DENTAL THEORY

DEN4DTH

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is split into two components. 1. A series of seminars willincrease the students' knowledge base in each specialty area within dentistry - periodontics, endodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, removal prosthodontics, paedodontics, orthodontics, extraoral radiography, special needs. 2. One 'Back to Base Week Conference' will be held in the middle of the year at the Bendigo campus to focus on an interdisciplinary approach to treatment planning and patient management.In addition, specifc clinical topics within each discipline will be discussed. Each discipline within dentistry will be represented by a mixture of speakers from both teaching staff and invited guest speakers.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJacki Goode

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN3ICP DEN3TPC DEN3OPM DEN3RID

Co-requisites DEN4CDP DEN4DTH DENFPR

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss the ways in which the various disciplines in dentistry relate to each other and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning.

Activities:
A five-day conference with lectures and presentations by speakers from all the dental disciplines. The theme is 'An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treatment Planning and Patient Management'.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

02. Investigate and analyse clinical issues in periodontics, endodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, paedodontics, orthotdontics, extraoral radiography, special needs dentistry and present resolutions to a range of clinical orientated complex problems.

Activities:
A variety of half-day seminars, or one-day seminars, tutorials and/or lab exercises in periodontics, endodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, removal prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, paedodontics, orthodontics, extraoral radiography and special needs dentistry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Formulate multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients with complex dental problems.

Activities:
A five-day conference with lectures and presentations by speakers representing all the dental disciplines. The theme is 'An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treatment Planning and Patient Management'. Students will be given a simulated case at the end of the 'Back to Base Camp' week to practise their treatment planning skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

04. Investigate a clinically orientated complex case or topic and individually, and/or in a team, present a synthesis of theoretical findings and the clinical application to dental practice.

Activities:
Students are given a clinical topic to research in orthodontics, fixed prosthodontics and endodontics and then present either individually, or in a group, to their tutorial class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

05. Design and implement a dental health promotion activity based on the principles of disease prevention.

Activities:
Students work in pairs to undertake a dental health promotion project. They will select a community group to evaluate and report on specific issues of dental health within their chosen group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 04-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacki Goode

Class requirements

Seminar
Nine 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"'Back to Base Week'"

Seminar
Fifteen 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"A series of seminars will be held throughout the year at each of the clinical placement sites"

Tutorial
Three 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"There will be orthodontic tutorials throughout the year"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 3-hour written paper (3,000-word equivalent)hurdle requirement40 01, 02, 03
one 30-min OSCE (3,000-word equivalent)hurdle requirement40 01, 02, 03
research and presentation to class of selected topics in orthodontics (1,000-word equivalent)10 04
Orsl health promotion research and presentation to class(1,000-word equivalent)10 05