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Oral Pathology and Adult Oral Function (ORAL90002)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeORAL90002
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This subject has the following components: Comprehensive oral health examination and treatment planning for adults, management of the older adult, periodontology, prosthodontics and cariology. It will be conducted as didactic component and using virtual clinical case based teaching.

This subject continues alongside subjects Oral Health Sciences 4 and Oral Health Practice 4. Teaching and learning activities will be centered at the Melbourne Dental School with support via the computer aided learning management system.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this subject should be able to:

  • Competently show knowledge in the assessment of a patient’s medical history as to ascertain possible complications to care and to seek appropriate referral advice when required
  • Communicate which occlusal conditions contraindicate dental restoration by a DT/OHT
  • Identify different types of dental prostheses used in dentistry including the indications for each
  • Describe the possible complications for placing restorations adjacent to a fixed or removable prostheses
  • Appreciate the restorative-periodontal interface
  • Describe age related changes in teeth and the supporting structures
  • Appreciate the challenges of restoring form and function with multisurface restorations in adult mouths
  • Display knowledge in treatment planning for care considered part of the scope of practice for OHT or DT and consults or refers to a dentist for those elements outside such scope.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in adult clinical dental therapy practice
  • Recognize when clinical cases are beyond their skill set and make appropriate referral

Last updated: 2 July 2019