DENTAL PRACTICE THEORY

DEN5DPT

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is designed to provide final-year students with further information on all disciplines within dentistry. A series of online material, classes and tutorials will involve each of the specialist disciplines building on complexity from the previous years.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN4CDP and DEN4DTH and DEN4FPR

Co-requisites DEN5CDP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique professional limitations to know when and how to refer patients for appropriate opinions, confirmations or treatments.

Activities:
Series of seminars and tutorilals delivered online and face to face
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Organise care for effective prevention, diagnoses and treatment of 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Determine appropriate responses for severely broken down and missing teeth (including the use of dental implants).

Activities:
Three full day seminars ( including one half day laboratory exercise)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Conduct and explain planning for 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Provide ethical dental care to individual patients, communities and defined population groups by, practicing with personal and professional integrity, honesty and trustworthiness and within legal responsibilities.

Activities:
A one week conference style meeting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Evaluate available evidence critically and to support professional practice. Use information technology appropriately 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 LMS.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

07. Plan, organise and lead clinical teams in public or private dental practice.

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

08. 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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 03-48, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 03 - 48
Eighty 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 48 and delivered via online.
"A mixture of recorded presentations and unscheduled online classes"

Tutorial Week: 03 - 48
Five 1.5 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 48 and delivered via online.
"Online tutorials relating to aspects of dental jurisprudence"

Problem Based Learning Week: 03 - 48
Ten 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 48 and delivered via online.
"Problem based (self-directed) learning delivered via forums and case presentations related to Prosthodontics and General Clinical (Operative) dentistry"

Supervised Research Week: 03 - 48
Ten 1.5 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 48 and delivered via blended.
"Blended delivery and supervision (online and video-conferenced) of research tasks as individuals and groups"

Directed Reading Week: 03 - 48
Twenty four 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 03 to week 48 and delivered via online.
"Provided reading related to Special Needs and Operative Dentistry and dental jurisprudence.,"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research project (2,000-words equivalent)20 06
Two written assessments - three hours (6,000-word equivalent total)Hurdle: minimum score of 50% is required for each assessment to demonstrate standards required for professional practice70 01, 02, 03, 04
Written assessment (1,000-word equivalent)10 05, 07, 08