DENTAL THEORY

DEN4DTH

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject will equip you with the theoretical support for your application of clinical skills throughout the year. Through a series of online interactive modules you will extend your knowledge base in each discipline area within dentistry - periodontics, endodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, removable prosthodontics, paedodontics, orthodontics, extra-oral dental radiography and special needs. These online modules will be supplemented and supported by dental specialty clinics in selected discipline areas during your clinical placement. You will also participate in a one week 'Back to Base' conference on-campus, which will focus on the interdisciplinary approach to treatment planning and patient management as well as more specific discipline-focused learning activities.



SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJacki Goode

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN3ICP DEN3TPC DEN3OPM DEN3RID

Co-requisites DEN4CDP DEN4FPR

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss the ways in which the various disciplines in dentistry relate to each other and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning.

Activities:
A five-day conference with lectures and presentations by speakers from all the dental disciplines. The theme is 'An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treatment Planning and Patient Management'.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Investigate and analyse clinical issues in periodontics, endodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, paedodontics, orthodontics, extraoral radiography, special needs dentistry and present resolutions to a range of clinical orientated complex problems.

Activities:
A variety of online seminars and tutorials in periodontics, endodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, removal prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, paedodontics, orthodontics and special needs dentistry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Formulate multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients with complex dental problems.

Activities:
Students will be given a simulated case and will formulate a treatment plan..

04. Investigate a clinically orientated complex case or topic and individually, and/or in a team, present a synthesis of theoretical findings and the clinical application to dental practice.

Activities:
Students are given a clinical topic to research in orthodontics, periodontics and endodontics and present their findings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Design and implement a dental health promotion activity or tool based on the principles of disease prevention

Activities:
Students work in small groups to investigate and evaluate the oral health needs of a community group and develop an activity or tool that can be used to promote oral health to that group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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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-ordinatorJacki Goode

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 29 - 29
Ten 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
"'Back to Base Week' conference"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 05 - 50
Forty five 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via online.
"These are a mixture of recorded presentations and unscheduled online classes"

Tutorial Week: 05 - 50
Four 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via online.
"Discipline based treatment planning tutorials"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four online MCQ quizzes (2000-word equivalent)Students will get feedback on their MCQ answers once the quiz is closed. Written general feedback will be given to the group.20 02
Four assignments - Essays, group/individual presentations, wikis Total (6000-word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Written examination 2 hours (2000 word equivalent) Hurdle 50% pass mark50% pass mark - hurdle requirement30 01, 02, 03, 04
Oral health promotion research and presentation (1000 word equivalent)10 05