(Clinical Dentistry) Oral Medicine

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine)

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

  Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry) Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry) Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine)
Course code EG003 or GCCLDHOD1000 EF008 or GNCLDHOD1000 EB001 or TCCLDOMP1000
CRICOS code 064373G 064296E 064271C
Degree Abbreviation GradCertClinDent(Hospital Dentistry) GradDipClinDent(Hospital Dentistry) DClinDent(Oral Medicine)
Credit points required to complete 24 48 144
Time to complete full-time Exit qualification only Exit qualification only 3 years
Overview

The program aims to develop the skills necessary for the non-surgical management of the full range of oral diseases as well as for the care of medically compromised patients in hospital and non-hospital settings. Diagnostic oral and general pathology are integral parts of the program.

The program is aimed at dental graduates preparing for a career in clinical oral medicine. Graduates will be prepared for specialist work within a large general hospital or in a private practice. The training in research will also provide a basis for an academic career, which would involve further research training through a Doctor of Philosophy. Additional training in diagnostic oral pathology would permit work within a diagnostic histo-pathology.

Course outcomes

The program develops skills in:

  • the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases of the oral mucosa and salivary glands
  • the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of facial pain
  • the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of the oral manifestations of systematic diseases such as HIV
  • providing oral health care needs of medically compromised patients, including transplant recipients.
Further information

For further information about this program see the Faculty of Dentistry website at: sydney.edu.au/dentistry/student/postgrad.php

Pattern of enrolment

Enrolment is full-time. In order to fulfil the requirements for registration as a specialist in this field, all Units of Study must be taken in the following sequence. All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Academic Year 1
Semester 1
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5200
Applied Oral Biology
6
DENT5201
Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology 1
6
DENT5202
Internal and General Medicine 1A
6
DENT6000
Research Methods in Dentistry
6
Semester 2
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5203
Oral Medicine 1
6
DENT5204
Oral Pathology 1
6
DENT5205
Internal and General Medicine 1B
6
DENT6000
Research Methods in Dentistry
6
Academic Year 2
Semester 1
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5206
Oral Medicine 2A
6
DENT5207
Oral Pathology 2A
6
DENT5208
Internal and General Medicine 2A
6
DENT6010
Dental Research Studies 1
6
Semester 2
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5209
Oral Medicine 2B
6
DENT5210
Oral Pathology 2B
6
DENT5211
Internal and General Medicine 2B
6
DENT6012
Dental Research Studies 3
6
Academic Year 3
Semester 1
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5212
Oral Medicine 3A
6
DENT5213
Oral Pathology 3A
6
DENT5214
Internal and General Medicine 3A
6
DENT6013
Dental Research Studies 4
6
Semester 2
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5215
Oral Medicine 3B
6
DENT5216
Oral Pathology 3B
6
DENT5217
Internal and General Medicine 3B
6
DENT6014
Dental Research Studies 5
6

Table of units of study: Oral Medicine

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Year 1

DENT5200
Applied Oral Biology
6    C DENT6000 and DENT5201 and DENT5202
Semester 1
DENT5201
Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology 1
6    C DENT6000 and [(DENT6210 and DENT6211) or (DENT5200 andDENT5202)]
Semester 1
DENT5202
Internal and General Medicine 1A
6    C DENT6000 and DENT5200 and DENT5201
Semester 1
DENT6000
Research Methods in Dentistry
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DENT5203
Oral Medicine 1
6    P (DENT6000 and DENT5200 and DENT5201 and DENT5202) or DENT6126
C DENT6010 and DENT5204 and DENT5205
Semester 2
DENT5204
Oral Pathology 1
6    P DENT6000 and [(DENT5201 and DENT6210 and DENT6211) or (DENT5200 and DENT5201 and DENT5202)]
C DENT6010 and [(DENT6212 and DENT6213) or (DENT5203 and DENT5205)]
Semester 2
DENT5205
Internal and General Medicine 1B
6    P (DENT6000 and DENT5200 and DENT5201 and DENT5202) or DENT6126
C DENT6010 and DENT5203 and DENT5204
Semester 2
DENT6010
Dental Research Studies 1
6    P DENT6000 or DENT6126 or DENT6226 or DENT6276 or DENT6326 or DENT6382
Semester 2
Graduate Certificate exit students are required to successfully complete the first 4 units of study.
Graduate Diploma exit students are required to successfully complete the first 8 units of study.

