Oral Health and ill-health
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.
Not currently available.
This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.
On successful completion of the course students 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
This 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,
- Introduction to Oral Pathology.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health program.
Formal Examination: Written Examination
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Lecture: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.
- First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
- Immunisation Requirements - Students must have up to date Vaccination Records.
- National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check.
- Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.
- Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.