Dental Medicine

Unit of study descriptions

SDDM5111 Integrated Life Sciences 1

Credit points: 14 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Neil Hunter and Dr Munira Xaymardan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, PBL tutorials, seminars, theme sessions and practicals (dissections, prosections). Corequisites: SDDM5112, SDDM5113, SDDM5114 Assessment: Medical Sciences: 1 x formative written assessment and 1 x summative written assessment. Oral Biosciences: 1 x written summative assessment. Head and Neck anatomy: 2 x quizzes, 1 x written assessment and 1 x practical assessment and continuous assessment during PBL tutorials. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
The year will begin with the foundation of the medical sciences. This will include general Anatomy, general Histology, Infectious Diseases, Physiology, Immunology, general Pathology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Embryology and Genetics. Coinciding with these and continuing, there will be courses in Head and Neck Anatomy, Oral Embryology and Histology, Oral Microbiology and Biomaterials. Organ systems in health and disease will then begin including aspects of Skin and Mucosa, Musculoskeletal systems, Respiratory systems, Haematology and Cardiovascular systems. Oral Pathobiology, Dental Biochemistry and Oral Biology will also be introduced.
SDDM5112 Foundations of Clinical Dentistry A1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ayman Ellakwa and A/Professor Wendell Evans. Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practical simulation. Corequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5113, SDDM5114 Assessment: Formative Assessment plus continuous sessional assessment during simulation activities. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit introduces the concepts associated with Professional Practice, Clinical Management and Population Oral Health. It also addresses the morphology, development, eruption and exfoliation of teeth to provide a framework for understanding the structure of primary and permanent teeth. The student will also be introduced to the discipline of Cariology and the prevention and management of the disease of dental caries. The treatment and restoration of advanced carious lesions will be introduced in Tooth Conservation and Endodontics, where the early development of technical skills in the simulation clinic will be supported by didactic teaching sessions.
SDDM5113 Foundations of Clinical Dentistry B1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Gregory Murray, Prof Iven Klineberg and Dr Stephen Cox Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including weekly sessions including lectures, tutorials, simulation and clinical practicals and laboratory practicals. Corequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5114 Assessment: Formative assessment plus continuous sessional assessment during simulation activities. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study commences with Radiology, where the students are given the opportunity to take and report on radiographs within the simulated learning environment; and to develop diagnostic skills in interpretation of normal anatomical structures and disease. The student is also given an introductory framework to the diagnosis and rehabilitation of patients with tooth loss and diseases of the supporting tissues, namely periodontal diseases. Introductory laboratory and didactic sessions will provide student knowledge on the range of rehabilitation options available to replace lost teeth and bone, including partial and complete dentures, implants and the basic theory of dental occlusion. An introduction to the management of older patients and patients with special needs will also be included.
SDDM5114 Research 1

Credit points: 1 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Manish Arora Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, seminars and computer lab sessions. Corequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5113 Assessment: Formative continuous research assignments Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study will commence with the familiarization of students with the library, conducting literature searches and managing information. Students will then undertake an intensive course on Evidence-Based Practice and Research Methods. Students will gain skills in identifying different study types, critically appraising clinical research literature and assigning levels of evidence to published research. Students will apply EBP principles in developing patient care plans for simple clinical case scenarios.
SDDM5121 Integrated Life Sciences 2

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter, Dr Munira Xaymardan Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, PBL tutorials, seminars, theme sessions and practicals. Corequisites: SDDM5122, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Assessment: Medical Sciences: 1x summative written assessment covering entire year content. Oral Biosciences: 1x written summative assessment covering entire year and continuous assessment during PBL tutorials. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5122 Foundations of Clinical Dentistry A2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ayman Ellakwa and A/Prof Wendell Evans Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials, and practicals. Corequisites: SDDM5121, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Assessment: 1x assignment in Population Oral Health; 3 x practical assessments in Professional Practice, Tooth Conservation and Endodontics; 1 x written summative assessment (OSCA / SBA) in Cariology, Professional Practice, Tooth Conservation and Endodontics; continuous assessment during practical sessions. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5123 Foundations of Clinical Dentistry B2

