Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students learn that an understanding of growth and development in humans, specifically craniofacial growth, are fundamental to developing diagnostic ability and treatment planning skills in dentistry. Students are introduced to physical development from birth until adulthood and how this influences growth and development in the orofacial region. Students learn the common dentofacial abnormalities and classification of malocclusions, the development of normal occlusion, and the common interceptive treatments.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Mayne

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN1DSB & PHE3BRH

Co-requisites DEN2MED & DEN2DPH & DEN2IDP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsContemporary orthodonticsRecommendedProffit, WR & Fields Jr, HMOSBY.
ReadingsOrthodontic diagnostic principlesRecommendedFreer, T 1999UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, All Year, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Mayne

Class requirements

One 2.0 hours practical other recurrence and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a total of 17 2-hour pracs per year."

One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a total of 18 1-hour lectures per year."


Assessment elementComments%
completion of pre-clinical practical work/handbook (750-word equivalent)Hurdle: Completion of all practical tasks and a minimum score of 50% is required.20
one 1,500-word assignment20
one 2-hour exam (2,000-word equivalent)Mid-Year60