ORAL MEDICINE, SPECIAL NEEDS DENTISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY

ORH2OSN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will be introduced to the principles of dental management of patients with systemic disorders, as well as oral medicine and pharmacology. You will gain an understanding of treating patients with disorders including cardiovascular disease, respiratory, haematological, neurological, endocrine and neoplastic conditions, as well as people with intellectual, physical and sensory disability. You will be introduced to oral soft and hard tissue pathology and pharmacology, and to the field of gerodontics.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Down

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesDEN2MDA

Co-requisitesORH2COH

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

Learning resources

Dental management of the medically compromised patient.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLittle, JW, Fallace, DA, Miller, CS and Rhodus, NL.

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER MOSBY, ST LOUIS.

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Essentials of oral pathology and medicine

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorCawson, RA and Odell, EW

Year2008

Edition/Volume8TH EDN

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH

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Oral pathology for the dental hygienist.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorIbsen, OAC and Phelan, JA

Year2008

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS/ ELSEVIER, ST LOUIS.

ISBNN/A

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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

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the pharmacology of common classes of drugs.
02. Determine the effects of non-dental medication on the management and proposed dental treatment for their patients.
03. Assess the mouth and peri-oral region for pathology and refer to dentists or specialist where required.
04. Differentiate variations in normal oral facial structures and the presence of disease or trauma.
05. Give examples of contemporary trends in oral health and diseases for the older Australian population.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Down

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2 hour lecture per week

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1 hour seminar per week

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,500-word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2,000-word written examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5