(Clinical Dentistry) Special Needs Dentistry

Overview

This course provides advanced didactic, clinical and research training designed to prepare the candidate for a career at the specialist level in Special Needs Dentistry.

Course outcomes

To prepare candidates for a career at the specialist level in Special Needs Dentistry, and to provide a basis to pursue a career pathway in research and/or clinical academic positions.

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

Special Needs Dentistry

Doctor of Clinical Dentsitry (Special Needs Dentistry)

Enolments to the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs) have been suspended for 2019.
(a) In order to fulfil the requirements for specialist registration in Special Needs Dentistry, students complete 144 credit points in the sequence indicated by Years 1-3 below a specialist in this field, all units of study must be taken in the following sequence. All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.
(b) Enrolment is full-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

(a) Students must complet 48 credit points in the sequence indicated by Year 1 below
(b) Enrolment is full-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

(a) Students must complete 24 credit points in the sequence indicated below
(b) Enrolment is full-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

DENT5200
Applied Oral Biology
6    C DENT6000 and DENT5201 and DENT5202
Semester 1
GSDD5001
Critical Issues-Developmental Disability

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 1
DENT5241
Medicine and Dentistry 1A
6      Semester 1
DENT6000
Research Methods in Dentistry
6      Semester 1

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

Year 1
DENT5200
Applied Oral Biology
6    C DENT6000 and DENT5201 and DENT5202
Semester 1
GSDD5001
Critical Issues-Developmental Disability

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 1
DENT5241
Medicine and Dentistry 1A
6      Semester 1
DENT6000
Research Methods in Dentistry
6      Semester 1
DENT5243
Prevention in Special Needs Dentistry
6    P DENT5200; GSDD5001, DENT5241
Semester 2
GSDD5200
Disability Theory

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   

This unit is offered as an elective to students enrolled prior to 2013. For commencing students in 2013 onwards it is a core equirement.
Semester 2
DENT5242
Medicine and Dentistry 2A
6    P DENT5241
Semester 2
DENT6010
Dental Research Studies 1
6    P DENT6000 or DENT6126 or DENT6226 or DENT6276 or DENT6326 or DENT6382
Semester 2

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry)

Year 2
DENT5230
Behaviour and Dental Management 3
6      Semester 1
DENT5231
Growth, Development and Aging 1
6    C DENT5230
Semester 1
DENT5232
Restorative Dentistry 1
6      Semester 1
DENT6011
Dental Research Studies 2
6    P DENT6010 or DENT6127 or DENT6227 or DENT6277 or DENT6327 or DENT6386
Semester 1
DENT5233
Behaviour and Dental Management 2
6    P DENT5230
Semester 2
DENT5234
Growth, Development and Aging 2
6    P DENT5231
Semester 2
DENT5235
Restorative Dentistry 2
6    P DENT5232
Semester 2
DENT6012
Dental Research Studies 3
6    P DENT6011 or DENT6128 or DENT6228 or DENT6278 or DENT6328 or DENT6393
Semester 2
Year 3
DENT5236
Behaviour and Dental Management 3
6    P DENT5230 and DENT5233
Semester 1
DENT5237
Growth, Development and Aging 3
6    P DENT5234
Semester 1
DENT5238
Oral Rehabilitation
6    P DENT5235
Semester 1
DENT6013
Dental Research Studies 4
6    P DENT6012 or DENT6129 or DENT6229 or DENT6279 or DENT6329 or DENT6397
Semester 1
DENT5239
Behaviour and Dental Management 4
6    P DENT5236
Semester 2
DENT5240
Growth, Development and Aging 4
6    P DENT5237
Semester 2
DENT5244
Specialist Practice in Special Needs
6    P DENT5236; DENT5237; DENT5238
Semester 2
DENT6014
Dental Research Studies 5
6    P DENT6013 or DENT6130 or DENT6230 or DENT6280 or DENT6330 or DENT6411
Semester 2

