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SDDM5111: Integrated Life Sciences 1

Semester 1, 2022 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

This unit of study provides comprehensive overview of the human body in health and disease, with focuses on the relevance to oral health and dental practice. The unit also provides foundation knowledge in oral biosciences, to gain a detailed understanding of the oral facial development, anatomy, histology, oral biochemistry, microbiology of oral cavity in health and disease, pathological conditions of oral facial regions and principles of dental biomaterial. Studies in head and neck anatomy, histology and biomaterials also include practical components.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 14
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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SDDM5112 and SDDM5113 and SDDM5114
Prohibitions
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Munira Xaymardan, munira.xaymardan@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Tutorial quiz Head and neck anatomy quiz 1 (for SDDM5111)
Written examination
0% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Tutorial quiz Head and neck anatomy quiz 2 (for SDDM5111)
Written examination
0% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam hurdle task Semester 1 Integrated Assessment
Summative (integrated assessment)
42% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam hurdle task Head and Neck anatomy and Histology written assessment (for SDDM5111)
closed book written examination
16.5% Formal exam period 1.5 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam hurdle task Head and neck anatomy spot test (for SDDM5111)
Practical skills assessment
10.5% Formal exam period 30 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO4
In-semester test (Record+) Type B in-semester exam Mid semester staged quiz assessment (for SDDM5111)
Written assessment
14% Week 09
Due date: 29 Apr 2022 at 14:30
50 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
In-semester test (Record+) Type B in-semester exam Musculoskeletal system staged quiz assessment (for SDDM5111)
Written assessment
14% Week 13
Due date: 23 May 2022 at 09:00
50 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO5 LO6
Assignment dissection worksheet
written
3% Week 13 continuous
Outcomes assessed: LO5
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?
Type B in-semester exam = Type B in-semester exam ?
Type B in-semester exam = Type B in-semester exam ?

Assessment summary

  • Mid semester1 staged quiz assessment (for SDDM5111): This assessment will cover materials presented in the first half of the semester 1 (details will be posted on Canvas).
  • Musculoskeletal system staged quiz assessment (for SDDM5111): This assessment will cover materials presented in the Musculoskeletal System Studies Block (Block 2). 
  • Online Integrated assessment 1 (for SDDM5111): This examination will cover material presented in semester 1, including Oral Biosciences and Musculoskeletal system. 
  • Head and neck anatomy quiz 1 (for SDDM5111): This is a closed book written examination.
  • Head and neck anatomy quiz 2 (for SDDM5111): This is a closed book written examination.
  • Head and neck anatomy examination (for SDDM5111): This is a closed book written examination consisting of various styles of question, including multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • Head and neck anatomy spot test (for SDDM5111): This is a closed book multi station test. The spot test consists of questions accompanying various specimens and other articles, such as prosections and bones.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

