

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, A/Prof Angus Cameron Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 20 hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Corequisites: DENT5230 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course covers general growth and development from conception through infancy and childhood to adolescence/adulthood with special reference to the orofacial complex. An understanding of the basic processes of normal growth and development and how perturbations result in abnormalities will be achieved.
DENT5232 Restorative Dentistry 1

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter and Dr Christine Wallace Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 25.5 hr/wk Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course ensures that students have an evidenced-based approach to clinical dentistry and are expert in the delivery of clinical care. It will be the foundation of clinical practice in this discipline and covers all the clinical aspects of prevention, repair and maintenance of the primary and permanent dentition in children, adolescents and adults. The importance of sound diagnostic criteria leading to the creation of rational treatment plans is emphasised. The candidate should develop a sound understanding of differing treatment philosophies, materials and techniques. The importance of flexibility in treatment techniques to coincide with the advances in dental materials is stressed.
DENT6011 Dental Research Studies 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ky-Anh Nguyen Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including the refinement of research methodology and data acquisition. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the research subject area of the Extended Masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
DENT5233 Behaviour and Dental Management 2

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 20 hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5230 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course gives students knowledge and skill in the management of medically compromised patients and covers this important aspect of dentistry in detail, with special reference to the multi-disciplinary nature of diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients. It covers the implications for dental treatment in patients ranging from the child to the geriatric patient with cardiac, respiratory, neurological, oncological and other special needs.
DENT5234 Growth, Development and Aging 2

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, A/Prof Angus Cameron Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 20 hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5231 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course covers general growth and development from conception through infancy and childhood to adolescence/adulthood with special reference to the orofacial complex. An understanding of the basic processes of normal growth and development and how perturbations result in abnormalities will be achieved.
DENT5235 Restorative Dentistry 2

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter and Dr Christine Wallace Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 25.5 hr/wk Prerequisites: DENT5232 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course ensures that students have an evidenced-based approach to clinical dentistry and are expert in the delivery of clinical care. It will be the foundation of clinical practice in this discipline and covers all the clinical aspects of prevention, repair and maintenance of the primary and permanent dentition in children, adolescents and adults. The importance of sound diagnostic criteria leading to the creation of rational treatment plans is emphasised. The candidate should develop a sound understanding of differing treatment philosophies, materials and techniques. The importance of flexibility in treatment techniques to coincide with the advances in dental materials is stressed.
DENT6012 Dental Research Studies 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ky-Anh Nguyen Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including the refinement of research methodology and data acquisition. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the research subject area of the Extended Masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University.
Textbooks
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Year 3
DENT5236 Behaviour and Dental Management 3

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 20hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5230 and DENT5233 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course teaches students intermediate knowledge and skills in the management of medically compromised patients and covers this important aspect of dentistry in detail, with special reference to the multi-disciplinary nature of diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients. It covers the implications for dental treatment in patients ranging from the child to the geriatric patient with cardiac, respiratory, neurological, oncological and other special needs.
DENT5237 Growth, Development and Aging 3

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Angus Cameron Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 20hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5234 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course covers general growth and development from conception through infancy and childhood to adolescence/adulthood with special reference to the orofacial complex. An intermediate understanding of the basic processes of normal growth and development and how perturbations result in abnormalities will be achieved.
DENT5238 Oral Rehabilitation

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter and Dr Christine Wallace Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 25.5hr/wk Prerequisites: DENT5235 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course teaches students to have an evidenced-based approach to clinical dentistry. It is the foundation of clinical practice in this discipline and covers all clinical aspects of prevention, repair and maintenance of the primary and permanent dentition in children, adolescents and adults. The importance of sound diagnostic criteria leading to the creation of rational treatment plans is emphasised. The candidate should develop a sound understanding of differing treatment philosophies, materials and techniques. The importance of flexibility in treatment techniques to coincide with the advances in dental materials is stressed.
DENT6013 Dental Research Studies 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ky-Anh Nguyen Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including data acquisition and analysis. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the research subject area of the Extended Masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
DENT5239 Behaviour and Dental Management 4

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 20hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5236 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course teaches students advanced knowledge and skill in the management of medically compromised patients and covers this important aspect of dentistry in detail, with special reference to the multi-disciplinary nature of diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients. It covers the implications for dental treatment in patients ranging from the child to the geriatric patient with cardiac, respiratory, neurological, oncological and other special needs.
DENT5240 Growth, Development and Aging 4

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Angus Cameron Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 20hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5237 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course covers general growth and development from conception through infancy and childhood to adolescence/adulthood with special reference to the orofacial complex. An advanced understanding of the basic processes of normal growth and development and how perturbations result in abnormalities will be achieved.
DENT5244 Specialist Practice in Special Needs

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 2 Classes: self directed learning; rostered clinical practice. Prerequisites: DENT5236 and DENT5237 and DENT5238 Prohibitions: physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff. Assumed knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation Assessment: 1 x ca (30%); 1 x continous didactic participation (10%); 1 x written assignment (60%) Practical field work: Rostered Clinical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the students with an opportunity to amalgamate the clinical and theoretical knowledge accumulated over the period of post-graduate study and review their roles and responsibilities as a registered Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry. The unit explores the integrated specialist scope of practice, models of patient care and the role of advocacy that a Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry plays in the profession and the community
Textbooks
Special Care In Dentistry. Handbook Of Oral Health. 1st Edition. C Skully, PD Dies, N Kumar. Churhill Livingston. 2006; Special Care Dentistry For The Differently Abled. 1st Edition. R Amit, MC Mohan, N Ruchi. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. 2013; 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
DENT6014 Dental Research Studies 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ky-Anh Nguyen Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including data analysis, treatise write­up and submission. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the research subject area of the Extended Masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units