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Semester 2 (Extended)
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This subject is a continuation of first semester subject "Clinical Dental Practice 2" and has the following components: Cariology, Periodontology, General Practice Clinic, Treatment Planning and Removable Prosthodontics.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- understand the importance of diagnosis, treatment planning and accurate record taking in total patient care;
- apply the principles of practice in a clinical environment;
- appraise the patient/health professional relationship and its implications for behaviour in the delivery of dental care;
- understand the importance of the maintenance of oral health on the completion of a course of planned dental treatment;
- apply the concepts of total patient care and understand the dentist's responsibility for the safe and effective management of persons in the dental situation;
- apply precision, accuracy and self-evaluation in patient care;
- appraise the risks and hazards to protect and maintain a dentist's health;
- apply the principles involved in protecting oral tissues against diseases and the maintenance of oral functional integrity;
- discuss the philosophy underpinning the prevention and treatment of oral diseases;
- understand the fundamentals of the processes of dental caries and periodontal diseases;
- understand the process of caries management by risk assessment;
- provide appropriate pain management through the use of local analgesia;
- understand the sequelae of the loss of all or part of the dentition, and complete and partial denture therapy.
- be able to access new knowledge from different sources, analyse and interpret it in a critical manner;
- develop skills in effective communication with teaching staff and peers;
- develop effective organisational skills and time management;
- develop skills in team work and workplace safety;
- be able to identify and address their own learning needs.
Last updated: 9 April 2021