DENTAL PRACTICE THEORY

DEN5DPT

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is split into three components designed to provide final-year students with further information on all disciplines within dentistry. A series of one-day seminars will involve each of the specialist disciplines building on complexity from the previous years. One Back to Base session will be held in the first half of the year to again focus attention on the multidisciplinary aspects of treatment planning along, with a comprehensive approach to patient care. The third component will involve an additional Back to Base week to provide further discussions on: law and ethics in dentistry, aspects of practice management, and careers in dentistry.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Goode

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN4SDB & DEN4DPT

Co-requisites DEN5CDP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique his or her limitations and know when and how to refer a patient for an appropriate opinion and/or teatment, where the diagnosis and /or treatment are beyond his or her skills,or to confirm prescribed treatment.

Activities:
Series of seminars and tutorilals delivered online and face to face
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

02. Organise how to prevent,diagnose and treat anomalies and diseases of the teeth,mouth,jaws and associated tissues.

Activities:
Series of seminars and tutorials delivered both on line and face to face
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

03. Formulate a set of criteria that may be used to decide whether a severely broken down tooth is restorable and how and when missing teeth should be replaced. (including the use of dental implants)

Activities:
Three full day seminars ( including one half day laboratory exercise)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

04. Conduct,explainand discuss the planning of restorative,periodontic and prosthetic dental treatment as part of comprehensive oral rehabilitation

Activities:
Series of seminars and tutorials delivered on line and face to face
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

07. Defend the ethical principles and legal responsibilitiesinvolved in the provision of dental care to individual patients, to communities and populations,practicing with personal and professsional integrity,honestry and trustworthiness.

Activities:
A one week conference style meeting .
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08. .Locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support professional practice and use information technologyappropriately as an essential resource for modern dental practice

Activities:
Students have completed Research Methods in 3rd year. Guidance on the exercise will be offered via a tutorial on Moodle.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)

09. Recognise how to manage a dental practice including planning,organising and leading clinical teams in public or private practice

Activities:
One week conference style meeting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

10. Summarise the basic principles of practice administration, financial and personnel management in dental practice

Activities:
One week conference style meeting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 04-48, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Goode

Class requirements

Seminar
One 10.0 days seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two week conference style 'Back to Base' sessions on Bundoora campus, totalling 56 hours"

Seminar
One 8.0 days seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"A series of one-day seminars will be held throughout the year at each of the clinical placement sites, totalling 56 hours for the year"

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be rostered off clinic for a two week period to assist in the completion of a research project"

Laboratory Class
Two 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"While in Bendigo the students will undertake two 3-hour laboratory sessions"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3,000-word research project/literature review20 08
90 mins treatment planning examHurdle: minimum score of 50% is required30 01, 02, 03, 04
one 3-hour written examinationHurdle: mininum score of 50% is required40 01, 02, 03, 04
On line test10 07, 09, 10