Year 2

DENT5206
Oral Medicine 2A
6    P (DENT6010 and DENT5203 and DENT5204 and DENT5205) or DENT6127
C DENT6011 and DENT5207 and DENT5208
Semester 1
DENT5207
Oral Pathology 2A
6    P (DENT6010 and DENT5203 and DENT5204 and DENT5205) or DENT6127
C DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5208
Semester 1
DENT5208
Internal and General Medicine 2A
6    P (DENT6010 and DENT5203 and DENT5204 and DENT5205) or DENT6127
C DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5207
Semester 1
DENT6011
Dental Research Studies 2
6    P DENT6010 or DENT6127 or DENT6227 or DENT6277 or DENT6327 or DENT6386
Semester 1
DENT5209
Oral Medicine 2B
6    P (DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5207 and DENT5208) or DENT6128
C DENT6012 and DENT5210 and DENT5211
Semester 2
DENT5210
Oral Pathology 2B
6    P (DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5207 and DENT5208) or DENT6128
C DENT6012, DENT5209, DENT5211
Semester 2
DENT5211
Internal and General Medicine 2B
6    P (DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5207 and DENT5208) or DENT6128
C DENT6012, DENT5209, DENT5210
Semester 2
DENT6012
Dental Research Studies 3
6    P DENT6011 or DENT6128 or DENT6228 or DENT6278 or DENT6328 or DENT6393
Semester 2

Year 3

DENT5212
Oral Medicine 3A
6    P (DENT6012 and DENT5209 and DENT5210 and DENT5211) or DENT6129
C DENT6013, DENT5213, DENT5214
Semester 1
DENT5213
Oral Pathology 3A
6    P (DENT6012 and DENT5209 and DENT5210 and DENT5211) or DENT6129
C DENT6013, DENT5212, DENT5214
Semester 1
DENT5214
Internal and General Medicine 3A
6    P (DENT6012 and DENT5209 and DENT5210 and DENT5211) or DENT6129
C DENT6013, DENT5212, DENT5213
Semester 1
DENT6013
Dental Research Studies 4
6    P DENT6012 or DENT6129 or DENT6229 or DENT6279 or DENT6329 or DENT6397
Semester 1
DENT5215
Oral Medicine 3B
6    P (DENT6013 and DENT5212 and DENT5213 and DENT5214) or DENT6130
C DENT6014, DENT5216, DENT5217
Semester 2
DENT5216
Oral Pathology 3B
6    P (DENT6013 and DENT5212 and DENT5213 and DENT5214) or DENT6130
C DENT6014, DENT5215, DENT5217
Semester 2
DENT5217
Internal and General Medicine 3B
6    P (DENT6013 and DENT5212 and DENT5213 and DENT5214) or DENT6130
C DENT6014, DENT5215, DENT5216
Semester 2
DENT6014
Dental Research Studies 5
6    P DENT6013 or DENT6130 or DENT6230 or DENT6280 or DENT6330 or DENT6411
Semester 2

