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SDDM5417: Integrated Clinical Dentistry C3

Learning in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine builds upon earlier material and will assist students to develop a critical understanding of the maxillofacial and oral diseases as well as systemic diseases with oral manifestations that may be encountered in the course of their professional career and be called upon to diagnose, prevent and treat. The course in Oral Surgery further prepares the student for surgical procedures beyond the level of skill acquired in earlier years, and exposes the student to the hospital setting and observing advanced surgical procedures. Study in conscious sedation develops deeper understanding of sedation techniques as well as of medical emergency and life support. The course content of Special Care Dentistry aims to develop the students' knowledge and skills to manage patients with special needs, including intellectual and physical disabilities, mental illnesses, neurodegenerative disorders and frail/elderly patients. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code SDDM5417
Academic unit Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Credit points 7
SDDM5314 and SDDM5315 and SDDM5316 and SDDM5317 and SDDM5324 and SDDM5325 and SDDM5326 and SDDM5327

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding at histopathological, clinical land radiographic levels of important conditions of the oro-facial tissues, at a level appropriate to a DMD4 semester 1 student
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the strategies employed for medical and surgical management of oral disease, at a level appropriate to a DMD4 semester 1 student
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate application of crisis resource management together with medical emergencies/advanced life support
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of patient assessment for oral surgery and conscious sedation, including assessment of medically compromised patients, for dental treatment at a level appropriate to a DMD4 semester 1 student
  • LO5. demonstrate clinical competence in common oral surgical procedures including local anesthesia and surgical management at a level appropriate to a DMD4 semester 1 student
  • LO6. demonstrate an understanding of the basis for, consequence and management of important and common complications of oral surgical procedures at a level appropriate to a DMD4 semester 1 student
  • LO7. demonstrate the ability to prescribe appropriate medication for dental patients
  • LO8. demonstrate an understanding of the indications, contraindications and drug interactions of pharmacological agents used in the dental management of patients at a level appropriate to a DMD4 semester 1 student
  • LO9. demonstrate an understanding of surgical anatomy, physiology, pathology, medicine and pharmacology relevant to management of dental patients, and at a level appropriate to a DMD4 semester 1 student
  • LO10. demonstrate knowledge of the major oro-facial pain disorders, their classification and assessment criteria, and an understanding of the neural basis and clinical significance of referred pain at a level appropriate to a DMD4 semester 1 student
  • LO11. demonstrate an understanding of the scope of special care dentistry, as well as the barriers to access care for people with disabilities and other marginalised groups
  • LO12. demonstrate ability to communicate, receive consent and make appropriate referral for surgical and other dental procedures, as well as for patients requiring special care dentistry
  • LO13. demonstrate an understanding of impairments, disabilities and systemic conditions on oral health and function
  • LO14. demonstrate an ability to develop appropriate treatment plans for people with medical compromise and or requiring special care dentistry.

Unit outlines

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