den2med medicine for dentistry




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students learn how to take a comprehensive medical history and its implication for delivery of safe dental and oral health care. Students also learn the potential implications of selected therapeutic drugs used in the management of selected medical conditions and the risks associated with medical conditions and therapeutic drugs in relation to dental treatment.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN1DSB & DEN2MDA


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTherapeutic guidelines. Oral and dental.PrescribedOral and Dental Expert GroupVERSION 2, ORAL AND DENTAL EXPERT GROUP, THERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES LTD, NORTH MELBOURNE.
ReadingsEssential human disease for dentistsRecommendedSproat, C, Burke, G, McGurk, M 2006CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH; NY.
ReadingsDentist's Guide to Medical Conditions, Medications & Complications. 2nd Ed.RecommendedGanda, K 2013WILEY BLACKWELL
ReadingsThe Oral-Systemic Health ConnectionRecommendedGlick, M Editor 2014QUINTESSENCE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret a medical history.

Tutorial and student interactive activity with taking and interpreting medical histories.

02. Describe the significance of systemic diseases on the delivery of oral health care.

Lecture program, supplemented with tutorial sessions on selected aspects of systemic disease

03. Define and describe the use of selected therapeutic drugs on selected systemic diseases.

Lecture program, supplemented by tutorial sessions on medication prescription and therapeutic dynamics

04. Identify conditions and manifestations of systemic diseases that may put patients at risk in a dental environment.

Lecture program, supported by tutorial sessions conducted by specialist practitioners identifying risk conditionsand describing the implications of systemic diseases

05. Analyse risks for dental treatment and oral health care arising from the effects of systemic disease and the implications for patient management.

Lecture program, expounded by tutorial sessions evaluating clinical implications of management options in the presence of diagnosed systemic illness

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 1,000-word written assignment2002, 05
One 3-hour written examination7001, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500-word written assignment1002, 05