Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery)

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery)

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry) (exit qualification only)

 

  Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry) Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry)
Course code GCCLDSUD1000 GNCLDSUD1000
CRICOS code N/A N/A
Degree Abbreviation GradCertClinDent(Oral Surgery) GradDipClinDent(Oral Surgery)
Credit points required to complete 24 48
Overview

The Oral Surgery/Surgical Dentistry program provides the opportunity for dentists registered in Australia to develop skills and acquire knowledge essential for specialisation in oral surgery through a comprehensive curriculum of theoretical and clinical studies.

The course has a foundation of evidence-based practice. It will enable the provision of the full range of oral surgery services including appropriate oral surgical management of medically compromised patients, and will include oral medicine and oral pathology components as well as implants.

You will also complete a research project in the field of oral surgery under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Course outcomes

Graduate will be able to:

  • use appropriate surgical skills for manipulation of tissue (hard and soft) during surgery
  • apply the basic knowledge and principles of biological science and clinical methods to problems of professional practice (research and/or clinical)
  • demonstrate specific skills in the use of relevant procedures, technologies and techniques in relation to research investigation, clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of oral diseases
  • demonstrate the skills and attitudes to exhibit initiative and self-reliance in critically evaluating and synthesising ideas and information related to the units
  • make evidence-based decisions and recommendations in research and/or clinical practice
  • provide oral surgical services relevant to the broad community.
Further information

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry) is a one year full-time course. Students will enrol and complete all units of study outlined for each semester in Year 1 of the Table of units of study: Oral Surgery. This course is primarily clinically based with didactic sessions and a research component in each semester.

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 to successfully perform advanced surgery in general practice, 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
DENT5201
Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology 1 
6
DENT6210
Generic Clinical Skills and Knowledge
6
DENT6211
Perioperative Care 1
6
DENT6000
Research Methods in Dentistry
6
Semester 2 UOS code and name Credit points
DENT5204
Oral Pathology 1
6
DENT6212
Perioperative Care 2 
6
DENT6213
Dento-alveolar Surgery 1
6
DENT6010
Dental Research Studies 1
6

Table of units of study: Oral Surgery

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

Year 1

DENT5201
Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology 1
6    C DENT6000 and [(DENT6210 and DENT6211) or (DENT5200 andDENT5202)]

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DENT6210
Generic Clinical Skills and Knowledge
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DENT6211
Perioperative Care 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DENT6000
Research Methods in Dentistry
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
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)]

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DENT6212
Perioperative Care 2
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DENT6213
Dento-alveolar Surgery 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DENT6010
Dental Research Studies 1
6    P DENT6000 or DENT6126 or DENT6226 or DENT6276 or DENT6326 or DENT6382

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Unit of study descriptions

Year 1

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,Semester 2 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
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
DENT5204 Oral Pathology 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hedley Coleman Session: Semester 1,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
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
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.
DENT6010 Dental Research Studies 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter Session: Semester 1,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
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
DENT6210 Generic Clinical Skills and Knowledge

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Cox, Ms Tracey Bowerman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Oral surgery clinics, medically complex clinic Assessment: Clinical assessment (30%), written paper (40%), Viva voce examination (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
Textbooks
Talley, NJ, and S O'Connor. Clinical Examination. A Systemic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. Fifth ed. Sydney: Churchill Livingston, 2006.
DENT6211 Perioperative Care 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Cox, Ms Tracey Bowerman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: oral surgery clinics, medically complex clinical cases, participation in multidisciplinary clinics, clinical sessions weekly Assessment: Clinical assessment (50%), assignment (50%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This course seeks to provide the foundational elements for basic perioperative care of the surgical patient including; Preoperative assessment and management, the ability to assess the patient adequately prior to operation and manage any preoperative problems appropriately; intraoperative care: Ability to conduct safe surgery in the operating theatre environment; postoperative care: Ability to care for the patient in the postoperative period.
Textbooks
Talley, NJ, and S O'Connor. Clinical Examination. A Systemic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. Fifth ed. Sydney: Churchill Livingston, 2006.
DENT6212 Perioperative Care 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Cox, Ms Tracey Bowerman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: oral surgery clinics, medically complex clinical cases, participation in multidisciplinary clinics, clinical sessions weekly Assessment: Clinical assessment (20%), written exam (40%), Viva voce examination (40%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This course continues to build on the foundations previously established. It further extends the skills of trainees by exposure to the medically complex patient.
Textbooks
Talley, NJ, and S O'Connor. Clinical Examination. A Systemic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. Fifth ed. Sydney: Churchill Livingston, 2006.
DENT6213 Dento-alveolar Surgery 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Cox, Ms Tracey Bowerman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lect and 1x1hr tut and 3hr clinical sessions Assessment: Clinical assessment (30%), Written exam (40%), Viva voce examination (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This course covers regional and developmental head and neck anatomy, explores the natural history and patho-physiology of common head and neck conditions, and covers management pathways for conditions presenting both as emergencies and electively to the Oral Surgery service.
The particular clinical skills relate to the examination and investigation of common oral-facial clinical problems - elective and emergency, construction of an appropriate management plan for common Oral Surgery patients. Core areas related to extraction of teeth and retained roots/pathology and management of associated complications including oro-antral fistula; management of odontogenic and all other oral infections; management of impacted teeth and associated complications; peri-radicular surger; dento-alveolar surgery in relation to orthodontic treatment; intra-oral and labila biopsy techniques.
Textbooks
Kwon, PH, and DM Laskin. Clinician's Manual of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 3rd ed.: Quintessence Books, 1991. Ord, RA, JD Langdon, MF Patel, and PA Brennan. Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2nd ed.: Hodder Arnold, 1998. Scully, C. Medical Problems in Dentistry. 6th ed. Toronto: Churchill Livingstone, 1982.

