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DS5101 - Clinical Practice 1 (Comprehensive Oral Care)

Credit points: 12
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: DS5101 DS5102
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

This subject is only available to those students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Students participate in a clinical placement program that enables them to provide comprehensive oral care to patients in a range of clinical settings. Each clinical site will have students providing dental care under supervision. The development of clinical skills continues across the year to achieve competencies in all the key areas of dentistry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform an expanding range of dental procedures under supervision;
  • Evaluate the oral health care needs of patients;
  • Diagnose, plan and appropriately manage the care of patients with special needs;
  • Identify the need for specialist dental care and refer appropriately when required;
  • Prepare and restore teeth using a range of materials for both direct and indirect restorations.
Prerequisites: DS4101 AND DS4102


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, Placement/work experience, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Non-standard start/end 13-Jan-2014 to 20-Jun-2014
Coordinator: Dr Felicity Croker
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Robyn Boase, Professor Richard Stoll, Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth, Dr Ernie Jennings, Professor John Abbott, <Person not found>, Dr Anura Ariyawardana.
Workload expectations:
  • 600 hours clinical placement
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Non-standard start/end 30-Jun-2014 to 21-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr Felicity Croker, Dr Ioan Jones
Workload expectations:
  • 600 hours clinical placement
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

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.