|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||School of Medicine & Dentistry|
This subject is only available to those students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Students undertake patient care in the dental clinic within the School and as a clinical placement, including basic prosthodontics with the manufacture of a denture for an edentulous patient. The clinical activity includes taking a detailed medical and dental history and using imaging techniques to assist diagnosis and treatment planning. A thorough understanding of cross infection policies and protocols and basic life support is required, as well as an understanding of patient autonomy and informed consent. This subject includes treatment of patients from different social and cultural backgrounds. Clinical application of topical and local anaesthesia and therapeutics is taught, and dental procedures carried out involving routine restorations and extraction of teeth. Scaling and polishing is undertaken and topical preventive applications and advice provided in the context of understanding the advantages and limitations of the role of preventive dentistry in oral health education and oral health promotion.
|Prerequisites:||DS2001 AND DS2003 AND DS2004 AND DS2005|
|Cairns, Study Period 1, Placement/work experience|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Non-standard start/end 06-Feb-2012 to 15-Jun-2012|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (40%); other exams (20%); quizzes or tests (15%); assignments (25%).|
|Special Assessment Requirements:||Satisfactory completion of set competency tasks. Students must pass all components of assessment to pass the subject.|
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.