DENTISTRY PUBLIC HEALTH & PREVENTIVE PRACTICE

DEN2DPH

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop the awareness of health determinants as applied to oral health and the prevention of oral disease by learning principles of health education, promotion and planning as preparation for community dental practice. Epidemiology of caries and periodontal disease is studied and students are introduced to caries classification systems and the concept of caries management by risk assessment. Australia's National Oral Health Plan is analysed with enquiry into the needs of identified high risk groups. The role of nutrition in the aetiology of oral disease is considered. The subject critiques oral health service delivery models in Australia and evaluates acknowledged constraints. Evidence based scientific literature is reviewed from the perspective of preventive dentistry and the relationship to dental public health.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMohd Masood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into the following course: HZHSDD and have passed PHE3BRH and PHE2PHP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDentistry, Dental Practice and the Community 6th Ed.RecommendedBurt, B A, & Eklund, S A, 2005ELSEVIER SAUNDERS
ReadingsJong's Community Dental Health 5th Ed.RecommendedGluck, G M, & Morganstein, W M 2003MOSBY
ReadingsLearning Management System - Articles providedPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss the principles of dental public health including the epidemiological and social trends of oral health in Australia and internationally.

Activities:
Online learning, Lecture, readings, cooperative learning.

02. Evaluate the risk of oral diseases and provide evidence based preventive care as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Activities:
Online learning, Lecture, readings.

03. Have a thorough knowledge of the determinants of health and oral health, with particular reference to the impact of inequality, and the public health strategies by which to address it.

Activities:
Online learning, Lecture, readings, preparation and presentation of team project.

04. Describe the theories and principles of health promotion, apply them to the practice in terms of the changing environment, community and individual behaviours to deliver oral and general health gain.

Activities:
Online learning, Lecture, readings.

05. Describe and critique the Australian oral healthcare systems including oral health policy, workforce and delivery of oral healthcare.

Activities:
Online learning, Lecture, readings.

06. Explain the principles of planning oral health care for communities and populations to meet needs and demands for better oral health.

Activities:
Online learning, Lecture, readings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, All Year, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMohd Masood

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 20
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Total 20 hours face to face lectures"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 20
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Total 10 hours"

Seminar Week: 21 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student Presentations Total 6 hours"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 20
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via online.
"Total 20 hours"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual assignment (2000 word equivalence)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One group assignment (1000 word equivalent per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
5 Online quizzes (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06