Specialist Paediatric Practice (DENT5048)


This course aims to ensure that Trainees have the skills necessary to enter specialist practice in either the private or public sector. Trainees must develop an intimate understanding of the medico-legal aspects of paediatric dentistry, ethics and the maintenance of professional relationships with colleagues, the role of the specialist in the community and the availability of community services for children and families. Trainees must be proficient to write a referral to another health professional, a letter of reply to a referring clinician, write a medico-legal report and give an oral presentation to an audience. They should have knowledge of the specialist as an expert witness, paediatric forensic dentistry, design of a dental surgery and equipment needs, statutory regulations in relation to practice, financial aspects of Hospital or private practice, employment and staff management and information technology and computer usage.

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Further unit of study information


clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut


clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%)


Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.