INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL PRACTICE

DEN2IDP

2014

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop the skills established in previous clinical placement subjects. The subject has four modules. Clinical operative entry level skills, including paediatric treatment, radiography, treatment planning approaches and theories of minimal intervention, will be introduced and linked to simulated clinical procedures. Students will be introduced to the specialities of dentistry and how they interrelate to each other and general clinical practice. Emphasis will be on the speciality of periodontics, including advanced instrumentation. Clinical exposure will begin by way of non-invasive sessions, with a focus on desired professional attributes of the clinician, development of knowledge of materials and armamentarium, infection control procedures and making of a dental record.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN1DSB & PHE3BRH

Co-requisites DEN2MED & DEN2DPH & DEN2CGD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of operative dentistry: a contemporary approachPrescribedSummitt, JB, Robbins, JW & Schwartz, RS 20063RD EDN, QUINTESSENCE.
ReadingsApplied dental materialsRecommendedMcCabe, JF & Walls, AWG 20089TH EDN, BLACKWELL, MUNKSGAARD.
ReadingsDental radiography: principles and techniquesRecommendedIannucci (Haring), J & Howerton, L 2005ELSEVIER.
ReadingsHandbook of pediatric dentistryRecommendedCameron, A & Widmer, R 2010ELSEVIER.
ReadingsPreservation and restoration of tooth structureRecommendedMount, GJ & Hume WR 2005KNOWLEDGE BOOKS AND SOFTWARE.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"41 hours of tutorials"

Seminar Week: 10 - 43
Nine 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 89 hours of lectures"

Laboratory Class
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"144 hours of lab classes"

Laboratory Class
Three 6.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of clinic"

Evidence Based Learning
One 12.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 hours of EBL learning over the year"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 30-min online quiz (500-word equivalent)5
one 5-min individual presentation (250-word equivalent)3
one 500-word written assignment5
one group PBL written and oral presentation (1,000-word oral/500-word written equivalent)10
reflective journal (1,000-word equivalent)5
two 2-hour written examination (4,000-word equivalent)Please see subject learning guide for specific percentages and hurdle requirements30
two 3-hour and one 1-hour pre-clinical exams (operative) (5,000-word equivalent)35
two 45-min online quizzes (1,500-word equivalent)7