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DENT5218: Oral Medicine Level 1B

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 DENT5218
Academic unit Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Credit points 12
DENT5200 and DENT5119 and PAIN5023 and DENT5120 and DENT6000
DENT5219 and DENT5220 and DENT6010

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

  • LO1. demonstrate a good understanding of oro-facial diseases and conditions, at the level expected of a first year trainee in oral medicine
  • LO2. demonstrate a good knowledge and systematic approach for diagnostic procedures, treatment planning and management of oro-facial diseases, at the level expected of a first 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 first year trainee in oral medicine
  • LO4. demonstrate an ability to work in hospital multidisciplinary teams at the level of a first year trainee in oral medicine.

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