Unit of study descriptions

Year 1

DENT5200 Applied Oral Biology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hans Zoellner, Associate Professor Hedley Coleman Session: Semester 1 Classes: independent study x 4 hrs, seminar presentation x 3 hrs, journal club presentation x 2 hrs (per week) Corequisites: DENT6000 and DENT5201 and DENT5202 Assessment: ongoing assessment of participation and contribution in journal club and seminar presentations (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Basic oral/dental histology and biology will be covered. Topics include embryology including tooth development, histology of oral mucosa, salivary glands and bone.
Textbooks
Oral Histology, Ten Cate
DENT5201 Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Hedley Coleman, Associate Professor Hans Zoellner, Dr Anastasia Georgiou, Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Session: Semester 1 Classes: oral medicine clinic x 10 hrs, biopsy clinic x 3 hours, medically complex clinic x 4hrs, oral medicine/oral pathology conference x 4hrs (per week) Corequisites: DENT6000 and [(DENT6210 and DENT6211) or (DENT5200 andDENT5202)] Assessment: continuous clinical assessment (50%), viva voce (50%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Principles of effective diagnostic procedure are reinforced through supervised clinical training. Emphasis is placed on history taking and examination; application and interpretation of special investigations; differential diagnosis; treatment planning; clinical records and quality of care evaluation; and the development of effective communication skills in interdisciplinary clinical practice. Principles and practice of pharmacology.
Topics include; processes of inflammation and repair, hamartomas, oral dermatoses, neoplasia, orofacial infections, salivary gland diseases, neurological disorders and pain syndromes. Oral conditions of systemic significance include manifestations of: haematological and other malignancies and their treatment, immunosuppression (e.g. HIV), autoimmune diseases, psychogenic disorders with orofacial features.
Review of relevant histopathology cases .
Medically complex clinics focus on aspects of internal medicine of concern to the provision of safe and effective dental treatment in patients with severe medical conditions. Topics include: defective haemostasis, blood transfusion requirements, endocarditis prophylaxis, bisphosphonate therapy, drug interactions, infectious diseases, allergy, immunosuppression, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, palliative care, endocrine therapy, geriatrics, physical handicaps, psychiatric illness and chronic pain problems.
Principles and practice of diagnostic dental and maxillofacial radiology are reinforced, with direct practical experience with a focus on extra-oral techniques. Discussions on diagnostic/interpretive imaging, including plain film radiography, sialography, angiography, CT and MRI.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5202 Internal and General Medicine 1A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Veness, Dr Gary Morgan, Dr Carsten Palme, Dr John Sullivan, A/Prof Ken Bradstock, Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 1 Classes: medical rotations x3hrs, medical grand rounds x 1 hr, basic physicians training course x 3 hrs (per week) Corequisites: DENT6000 and DENT5200 and DENT5201 Assessment: continuous clinical assessment (50%); viva voce (50%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Candidates rotate through various medical speciality clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Dermatology, Immunology and Radiology/Nuclear Medicine.
An emphasis is placed on understanding and application of principles of pharmacology.
Attendance at the FRACP trainee physician's lecture series held weekly in two blocks of six months over two years covers the spectrum of topics relevant to internal medicine. The lecture series covers the spectrum of internal medicine including the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, prevention and epidemiology of disease. The series covers the main areas of immunology, molecular biology and genetics, endocrinology, neurology, renal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, rheumatology, pharmacology, haematology, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, cardiology, oncology, social and community medicine.
Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.
DENT6000 Research Methods in Dentistry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Manish Arora Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week x 10weeks Assessment: examination (50%) and weekly assignment (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research Methods in Dentistry is a postgraduate course designed to provide fundamental skills in clinical research design and critical appraisal of scientific literature for students intending to undertake research at the Faculty of Dentistry. The ability to critically evaluate journal articles is seen as an indispensable tool in the pursuit of clinical practice founded on Evidence-Based Dentistry.
All course material is provided on compact discs and through eLearning (formerly WebCT) via the University of Sydney's website. A detailed series of notes, tutorial exercises and recorded mini-lectures are included in the study material. Students are required to complete one tutorial exercise/assignment each week. Weekly tutorial sessions are held at Westmead Hospital and Sydney Dental Hospital.
Topics covered include epidemiologic study design, measures of disease frequency and association, as well as confounding, bias and measurement error. Considerable attention is paid to critical appraisal of journal articles. An introduction into diagnostic test studies, systematic reviews and basic biostatistics is also provided.