Special Needs Dentistry

Doctor of Clinical Dentsitry (Special Needs Dentistry)

Enolments to the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs) have been suspended for 2019.
(a) In order to fulfil the requirements for specialist registration in Special Needs Dentistry, students complete 144 credit points in the sequence indicated by Years 1-3 below a specialist in this field, all units of study must be taken in the following sequence. All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.
(b) Enrolment is full-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

(a) Students must complet 48 credit points in the sequence indicated by Year 1 below
(b) Enrolment is full-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

(a) Students must complete 24 credit points in the sequence indicated below
(b) Enrolment is full-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

DENT5200 Applied Oral Biology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Hans Zoellner, Associate Professor Hedley Coleman, Dr Babak Sarrafpour Session: Semester 1 Classes: independent study x 4 hrs, seminar presentation x 3 hrs, journal club presentation x 2 hrs (per week) Corequisites: DENT6000 and DENT5201 and DENT5202 Assessment: ongoing assessment of participation and contribution in journal club and seminar presentations (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Basic oral/dental histology and biology will be covered. Topics include embryology including tooth development, histology of oral mucosa, salivary glands and bone.
Textbooks
Oral Histology, Ten Cate
GSDD5001 Critical Issues-Developmental Disability

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Stancliffe Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online: no on-campus attendance required Assessment: participation in online discussion groups (20%), assignment 1 (30%), assignment 2 - case study and analysis (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
As potential leaders in the field of developmental disability, students undertaking this unit will develop a framework for considering the major concepts in the field from a variety of viewpoints. This unit forms a conceptual underpinning for the Developmental Disability course and introduces students to basic concepts such as language and disability, and models of intervention. The unit takes a life-span approach and deals with topics from birth and diagnosis to end of life, with a focus on key transitions at different life stages. Also covered are historical developments, biopsychosocial aspects, family issues, and legal issues such as guardianship.
Textbooks
Grant, G., Ramcharan, P., Flynn, M. and Richardson, M. (Eds.) (2010). Learning disability: A life cycle approach (2nd ed.). Maidenhead, England: McGraw Hill/Open University Press.
DENT5241 Medicine and Dentistry 1A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures; tutorials; self directed learning; rostered clinical practice Assessment: continuous assessment (50%), continuous participation didactic (5%); Viva Voce (10%) (assessments continued in Semester 2) Practical field work: Clinical Experience Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides students with learning and experience in dental management of the medically complex patient, which is integral to the practice of Special Needs Dentistry. This Unit of Study explores the principles of internal and general medicine with a specific focus on the oral and dental manifestations of systemic disease and implications of these on dental management. An understanding of medicine as it relates to the practice of clinical Special Needs Dentistry is acquired via didactic teaching and by clinical rotation through various medical specialty clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Developmental Disability, Brain Injury and Geriatric Medicine. Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.
Textbooks
Robins Basic Pathology, Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster J, 9th Edition, 2012; Oral Pathology Clinical Pathologic Correlations, JA Regezi, JJ Sciubba, RCK Jordan, 6th Edition, 2011; Skully's Medical Problems in Dentistry, Scully C, 7th Edition, 2014; Little and Falace's Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, Little JW, , CS Miller, 8th Edition, 2012, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Kasper DL, Fauci AS, Longo DL, Hauser SL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J, 18th Edn, 2011
DENT6000 Research Methods in Dentistry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shanika Nanayakkara Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online sessions: 1 x 3hr module and assignment/week x 10weeks Assessment: Final Assignment (50%) and weekly assignment (50%) Practical field work: Clinically based Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research Methods in Dentistry is a postgraduate course designed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in clinical research design and Evidence-Based Dentistry for students intending to undertake research at the Faculty of Dentistry.
All course material is provided through eLearning via the University of Sydney's website. A detailed series of notes and tutorial exercises are included in the study material. Students are required to complete one tutorial exercise/assignment each week and a final assignment at the end of the course.
Topics covered include introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry, epidemiologic study design, basic biostatistics, as well as confounding, bias and measurement error. Considerable attention is paid to critical appraisal of journal articles which is an indispensable tool in the pursuit of clinical practice founded on Evidence-Based Dentistry. An introduction into conducting literature search, diagnostic test studies and systematic reviews is also provided.
Textbooks
Class notes and full-text journal articles are provided via the course website.