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We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week -01 Cranial nerves 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 6) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Cranial nerves 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 7) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Pulp (Dental Histology, 4) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Cementum and periodontium (Dental Histology, 5) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Cementum and periodontium 2 (Dental Histology, 6) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Injury (OBS Oral Pathology, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Introduction to microbiology (OBS Oral Microbiology, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Introduction to embryology – pregnancy and overview of development (OBS Embryology, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Pharmacodynamics (Drug Actions) (OBS Pharmacology, 2) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Histology of blood vessels (OBS Histology, tut2) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO1
Enamel and dentine pulp (Dental Histology) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Introduction to Oral Pathology (CPEBLS) Lecture (1 hr)  
Week -02 Blood vessels & Lymphatics 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 3) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Blood vessels & Lymphatics 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 4) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Blood vessels & Lymphatics 3 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 5) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Dentin (Dental Histology, 3) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Overview of the immune system: Cells, Organs, Functions (OBS Immunology,1) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Principles of drug action (OBS Pharmacology, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Histology of epithelial cells (OBS Histology, Tut1) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO1
Prosection: skull (Head and neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Week -03 Introduction to anatomy (OBS, Anatomy) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Skull 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Skull 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 2) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Enamel (Dental Histology,1) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Enamel 2 (Dental Histology, 2) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Introduction to Integrated Life Sciences Lecture (1 hr)  
Week 01 Face, CNVII, Parotid 1 CNVII (Head and Neck Anatomy, 8) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Gingiva and bone (Dental Histology, 7) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Gingiva and bone 2 (Dental Histology, 8) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Acute Inflammation (OBS Oral Pathology, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Innate and adaptive immunity, mechanisms of antigen processing and presentation (OBS Immunology, 2) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Concept of Bacteriology (OBS Oral Microbiology, 2) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Early embryos (OBS Embryology, 2) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Pharmacokinetics (Drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) (OBS Pharmacology, 3) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Histology of connective tissues (OBS Histology, Tut 3) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO1
Prosection - Blood vessels (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Cementum, periodontium, gingiva and bone (Dental Histology) Practical (1 hr) LO4
Week 02 Face, CNVII, Parotid 2 CNVII (Head and Neck Anatomy, 9) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
TMJ, CNV/3, Muscles of Mastication 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 10) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Oral cavity (Dental Histology, 9) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Histology of tooth development (Dental Histology, 10) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Wound healing (OBS Oral Pathology, 3) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
NK cells and macrophages (OBS Immunology, 3) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Pharyngeal arches and cranial nerves (OBS Embryology, 3) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Drug Metabolism (OBS Pharmacology, 4) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Quizz1: Head and Neck anatomy lecture 1-7; Histology lecture 1-8 (Head and Neck Anatomy and Dental Histology) Performance (1 hr) LO4
Histology of Neural tissue (OBS Histology, Tut 4) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO1
Inflammation and wound healing (OBS Oral pathology) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO2
Cranial nerves & Lymphatics (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Calcium metabolism and mineralisation of bone (Oral Biochemistry, 2) Lecture (1 hr)  
Week 03 TMJ, CNV/3, Muscles of Mastication (Head and Neck Anatomy, 11) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Neck, CN XI, Cervical Plexus 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 12) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
TMJ (Dental Histology, 11) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
TMJ (Dental Histology, 12) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
B- cells, antibodies and generation of antibody diversity (OBS Immunology, 4) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Chronic inflammation (Oral Pathology,4) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Microbe-host interaction (OBS Oral Microbiology, 3) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
mbryogenisis of the Face and Oral Cavity (OBS Embryology, 4) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Adverse Reaction to drugs/ADR Reporting (OBS Pharmacology, 5) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Acute vs chronic inflammatory (OBS Oral Pathology) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO2
Dissection - Face (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
OBS Oral Microbiology Lab: Follow up Session Tutorial (1 hr)  
Week 04 Neck, CN XI, Cervical Plexus 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 13) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Neck, CN XI, Cervical Plexus 3 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 14) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
T- cells and cell-mediated response (OBS Immunology, 5) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Basics of Genetic Inheritance (OBS Genetics, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Immune-mediated therapy (OBS Immunology, SEM1) Seminar (1.5 hr) LO3
