DENTISTRY PUBLIC HEALTH & PREVENTIVE PRACTICE

DEN2DPH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop understanding of determinants of health and oral health. You will develop skills in preventing oral diseases by learning principles of diseases prevention and oral health promotion. . You will learn epidemiology of caries and periodontal disease and other common oral diseases. You will analyse Australia's National Oral Health Plan with enquiry into the oral health needs of identified high risk groups. In this subject you will also learn the oral health care system in Australia and evaluate health care policies and workforce.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMohd Masood

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into the following course: HZHSDD and have passed PHE3BRH and PHE2PHP or HBOHSB and have passed PHE1IDH and PHE1SDH

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

Jong's Community Dental Health

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGluck, G M, & Morganstein, W M

Year2003

Edition/Volume5th Ed

PublisherMOSBY

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Dental Public Health at a Glance

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChestnutt, I.G.

Year2016

Edition/Volume1st Edition

PublisherWiley-Blackwell

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Essential Dental Public Health

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDaly, B., Batchelor, P., Treasure, E., and Watt, R.

Year2013

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherOxford University Press

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Dentistry, Dental Practice and the Community

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBurt, B A, & Eklund, S A

Year2005

Edition/Volume6th Ed

PublisherELSEVIER SAUNDERS

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Discuss the risk of oral diseases and critically analyse evidence based preventive care as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
03. Describe 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.
04. Describe the theories and principles of health promotion, apply them in terms of the changing environment, community and individual behaviours to deliver oral and general health gain.
05. Describe and critique the Australian oral healthcare systems including oral health policy, workforce and delivery of oral healthcare.
06. Explain the principles of planning oral health care for communities and populations to meet needs and demands for better oral health.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMohd Masood

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a total of 24 hours of interactive FTF classes throughout the year."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students undertake 24 hours of online interactive lessons"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual assignment report of 2500 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One group assignment 3000 words (750 word per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO5, SILO6
10 Online quizzes (1000 words equivalent) 10 questions each quiz. Two minutes per question.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6