|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Subject chain:||DS1101 DS1102|
|Administered by:||College of Medicine & Dentistry|
This subject will introduce students to the range of knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a practicing dental clinician, as well as laying the foundations for ethical practice and life-long learning. This subject will provide an introduction to the medical, chemical and physical sciences that underpin modern clinical dentistry. Students will be introduced to the chemical and cellular basis of life, and the factors that influence both oral and systemic health and disease. These topics will be delivered using a series of integrated modules. As a first step in developing clinical skills, students will be introduced to the simulated dental clinic and dental equipment. Safe working practices in the dental clinic, infection control, ergonomics and occupational health will be examined. Students will also undertake basic exercises in the simulation clinic in order to help develop their fine motor skills. This subject is only available to students enrolled in the BDS program.
|DS1001 BM1071 CH1010 DS1002 BM1072 CH1013|
As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.
|Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019|
|Coordinator:||Dr Ernie Jennings, Professor Alan Nimmo|
|Lecturers:||<Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Kornelija Sfera, Miss Sharron Long, Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth, Dr Ernie Jennings, Dr Kate Miller, Dr Mark Payne, Dr Kevin Ang, Assoc. Professor Anura Ariyawardana, Dr Alex Dancyger, Professor Alan Nimmo, Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.|
The student workload for this 9 credit point subject is approximately 390 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (55%); other exams (20%); on-line weekly formative quizzes (5%); assignments (5%); mid-semester quiz (10%); poster presentation (5%).|
|Special Assessment Requirements:||Satisfactory attendance is required at (pre)clinical placements. Satisfactory academic and professional standard, as described in the College Assessment Guidelines, must be achieved in order to progress|
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.