Year 2

DENT5207 Oral Pathology 2A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hedley Coleman Session: Semester 1,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: (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
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
DENT6214 Dento-alveolar Surgery 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Cox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lect and 1x1hr tut and 3hr clinical sessions Prerequisites: DENT5204 and DENT6212 and DENT6213 and DENT6010 Corequisites: DENT5207 and DENT6218 and DENT6011 Assessment: Clinical assessment (50%), Assignment (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The particular clinical skills relate to the examination and investigation of common oral-facial clinical problems - elective and emergency,construction of an appropriate management plan for common Oral Surgery patients. Undertake specialist examination techniques applicable to Oral surgery conditions, including endoscopic techniques, and apply as well as evaluate the results of head and neck imaging techniques. Core areas relate to: treatment of intra-oral benign and cystic lesionsof hard and soft tissues; management of benign salivary gland disease by intra-oral techniques and familiarity with the diagnosis and treatment of other salivary gland diseases; insertion of osseointegrated dental implants including bone augmentation and soft tissue management; management of adults and children as in-patients, including medicallyat-risk patients.
Textbooks
Alling, CC, JF Helfrick, and RD Alling. Impacted Teeth. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co, 1993.
DENT6218 Dento-alveolar Trauma 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Cox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: oral surgery clinics, medically complex clinical cases, participation in multidisciplinary clinics, clinical sessions weekly Prerequisites: (DENT5204 and DENT6212 and DENT6213 and DENT6010) Corequisites: (DENT5207 and DENT6214 and DENT6011) Assessment: Clinical assessment (40%), Assignment (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course covers trauma diagnosis and management in the oral and related environment, to enable assessment of an injured patient presenting either acutely or in the out-patient clinic, formulation of a differential diagnosis and an investigation and management plan; to treat the patient appropriately up to and including operative intervention if appropriately, to communicate the above information at the required level to patients/carers/other team members.
Textbooks
Fonseca, RJ, RV Walker, NJ Betts, HD Barber, and MP Powers. Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma. Vol. 1, 2. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 2005. Sailer, HF, and GF Pajarola. Color Atlas of Dental Medicine: Oral Surgery for the General Dentist. Stuttgart: Thieme, 1999. Scully, C. Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine: The Basis of Diagnosis and Treatment. Second ed. Edinburgh: Chruchill Livingston, 2004. Talley, NJ, and S O'Connor. Clinical Examination. A Systemic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. Fifth ed. Sydney: Churchill Livingston, 2006.
DENT6011 Dental Research Studies 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 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
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
DENT5210 Oral Pathology 2B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hedley Coleman Associate Professor Chris Griffiths Session: Semester 1,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 and DENT5209 and DENT5211 Assessment: oral presentations (20%), 1x3hr written exam (40%), 1x1hr practical exam (20%), viva voce (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
DENT6215 Dento-alveolar Surgery 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: oral surgery clinics, medically complex clinical cases, participation in multidisciplinary clinics, clinical sessions weekly Prerequisites: DENT5204 and DENT6214 and DENT6218 and DENT6011 Corequisites: DENT5210 and DENT6219 and DENT6012 Assessment: Clinical assessment (30%), Written exam (40%), Viva voce examination (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Principles of effective diagnostic and surgical procedures are reinforced through supervised clinical training. Emphasis is placed upon history taking and examination, application and interpretation of tests and investigations; treatment planning; development of effective communication skills. Core areas include: clinical diagnosis of oral cancer and potentially malignant diseases, familiarity with their management and appropriate referral; the diagnosis of dentofacial deformity and familiarity with its management and treatment; diagnosis of oral mucosal diseases and familiarity with their management and Principles of effective diagnostic and surgical procedures are reinforced through supervised clinical training. Emphasis is placed upon history taking and examination, application and interpretation of tests and investigations; treatment planning; development of effective communication skills. Core areas include: clinical diagnosis of oral cancer and potentially malignant diseases, familiarity with their management and appropriate referral; the diagnosis of dentofacial deformity and familiarity with its management and treatment; diagnosis of oral mucosal diseases and familiarity with their management and appropriate referral.
DENT6219 Dento-alveolar Trauma 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: oral surgery clinics, medically complex clinical cases, participation in multidisciplinary clinics, clinical sessions weekly Prerequisites: DENT5024 Assessment: Clinical assessment (30%), Written examination (40%), Viva voce examination (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course follows on from Dentoalveolar Trauma 1, and aims to expand the trainees understanding of dental trauma and its sequelae. It covers the diagnosis and management of facial fractures and soft tissue trauma. It also covers the presentation and reporting of non-accidental injuries, including child protection legislation and reporting mechanisms.
Textbooks
Fonseca, RJ, RV Walker, NJ Betts, HD Barber, and MP Powers. Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma. Vol. 1, 2. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 2005. Sailer, HF, and GF Pajarola. Color Atlas of Dental Medicine: Oral Surgery for the General Dentist. Stuttgart: Thieme, 1999. Scully, C. Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine: The Basis of Diagnosis and Treatment. Second ed. Edinburgh: Chruchill Livingston, 2004. Talley, NJ, and S O'Connor. Clinical Examination. A Systemic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. Fifth ed. Sydney: Churchill Livingston, 2006.
DENT6012 Dental Research Studies 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter Session: Semester 1,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
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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

