Dentistry

Unit of study descriptions for 2015

Year 2 units of study

USDP2012 Foundations of Total Patient Care 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture series, tutorials, preclinical (simulation), laboratory and clinical work. Prerequisites: USDP1011, USDP1012, USDP1013, USDP1014, USDP1021, USDP1022, USDP1023, USDP1024 Corequisites: USDP2016, USDP2013, USDP2014 Assessment: Written assessments, summative Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA); summative practical assessments; continuous sessional assessment. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit continues to provide the necessary communication and reasoning skills for effective dental diagnosis as well as the clinical understanding and technical skills to manage the care of the patient with common and important dental conditions. The learning activities are designed to develop the appropriate skills for effective dental diagnosis and care of the whole patient. Topics covered include local anaesthesia and exodontia, endodontics, tooth conservation and periodontics, as well as removable prosthodontics and denture design.
USDP2013 Personal and Professional Development 3

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lecture series, tutorial/workshop Corequisites: USDP2016, USDP2012, USDP2014 Assessment: Continual assessments; CAP (Clinical and Academic Professionalism) licence; written examinations; portfolio assignment and interview Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit covers the necessary personal and professional skills for effective and rewarding practice, including ethical behaviours, productive teamwork, evidence-based decision-making, self-evaluation and life-long learning. Management of anxiety and pain and strategies to improve communication in difficult encounters are introduced. Explaining things, anger management and issues of self care are also covered.
USDP2014 Dentist and Community 3

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lecture series Corequisites: USDP2016, USDP2012, USDP2013 Assessment: Assignment (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course is designed to broaden the students' perspectives on the oral health of different population groups, describe how to investigate the differing aspects of oral health using the appropriate research methodology and highlight the limitations of a purely interventive approach to clinical care.
The Dentist and the Community sessions are presented and delivered against a backdrop of social events, economic, technological and demographic trends and the wider political and healthcare system that influences population oral health.
USDP2016 Life Sciences 3

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lecures, PBL tutorials, seminars, theme sessions Corequisites: USDP2012, USDP2013, USDP2014 Assessment: written examinations (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit continues the study of the underlying biomedical and clinical sciences to ensure an understanding of the mechanisms of health and disease. Neurosciences and psychiatry are introduced at the beginning of the year. Endocrinology, nutrition, renal sciences and gastroenterology follow. The Oral biosciences, oral pathobiology program runs through the year. Oncology and palliative care complete the year
USDP2022 Foundations of Total Patient Care 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture series, tutorials, preclinical (simulation), laboratory and clinical work Prerequisites: USP2016, USDP2012, USDP2013, USDP2014 Corequisites: USDP2026, USDP2023, USDP2024 Assessment: Written assessments, summative Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA); summative practical assessments; continuous sessional assessment Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit continues to provide the necessary communication and reasoning skills for effective dental diagnosis as well as the clinical understanding and technical skills to manage the care of the patient with common and important dental conditions. The learning activities are designed to develop the appropriate skills for effective dental diagnosis and care of the whole patient. Topics covered include local anaesthesia and exodontia, endodontics, tooth conservation and periodontics, as well as removable prosthodontics and denture design.
USDP2023 Personal and Professional Development 4

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lecture series, tutorial/workshop Prerequisites: USDP2012, USDP2013, USDP2014, USDP2016 Corequisites: USDP2026, USDP2022, USDP2024 Assessment: Continual assessments;; CAP (Clinical and Academic Professionalism) licence; writtenexaminations; portfolio assignment and interview Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit covers the necessary personal and professional skills for effective and rewarding practice, including ethical behaviours, productive teamwork, evidence-based decision-making, self-evaluation and life-long learning. Management of anxiety and pain and strategies to improve communication in difficult encounters are introduced. Explaining things, anger management and issues of self-care are also covered.
USDP2024 Dentist and Community 4

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture series Prerequisites: USDP2016, USDP2012, uSDP2013, USDP2014 Corequisites: USDP2026, USDP2022, USDP2023 Assessment: Assignment (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course is designed to broaden the students' perspectives on the oral health of different population groups, describe how to investigate the differing aspects of oral health using the appropriate research methodology and highlight the limitations of a purely interventive approach to clinical care.
The Dentist and the Community sessions are presented and delivered against a backdrop of social events, economic, technological and demographic trends and the wider political and healthcare system that influences population oral health.
USDP2026 Life Sciences 4

