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 & 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.