Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject will equip you with the theoretical support for your application of clinical skills throughout the year. Through a series of online interactive modules you will extend your knowledge base in each discipline area within dentistry - periodontics, endodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, removable prosthodontics, paedodontics, orthodontics, extra-oral dental radiography and special needs. These online modules will be supplemented and supported by dental specialty clinics in selected discipline areas during your clinical placement. You will also participate in a one week 'Back to Base' conference on-campus, which will focus on the interdisciplinary approach to treatment planning and patient management as well as more specific discipline-focused learning activities.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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 DEN4CDP

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 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 ways in which the various disciplines in dentistry relate to each other and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning.
02. Investigate and analyse clinical issues in periodontics, endodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, pedodontics, orthodontics, extraoral radiography, special needs dentistry and present resolutions to a range of clinical orientated complex problems.
03. Formulate multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients with complex dental problems.
04. Investigate a clinically orientated complex case or topic and individually, and/or in a team, present a synthesis of theoretical findings and the clinical application to dental practice.
05. Design and implement a dental health promotion activity or tool based on the principles of disease prevention

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 05-50, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 29 - 29
Ten 3.00 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
'Back to Base Week' conference

TutorialWeek: 5 - 50
Four 1.00 hour tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 5 to week 50 and delivered via online.
Discipline based treatment planning tutorials

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 5 - 50
Forty five 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 5 to week 50 and delivered via online.
These are a mixture of recorded presentations and unscheduled online classes


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Four online MCQ quizzes (2000-word equivalent) Students will get feedback on their MCQ answers once the quiz is closed. Written general feedback will be given to the group.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Four assignments - Essays, group/individual presentations, wikis Total (6000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Written examination 2 hours (2000 word equivalent) Hurdle requirement 50% pass markN/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Oral health promotion research and presentation (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5