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DENT5121: Oral Medicine Level 2A

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.

Code DENT5121
Academic unit Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Credit points 12
Prerequisites:
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DENT5218 and DENT5219 and DENT5220 and DENT6010
Corequisites:
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DENT5122 and DENT5123 and DENT6011
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a very good understanding of oro-facial diseases and conditions, at the level expected of a second year trainee in oral medicine
  • LO2. demonstrate a very good knowledge and systematic approach for diagnostic procedures, treatment planning and management of oro-facial diseases, at the level expected of a second year trainee in oral medicine
  • LO3. demonstrate a very good understanding of medically compromised patients and appropriate dental management, at the level expected of a second year trainee in oral medicine
  • LO4. work in hospital multidisciplinary teams at the level of a second year trainee in Oral medicine.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.