Credit points: 75

Subject outline

In this subject you will build on the clinical skills attained previously in all areas of clinical practice pertaining to adult, adolescent and child patients. You will undertake two clinical placements in public dental facilities and one two week intensive teaching block on-campus. You will apply all therapeutic and preventive techniques learned previously in a guided clinical setting. You will further develop your treatment planning skills, and will provide patients with general restorative care, periodontal therapy and maintenance, paediatric dentistry, prosthodontics (fixed and removable) and permanent tooth removal. In addition you will commence straightforward endodontic cases and manage patients with special needs.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points75

Subject Co-ordinatorDamian Ryan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisitesDEN4FPR AND DEN4DTH

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days requiredPreclinical Practical 63, Tutorials 6, Clinical Placements 840

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional

WBL addtional requirementsClinic Credentialling required by clinical placement agencies

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Synthesise and evaluate clinical information and patient oral health related needs to determine provisional and differential diagnoses.
02. Communicate and engage effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds and other health professionals
03. Recognise personal limitations in terms of scope of practice regarding clinical skills and make appropriate referrals for complex clinical cases.
04. Formulate and record comprehensive treatment plans for noncomplex cases incorporating endodontics and prosthodontics.
05. Apply principles of disease, trauma prevention and early intervention in the management of dentition, the mouth and associated structures.
06. Demonstrate clinical competence in intra-oral radiography, local anaesthesia, non-surgical periodontal instrumentation and straight forward direct restoration of teeth, appropriate to a 4th year student.
07. Prescribe, administer and apply pharmaceutical agents safely
08. Demonstrate preclinical competence in accessing, instrumenting and obturating single and multirooted teeth in a simulated environment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 05-50, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamian Ryan

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 6 - 6
Five 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via blended.
Endo lectures for preclinical lab

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 5 - 50
One 120.00 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 5 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical placement

PracticalWeek: 5 - 6
Nine 7.00 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 5 to week 6 and delivered via face-to-face.
Endo preclinical lab

TutorialWeek: 30 - 50
Two 3.50 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
Pros case discussions off campus

TutorialWeek: 5 - 50
Six 1.00 hour tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 5 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
Off campus face to face and online case based discussions.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15-min case presentation followed by 15-mins responding to questions (3,000-word equivalent)
Questions may be on all aspects of clinical practice appropriate to a year 4 student

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Treatment Planning Exam, duration 60 minutes, including preparation/reading time (3000-word equivalent)
Students are provided with clinical information including photographs and radiographs (de-identified) and have 60mins to formulate an oral health care plan

N/AOther written examIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Completion of eportfolio requirements (15000 words equivalent)
Hurdle Requirement:All specified year 4 clinical competencies should be successfully completed and recordedCompletion of a minimum of 90% of the clinical placement hoursMonthly reflective report, inclusive of SWOT analysis submitted via PebblePadConsistent reflective practice recorded each session whilst on clinical placement and tracked through PebblePad

N/AOtherIndividualYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Preclinical endodontic test - 2 hours, including setting up / prep for practical test (2000 words)
Hurdle requirement: minimum score 50% required

N/AOtherIndividualYes20 SILO8