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DENT5244: Specialist Practice in Special Needs

2024 unit information

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

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Code DENT5244
Academic unit
Credit points 6
DENT5236 and DENT5237 and DENT5238
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 availability

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

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