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lecures, PBL tutorials, seminars, theme sessions. Prerequisites: USDP2016, USDP2012, USDP2013, USDP2014 Corequisites: USDP2022, USDP2023, USDP2024. Assessment: written examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit continues the study of the underlying biomedical and clinical sciences to ensure an understanding of the mechanisms of health and disease. Neurosciences and psychiatry are introduced at the beginning of the year. Endocrinology, nutrition, renal sciences and gastroenterology follow. The oral biosciences, oral pathobiology program runs through the year. Oncology and palliative care complete the year.

Year 3 units of study

USDP3011 Life Sciences 5

Credit points: 2 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lecture series, tutorials, clinical work Prerequisites: USDP2026 Corequisites: USDP3012, USDP3013 and (USDP3014 or USDP3019) Assessment: Continuous sessional assessments, viva voce, reports, short cases and examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Learning in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine builds upon study in Years 1 and 2, and will assist students to develop a critical understanding of the maxillofacial and oral diseases as well as systemic diseases with oral manifestations that they may encounter in the course of their professional career and be called upon to diagnose, prevent and treat. The course in Oral Surgery further prepares the student for surgical procedures, and exposes the student to the hospital setting and observation of advanced surgical procedures. Study in conscious sedation develops an understanding of sedation techniques, as well as of medical emergency.
USDP3012 Total Patient Care 1

Credit points: 15 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lecture series, clinical work, preclinical simulation activities; seminars and tutorials Prerequisites: USDP2022 Corequisites: USDP3011, USDP3013 and (USDP3014 or USDP3019) Assessment: Continual assessments; writtenexaminations; mentor reports; OSCAs; competency assessments Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit of study covers many aspects of clinical dentistry, including tooth conservation, oral rehabilitation, periodontology, endodontics, paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Topics introduced include treatment planning, and the provision of patient treatment for acute care and routine preventive and restorative restorations. Students will cover planning and clinical procedures associated with the provision of full and partial removable dentures; and in fixed prosthodontics, students will cover all aspects of tooth preparation for full and partial coverage aesthetic restorations. The clinical diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal diseases, as well as maintenance are included. In endodontics, clinical diagnosis and management of simple endodontic procedures are covered, along with a simulation program in more complex procedures. Inroductory paediatric dentistry and concepts of craniofacial growth and development, along with normal occlusion and malocclusion are included.
USDP3013 Professional and Community Practice 1

Credit points: 4 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture series, workshops, site visit Prerequisites: USDP2023, USDP2024 Corequisites: USDP3011, USDP3012 and (USDP3014 or USDP3019) Assessment: Assignments and examinations Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit covers the necessary personal and professional skills for effective and rewarding practice, including ethical behaviours, empathic communication, productive teamwork, evidence-based decision-making, self-evaluation and life-long learning; and the place of dentistry in health care, interactions with the community and dental public health issues. The program commences with a review of professionalism in communication in the clinics and how to cope with mistakes. Ethics and professionalism in relation to clinical practice are covered in greater depth. In year 3 the patient management program focuses on children while the practice management program targets communication in the public arena of published media
USDP3014 Elective (development) 1

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: There are no formal classes as this Unit of Study is based on fieldwork. Corequisites: USDP3011, USDP3012, USDP3013 Assessment: Supervisor and self assessments, magazine article and written report. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Experiential learning project involving supervised placement in community practice, oral health speciality or clinical work, in a diverse range of settings, including metropolitan, rural, remote or international locations.
Dentistry students have the option of doing either the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study (based on eligibility criteria and personal choice). All students must enrol ineither the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study, but a student cannot be enrolled in both.
USDP3019 Research/Honours Project (development) 1

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: There are no formal classes as this Unit is based on a research project. Corequisites: USDP3011, USDP3012, USDP3013 Assessment: Continual assessments and written work (report/thesis) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Supervised research project culminating in the submission of an honours thesis or research report.
Dentistry students have the option of doing either the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study (based on eligibility criteria and personal choice). All students must enrol ineither the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study, but a student cannot be enrolled in both.
USDP3021 Life Sciences 6