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Gregory Murray, Prof Iven Klineberg, Dr Stephen Cox and Dr Neeta Prabhu Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials, simulation and clinical practicals and laboratory practicals. Corequisites: SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5124 Assessment: 1x summative written assessment (OSCA / SBA) in Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Radiology; 2 x summative practical assessments in Radiology and Periodontics and continuous sessional assessment during practical sessions. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study continues on from semester one and also introduces the disciplines of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry. It aims to provide a thorough understanding of the science of craniofacial biology and its relevance to the development of normal and abnormal craniofacial growth and development, and to the prevention, interception and correction of dentofacial abnormalities by orthodontic means. It also aims to introduce a theoretical basis for the ethical clinical practice of dentistry for children and adolescents through engagement with and critical analysis of the current body of literature.
This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5124 Research 2

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Manish Arora Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Corequisites: SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5123 Assessment: 1 x literature review, 1 x research proposal and 1 x summative written exam. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5211 Integrated Life Sciences 3

Credit points: 10 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter, Dr Munira Xaymardan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, PBL tutorials, seminars, theme sessions and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5113, SDDM5114, SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Corequisites: SDDM5212, SDDM5213, SDDM5214 Assessment: 1 x summative written assessment in Medical Sciences and continuous sessional assessment during PBL's. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
Organ systems in health and disease will continue including Neurosciences, Endocrine systems, Gastrointestinal systems, Renal systems, Nutrition and Oncology. More advanced aspects of Oral Pathobiology, Dental Biochemistry and Oral Biology will be covered to support understanding of the clinical disciplines.
SDDM5212 Foundations of Clinical Dentistry A3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ayman Ellakwa and A/Prof Wendell Evans. Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar including lectures, tutorial and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5113, SDDM5114, SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Corequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5213, SDDM5214 Assessment: 3 x practical assessments in Professional Practice, Tooth Conservation and Endodontics; 1 x written assessment (OSCA / SBA) in Tooth Conservation and Endodontics; 1 x assignment in Professional Practice and continuous sessional assessment during practical and clinical sessions. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit will build on Year 1 to prepare students for patient care. The management and restoration of dental caries will be further developed with an introduction to primary care clinical practice and integrated treatment planning. Didactic and simulated practical sessions will develop the students understanding of more complex clinical presentations of Tooth Conservation and Endodontics. The student will further develop an understanding of anxiety, pain, phobias, anger and stress and the application of appropriate behavioural strategies. Population Oral Health aspects will be presented in a broader context.
SDDM5213 Foundations of Clinical Dentistry B3

Credit points: 7 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Gregory Murray, Prof Iven Klineberg, Dr Neeta Prabhu, Dr Stephen Cox. Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5113, SDDM5114, SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Corequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5214 Assessment: 1 x Required Competency Assessment in Local Anaesthesia; 1 x Required Formative Assessment in Radiology and continuous sessional assessments during simulation and clinical activities. Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit builds on the fundamental concepts and procedures covered in year 1 to provide the important clinical procedures involved in prosthodontics, implants and denture construction. This unit also provides students with more advanced information and the fundamentals of diagnosis and management of periodontal disease. The foundations of Radiology and Paediatric Dentistry are further developed and an Orthodontic typodont simulation enhances basic clinical skills. Oral Surgery is introduced and integrates head and neck anatomy with the principles and procedures associated with routine dental and oral surgical procedures, as well as pain management.
SDDM5214 Research 3

Credit points: 1 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Manish Arora Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures and tutorials. Prerequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5113, SDDM5114, SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Corequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5213 Assessment: 1 x assignment Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
Students will receive instruction on conducting a literature search for systematic reviews and be able to contrast these from traditional/narrative literature reviews. Students will also learn how to document and report a search, and use various indices of publication quality (impact factors, citation reports, H index). Students will learn how to summarize the critical appraisal of a journal article using a summary 'PICO sheet', and will use these sheets in clinical sessions.
SDDM5221 Integrated Life Sciences 4