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)

Year 1
DENT5200 Applied Oral Biology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Hans Zoellner, Associate Professor Hedley Coleman, Dr Babak Sarrafpour Session: Semester 1 Classes: independent study x 4 hrs, seminar presentation x 3 hrs, journal club presentation x 2 hrs (per week) Corequisites: DENT6000 and DENT5201 and DENT5202 Assessment: ongoing assessment of participation and contribution in journal club and seminar presentations (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Basic oral/dental histology and biology will be covered. Topics include embryology including tooth development, histology of oral mucosa, salivary glands and bone.
Textbooks
Oral Histology, Ten Cate
GSDD5001 Critical Issues-Developmental Disability

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Stancliffe Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online: no on-campus attendance required Assessment: participation in online discussion groups (20%), assignment 1 (30%), assignment 2 - case study and analysis (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
As potential leaders in the field of developmental disability, students undertaking this unit will develop a framework for considering the major concepts in the field from a variety of viewpoints. This unit forms a conceptual underpinning for the Developmental Disability course and introduces students to basic concepts such as language and disability, and models of intervention. The unit takes a life-span approach and deals with topics from birth and diagnosis to end of life, with a focus on key transitions at different life stages. Also covered are historical developments, biopsychosocial aspects, family issues, and legal issues such as guardianship.
Textbooks
Grant, G., Ramcharan, P., Flynn, M. and Richardson, M. (Eds.) (2010). Learning disability: A life cycle approach (2nd ed.). Maidenhead, England: McGraw Hill/Open University Press.
DENT5241 Medicine and Dentistry 1A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 1 Classes: lectures; tutorials; self directed learning; rostered clinical practice Assessment: continuous assessment (50%), continuous participation didactic (5%); Viva Voce (10%) (assessments continued in Semester 2) Practical field work: Clinical Experience Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides students with learning and experience in dental management of the medically complex patient, which is integral to the practice of Special Needs Dentistry. This Unit of Study explores the principles of internal and general medicine with a specific focus on the oral and dental manifestations of systemic disease and implications of these on dental management. An understanding of medicine as it relates to the practice of clinical Special Needs Dentistry is acquired via didactic teaching and by clinical rotation through various medical specialty clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Developmental Disability, Brain Injury and Geriatric Medicine. Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.
Textbooks
Robins Basic Pathology, Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster J, 9th Edition, 2012; Oral Pathology Clinical Pathologic Correlations, JA Regezi, JJ Sciubba, RCK Jordan, 6th Edition, 2011; Skully's Medical Problems in Dentistry, Scully C, 7th Edition, 2014; Little and Falace's Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, Little JW, , CS Miller, 8th Edition, 2012, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Kasper DL, Fauci AS, Longo DL, Hauser SL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J, 18th Edn, 2011
DENT6000 Research Methods in Dentistry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shanika Nanayakkara Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online sessions: 1 x 3hr module and assignment/week x 10weeks Assessment: Final Assignment (50%) and weekly assignment (50%) Practical field work: Clinically based Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research Methods in Dentistry is a postgraduate course designed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in clinical research design and Evidence-Based Dentistry for students intending to undertake research at the Faculty of Dentistry.
All course material is provided through eLearning via the University of Sydney's website. A detailed series of notes and tutorial exercises are included in the study material. Students are required to complete one tutorial exercise/assignment each week and a final assignment at the end of the course.
Topics covered include introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry, epidemiologic study design, basic biostatistics, as well as confounding, bias and measurement error. Considerable attention is paid to critical appraisal of journal articles which is an indispensable tool in the pursuit of clinical practice founded on Evidence-Based Dentistry. An introduction into conducting literature search, diagnostic test studies and systematic reviews is also provided.
Textbooks
Class notes and full-text journal articles are provided via the course website.
DENT5243 Prevention in Special Needs Dentistry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical and practical sessions; lectures; didactic learning; self-directed learning Prerequisites: DENT5200; GSDD5001, DENT5241 Assessment: 1 x continous didactic participation (20%); mid semester assignment (10%); end of semester assignment (50%); clinical viva voce (10%); general viva voce (10%) Practical field work: Clinical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of Preventive Dentistry beyond prevention in common dental settings, towards effective preventive strategies in more challenging clinical settings, only infrequently encountered in general dental practice, but of frequent occurrence in Special Needs Dentistry. In particular, students are to develop an improved understand of the epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis, and preventive management strategies for dental disease, including caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer, appropriate to specialist clinical practice in Special Needs Dentistry.
Textbooks
Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry. H Limeback. D28 Edition, Iowa State University Press, 2012; Prevention of Oral Disease, JJ Murray, JH Nunn, JG Steele. 4th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2003; Special Care In Dentistry. Handbook Of Oral Health. 1st Edition. C Skully, PD Dies, N Kumar. Churhill Livingston. 2006
GSDD5200 Disability Theory

