Generic Clinical Skills and Knowledge (DENT6210)


This course covers a broad spectrum of general medical science and clinical skills that underpins the practice of Oral Surgery. It includes applied anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology and diagnostic radiology. The objective is to be able to assess a patient presenting either acutely or in the out-patient clinic; formulate a differential diagnosis and an investigation and management plan; treat the patient appropriately up to and including operative intervention if appropriate; communicate the above information at the required level to patients/carers/other team members.

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Oral surgery clinics, medically complex clinic


Clinical assessment (30%), written paper (40%), Viva voce examination (30%)


Talley, NJ, and S O'Connor. Clinical Examination. A Systemic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. Fifth ed. Sydney: Churchill Livingston, 2006.

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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.