DENT6385 Foundation: Orofacial Pain

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Iven Klineberg Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: clinical work and small group seminars Assessment: clinical work and written assignments (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides an overview at the postgraduate level in orofacial pain.
Textbooks
A recommended reading and text book list is provided for this unit in class.
DENT6216 Dento-alveolar Surgery 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: (DENT5210 and DENT6215 and DENT6219 and DENT6012) Corequisites: (DENT6385 and DENT5300 and DENT6013) Assessment: Clinical assessment (30%) Participation in all, and presentation at three clinical meetings achieving a satisfactory mark (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course covers a review of relevant clinical and surgical training and continues to explore appropriate areas of oral surgery including: the management of oro-facial pain including TMJ disorders. An opportunity for rural and/or international placements will be undertaken in regional centres and in North America and Asia.
Textbooks
Alling, CC, JF Helfrick, and RD Alling. Impacted Teeth. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co, 1993. Dimitroulis, G. Illustrated Lecture Notes in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Chicago: Quintessence Publishing Co, 2008. Fonseca, RJ, RV Walker, NJ Betts, HD Barber, and MP Powers. Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma. Vol. 1, 2. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 2005. Sailer, HF, and GF Pajarola. Color Atlas of Dental Medicine: Oral Surgery for the General Dentist. Stuttgart: Thieme, 1999. Scully, C. Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine: The Basis of Diagnosis and Treatment. Second ed. Edinburgh: Chruchill Livingston, 2004. Talley, NJ, and S O'Connor. Clinical Examination. A Systemic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. Fifth ed. Sydney: Churchill Livingston, 2006.
DENT5300 Basic Life Support and Resuscitation A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Ken Harrison Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Small group seminars and clinical sessions. Corequisites: DENT5301 Assessment: Clinical and theoretical work Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides students studying at the postgraduate level with advanced level life support and resuscitation procedures and methods.
Textbooks
A recommended text book/reading list will be provided in class.
DENT6013 Dental Research Studies 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 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
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
DENT6389 Orofacial Pain 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Iven Klineberg Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: clinical work and small group seminars Prerequisites: DENT6385 Assessment: clinical work and written assignments (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides further training at the postgraduate level in orofacial pain.
Textbooks
A recommended reading and text book list is provided for this unit in class.
DENT5301 Theory and Practice of Dental Sedation A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Ken Harrison Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Small group seminars and clinical sessions Corequisites: DENT5300 Assessment: Clinical and theoretical work comprising written assignments Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit provides students studying at the postgraduate level with an advanced level of experience in practical dental sedation methods and procedures, also with an overview of theoretical dental sedation methods and procedures.
Textbooks
A recommended text book/reading list will be provided in class
DENT6014 Dental Research Studies 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter Session: Semester 1,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
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.