Management of Acute Conditions in Oral Health

Course code ORHL6003
Not available in 2016


This course integrates knowledge of dental and regional anatomy, tooth and tissue physiology and clinical radiology with extraction of primary and permanent teeth and minor oral surgery. This course considers the oral manifestations of systemic disease and oral pathology in infants and children and pays attention to pharmacological and clinical techniques for the management of pain and infection.

This course is a mandatory program component.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 3 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

1. Diagnose and manage common dental emergencies

2. Remove primary and permanent teeth and tooth fragments

3. Apply knowledge of pharmokinetics to provide effective management of dental pain and sepsis

4. Develop strategies for the management of adverse effects of drugs and medications

5. Understand clotting mechanisms and haemostasis

6. Identify intra-oral pathology in children

7. Provide safe and effective treatment mindful of general health status and psychosocial welfare

8. Provide advice on the management and treatment options for the anxious patient

9. Have advanced knowledge of radiological interpretation of hard and soft tissue pathology affecting the oral cavity

10. Provide safe and effective treatment for the child with dental pain


This course will contain fundamentals of:

  1. Dental pharmacology
  2. Exodontia and haemostasis
  3. Oral pathology
  4. Management of anxious patients
  5. Management of common dental emergencies
  6. Dental radiology


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy.

Assumed Knowledge

ORHL6001 and ORHL6002

Assessment Items

Professional Task: Continuous clinical assessment

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact Hours


Face to Face Off Campus 12 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Pre-clinical course theory (Integrated learning ) for 2 hours daily prior to clinical placements.

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Simulated Clinical Practice for 20 hours per week for 2 weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face Off Campus 12 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Practicum is Clinical Placements for 24 hours per week for 6 weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are required to spend a total of 260 hours of effort during this course.