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DENT6389: Orofacial Pain 1

This unit of study provides continued training for postgraduate students in clinical, procedural and evidence-based information on orofacial pain, temporomandibular and sleep Disorders as well as occlusion and the communication skills required to develop effective relationships with dental patients, particularly those in pain. This unit will focus and be assessed on the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code DENT6389
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6
(DENT6372 or DENT6217) and (DENT6386 or DENT5302) and DENT6010

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

  • LO1. demonstrate competency in the diagnosis and management of patients with orofacial pain in terms of undertaking an orofacial pain assessment, an understanding of relevant diagnostic imaging, an understanding of diagnosis and management of orofacial pain, and an understanding of the importance of interdisciplinary management for orofacial pain
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the psychosocial factors in health and in orofacial pain
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of orofacial and craniocervical pain
  • LO4. demonstrate detailed knowledge of Interocclusal orthotic designs and their relevant applications
  • LO5. describe jaw muscle anatomy, internal muscle architecture and the neural control of jaw muscles in the generation of jaw movements
  • LO6. summarise the peripheral and central mechanisms of nociception and pain
  • LO7. critically appraise the relevant literature and demonstrate evidence-based practice and knowledge of how to apply these principles to diagnosis and treatment planning.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.