Textbooks
Class notes and full-text journal articles are provided via the course website.
DENT5203 Oral Medicine 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Hedley Coleman, Associate Professor Hans Zoellner, Dr Anastasia Georgiou, Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Session: Semester 2 Classes: oral medicine clinic x 10 hrs, biopsy clinic x 3 hours, medically complex clinic x 4hrs, oral medicine conference x 3hrs (per week) Prerequisites: (DENT6000 and DENT5200 and DENT5201 and DENT5202) or DENT6126 Corequisites: DENT6010 and DENT5204 and DENT5205 Assessment: continued clinical assessment (30%), 1x 2000 word essays (10%), written paper x 2 hrs (40%), viva voce (20%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Principles of effective diagnostic procedure are reinforced through supervised clinical training. Emphasis is placed on history taking and examination; application and interpretation of special investigations; differential diagnosis; treatment planning; clinical records and quality of care evaluation; and the development of effective communication skills in interdisciplinary clinical practice. Principles and practice of pharmacology.
Topics include; processes of inflammation and repair, hamartomas, oral dermatoses, neoplasia, orofacial infections, salivary gland diseases, neurological disorders and pain syndromes. Oral conditions of systemic significance include manifestations of: haematological and other malignancies and their treatment, immunosuppression (eg. HIV), autoimmune diseases, psychogenic disorders with orofacial features.
Review of relevant histopathology cases.
Medically complex clinics focus on aspects of internal medicine of concern to the provision of safe and effective dental treatment in patients with severe medical conditions. Topics include: defective haemostasis, blood transfusion requirements, endocarditis prophylaxis, bisphosphonate therapy, drug interactions, infectious diseases, allergy, immunosuppression, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, palliative care, endocrine therapy, geriatrics, physical handicaps, psychiatric illness and chronic pain problems.
Principles and practice of diagnostic dental and maxillofacial radiology are reinforced, with direct practical experience with a focus on extra-oral techniques. Discussions on diagnostic/interpretive imaging, including plain film radiography, sialography, angiography, CT and MRI.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5204 Oral Pathology 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hedley Coleman Session: Semester 2 Classes: oral pathology conference (slide review and journal club) x 2 hrs, seminars x 1 hr, diagnostic histology/pathology x 1 hr (per week) Prerequisites: DENT6000 and [(DENT5201 and DENT6210 and DENT6211) or (DENT5200 and DENT5201 and DENT5202)] Corequisites: DENT6010 and [(DENT6212 and DENT6213) or (DENT5203 and DENT5205)] Assessment: 1x2hr written exam (50%), viva voce (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The course covers a review of relevant aspects of oral biology including bone, mucosa, salivary glands and tooth development.
Oral pathology is introduced by investigating the clinico-pathological features of soft and hard tissue pathoses including inflammatory and repair processes, hamartomas, mucosal and salivary gland diseases, fibro-osseous lesions, benign and malignant non-odontogenic and odontogenic neoplasms, cysts of the jaws and soft tissues of the head and neck.
Weekly departmental review of the current histopathology cases, particularly biopsies of patients undertaken or seen in the Oral Medicine clinics, or Head and Neck oncology clinics.
Textbooks
Oral Anatomy, Embryology and Histology, 3rd ed, Berkowitz BKB, Holland GR and Moxham BJ.
DENT5205 Internal and General Medicine 1B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Veness, Dr Gary Morgan, Dr Carsten Palme, Dr John Sullivan, A/Prof Ken Bradstock, Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 2 Classes: medical rotations x3hrs, medical grand rounds x 1 hr, basic physicians training course x 3 hrs (per week) Prerequisites: (DENT6000 and DENT5200 and DENT5201 and DENT5202) or DENT6126 Corequisites: DENT6010 and DENT5203 and DENT5204 Assessment: continuous clinical assessment (50%); viva voce (50%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Candidates rotate through various medical speciality clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Dermatology, Immunology and Radiology/Nuclear Medicine.
An emphasis is placed on understanding and application of principles of pharmacology.
Attendance at the FRACP trainee physician's lecture series held weekly in two blocks of six months over two years covers the spectrum of topics relevant to internal medicine. The lecture series covers the spectrum of internal medicine including the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, prevention and epidemiology of disease. The series covers the main areas of immunology, molecular biology and genetics, endocrinology, neurology, renal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, rheumatology, pharmacology, haematology, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, cardiology, oncology, social and community medicine.
Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.
DENT6010 Dental Research Studies 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 2hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6000 or DENT6126 or DENT6226 or DENT6276 or DENT6326 or DENT6382 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides the introduction to a research project, including the development of a research proposal and literature review. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.

