INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICE

DEN3ICP

2018

Credit points: 75

Subject outline

In this subject students will progress their knowledge through the application of diagnostic, treatment planning and technical skills into the clinical environment. Principles and practices will be developed through the direct management of both the adult and child patient, integrating prior learning with new material. Progressive exposure to a range of simple preventive and restorative procedures will be enabled throughout the year. Concurrent simulated activities will introduce the student to the more complex clinical procedures of exodontia and removable prosthodontics. The application of orthodontic concepts in the context of contemporary clinical practice will continue to be explored through interactive discussions, computer-based teaching material and practical activities. Further, students will learn to access, interpret and apply information on pharmacology and therapeutics, relevant to clinical dental practice, by progressing prior studies of the discipline.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points75

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Down

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN2MED & DEN2CGD & DEN2IDP & DEN2DPH

Co-requisites DEN3TPC, DEN3OPM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Relate the principles and practices of infection control to the clinical environment.

Activities:
Clinical practice reinforced with pre-clinical applications.

02. Apply the principle of diagnostic investigation to a given clinical presentation and interpret, through evaluation, its relevancy with respect to the treatment planning process.

Activities:
Clinical practice, lectures, seminars, tutorials and pre-clinical practical sessions.

03. Apply the principles of complete and partial denture construction to both the laboratory and clinical stages.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, pre-clinical technical and clinical activities.

04. To demonstrate the principles of tooth removal in the simulated environment.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and pre-clinical technical activities.

05. Analyse and interpret clinical data in relation to treatment of the endodontic patient.

Activities:
Lectures.

06. Analyse orthodontic records and propose an orthodontic problem list with basic potential solutions to a range of malocclusions.

Activities:
Clinical practice, lectures, tutorials and pre-clinical practice sessions.

07. Analyse the implications for treatment and oral health care which arise from the effects of therapeutic drugs, their impact on patient management and appropriate application to the clinical environment.

Activities:
Clinical practice sessions and lectures.

08. To apply preventive and restorative principles to the management of both primary and permanent dentitions.

Activities:
Clinical practice, lectures, tutorials and pre-clinical practical sessions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 05-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Down

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 05 - 50
One 264.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 05 - 50
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 05 - 50
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 05 - 50
Thirteen 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 05 - 50
Forty six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 05 - 50
Twelve 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 05 - 50
Ten 1.5 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 05 - 50
Forty 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 05 - 50
Two 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
90% attendance is required for all components in this subject
Two x 45 minutes pre-clinical Radiography exam (2,000 total word equivalent).Hurdle requirement where a mark of greater than or equal to 50% is required in each part.10 02
one 2-hour end of year written exam on pharmacology (2,000-word equivalent)Hurdle requirement.10 07
one 3-hour end of year written exam (3,000-word equivalent)Hurdle requirement.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 3-hour mid-year written exam (3,000-word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
A 3-hour pre-clinical exam on Removable Prosthodontics (3,000-word equivalent). [Two parts].Hurdle requirement where a mark of greater than or equal to 50% is required.10 03
A 3-hour end of year clinical practicum (9,000 word equivalent). Conducted in two separate parts.Hurdle requirement where a mark of greater than or equal to 50% is required in each part.35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
pre-clinical and clinical logbook 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08