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DENT5221: Oral Medicine Level 2B

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics

Code DENT5221
Academic unit Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Credit points 12
Prerequisites:
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DENT5121 and DENT5122 and DENT5123 and DENT6011
Corequisites:
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DENT5222 and DENT5223 and DENT6012
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 availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable

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