Credit points: 8 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter, Dr Munira Xaymardan Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, PBL tutorials, seminars, theme sessions and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5113, SDDM5114, SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Corequisites: SDDM5222, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Assessment: 2 x written assessments in Medical Sciences, 1 x written assessment in Oral Biological Sciences and continuous sessional assessments during PBL tutorials. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5222 Foundations of Clinical Dentistry A4

Credit points: 7 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ayman Ellakwa and A/Prof Wendell Evans Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5113, SDDM5114, SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Corequisites: SDDM5221, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Assessment: 1 x written exam in Tooth Conservation, Endodontics, Cariology and Nutrition (OSCA / SBA); 1 x assignment in Population Oral Health; 1 x practical assessment in Endodontics and continuous sessional assessment of practical and clinical sessions. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study continues from semester one and introduces students to integrated clinical practice. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5223 Foundations of Clinical Dentistry B4

Credit points: 7 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Gregory Murray, Prof Iven Klineberg, Dr Neeta Prabhu, Dr Stephen Cox Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5113, SDDM5114, SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Corequisites: SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5224 Assessment: 2 x written assessments (OSCA /SBA) in Radiology, Local Anaesthesia / Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Occlusion, Implants and Paediatric Dentistry; 1 x practical assessment (simulated and clinical) in Periodontics and continuous sessional assessment of practical and clinical sessions. Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5224 Research 4

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Manish Arora Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures and tutorials. Prerequisites: SDDM5111, SDDM5112, SDDM5113, SDDM5114, SDDM5121, SDDM5122, SDDM5123, SDDM5124 Corequisites: SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5223 Assessment: 1 x written exam Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5315 Integrated Clinical Dentistry A1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ayman Ellakwa and A/Prof Wendell Evans Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5213, SDDM5214, SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Corequisites: SDDM5314, SDDM5316, SDDM5317 Assessment: 1 x integrated written exam, 1 x media liaison assignment, continuous sessional assessment of clinical sessions and mentor reports. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit provides students with the necessary skills to expand their treatment planning skills for patients in a general dental practice situation, using non-invasive primary and secondary preventive strategies and to undertake the management of patients presenting in pain. Students will build on their initial clinical experience by expanding the complexity of cavities and range of materials used in their treatment of patients. The foundations of Endodontics will be deepened and broadened to include advanced concepts. Complementary to the clinical work, behavioural science learning topics will increase their understanding of children and adolescents and media liaison for professional dental practice. Population Oral Health will broaden their knowledge of primary dental care and ethical practice.
Preparation of elective proposal including acquisition of elective and academic supervisor. Students will have opportunity to develop skills in leadership.
SDDM5316 Integrated Clinical Dentistry B1

Credit points: 7 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Gregory Murray, Prof Iven Klineberg, Dr Neeta Prabhu. Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5213, SDDM5214, SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Corequisites: SDDM5314, SDDM5315, SDDM5317 Assessment: 1 x integrated written exam, 1 x Required Competency Assessment in Fixed Prosthodontics, continuous sessional assessment of clinical sessions and mentor reports. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study will introduce students to the management of common denture-related problems frequently encountered in practice and includes repairs and reline procedures. More advanced rehabilitation procedures involving overdentures will also be introduced as well as the fundamental theoretical and technical framework for fixed prosthodontics. The crucial importance of the supporting soft and hard tissues will be emphasised by intensive exposure to diagnosis and management of common periodontal diseases with a focus on non-surgical periodontal therapy. This unit also aims to provide the student with the practical application of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning of simple malocclusions and interceptive cases. The learning sessions in Paediatric Dentistry will include restorative options (including Pulp Therapy), medically compromised patients, Syndromes and clefts, and caries.
SDDM5317 Integrated Clinical Dentistry C1

