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SDDM5325: Integrated Clinical Dentistry A2

This unit of study will build on the foundations of semester one - This unit provides students with the necessary skills to expand their treatment planning skills for patients in a general dental practice situation, using non-invasive primary and secondary preventive strategies and to undertake the management of patients presenting in pain. Students will build on their initial clinical experience by expanding the complexity of cavities and range of materials used in their treatment of patients. The foundations of Endodontics will be deepened and broadened to include advanced concepts. The program of Dental Trauma will teach students the guidelines and skills needed for the general management of acute traumatic dental injuries. The area of trauma represents a significant crossover between the disciplines of Endodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Complementary to the clinical work, the Professional practice program covers those domains of dentistry practice that foster the development of oral health professionals who are competent, caring and committed to the healing of their patients. This discipline will explore the topics of social justice, clinical ethics and professional integrity as well as examining behavioural science learning topics including effective communication and management skills. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code SDDM5325
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 5
SDDM5211 and SDDM5212 and SDDM5213 and SDDM5214 and SDDM5221 and SDDM5222 and SDDM5223 and SDDM5224
SDDM5324 and SDDM5326 and SDDM5327

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

  • LO1. In areas of: Tooth Conservation + Cariology, Endodontics, Professional Practice and Ethics, Population Oral Health, Dental Trauma: Develop knowledge in and understand the scientific methods relevant to biological, behavioural and social sciences. Apply this knowledge to understand the complex interactions between nutrition, general health, medications, systemic diseases and their impact on oral health and disease. Combine this with clinical skills for the provision of patient-centered care as part of the dental team by being flexible, adaptable, and working collaboratively with other oral health practitioners.
  • LO2. Demonstrate respect for all members of our community, with an appreciation of the diversity of human background and cultural values and whilst doing so comply with the ethical principles and legal responsibilities involved in the provision of dental care for individual patients, to communities and populations, practicing with personal and professional integrity, honesty and trustworthiness.
  • LO3. In the areas of Tooth Conservation + Cariology, Endodontics, Professional Practice and Ethics, Population Oral Health, Dental Trauma: Assess, interpret and provide integrated management of the complex needs of dental patients through sound clinical reasoning and provision of evidence based clinical care within the scope of practice, as defined by the national professional accrediting body; AHPRA
  • LO4. Educate patients, patients’ family or carers/guardians at all stages in their life, about the aetiology and prevention of oral disease using effective, culturally competent and evidence-based education and communication strategies to improve oral health and quality of life outcomes for patients given their oral health status
  • LO5. Develop the ability to evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner, apply clinical reasoning and judgement in a reflective practice approach, and engage in scientific methods and research to advance and integrate knowledge in clinical practice. Use this as a premise to demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning, with the ability to acquire and apply knowledge, develop existing skills, adapt to a changing environment and acquire new skills.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.