den2cgd craniofacial growth




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students learn that an understanding of growth and development in humans, specifically craniofacial growth, are fundamental to developing diagnostic ability and treatment planning skills in dentistry. Students are introduced to physical development from birth until adulthood and how this influences growth and development in the orofacial region. Students learn the common dentofacial abnormalities and classification of malocclusions, the development of normal occlusion, and the common interceptive treatments.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Goode

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN1DSB and PHE3BRH

Co-requisites DEN2DPH and DEN2IDP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsContemporary orthodonticsRecommendedProffit, WR & Fields Jr, HMOSBY.
ReadingsOrthodontic diagnostic principlesRecommendedFreer, T 1999UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of growth and development of the head and neck region, including common developmental problems and the relationships of overall growth of the human body, to growth assessment in the clinical setting.

Lectures, practical classes, written assignment.

02. Identify developing teeth radiographically and perform a basic cephalmetric analysis and space analysis.

Lectures, practical classes, written assignment.

03. Identify occlusal development from the primary to permanent dentition, and arch dimensional changes that occur in this time.

Lectures, practical classes.

04. Discuss the use of common interceptive treatments and orthopaedics in treatment planning.

Lectures, practical classes.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, All Year, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Goode

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 42
Eighteen 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 42
Three 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 42
Fourteen 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 42 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Online Quizzes (750-word equivalent)2001, 02, 03
One 1,500-word assignment2001
One 2-hour exam (2,000-word equivalent)Mid-Year6001, 04