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DENT5244: Specialist Practice in Special Needs

This unit of study provides the students with an opportunity to amalgamate the clinical and theoretical knowledge accumulated over the period of post-graduate study and review their roles and responsibilities as a registered Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry. The unit explores the integrated specialist scope of practice, models of patient care and the role of advocacy that a Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry plays in the profession and the community

Code DENT5244
Academic unit
Credit points 6
DENT5236 and DENT5237 and DENT5238
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. competently plan and oversee the dental treatment of special needs dental patients
  • LO2. understand the scope of practice of special needs dentistry within Australia and in the international setting
  • LO3. analyse various models of care and the barriers to access in individuals with special needs
  • LO4. plan for ideal service provision in a patient population with special or additional needs
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of patient advocacy at an individual, professional and community level.

Unit outlines

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