ORHL1101 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 described. The social, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to oral health or ill health will also be addressed.
This course is a compulsory program component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program. Students are unable to enrol in Year 1 Semester 2 and Year 2 and 3 clinical courses until they have passed this course.
Availability2020 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2020
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.
- Orofacial embryology
- Dental development
- Dental anatomy
- Oral biology
- Oral microbiology
- Oral pathology
- Dental Caries
- Periodontal diseases
Review of Progress
This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):
In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Oral Health Therapy program.
Formal Examination: Exam: Formal *
Report: Written Assignment: Report
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - 80% Attendance Required
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - This assessment item is a compulsory course component and must be passed to pass the course. Students who do not pass this assessment item may be given the opportunity for remediation. Students who do not pass this CCC and do not achieve an aggregate mark of 50% for the course will not be given the opportunity for remediation. If a remediation opportunity is provided, the maximum mark that can be obtained for this assessment item will be 50%.
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1