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SDDM5415: Integrated Clinical Dentistry A3

This unit provides students with training to allow a broader scope of patient care including the knowledge and skills the necessary to perform more advanced restorative procedures and aesthetic dentistry techniques; the provision of complex endodontic procedures, including acute presentations, and the knowledge and application of clinical preventive techniques. Complementary to the clinical work, the program of Professional Practice will address domains of dental practice that fosters 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 behavioral science learning topics including effective communication and management skills. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations along with opportunities to experience clinical practice in rural and / or private practice environments.

Code SDDM5415
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 7
SDDM5314 and SDDM5315 and SDDM5316 and SDDM5317 and SDDM5324 and SDDM5325 and SDDM5326 and SDDM5327
SDDM5414 and SDDM5416 and SDDM5417

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.