Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to the principles of dental management of patients with systemic disorders, as well as oral medicine and pharmacology. Students will gain an understanding of treating patients with disorders including cardiovascular disease, respiratory, haematological, neurological, endocrine and neoplatic conditions, as well as people with intellectual, physical and sensory disability. Students will be introduced to oral soft and hard tissue pathology and pharmacology, and to the field of gerodontics.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMark Gussy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN2MDA, ORH2CPC

Co-requisites ORH2ICP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of oral pathology and medicinePrescribedCawson, RA and Odell, EW 20088TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.
ReadingsOral pathology for the dental hygienistPrescribedIbsen, OAC and Phelan, JA 20085TH EDN, SAUNDERS/ELSEVIER, ST LOUIS.
ReadingsDental management of the medically compromised patientRecommendedLittle, JW, Fallace, DA, Miller, CS and Rhodus, NL 2008ELSEVIER MOSBY, ST LOUIS.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMark Gussy

Class requirements

One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word assignment20
one 2-hour written examination55
two class tests - equivalent to 2,000 words25