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DENT5301: Theory and Practice of Dental Sedation A

2024 unit information

This unit provides students studying at the postgraduate level with an advanced level of experience in practical dental sedation methods and procedures, also with an overview of theoretical dental sedation methods and procedures.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics

Code DENT5301
Academic unit Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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DENT5300
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. demonstrate in the clinical setting an emerging understanding of the moral, cultural, ethical principles, legal responsibilities, and regulatory requirements involved in the provision of conscious sedation
  • LO2. demonstrate (through reflective learning) an understanding of personal limitations, patient limitations, and the need for continuing professional development
  • LO3. demonstrate an emerging capacity in communicating effectively with patients, carers, and their families, including shared decision making, concerning all aspects of their care
  • LO4. demonstrate an emerging capacity in communicating effectively with the dental team and other health professionals
  • LO5. demonstrate an emerging capacity in critically evaluating research and the literature, products, and techniques in forming an evidenced based practice
  • LO6. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of evidence-based information in relation to electronic monitoring that is pertinent to conscious sedation
  • LO7. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of evidence-based information in relation to advanced local anaesthesia that is pertinent to conscious sedation
  • LO8. demonstrate (in the clinical setting) an emerging knowledge of relevant regulations, policies and guidelines, patient assessment and recovery, and discharge criteria
  • LO9. demonstrate (in the clinical setting) an emerging knowledge of the different states of altered consciousness, the limitations and risks of the techniques involved in inducing conscious sedation, and the pharmacology of the various agents used
  • LO10. use, manage, and troubleshoot relevant electronic monitoring that is pertinent to conscious sedation
  • LO11. perform advanced local anaesthesia that is pertinent to conscious sedation
  • LO12. demonstrate emerging skills and understanding of practical dental sedation methods and techniques, including decision making
  • LO13. demonstrate an emerging skill in pre-operative and perioperative patient assessment, including informed consent, as relates to conscious sedation
  • LO14. demonstrate an emerging skill in methods of airway control on a manikin.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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