Year 2

DENT5206 Oral Medicine 2A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Hedley Coleman, Associate Professor Hans Zoellner, Dr Anastasia Georgiou, Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Session: Semester 1 Classes: oral medicine clinic x 10 hrs, biopsy clinic x 3 hours, medically complex clinic x 4hrs, oral medicine conference x 3hrs (per week) laser training course 8hrs Prerequisites: (DENT6010 and DENT5203 and DENT5204 and DENT5205) or DENT6127 Corequisites: DENT6011 and DENT5207 and DENT5208 Assessment: continued clinical assessment (40%), written paper (3 hrs) and journal article critique (1 hr) (40%), viva voce (20%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Principles of effective diagnostic procedure are reinforced through supervised clinical training. Emphasis is placed on history taking and examination; application and interpretation of special investigations; differential diagnosis; treatment planning; clinical records and quality of care evaluation; and the development of effective communication skills in interdisciplinary clinical practice. Principles and practice of pharmacology.
Topics include; processes of inflammation and repair, hamartomas, oral dermatoses, neoplasia, orofacial infections, salivary gland diseases, neurological disorders and pain syndromes. Oral conditions of systemic significance include manifestations of: haematological and other malignancies and their treatment, immunosuppression (eg. HIV), autoimmune diseases, psychogenic disorders with orofacial features.
Review of relevant histopathology cases.
Medically complex clinics focus on aspects of internal medicine of concern to the provision of safe and effective dental treatment in patients with severe medical conditions. Topics include: defective haemostasis, blood transfusion requirements, endocarditis prophylaxis, bisphosphonate therapy, drug interactions, infectious diseases, allergy, immunosuppression, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, palliative care, endocrine therapy, geriatrics, physical handicaps, psychiatric illness and chronic pain problems.
Principles and practice of diagnostic dental and maxillofacial radiology are reinforced, with direct practical experience with a focus on extra-oral techniques. Discussions on diagnostic/interpretive imaging, including plain film radiography, sialography, angiography, CT and MRI.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5207 Oral Pathology 2A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hedley Coleman Session: Semester 1 Classes: oral pathology conference (slide review and journal club) x 2 hrs, seminars x 1 hr, diagnostic oral pathology x 1 hr (per week) Prerequisites: (DENT6010 and DENT5203 and DENT5204 and DENT5205) or DENT6127 Corequisites: DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5208 Assessment: 1x 2hr written examination (50%), viva voce (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The course of study covers a broad spectrum of general histopathology with introduction to the specialised disciplines of cytopathology and immunopathology and their clinical applications.
The oral pathology component is expanded continuing to examine in more detail the clinicopathological features of soft and hard tissue pathoses including inflammatory and repair processes, hamartomas, mucosal and salivary gland diseases, fibro-osseous conditions, benign and malignant non-odontogenic and odontogenic neoplasms, and cysts of the jaws and soft tissues of the head and neck. Weekly departmental review of the current histopathology cases, particularly biopsies of patients undertaken or seen in the Oral Medicine clinics, or Head and Neck oncology clinics.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd ed, BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5208 Internal and General Medicine 2A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Veness, Dr Gary Morgan, Dr Carsten Palme, Dr John Sullivan, A/Prof Ken Bradstock, Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 1 Classes: medical rotations x3hrs, medical grand rounds x 1 hr, basic physicians training course x 3 hrs (per week) basic sciences in oncology course x 6 hrs (per month) Prerequisites: (DENT6010 and DENT5203 and DENT5204 and DENT5205) or DENT6127 Corequisites: DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5207 Assessment: continuous clinical assessment (50%); viva voce (50%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Candidates rotate through various medical speciality clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Dermatology, Immunology and Radiology/Nuclear Medicine.
An emphasis is placed on understanding and application of principles of pharmacology.
Attendance at the FRACP trainee physician's lecture series held weekly in two blocks of six months over two years covers the spectrum of topics relevant to internal medicine. The lecture series covers the spectrum of internal medicine including the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, prevention and epidemiology of disease. The series covers the main areas of immunology, molecular biology and genetics, endocrinology, neurology, renal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, rheumatology, pharmacology, haematology, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, cardiology, oncology, social and community medicine.
Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.
Attendance at the Basic Science in Oncology Course run by the Cancer Institute of NSW runs monthly over two semesters.
DENT6011 Dental Research Studies 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6010 or DENT6127 or DENT6227 or DENT6277 or DENT6327 or DENT6386 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including the refinement of research methodology and data acquisition. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.
