DENTAL SCIENCE A

DEN1DSA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to biomedical sciences fundamental in the study of dentistry. You will study homeostasis from biochemistry and physiological perspectives which will provide the basis for later study in Year 2 related to altered homeostasis and pathology (disease). This subject will also introduce you to the corevalues and perspectives integral to both the art and science of dentistry whichset a foundation to the development of your professional identity.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HHDSB

Co-requisites DEN1SKA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTen Cate's Oral Histology: Development and StructureRecommendedNanci 2018Mosby, 9th Ed.
ReadingsHuman anatomy and PhysiologyPrescribedMarieb and HoehnPearson, 10th Ed.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe basic chemical concepts and reactions relevant to dentistry.

Activities:
Lectures, practical, online learning modules and resources

02. Explain the structure and function of cells, selected tissues and their functions relevant to the practice of dentistry.

Activities:
Lectures, practical, online learning modules and resources will include the production of reactive compounds and enzymes

03. Apply concepts of physiology to discuss common human biofunctions

Activities:
Lectures, practical, online learning modules and resources focused on the muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, reproductive and urinary systems.

04. Explain the principles of effective, responsible communication and leadership in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, online learning modules and resources

05. Describe the characteristics of a professional oral health practitioner with reference to behaviour, ethical principles, cultural humility and social inclusivity.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, practical, online learning modules and resources

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four 15-minute online quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words)Online multiple-choice quizzes to assess the content delivered in class and online for the previous three weeks25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1,000-word individual essayThis assessment is based on a scenario, which will require further research by the students25 04
One 2-hour written examination (equivalent to 2,000 words)This short answer exam will assess all of the content for the semester and will ask students to draw together their understanding of the topics covered.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2020, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 02 - 07
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four 15-minute online quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words)Online multiple-choice quizzes to assess the content delivered in class and online for the previous three weeks25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1,000-word individual essayThis assessment is based on a scenario, which will require further research by the students25 04
One 2-hour written examination (equivalent to 2,000 words)This short answer exam will assess all of the content for the semester and will ask students to draw together their understanding of the topics covered.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05