Credit points: 2 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lecture series, tutorials, clinical work. Prerequisites: USDP3011 Corequisites: USDP3022, USDP3023 and (USDP3024 or USDP3029) Assessment: Continuous sessional assessments, viva voce, reports, short cases and examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Learning in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine builds upon study in Years 1 and 2, and will assist students to develop a critical understanding of the maxillofacial and oral diseases as well as systemic diseases with oral manifestations that they may encounter in the course of their professional career and be called upon to diagnose, prevent and treat. The course in Oral Surgery further prepares the student for surgical procedures, and exposes the student to the hospital setting and observation of advanced surgical procedures. Study in conscious sedation develops an understanding of sedation techniques, as well as of medical emergency.
USDP3022 Total Patient Care 2

Credit points: 15 Session: Semester 2 Classes: lecture series, clinical work, preclinical simulation activities; seminars and tutorials. Prerequisites: USDP3012 Corequisites: USDP3021, USDP3023 and (USDP3024 or USDP3029) Assessment: Continual assessments; writtenexaminations; mentor reports; OSCAs; competency assessments. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit of study covers many aspects of clinical dentistry, including tooth conservation, oral rehabilitation, periodontology, endodontics, paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Topics introduced include treatment planning, and the provision of patient treatment for acute care and routine preventive and restorative restorations. Students will cover planning and clinical procedures associated with the provision of full and partial removable dentures; and in fixed prosthodontics, students will cover all aspects of tooth preparation for full and partial coverage aesthetic restorations. The clinical diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal diseases, as well as maintenance are included. In endodontics, clinical diagnosis and management of simple endodontic procedures are covered, along with a simulation program in more complex procedures. Inroductory paediatric dentistry and concepts of craniofacial growth and development, along with normal occlusion and malocclusion are included.
USDP3023 Professional and Community Practice 2

Credit points: 4 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture series, workshops, site visit Prerequisites: USDP3013 Corequisites: USDP3021, USDP3022 and (USDP3024 or USDP3029) Assessment: Assignments and examinations Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit covers the necessary personal and professional skills for effective and rewarding practice, including ethical behaviours, empathic communication, productive teamwork, evidence-based decision-making, self-evaluation and life-long learning; and the place of dentistry in health care, interactions with the community and dental public health issues. The program commences with a review of professionalism in communication in the clinics and how to cope with mistakes. Ethics and professionalism in relation to clinical practice are covered in greater depth. In year 3 the patient management program focuses on children while the practice management program targets communication in the public arena of published media.
USDP3024 Elective (development) 2

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: There are no formal classes as this Unit of Study is based on fieldwork. Corequisites: USDP3021, USDP3022, USDP3023 and (USDP3014 or USDP3019) Assessment: Supervisor and self assessments , magazine article and written report. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Experiential learning project involving supervised placement in community practice, oral health speciality or clinical work, in a diverse range of settings, including metropolitan, rural, remote or international locations.
Dentistry students have the option of doing either the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study (based on eligibility criteria and personal choice). All students must enrol in either the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study, but a student cannot be enrolled in both.
USDP3029 Research/Honours Project (development) 2

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: There are no formal classes as this Unit is based on a research project. Corequisites: USDP3021, USDP3022, USDP3023, USDP3019 Assessment: Continual assessments and written work (report/thesis). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Supervised research project culminating in the submission of an honours thesis or research report.
Dentistry students have the option of doing either the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study (based on eligibility criteria and personal choice). All students must enrol in either the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study, but a student cannot be enrolled in both.

Year 4 units of study

USDP4011 Life Sciences 7

Credit points: 2 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture series, EPB seminars, Clinical work Prerequisites: USDP3021 Corequisites: USDP4012, USDP4013 and either USDP4014 or USDP4019 Assessment: written examinations, OSCAs, written assignments, viva voce, EBP presentation, continuous sessional assessment. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Learning in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine builds upon study in Years 1, 2, and 3, and will assist students to develop a critical understanding of the maxillofacial and oral diseases as well as systemic diseases with oralmanifestations that they may encounter in the course of their professional career and be called upon todiagnose, prevent and treat. The course in Oral Surgery further prepares the student for surgical procedures beyond the level of skill acquired in Years 1 to 3, and exposes the student to the hospital setting and observing advanced surgical procedures. Study in conscious sedation develops deeper understanding of sedation techniques as well as of medical emergency and life support.
USDP4012 Total Patient Care 3