DENT5209 Oral Medicine 2B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Hedley Coleman, Associate Professor Hans Zoellner, Dr Anastasia Georgiou, Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Session: Semester 2 Classes: oral medicine clinic x 10 hrs, biopsy clinic x 3 hours, medically complex clinic x 4hrs, oral medicine conference x 3hrs (per week) Prerequisites: (DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5207 and DENT5208) or DENT6128 Corequisites: DENT6012 and DENT5210 and DENT5211 Assessment: continued clinical assessment (30%), 1 x 2000 word essay (10%), written paper and osce style examination (40%), viva voce (20%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Principles of effective diagnostic procedure are reinforced through supervised clinical training. Emphasis is placed on history taking and examination; application and interpretation of special investigations; differential diagnosis; treatment planning; clinical records and quality of care evaluation; and the development of effective communication skills in interdisciplinary clinical practice. Principles and practice of pharmacology.
Topics include; processes of inflammation and repair, hamartomas, oral dermatoses, neoplasia, orofacial infections, salivary gland diseases, neurological disorders and pain syndromes. Oral conditions of systemic significance include manifestations of: haematological and other malignancies and their treatment, immunosuppression (e.g. HIV), autoimmune diseases, psychogenic disorders with orofacial features.
Review of relevant histopathology cases .
Medically complex clinics focus on aspects of internal medicine of concern to the provision of safe and effective dental treatment in patients with severe medical conditions. Topics include: defective haemostasis, blood transfusion requirements, endocarditis prophylaxis, bisphosphonate therapy, drug interactions, infectious diseases, allergy, immunosuppression, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, palliative care, endocrine therapy, geriatrics, physical handicaps, psychiatric illness and chronic pain problems.
Principles and practice of diagnostic dental and maxillofacial radiology are reinforced, with direct practical experience with a focus on extra-oral techniques. Discussions on diagnostic/interpretive imaging, including plain film radiography, sialography, angiography, CT and MRI.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed, BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5210 Oral Pathology 2B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hedley Coleman Associate Professor Chris Griffiths Session: Semester 2 Classes: oral pathology conference (slide review and journal club) x 2 hrs, seminars x 1 hr, diagnostic oral pathology x 1 hr (per week) forensic odontology course 30hrs Prerequisites: (DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5207 and DENT5208) or DENT6128 Corequisites: DENT6012, DENT5209, DENT5211 Assessment: oral presentations (20%), 1x3hr written exam (40%), 1x1hr practical exam (20%), viva voce (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The oral pathology component continues to build on the foundations previously established. The course further extends exposure to the specialised disciplines of cytopathology and immunopathology and their clinical applications. Weekly departmental review of the current histopathology cases, particularly biopsies of patients undertaken or seen in the Oral Medicine clinics, or Head and Neck oncology clinics.
Forensic Odontology is introduced with a block course covering the history of forensic identification, the role of police in forensic investigation, interaction of government agencies, bitemark evidence and interpretation, age determination, interesting forensic cases, dental charting systems, forensic dental radiology, coronial system, forensic dentistry and law, introduction to course, denture marking and computerisation.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed, BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5211 Internal and General Medicine 2B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Veness, Dr Gary Morgan, Dr Carsten Palme, Dr John Sullivan, A/Prof Ken Bradstock, Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 2 Classes: medical rotations x3hrs, medical grand rounds x 1 hr, basic physicians training course x 3 hrs (per week) basic sciences in oncology course x 6 hrs (per month) Prerequisites: (DENT6011 and DENT5206 and DENT5207 and DENT5208) or DENT6128 Corequisites: DENT6012, DENT5209, DENT5210 Assessment: continuous clinical assessment (50%); viva voce (50%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Candidates rotate through various medical speciality clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Dermatology, Immunology and Radiology/Nuclear Medicine.
An emphasis is placed on understanding and application of principles of pharmacology.
Attendance at the FRACP trainee physician's lecture series held weekly in two blocks of six months over two years covers the spectrum of topics relevant to internal medicine. The lecture series covers the spectrum of internal medicine including the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, prevention and epidemiology of disease. The series covers the main areas of immunology, molecular biology and genetics, endocrinology, neurology, renal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, rheumatology, pharmacology, haematology, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, cardiology, oncology, social and community medicine.
Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.
Attendance at the Basic Science in Oncology Course run by the Cancer Institute of NSW runs monthly over two semesters.
DENT6012 Dental Research Studies 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6011 or DENT6128 or DENT6228 or DENT6278 or DENT6328 or DENT6393 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including the refinement of research methodology and data acquisition. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.

