DS2101 - Simulated Clinical Dentistry Part 1 of 2
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Building on DS1102, this subject includes an expanded range of simulated dentistry
exercises in order to prepare students for their transition to clinical dentistry.
The subject combines both theory and practical training, increasing the student's
knowledge and understanding of oral disease, particularly the caries process and periodontal
disease, whilst also developing their hands-on ability and clinical thinking. Allied
to this, there will be an emphasis on professional attitude and ethical behaviour
in the clinical setting. An emphasis will also be placed on research and evidence-based
practice, and the requirement for life-long learning. Students will be introduced
to normal craniofacial development, laying the foundations for later studies of orthodontics.
The subject will also extend students' understanding of the medical management of
their patients, and the special medical needs of many patient groups.
- Demonstrate competency in preparing cavities and restoring permanent teeth in the
simulated environment in line with contemporary dental practice;
- Explain the materials and processes associated with restorative dentistry;
- Discuss the aetiology, risk factors and management strategies associated with periodontal
- Explain the primary infection control principles as they apply to dental practice;
- Discuss the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of the major organ systems,
and the potential implications for patient oral health and the safe management of
patients in the dental clinic;
- Discuss the role of basic and clinical research in informing the practice of contemporary
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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.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Vahid Sakhaei Manesh
||Assoc. Professor Robyn Boase, Dr Kornelija Sfera, Mr Stephan Fischer, Professor Richard Stoll, Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth, Dr Ernie Jennings, Dr Kate Miller, Dr Kevin Ang, Dr David Simcock, Dr Amar Sholapurkar, Mrs Gloria Silcock, Mr Jan Du Bruyn, Dr Dileep Sharma, Mrs Amanda du Bruyn, Dr Clara Jo, Professor Alan Nimmo, Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 52 hours lectures - Weekly introductory and summary lectures
- 25 hours tutorials - Home Group Tutorials (13) Small Group Synthesising Sessions (12)
- 78 hours practicals - Guided learning sessions and practicals: 2 x 3hrs per week
- 12 hours workshops/Seminars - Integrative sessions
- 39 hours - Simulation clinic: 1 x 3hr session per week
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50%); presentations (5%); osce / msat (20%); assignments (5%); mid-semester quiz (20%).
|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
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