Credit points: 15 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Clinical work, simulation activities, lecture series. Prerequisites: USDP3022 Corequisites: USDP4011, USDP4013 and (USDP4014 or USDP4019) Assessment: Continuous sessional assessments, assignments, mentor reports, case reports, Oral Comprehensive, OSCAs and written examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides students with training to allow a broader scope of patient care including the knowledge and skills to perform more advanced restorative procedures, and aesthetic dentistry techniques; prosthetic rehabilitation of patients with complete, partial or immediate dentures, including implant over-dentures, denture maintenance and repair; provision of indirect partial inlays and onlays and full coverage crowns, bridges and implants; treatment and maintenance of patients with moderate to severe periodontitis, peri-implantitis, periodontal surgery, and predicting the prognosis of periodontally involved teeth; the provision of both simple and complex endodontic procedures, including the treatment of acute endodontic presentations; understanding behaviour management and pain control for paediatric patients; the diagnosis of dento-alveolar trauma in children, provision of care for paediatric patients including those who are medically compromised, recognising and managing developmental anomalies; understanding the knowledge and scope of orthodontics carried out by general practitioners and diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea; and the knowledge and skills to manage patients with special needs, including intellectual and physical disabilities, mental illnesses, neurodegenerative disorders and frail/elderly patients.
USDP4013 Professional and Community Practice 3

Credit points: 4 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture series, workshops Prerequisites: USDP3023 Corequisites: ESDP4011, USDP4012 and (USDP4014 or USDP4019) Assessment: Clinical and Professionalism Licence, written examinations, portfolio, essay. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The PPD program aims to ensure each student's future in professional practice. The PPD theme in Year 4 focuses on higher-level skills for patient management, practice management, professional development and lifelong learning.
The PPD theme in Year 4 commences with a review of your elective placement in the community. Patient management comprises study of management strategies for difficult patients, ageing patients, patients with individual (special) needs and patients with communication impairment. The practice management strand encompasses management of conflict, basic principles for human resources management and issues of importance for new graduates entering the profession. Self-development is reviewed in the reflective performance portfolio and in a future vision for practice The population oral health lectures presented in this year provide further emphasis on why a population health approach is required to reduce inequalities in oral health. Students are reminded of the importance of population preventive programs and prevention at the individual level to highlight the limitations of a purely interventive approach to oral health. This year also focuses on the 'common risk factor' approach (ie. oral health sharing the same risk factors as general health eg smoking), therefore the importance of integrating oral health with general health and the need for an excellent public/private partnership to improve oral health.
USDP4014 Elective 3

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: There are no formal classes as this Unit of Study is based on fieldwork. Corequisites: USDP4011, USDP4012, USDP4013 and (USDP3024 or USDP3029) Assessment: Supervisor and self assessments , magazine article and written report Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Experiential learning project involving supervised placement in community practice, oral health speciality or clinical work, in a diverse range of settings, including metropolitan, rural, remote or international locations.
Dentistry students have the option of doing either the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study (based on eligibility criteria and personal choice). All students must enrol in either the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study, but a student cannot be enrolled in both.
USDP4019 Research / Honours Project 3

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: There are no formal classes as this Unit is based on a research project. Corequisites: USDP4011, USDP4012, USDP4013, UDP3029 Assessment: Continual assessments and written work (report/thesis) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Supervised research project culminating in the submission of an honours thesis or research report.
Dentistry students have the option of doing either the Honours research project Unit of Study or theElectives Unit of Study (based on eligibility criteria and personal choice). All students must enrol ineither the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study, but a student cannotbe enrolled in both.
USDP4021 Life Sciences 8

