INTRODUCTION TO ORAL SCIENCES
Credit points: 30
In this subject students will be introduced to dental anatomy including the human deciduous and permanent dentitions, tooth histology and the tooth nomenclatures used in clinical practice. The anatomy of the head and neck and oral cavity will also be covered. There will a series of lectures on basic embryology of the orofacial region, including how teeth form. In addition the subject will cover bacteriology, virology, mycology and immunology pertinent to dentistry and oral health. The microbiological basis to caries and periodontal disease will also be covered.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJeremy Graham
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZHSDD Dentistry or HBOHSB Oral Health
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Dental caries and its clinical management||Prescribed||Fejerskov and Kidd||BLACKWELL MUNKSGAARD, 2ND ED.|
|Readings||Microbiology and infection control for health professionals||Prescribed||Lee and Bishop||PEARSON, 4TH ED.|
|Readings||ORH1IOS Prac Manual||Prescribed||Department of Human Biosciences, La Trobe University||N/A|
|Readings||Anatomy of Orofacial Structures||Recommended||Brand and Isselhard||MOSBY, 7TH ED|
|Readings||Contemporary Orthodontics||Recommended||Profitt WR, Fields HW and Sarver DM||MOSBY, 5TH ED|
|Readings||Essential microbiology for dentistry||Recommended||Lakshaman Samaranayake||ELSEVIER, 3RD ED|
|Readings||Human anatomy and physiology, ch 20 & 21||Recommended||Marieb and Hoehn||BENJAMIN CUMMINGS, 7TH ED|
|Readings||Oral Histology: Development and Structure||Recommended||Ten Cate AR||MOSBY, 7TH ED|
|Readings||Oral microbiology||Recommended||Marsh and Martin||CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 5TH ED|
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Bendigo, 2014, All Year, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Graham
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"13 2-hour lab classes throughout the year"
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
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 22 2-hour lectures"
One 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"15 1-hour tutorials"
|30-min group presentation on periodontal disease, dental caries & immunology at end of year||15|
|Library task||Hurdle: attendance at all library sessions and completion of tasks.||0|
|One 1-hour written paper at mid-year||10|
|Three 10-minute online tests throughout the year, 5% each||15|
|one 10 minute preclinical test, can be taken at any time throughout the year||Pre-clinical competency: students must achieve a minimum score of 70% to attain competency.||0|
|one 2-hour written paper at end of year||Hurdle: students must achieve a minimum score of 50% in this assessment.||25|
|one 3-hour written paper at end of year||Hurdle: students must achieve a minimum score of 50% in each and every section of this assessment.||35|
|practical classes and tutorials through whole of year||Hurdle: attendance at all practicals and tutorials, and completion of tasks.||0|