Skip to main content
Unit of study_

DENT5241: Medicine and Dentistry 1A

This unit of study provides students with learning and experience in dental management of the medically complex patient, which is integral to the practice of Special Needs Dentistry. This Unit of Study explores the principles of internal and general medicine with a specific focus on the oral and dental manifestations of systemic disease and implications of these on dental management. An understanding of medicine as it relates to the practice of clinical Special Needs Dentistry is acquired via didactic teaching and by clinical 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), Developmental Disability, Brain Injury and Geriatric Medicine. Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.

Code DENT5241
Academic unit
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate a developing understanding of disease conditions in medical specialty clinics
  • LO2. demonstrate a developing understanding of the application of principles of pharmacology
  • LO3. demonstrate a developing understanding of the spectrum of internal medicine including the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, prevention and epidemiology of systemic disease.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.

There are no unit outlines available online for the current year.