Credit points: 10 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter, Dr Munira Xaymardan and Dr Stephen Cox Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5213, SDDM5214, SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Corequisites: SDDM5314, SDDM5315, SDDM5316 Assessment: 1 x written assessment in Oral Surgery, Conscious Sedation, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine; 1 x Oral Surgery Short Case; 1 x Viva Voce and continuous sessional assessment in Radiology and Clinical sessions. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
Integrated Clinical Dentistry C1 will be focused on clinical experiences of Human Disease in Dentistry. This will cover more advanced concepts and will be delivered through symposia, problem solving exercises and recorded lectures.
SDDM5314 Research 5

Credit points: 1 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Manish Arora Session: Semester 1 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5213, SDDM5214, SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Corequisites: SDDM5315, SDDM5316, SDDM5317 Assessment: 1 x assignment Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
Students will collect data on their patients and undertake preliminary data analyses to study trends and identify determinants of oral diseases. Students will continue to apply Evidence-Based Practice principles in clinical sessions. Efficient searching and appraisal of research literature will be critical to this process and regular consultation times will be available to students for help with, and revision of, advanced methods of searching electronic databases (Medline, PubMed, Cochrane, TRIP) as well as appropriate methods of referencing and using advanced features of EndNote.
SDDM5324 Research 6

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Manish Arora Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5213, SDDM5214, SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Corequisites: SDDM5325, SDDM5326, SDDM5327 Assessment: 1 x written exam Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study will build on the foundations of semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5325 Integrated Clinical Dentistry A2

Credit points: 5 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ayman Ellakwa and A/Prof Wendell Evans Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5213, SDDM5214, SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Corequisites: SDDM5324, SDDM5326, SDDM5327 Assessment: 2 x integrated written assessments; 1 x case presentation; 1 x Required Competency Assessment in Endodontics; 2 x assignment in Population Oral Health and Nutrition; 1 x group report of a Kindergarten visit; continuous sessional assessment of clinical sessions and mentor reports. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study will build on the foundations of semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5326 Integrated Clinical Dentistry B2

Credit points: 7 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Gregory Murray / Prof Iven Klineberg, Dr Neeta Prabhu Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar Prerequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5213, SDDM5214, SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Corequisites: SDDM5324, SDDM5325, SDDM5327 Assessment: 2 x written assessments; 1 x Required Competent Assessment in Fixed Prosthodontics; 1 x assignment in Paediatric Dentistry; 1 x OSCA in Paediatric Dentistry; continuous sessional assessment of clinical sessions and mentor reports. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study will build on the foundations of semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5327 Integrated Clinical Dentistry C2

Credit points: 10 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neil Hunter, Dr Munira Xaymardan and Dr Stephen Cox Session: Semester 2 Classes: Information available on Compass Events Calendar, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Prerequisites: SDDM5211, SDDM5212, SDDM5213, SDDM5214, SDDM5221, SDDM5222, SDDM5223, SDDM5224 Corequisites: SDDM5324, SDDM5325, SDDM5326 Assessment: 1 x written assessment in Oral Surgery, Conscious Sedation, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine; 1 x Oral Surgery Short Case; 1 x Viva Voce; 1 x Residency Report and continuous sessional assessment in Radiology and Integrated Clinics. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D M D.
This unit of study will build on the foundations of semester one. Refer to semester one description.
SDDM5328 Electives 1

Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Robyn Watson Session: Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken in an environment approved by the Coordinator or Delegate. Prerequisites: Year 1 and Year 2 of DMD Assessment: Completion of appropriate documentation. Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Field Experience Associated degrees: D M D.
The Elective option offers students an opportunity to undertake supervised experience in community dentistry. The placement may occur locally, interstate or overseas. It is an opportunity to prepare for a particular career direction, explore different experiences or enhance skills in particular areas of a student's choice. Students organise their own Elective, but if advice or assistance is needed students can contact the Academic Elective Coordinator. Successful completion of this unit will be recorded on the student transcript.