THE HEALTHY HUMAN MOUTH

DOH1HHM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn to recognise and describe healthy structures in the oral cavity and to define their function. You will gain insight into the histology of healthy tissues and structures essential for the understanding oral health and oral disease. You will be able to discuss the structure of the oral  mucosa and to describe what constitutes normal mucosal anatomy. You will learn about the processes involved in embryological development of the head and neck and the formation of teeth. You will be introduced to the (oral) microbial flora. You will learn about the dental biofilm and the concept of oral ecological balance and its relationship with oral health. Later you will be able to define oral health and understand the initial symptoms of biofilm-related oral diseases as deviation from normal.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJeremy Graham

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HBOHSB and HZHSDD

Co-requisites DOH1OHA and DOH1APD

Incompatible subjects ORH1POH, ORH1IOS

Equivalent subjects ORH1POH

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDental caries and its clinical management, 2nd EdPrescribedFejerskov and KiddBLACKWELL MUNKSGAARD,
ReadingsContemporary Orthodontics 5th EdRecommendedProfitt et alMosby
ReadingsEssential microbiology for dentistryRecommendedSamaranayakeMosby
ReadingsAnatomy of Orofacial StructuresRecommendedBrand and IsselhardMosby
ReadingsOral Histology: Development and StructureRecommendedTen CateMosby
ReadingsOral microbiology 5th EdRecommendedMarsh & MartinChurchill Livingstone

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Summarise the aetiology, pathogenesis, histology, classification and clinical manifestations of dental biofilm related diseases

Activities:
Lectures Tutorials Practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Describe the anatomy of the oral cavity and teeth and the embryological development of the human head and neck region including common disturbances in this development

Activities:
Lectures Tutorials Practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Relate knowledge of bacteriology, virology, mycology and immunology to the development of dental caries and periodontal diseases

Activities:
Lectures Tutorials Online activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Compare organisms of the microbial oral flora and its role in the development of oral diseases .

Activities:
Lectures Tutorials Online activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Discuss the non-surgical management of dental biofilm related diseases

Activities:
Lectures Tutorials Online activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Make links between physical oral health and disease and personal and social wellbeing

Activities:
Lectures Tutorials Practical classes Online activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Compare and contrast the non-surgical approach to the maintenance of oral health and prevention of oral diseases

Activities:
Lectures Tutorials Practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Discuss the anthropological basis of human dental anatomy

Activities:
Lectures Tutorials Practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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