THE HEALTHY HUMAN MOUTH

DOH1HHM

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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn to recognise and describe healthy structures in the oral cavity and to define their function. You will gain insight into the histology of healthy tissues and structures essential for the understanding oral health and oral disease. You will be able to discuss the structure of the oral mucosa and to describe what constitutes normal mucosal anatomy. You will learn about the processes involved in embryological development of the head and neck and the formation of teeth. You will be introduced to the (oral) microbial flora. You will learn about the dental biofilm and the concept of oral ecological balance and its relationship with oral health. Later you will be able to define oral health and understand the initial symptoms of biofilm-related oral diseases as deviation from normal.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJeremy Graham

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HBOHSB and HZHSDD

Co-requisitesDOH1APD AND DOH1OHA

Incompatible subjectsORH1POH OR ORH1IOS

Equivalent subjectsORH1POH

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Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Oral microbiology

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorMarsh & Martin

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Edition/Volume5th Ed

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

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Anatomy of Orofacial Structures

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorBrand and Isselhard

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PublisherMosby

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Essential microbiology for dentistry

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorSamaranayake

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PublisherMosby

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Contemporary Orthodontics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorProfitt et al

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Edition/Volume5th Ed

PublisherMosby

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Dental caries and its clinical management

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFejerskov and Kidd

YearN/A

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherBLACKWELL MUNKSGAARD,

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Oral Histology: Development and Structure

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTen Cate

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PublisherMosby

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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. Summarise the aetiology, pathogenesis, histology, classification and clinical manifestations of dental biofilm related diseases
02. Describe the anatomy of the oral cavity and teeth and the embryological development of the human head and neck region including common disturbances in this development
03. Relate knowledge of bacteriology, virology, mycology and immunology to the development of dental caries and periodontal diseases
04. Compare organisms of the microbial oral flora and its role in the development of oral diseases .
05. Discuss the non-surgical management of dental biofilm related diseases
06. Make links between physical oral health and disease and personal and social wellbeing
07. Compare and contrast the non-surgical approach to the maintenance of oral health and prevention of oral diseases
08. Discuss the anthropological basis of human dental anatomy

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