Drug schedules and regulation, PBS 1 (OBS Pharmacology, 6) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Dissection - Parotid, TMJ (Head and neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Week 05 Disinfection and sterilisation (OBS Oral Microbiology, 5) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Tooth development – lamina and crown formation (OBS Embryology, 5) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Tooth development – root formation & eruption (OBS Embryology, 6) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Congenital malformations of the head and neck (OBS Genetics, 2) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Mineralisation of enamel and dentine (OBS, Biochemistry, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Immune-compatibility and rejection (OBS Immunology, Tut2) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO3
Drug schedules and regulation, PBS 2 (OBS Pharmacology) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO3
Dissection - TMJ (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Infection control: a microbiology perspective (OBS Oral Microbiology) Practical (1.5 hr) LO2
Quiz 2: (Anatomy Lectures 8-14, Histology Lectures 9-12) Performance (1 hr) LO4
Week 06 Eye, CNII, III, V/1, IV, VI 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 15) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Eye, CNII, III, V/1, IV, VI 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 16) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Oral cavity, Development, TMJ (Dental Histology, 13) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Acquisition of the oral flora (OBS Oral Microbiology, 6) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Dental developmental defects (OBS Oral Pathology, 5) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Diseases of the immune system1 (OBS Immunology, Sem 3) Seminar (1.5 hr) LO3
Oral cavity, development (Dental Histology) Practical (4 hr) LO4
Dissection - Neck 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Week 07 Cariogenic oral flora (OBS Oral Microbiology, 7) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Fermentable carbohydrates (OBS Oral Microbiology, 8) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Biochemical properties of saliva (OBS Oral Biochemistry, 2) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Physiology of salivary secretion (OBS Oral Physiology, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Physiology of mastication and swallowing Lecture (1 hr)  
Dental Caries (Oral Pathology, 8) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Dental caries (Population Oral Health, 1) Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Diseases of the immune system 2 (OBS Immunology, Sem4) Seminar (1.5 hr) LO3
Dental Caries (Oral Pathology) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO2
Caries and Immunity (Oral Pathology) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO3
Dental development defects –1 (Oral Pathology) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO2
Dissection - Neck 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
CBL-Anaphylaxis Workshop (3 hr) LO2 LO3
Mid-semester exam feedback Lecture and tutorial (1 hr)  
Prevention & microbiological considerations for caries Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Week 08 Introduction to Musculoskeletal system Lecture (1 hr) LO5 LO6
1. Bone and tooth structure and function 2. Histology of bone, cartilage and joints 3.Classification of fractures and principles of fracture management 4. Pain mechanisms 5. Synaptic transmission Block teaching (5 hr) LO5 LO6
Oral cavity, CNXII, Salivary Glands, Palate 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 17) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Oral cavity, CNXII, Salivary Glands, Palate 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 18) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Oral cavity, CNXII, Salivary Glands, Palate 3 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 19) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Pharmacology of opiates (OBS Pharmacology, 7) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Anatomy of pain pathways (OBS Anatomy, 2) Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Dental development defects -2 Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO2
Dissection - Eye (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Gram+/- bacteria (Oral Microbiology) Practical (1.5 hr) LO2
CBL-Caries Workshop (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 09 1. Vertebral column (an introduction) 2. Mineral homeostasis 3. Osteoporosis series 4. Osteoarthritis Block teaching (4 hr) LO5 LO6
Nose, CN V/2, Pterygopalatine ganglion, pharynx 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 20) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Nose, CN V/2, Pterygopalatine ganglion, pharynx 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 21) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Neck 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Pharmacology of NSAIDS (OBS Pharmacology, 8) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Dissection - Oral Cavity (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
CBL-Dentinogenesis imperfecta Workshop (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 10 Clinicopathology of bone and joint Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO5 LO6
CBL-An unlucky fall (Osteoporosis) Workshop (3 hr) LO5 LO6
1. Rheumatoid arthritis series 2. Impact of chronic illness Block teaching (2 hr) LO5 LO6
Nose, CN V/2, Pterygopalatine ganglion, pharynx 3 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 22) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Ear, CNVIII, 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 23) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Ear, CNVIII, 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 24) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (OBS Pharmacology, 9) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Quiz 3, Anatomy lectures 15-24, all Dental Histology (Head and Neck Anatomy, and Dental Histology) Performance (1 hr) LO4
Dissection - Nose, Pterygopalatine ganglion, pharynx (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Week 11 1. Physiology of muscle 2. Exercise – muscle, bone and systemic changes Block teaching (2 hr) LO5 LO6
Bone and joint pain Lecture (1 hr) LO5 LO6
Trauma and healing (Oral Pathology) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO5 LO6
Larynx CN X, 1 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 25) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Larynx CN X, 2 (Head and Neck Anatomy, 26) Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Introduction to antibiotics (OBS, Pharmacology, 9) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Prosections – Ear (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
CBL-My mouth is dry (Sjӧrgen Disease and Rheumatoid arthritis) Tutorial (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Week 12 1. Infections of bones and joints Block teaching (1 hr) LO5 LO6
Pharmacology-OBS Anaesthetics and benzodiazepines (OBS, Pharmacology, 10) Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Drug selection in pain management and over prescription (OBS Pharmacology 11) Tutorial (1.5 hr) LO3
Week 13 Summary of musculoskeletal system Lecture (1 hr) LO5 LO6
Revision, prosection (Head and Neck Anatomy) Practical (3 hr) LO4
Musculoskeletal Block staged assessment feedback Lecture and tutorial (1 hr)  

