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DENT5226: Internal and General Medicine Level 3B

An understanding of Internal and General Medicine as it relates to the practice of clinical Oral Medicine is acquired by 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), Dermatology, Immunology and Radiology/Nuclear Medicine. An emphasis is placed on understanding and application of principles of pharmacology. Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital

Code DENT5226
Academic unit Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Credit points 3
Prerequisites:
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DENT5124 and DENT5125 and DENT5126 and DENT6013
Corequisites:
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DENT5224 and DENT5225 and DENT6014
Prohibitions:
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physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff.
Assumed knowledge:
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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 disease conditions in medical specialty clinics, appropriate to the level expected of a specialist practitioner in oral medicine
  • LO2. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the application of principles of pharmacology, appropriate to the level expected of a specialist practitioner in oral medicine
  • LO3. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the spectrum of internal medicine including the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, prevention and epidemiology of systemic disease, appropriate to the level expected of 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.