DENTISTRY PUBLIC HEALTH & PREVENTIVE PRACTICE

DEN2DPH

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop the awareness of health determinants as applied to oral health and the prevention of oral disease by learning principles of health education, promotion and planning as preparation for community dental practice. Epidemiology of caries and periodontal disease is studied and students are introduced to caries classification systems and the concept of caries management by risk assessment. Australia's National Oral Health Plan is analysed with enquiry into the needs of identified high risk groups. The role of nutrition in the aetiology of oral disease is considered. The subject critiques oral health service delivery models in Australia and evaluates acknowledged constraints. Evidence based scientific literature is reviewed from the perspective of preventive dentistry and the relationship to dental public health.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMohd Masood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE3BRH and DEN1DSB and ORH1IOS and ORH1POH

Co-requisites DEN2IDP, DEN2CGD, DEN2MDA, DEN2MED

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDentistry, Dental Practice and the Community 6th Ed.RecommendedBurt, B A, & Eklund, S A, 2005ELSEVIER SAUNDERS
ReadingsJong's Community Dental Health 5th Ed.RecommendedGluck, G M, & Morganstein, W M 2003MOSBY
ReadingsLearning Management System - Articles providedPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain how public health principles relate to the prevention of oral disease.

Activities:
Lecture, readings, cooperative learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

02. Define oral disease and express the the epidemiology of oral disease in Australia.

Activities:
Lecture, readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Articulate the benefit of community based intervention strategies.

Activities:
Lecture, readings, preparation and presentation of team project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Communication (Communication)

04. Describe the history and effectiveness of fluoride interventions in reducing dental caries incidence.

Activities:
Lecture, readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Outline policies and complexities of water fluoridation as a public health measure for reducing oral disease.

Activities:
Lecture, readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Relate nutrition to oral disease.

Activities:
Lecture, readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

07. Elucidate the significance of Australia's National Oral Health Plan.

Activities:
Lecture, readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

08. Apply principles of health education, health promotion to oral disease prevention.

Activities:
Lecture, readings, team community involvement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMohd Masood

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 20
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 21 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour Written Examination at end of Semester 1Written Examination - 2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
one Group Presentation (5 mins/student) with individual summary (600-words) to be submittedGroup Presentation - 500 word equivalent Individual Summary - 600 word equivalent30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Reflective Journal on Oral Health Promotion (2,500 words)Reflective Journal - 1000 word equivalent Submission of a Journal is a HURDLE. Penalty for late submission according to Policy 026 "Late Submission of Assessment Tasks" No. 112026P, subject to Special Consideration options.20 02, 06, 08