Oral Health and Ill-health

Course code ORHL1001Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course introduces students to the development, structure and function of the dental hard and soft tissues. The aetiology, pathology, clinical presentation and principles of management of the plaque related dental diseases (dental caries and periodontal disease) will be introduced. The social, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to oral health or ill health will also be considered.

This course is a mandatory program component and students must pass in order to progress into the Bachelor of Oral Health. Students are unable to enrol in Year 2 and 3 clinical courses until they have passed this course.

Available in 2014

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesOn completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Describe the macroscopic and microscopic appearance of the teeth, periodontal tissues and alveolar bone and relate these to composition and function
2. Describe the developmental stages from zygote to birth with specific reference to the development of the nasal cavity and the oral cavity and its contents
3. Describe the development of the teeth, periodontal tissues, mucous membrane and alveolar bone
4. Identify developmental abnormalities of the dental hard and soft tissues
5. Identify abnormalities of appearance and structure of the teeth, periodontal tissues, mucous membrane and alveolar bone
6. Describe the aetiology and pathology of dental caries and periodontal disease
7. Describe how dental caries and periodontal disease can present and identify such disease
8. Describe the underlying principles of the management of dental caries and periodontal disease
9. Discuss the social, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to oral health or ill health
ContentThis course will contain fundamentals of:

Orofacial embryology
Dental development
Dental anatomy
Oral biology
Oral microbiology
Oral pathology

These are presented as four separate modules: Dental Anatomy, Orofacial and Dental Embryology, Dental Histology and Introduction to Oral Pathology.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalTwo hour formal written paper held during University examination period. This assessment item must be passed in order to pass ORHL1001.
Quiz - On-lineTooth Identification and Dental Anatomy
Quiz - On-lineOrofacial and Dental Embryology
ReportsStudents to write a report on a chosen developmental disorder.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health program.
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-First Aid Certificate
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component : National Police Check. Compulsory Course Component : Working with Children and Young People Declaration. Compulsory Course Component : Current NSW Health Immunization record. Compulsory Course Component : WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ORHL1001