Semester 1 (Extended)
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This subject comprises three modules:
Oral Medicine and Pathology: Healing and repair in the oral cavity; developmental abnormalities of the dentition; microbiology, biochemistry and pathology of caries and periodontal diseases; pigmentation of the oral mucosa; oral ulcerations; premalignant oral lesions; cysts of the oral region; dysplasia and neoplasia of the oral mucosa; odontogenic neoplasms; dermatological and salivary gland disorders; infectious diseases and specific oral infections; oral manifestations of haematological disorders; antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agents.
Pharmacology and Pain Management: Analgesics; local anaesthetic agents and drug schedules; the pharmacology of local analgesia; applied anatomy relevant to local analgesia, administration of infiltration and inferior dental nerve block analgesia, complications of local analgesia and the management of dental pain.
Oral Biology: The causation, natural history, clinical appearance and prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases.
Intended learning outcomes
- Have an understanding of: a) the causes and pathogenesis of the common oral conditions; and b) the management of the common oral disorders; c) the biochemistry of teeth, supporting structures and saliva.
- be able to recognise oral pathology in the clinical situation and to instigate appropriate referral;
- comprehend the relevance to dental care of the various medical conditions and associated therapies;
- demonstrate understanding of the principles of pharmacology in relation to drugs and other medical agents used in dentistry;
- have developed skills in the administration of local analgesia.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills:
- comprehension and critical analysis of scientific concepts and principles
- problem solving
- leadership and team work
- critical analysis and decision making.
Last updated: 8 November 2019