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SDDM5326: Integrated Clinical Dentistry B2

Semester 2, 2021 [Normal day] - Westmead, Sydney

This unit of study will build on the foundations of semester one. Refer to semester one description. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 7
SDDM5211 and SDDM5212 and SDDM5213 and SDDM5214 and SDDM5221 and SDDM5222 and SDDM5223 and SDDM5224
SDDM5324 and SDDM5325 and SDDM5327
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Shivanjani Reddy,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Skills-based evaluation hurdle task Removable Prosthodontics Case Presentation
0% - To be advised on Canvas
Outcomes assessed: LO5
Skills-based evaluation hurdle task Fixed Prosthodontics Preclinical Assessment
Fixed Prosthodontics Preclinical Assessment
0% - Information provided on Canvas
Outcomes assessed: LO6
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam hurdle task Theory examination
Written exam
0% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Skills-based evaluation hurdle task Clinical work and continuous sessional assessment
Clinical work logbook and continuous sessional assessment
0% Progressive Continuous Clinical Assessment
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO1 LO5 LO6 LO7
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?

Assessment summary

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


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



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

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

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.

Using AI responsibly

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks Removable Prosthodontics: Problem Based Learning (PBL) sessions (as per individual roster) 5 sessions Tutorial (3 hr) LO5
Ongoing Removable Prosthodontics: Clinical Sessions (as per individual roster) 12 sessions Clinical practice (3 hr) LO5
Removable Prosthodontics: Laboratory Sessions (as per individual roster) 10 sessions Practical (3 hr) LO5
Fixed Prosthodontics: Simulation Sessions (as per individual roster) 26 sessions Practical (3 hr) LO6
Week -01 Fixed Prosthodontics: Material Science: Indirect Metal-Free Restorative Materials - PART II Lecture (1 hr) LO6
Paediatric Dentistry: Management of Hypomineralised First Permanent Molars Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Orthodontics: Maxillary Transverse Deficiency and Management Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Week -02 Fixed Prosthodontics: Material Science: Indirect Metal-Free Restorative Materials - PART I Lecture (1 hr) LO6
Orthodontics: Treatment of Class II Malocclusions Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Week -03 Fixed Prosthodontics: Mid-Year Feedback and Review Session Tutorial (1 hr) LO6
Periodontics: One Treatment for the Eternal Healing? Periodontal Maintenance Therapy/Supportive Periodontal Therapy Lecture (1 hr) LO7
Paediatric Dentistry: Pulp Therapy and Space Maintenance Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Paediatric Dentistry: Restorative Dentistry for Paediatrics Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Week 01 Fixed Prosthodontics: Digital Technologies: CAD/CAM Restorations Lecture (1 hr) LO6
Orthodontics: Orthodontic Problems in the Mixed Dentition: PART I Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Aged Care: Challenges of Older People with more Retained Teeth Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Week 02 Periodontics: Multirooted Teeth: Extraction or Treatment? Lecture (1 hr) LO7
Week 03 Fixed Prosthodontics: Dental Implants: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Tutorial (1 hr) LO6
Paediatric Dentistry: Management of the Medically Compromised Child Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Week 04 Removable Prosthodontics: Implant Retained Over-Denture Lecture (1 hr) LO5 LO6
Fixed Prosthodontics: Dental Implants: CBCT scan for Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Lecture (1 hr) LO6
Orthodontics: Orthodontic Problems in the Mixed Dentition: PART II Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Aged Care: Prevention and Oral Health Promotion for Older People Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Week 05 Fixed Prosthodontics: Imaging for Implants Lecture (1 hr) LO6
Paediatric Dentistry: Problem Based Learning (PBL) Session Tutorial (3 hr) LO1
Orthodontics: Treatment of Class III Malocclusions Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Aged Care: Oral Cancer and other Pathologic Lesions of the Elderly Patient Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Week 06 Fixed Prosthodontics: Single Tooth Implant Lecture (1 hr) LO6
Periodontics: Troubleshooting of Periodontal Emergencies Lecture (1 hr) LO7
Periodontics: Periodontal Bugs. Why are they special? Lecture (1 hr) LO7
Paediatric Dentistry: 1. Common Childhood Infections; 2. Immunisations; 3. Prescription writing Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Aged Care: Aging and Periodontal Disease Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Week 08 Fixed Prosthodontics: 1. Review; 2. Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics Tutorial (1 hr) LO6
Paediatric Dentistry: Management of the Special Child Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Aged Care: Nutrition and Exercise Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Week 09 Aged Care: Stroke and Dental Implications Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Diet & Nutrition: Diet & Nutrition 3 Workshop (3 hr) LO3
Diet & Nutrition: Diet & Nutrition 4 Workshop (3 hr) LO3
Week 10 Paediatric Dentistry: Management of Children with Behavioural Disorders Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Week 11 Aged Care: Understanding Medically Compromised (frail) Older Patients Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Week 12 Aged Care: Cognitive Disorders and Dental Implications: Dementia and Delirium Lecture (1 hr) LO4
Week 13 Paediatric Dentistry: Pulpotomy and Stainless Steel Crown (SSC) simulation sessions (2 sessions) Practical (3 hr) LO1

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 7 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 140-175 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. Understand the basic pathology of the common groups of medical conditions that can affect children, and be able to describe the dental management of the special child, including social, emotional and physical factors, and be able to treat paediatric dental patients competently, empathetically and within a reasonable time. This will include the use of local anaesthesia, rubber dam placement, PRR, GIC, amalgam and SSC restorations in primary molars, primary pulp therapy, and extractions of primary teeth.
  • LO2. Understand the basic concepts of preventive and interceptive orthodontic treatment, and be able to define the basic concepts in treating patients with transverse maxillary deficiency. Understand the place of adjunctive orthodontic, restorative and prosthetic treatment in the definite phase of therapy.
  • LO3. Understand the role of the dental professional in providing dietary advice, and recognise the types of patients that may benefit from dietary intervention in the dental setting, and others that may require a referral
  • LO4. Obtain a thorough medical history from aged patients which includes medication and psychosocial history, and describes factors that influence the older persons dental needs and ability to obtain care, and coordinate dental care with medicine and other allied health care disciplines such as pharmacy, social work and nursing.
  • LO5. Assess, interpret and manage the complex needs of partially and fully edentulous patients through sound clinical reasoning and evidence-based clinical care, within the scope of practice as defined by the Australian dental board
  • LO6. Assess a tooth and its restorative needs and be able to carry out restorative procedures upon any tooth following appropriate treatment planning, with the aim of providing a stable and sound foundation. To be able to prepare a tooth for either a metal ceramic, all ceramic or all metal crown.
  • LO7. Understand the complete clinical course of diagnosis, screening, and the treatment of patients with STAGE I, II, III & IV periodontitis. Students will be able to accomplish a complete, structured, and customised periodontal treatment for patients with mild to moderate periodontal tissue destruction and achieve stability of periodontal tissues.

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
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist -
Competency code Taught, Practiced or Assessed Competency standard
1.5 T P A recognise the importance of continuing professional development for all members of the dental team
1.6 T P A understand the ethical principles and their application underpinning the provision of dental care
5.5 T P A understand the scientific basis, application, limitations and risks of using dental materials
5.6 T P A understand the principles of pharmacology, the risks and limitations in using therapeutic agents and the implication of the Prescribing Competencies Framework on dental practice
6.1.4 T P A take radiographs relevant to dental practice
6.3.10 T P A manage skeletal and dental occlusal discrepancies
6.3.14 T P A manage dental emergencies

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

No changes have made since the last time this unit was 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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