Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is designed to provide final-year students with further information on all disciplines within dentistry. A series of online material, classes and tutorials will involve each of the specialist disciplines building on complexity from the previous years.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critique professional limitations to know when and how to refer patients for appropriate opinions, confirmations or treatments.
02. Organise care for effective prevention, diagnoses and treatment of anomalies and diseases of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues.
03. Determine appropriate responses for severely broken down and missing teeth (including the use of dental implants).
04. Conduct and explain planning for restorative, periodontic and prosthetic dental treatment as part of comprehensive oral rehabilitation.
05. Provide ethical dental care to individual patients, communities and defined population groups by, practicing with personal and professional integrity, honesty and trustworthiness and within legal responsibilities.
06. Evaluate available evidence critically and to support professional practice. Use information technology appropriately as an essential resource for modern dental practice.
07. Plan, organise and lead clinical teams in public or private dental practice.
08. Summarise the basic principles of practice administration, financial and personnel management in dental practice

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 03-48, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 3 - 48
Twenty four 1.00 hour directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 3 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Provided reading related to Special Needs and Operative Dentistry and dental jurisprudence.,

Problem Based LearningWeek: 3 - 48
Ten 1.00 hour problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 3 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Problem based (self-directed) learning delivered via forums and case presentations related to Prosthodontics and General Clinical (Operative) dentistry

Supervised ResearchWeek: 3 - 48
Ten 1.50 hour supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 3 to week 48 and delivered via blended.
Blended delivery and supervision (online and video-conferenced) of research tasks as individuals and groups

TutorialWeek: 3 - 48
Five 1.50 hour tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 3 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Online tutorials relating to aspects of dental jurisprudence

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 3 - 48
Eighty 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 3 to week 48 and delivered via online.
A mixture of recorded presentations and unscheduled online classes


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research project (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO6

Two written assessments - three hours (6,000-word equivalent total)
Hurdle: minimum score of 50% is required for each assessment to demonstrate standards required for professional practice

N/AOtherIndividualYes70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written assessment (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO5, SILO7, SILO8