Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery)

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery) not on offer in 2015

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
Time to complete part-time exit qualification only 1.5 years
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.

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery) is not on offer in 2015.

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

Unit of study descriptions

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.
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.
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: 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.