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: Attendance is a professional responsibility required of all students admitted to academic programs within the Sydney Dental School. All programs in the Sydney Dental School have a 90% attendance policy, for all compulsory components of Units of Study, as detailed in the Faculty of Dentistry Attendance Provisions 2015. This includes all clinical and practical sessions. The course requirements cannot be satisfied if more than 10% of any section of a course is missed for any reason.

  • Professionalism: Students in all Sydney Dental School programs are subject to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Professionalism Requirements 2019 and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Professionalism Provisions 2019. Professionalism is an essential component of developing competency to practice. It is important for students to demonstrate professional behaviour in all contexts and environments. In accordance with these local provisions: candidates who demonstrate serious or repeated unprofessional behaviour may be required to show cause as to why their enrolment should be continued. Failure to show cause may result in exclusion from the course.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 14 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 280-350 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. describe general anatomy of the human organ systems and describe the histology of basic tissue structures, including epithelial cells of skin and mucosa and how they interact with environment to defend the host, absorb nutrients, oxygen and participate in temperature regulation. Understand the molecular structures within the cells and the function of the molecules in reproduction, metabolism and repair of the cells
  • LO2. described how normal orofacial structures form during the development and developmental and genetic aspects of the congenital orofacial defect (including dental defect, odontogenic cysts, facial clefts); describe the pathological features of the defects. Be able to describe the commensal microbiota of the oral cavity and basic pathogens that can cause infective diseases of the oral cavity. Discuss the major causational factors of dental caries (including host - e.g. saliva, diet - and environmental factors- e.g pathogens, fluoride) and detailed pathological progression of the caries
  • LO3. describe how the human body defends itself from environmental hazards (immune system function), to understand types of immune system dysfunction (deficiency or hypersensitivity); and relationship of the immune system to human diseases and healing. Describe how pharmacological assistance can help patients to survive and thrive in the conditions of infective diseases (antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal drugs), inflammation and pain (anti-inflammatory, analgesics and immune-modulatory drugs); Describe how drugs are absorbed, their mechanisms of action and adverse effects in individuals (e.g. allergies, contraindications) and in the community (e.g. antibiotic resistance)
  • LO4. provide detailed knowledge of anatomical structure of oral, maxilla facial region, including skeletal, muscular, blood vessel and lymphatic supply/drainage, cranial nerve distribution, salivary glands, land marks of oral cavity. On completion of the Oral Histology the student would be able to describe the morphological characteristics of enamel, the dentine-pulp complex, the cementum and periodontal ligament. Describe the detailed cellular organisation and structures of the oral mucosa, salivary glands and temporomandibular joints
  • LO5. describe the normal anatomical and histological structures and function of the skeletal, joint of human body and muscles in human body, including bone formation and remodelling, bone metabolism, healing and role of calcium in those processes; explain function of the muscle, including regulation and signalling of the neuromuscular functional
  • LO6. describe sensory mechanisms and introductory concepts of pain generally and in the pathology of musculoskeletal diseases including back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, other types of arthritis, nerve entrapment disorders and bone infections. Further in-depth understanding includes mechanism of osteoporosis osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist -
Competency code Taught, Practiced or Assessed Competency standard
1.5 T recognise the importance of continuing professional development for all members of the dental team
1.7 T understand Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation relevant to practise as a dental practitioner
5.5 T understand the scientific basis, application, limitations and risks of using dental materials
5.6 T understand the principles of pharmacology, the risks and limitations in using therapeutic agents and the implication of the Prescribing Competencies Framework on dental practice
6.3.14 T manage dental emergencies

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

No changes have been made since this unit was last offered

Work, health and safety

Students must comply with work health and safety, infection control and dress standard policies of all laboratories, placement sites and Local Health Districts (LHDs).

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