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DENT5124: Oral Medicine Level 3A

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 DENT5124
Academic unit Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Credit points 12
DENT5221 and DENT5222 and DENT5223 and DENT6012
DENT5125 and DENT5126 and DENT6013
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

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of oro-facial diseases and conditions, appropriate to the level expected of a specialist practitioner in oral medicine
  • LO2. demonstrate an advanced knowledge and systematic approach for diagnostic procedures, treatment planning and management of oro-facial diseases, appropriate to the level expected of a specialist practitioner in oral medicine
  • LO3. demonstrate an advanced understanding of medically compromised patients and appropriate dental management, to the level expected of a specialist practitioner in oral medicine
  • LO4. demonstrate an ability to work in hospital multidisciplinary teams as a specialist practitioner in oral medicine.

Unit outlines

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