Credit points: 2 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture series, tutorials and clinical Prerequisites: USDP4011 Corequisites: USDP4023, USDP4022 and either USDP4024 or USDP4029 Assessment: written examinations, OSCAs, written assignments, viva voce, EBP presentation, continuous sessional assessment. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Learning in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine builds upon study in Years 1, 2, and 3, and will assist students to develop a critical understanding of the maxillofacial and oral diseases as well as systemic diseases with oral manifestations that they may encounter in the course of their professional career and be called upon to diagnose, prevent and treat. The course in Oral Surgery further prepares the student for surgical procedures beyond the level of skill acquired in Years 1 to 3, and exposes the student to the hospital setting and observing advanced surgical procedures. Study in conscious sedation develops deeper understanding of sedation techniques as well as of medical emergency and life support.
USDP4022 Total Patient Care 4

Credit points: 15 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Clinical work, simulation activities, lecture series. Prerequisites: USDP4012 Corequisites: USDP4021, USDP4023 and (USDP4024 or USDP4029) Assessment: Continuous sessional assessments, assignments, mentor reports, case reports, Oral Comprehensive, OSCAs and written examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides students with training to allow a broader scope of patient care including the knowledge and skills to perform more advanced restorative procedures, and aesthetic dentistry techniques; prosthetic rehabilitation of patients with complete, partial or immediate dentures, including implant over-dentures, denture maintenance and repair; provision of indirect partial inlays and onlays and full coverage crowns, bridges and implants; treatment and maintenance of patients with moderate to severe periodontitis, peri-implantitis, periodontal surgery, and predicting the prognosis of periodontally involved teeth; the provision of both simple and complex endodontic procedures, including the treatment of acute endodontic presentations; understanding behaviour management and pain control for paediatric patients; the diagnosis of dento-alveolar trauma in children, provision of care for paediatric patients including those who are medically compromised, recognising and managing developmental anomalies; understanding the knowledge and scope of orthodontics carried out by general practitioners and diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea; and the knowledge and skills to manage patients with special needs, including intellectual and physical disabilities, mental illnesses, neurodegenerative disorders and frail/elderly patients.
USDP4023 Professional and Community Practice 4

Credit points: 4 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture series, workshops Prerequisites: USDP4013 Corequisites: USDP4021, USDP4022 and (USDP4024 or USDP4029) Assessment: Clinical and Professionalism Licence, written examinations, portfolio, essay. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The PPD program aims to ensure each student's future in professional practice. The PPD theme in Year 4 focuses on higher-level skills for patient management, practice management, professional development and lifelong learning.
The PPD theme in Year 4 commences with a review of your elective placement in the community. Patient management comprises study of management strategies for difficult patients, ageing patients, patients with individual (special) needs and patients with communication impairment. The practice management strand encompasses management of conflict, basic principles for human resources management and issues of importance for new graduates entering the profession. Self-development is reviewed in the reflective performance portfolio and in a future vision for practice. The population oral health lectures presented in this year provide further emphasis on why a population health approach is required to reduce inequalities in oral health. Students are reminded of the importance of population preventive programs and prevention at the individual level to highlight the limitations of a purely interventive approach to oral health.
This year also focuses on the 'common risk factor' approach (ie. oral health sharing the same risk factors as general health eg smoking), therefore the importance of integrating oral health with generalhealth and the need for an excellent public/private partnership to improve oral health.
USDP4024 Elective 4

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: There are no formal classes as this Unit of Study is based on fieldwork. Corequisites: (USDP4014 or USDP4019) and USDP4021, USDP4022, USDP4023 Assessment: Supervisor and self assessments, magazine article and written report. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Experiential learning project involving supervised placement in community practice, oral health speciality or clinical work, in a diverse range of settings, including metropolitan, rural, remote or international locations.
Dentistry students have the option of doing either the Honours research project Unit of Study or theElectives Unit of Study (based on eligibility criteria and personal choice). All students must enrol ineither the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study, but a student cannot be enrolled in both.
USDP4029 Research / Honours Project 4

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: There are no formal classes as this Unit is based on a research project. Corequisites: USDP4019, USDP4021, USDP4022, USDP4023 Assessment: Continual assessments and written work (report/thesis) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Supervised research project culminating in the submission of an honours thesis or research report.
Dentistry students have the option of doing either the Honours research project Unit of Study or theElectives Unit of Study (based on eligibility criteria and personal choice). All students must enrol ineither the Honours research project Unit of Study or the Electives Unit of Study, but a student cannot be enrolled in both.