Year 3

DENT5212 Oral Medicine 3A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Hedley Coleman, Associate Professor Hans Zoellner, Dr Anastasia Georgiou, Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Session: Semester 1 Classes: oral medicine clinic x 10 hrs, biopsy clinic x 3 hours, medically complex clinic x 4hrs, oral medicine conference x 3hrs (per week) Prerequisites: (DENT6012 and DENT5209 and DENT5210 and DENT5211) or DENT6129 Corequisites: DENT6013, DENT5213, DENT5214 Assessment: continuous clinical assessment (20%), written paper x2 (3 hrs) (30%), osce (15%), patient examination and presentation (15%), viva voce (20%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Principles of effective diagnostic procedure are reinforced through supervised clinical training. Emphasis is placed on history taking and examination; application and interpretation of special investigations; differential diagnosis; treatment planning; clinical records and quality of care evaluation; and the development of effective communication skills in interdisciplinary clinical practice. Principles and practice of pharmacology.
Topics include; processes of inflammation and repair, hamartomas, oral dermatoses, neoplasia, orofacial infections, salivary gland diseases, neurological disorders and pain syndromes. Oral conditions of systemic significance include manifestations of: haematological and other malignancies and their treatment, immunosuppression (eg. HIV), autoimmune diseases, psychogenic disorders with orofacial features.
Review of relevant histopathology cases.
Medically complex clinics focus on aspects of internal medicine of concern to the provision of safe and effective dental treatment in patients with severe medical conditions. Topics include: defective haemostasis, blood transfusion requirements, endocarditis prophylaxis, bisphosphonate therapy, drug interactions, infectious diseases, allergy, immunosuppression, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, palliative care, endocrine therapy, geriatrics, physical handicaps, psychiatric illness and chronic pain problems.
Principles and practice of diagnostic dental and maxillofacial radiology are reinforced, with direct practical experience with a focus on extra-oral techniques. Discussions on diagnostic/interpretive imaging, including plain film radiography, sialography, angiography, CT and MRI.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed, BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5213 Oral Pathology 3A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hedley Coleman Session: Semester 1 Classes: oral pathology conference (slide review and journal club) x 2 hrs seminars x 1 hr, diagnostic oral pathology x 1 hr (per week) Prerequisites: (DENT6012 and DENT5209 and DENT5210 and DENT5211) or DENT6129 Corequisites: DENT6013, DENT5212, DENT5214 Assessment: oral presentations (20%), 1x1hr practical exam (40%), viva voce (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The oral pathology component continues to build on the foundations previously established with in depth investigation of biological and genetic factors underpinning the different disease entities. The course further extends exposure to the specialised disciplines of cytopathology and immunopathology and their clinical applications. Weekly departmental review of the relevant histopathology cases, particularly biopsies of patients undertaken or seen in the Oral Medicine clinics, or Head and Neck oncology clinics.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed, BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5214 Internal and General Medicine 3A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Veness, Dr Gary Morgan, Dr Carsten Palme, Dr John Sullivan, A/Prof Ken Bradstock, Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 1 Classes: medical rotations x3hrs, medical grand rounds x 1 hr Prerequisites: (DENT6012 and DENT5209 and DENT5210 and DENT5211) or DENT6129 Corequisites: DENT6013, DENT5212, DENT5213 Assessment: written case report (clinicopathological case) (50%), continued clinical assessment (50%); viva voce Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Candidates rotate through various medical speciality clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Dermatology, Immunology and Radiology/Nuclear Medicine.
An emphasis is placed on understanding and application of principles of pharmacology.
Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.
DENT6013 Dental Research Studies 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6012 or DENT6129 or DENT6229 or DENT6279 or DENT6329 or DENT6397 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including data acquisition and analysis. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.
