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SDDM5125: Foundations of Dentistry 1

In this unit, students will participate in various learning activities to establish foundational knowledge and skills needed for dental practice. Concepts such as the social and commercial determinants of health, then are introduced to further facilitate student examination of the professional environment of oral health care. Students gain understanding of strategies for the prevention of oral diseases and health promotion and continue to develop skills with data, formulating research questions and searching for relevant evidence. This unit contains a program of learning in the oral and systemic biosciences. Students continue development of skills in tooth restoration and prosthetic construction in simulation and laboratory settings and radiography, periodontics and endodontics are added. Further experience in clinical settings fosters engagement with the patient interview and dental examination.

Code SDDM5125
Academic unit Discipline of Population Oral Health
Credit points 24
Assumed knowledge:
Biological sciences

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

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