DENTAL PRACTICE THEORY

DEN5DPT

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is designed to provide final-year students with further information on all disciplines within dentistry. A series of online material, classes and tutorials will involve each of the specialist disciplines building on complexity from the previous years. One Back to Base session will be held in the first half of the year to focus attention on the multidisciplinary aspects of treatment planning along with a comprehensive approach to patient care.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN4CDP and DEN4DTH and DEN4FPR

Co-requisites DEN5CDP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique his or her limitations and know when and how to refer a patient for an appropriate opinion and/or teatment, where the diagnosis and /or treatment are beyond his or her skills,or to confirm prescribed treatment.

Activities:
Series of seminars and tutorilals delivered online and face to face
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Organise how to prevent,diagnose and treat anomalies and diseases of the teeth,mouth,jaws and associated tissues.

Activities:
Series of seminars and tutorials delivered both on line and face to face
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Formulate a set of criteria that may be used to decide whether a severely broken down tooth is restorable and how and when missing teeth should be replaced. (including the use of dental implants)

Activities:
Three full day seminars ( including one half day laboratory exercise)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Conduct,explain and discuss the planning of restorative, periodontic and prosthetic dental treatment as part of comprehensive oral rehabilitation

Activities:
Series of seminars and tutorials delivered on line and face to face
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Defend the ethical principles and legal responsibilitiesinvolved in the provision of dental care to individual patients, to communities and populations,practicing with personal and professsional integrity,honestry and trustworthiness.

Activities:
A one week conference style meeting .
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support professional practice and use information technology appropriately as an essential resource for modern dental practice

Activities:
Students have completed Research Methods in 3rd year. Guidance on the exercise will be offered via a tutorial on Moodle.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)

09. Recognise how to manage a dental practice including planning, organising and leading clinical teams in public or private practice

Activities:
One week conference style meeting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

10. Summarise the basic principles of practice administration, financial and personnel management in dental practice

Activities:
One week conference style meeting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 03-48, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 23 - 23
Ten 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Back-to-Base week conference"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 03 - 48
Sixty 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 03 to week 48 and delivered via online.
"A mixture of recorded presentations and unscheduled online classes"

Tutorial Week: 03 - 48
Four 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 03 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research project (2000 word equivalent)20 08
Written assessments. 2 x three hours (6000 word equivalent)Hurdle: minimum score of 50% is required for each assessment70 01, 02, 03, 04
Online assessment (1000 word equivalent)10 07, 09, 10