DENT5215 Oral Medicine 3B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Hedley Coleman, Associate Professor Hans Zoellner, Dr Anastasia Georgiou, Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Session: Semester 2 Classes: oral medicine clinic x 10 hrs, biopsy clinic x 3 hours, medically complex clinic x 4hrs, oral medicine conference x 3hrs (per week) Prerequisites: (DENT6013 and DENT5212 and DENT5213 and DENT5214) or DENT6130 Corequisites: DENT6014, DENT5216, DENT5217 Assessment: continued clinical assessment (20%), written paper (3 hrs) x2 (30%), osce (15%), patient examination and presentation (20%), viva voce (15%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Principles of effective diagnostic procedure are reinforced through supervised clinical training. Emphasis is placed on history taking and examination; application and interpretation of special investigations; differential diagnosis; treatment planning; clinical records and quality of care evaluation; and the development of effective communication skills in interdisciplinary clinical practice. Principles and practice of pharmacology.
Topics include; processes of inflammation and repair, hamartomas, oral dermatoses, neoplasia, orofacial infections, salivary gland diseases, neurological disorders and pain syndromes. Oral conditions of systemic significance include manifestations of: haematological and other malignancies and their treatment, immunosuppression (eg. HIV), autoimmune diseases, psychogenic disorders with orofacial features.
Review of relevant histopathology cases.
Medically complex clinics focus on aspects of internal medicine of concern to the provision of safe and effective dental treatment in patients with severe medical conditions. Topics include: defective haemostasis, blood transfusion requirements, endocarditis prophylaxis, bisphosphonate therapy, drug interactions, infectious diseases, allergy, immunosuppression, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, palliative care, endocrine therapy, geriatrics, physical handicaps, psychiatric illness and chronic pain problems.
Principles and practice of diagnostic dental and maxillofacial radiology are reinforced, with direct practical experience with a focus on extra-oral techniques. Discussions on diagnostic/interpretive imaging, including plain film radiography, sialography, angiography, CT and MRI.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed, BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5216 Oral Pathology 3B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hedley Coleman Session: Semester 2 Classes: oral pathology conference (slide review and journal club) x 2 hrs seminars x 1 hr, diagnostic oral pathology x 1 hr (per week) Prerequisites: (DENT6013 and DENT5212 and DENT5213 and DENT5214) or DENT6130 Corequisites: DENT6014, DENT5215, DENT5217 Assessment: oral presentations (20%), 1x3hr written exam (40%), 1x1hr practical exam (20%), viva voce (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The oral pathology component continues to build on the foundations previously established with in depth investigation of biological and genetic factors underpinning the different disease entities. The course further extends exposure to the specialised disciplines of cytopathology and immunopathology and their clinical applications. Weekly departmental review of the current histopathology cases, particularly biopsies of patients undertaken or seen in the Oral Medicine clinics, or Head and Neck oncology clinics.
Textbooks
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Ed, BW Neville, DD Damm. CA Allen. JE Bouquot.
DENT5217 Internal and General Medicine 3B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Veness, Dr Gary Morgan, Dr Carsten Palme, Dr John Sullivan, A/Prof Ken Bradstock, Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 2 Classes: medical rotations x3hrs, medical grand rounds x 1 hr Prerequisites: (DENT6013 and DENT5212 and DENT5213 and DENT5214) or DENT6130 Corequisites: DENT6014, DENT5215, DENT5216 Assessment: continued clinical assessment (50%); viva voce (50%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Candidates rotate through various medical speciality clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Dermatology, Immunology and Radiology/Nuclear Medicine.
An emphasis is placed on understanding and application of principles of pharmacology.
Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.
DENT6014 Dental Research Studies 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6013 or DENT6130 or DENT6230 or DENT6280 or DENT6330 or DENT6411 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including data analysis, treatise write-up and submission. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.