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Gwynnyth Llewellyn Session: Semester 2 Classes: Web based, no on campus attendance required Assessment: Participation in online discussion groups (20%), 2000wd essay (30%) and 3000wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit is offered as an elective to students enrolled prior to 2013. For commencing students in 2013 onwards it is a core equirement.
Students will examine a range of historical and contemporary theoretical views of disability, and the way that these views inform personal and societal responses to disability. Perspectives covered will include (but not be limited to) the human rights approach; biopsychosocial perspectives including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF); the social model of disability, and cultural perspectives. Students will examine international developments such as the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (2006), the World Report on Disability (World Bank and WHO, 2011) and the WHO Global Action Plan on Disability 2014-2020. Australian disability legislation and policies will be critiqued to identify the theoretical approaches, values and power relations underpinning these initiatives.
DENT5242 Medicine and Dentistry 2A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 2 Classes: lectures; clinical practice; tutorials; self-directed learning Prerequisites: DENT5241 Assessment: 1 x 3hr written examination (15%); Clinical Viva Voce (10%); General Viva Voce (10%) Practical field work: Rostered Clincial practice Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides students with learning and experience in dental management of the medically complex patient, which is integral to the practice of Special Needs Dentistry. This Unit of Study explores the principles of internal and general medicine with a specific focus on the oral and dental manifestations of systemic disease and implications of these on dental management. An understanding of medicine as it relates to the practice of clinical Special Needs Dentistry is acquired via didactic teaching and by clinical rotation through various medical specialty clinics including: Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Haematology (with emphasis on the care of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants), Developmental Disability, Brain Injury and Geriatric Medicine. Candidates also attend the Medical Grand Rounds at Westmead Hospital.
Textbooks
Robins Basic Pathology, Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster J, 9th Edition, 2012 Oral Pathology Clinical Pathologic Correlations, JA Regezi, JJ Sciubba, RCK Jordan, 6th Edition, 2011; Skully's Medical Problems in Dentistry, Scully C, 7th Edition, 2014; Little and Falace's Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, Little JW, , CS Miller, 8th Edition, 2012; Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Kasper DL, Fauci AS, Longo DL, Hauser SL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J, 18th Edn, 2011
DENT6010 Dental Research Studies 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ky-Anh Nguyen 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.

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry)

Year 2
DENT5230 Behaviour and Dental Management 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 20 hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course gives students knowledge and skill in the management of medically compromised patients and covers this important aspect of dentistry in detail, with special reference to the multi-disciplinary nature of diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients. It covers the implications for dental treatment in patients ranging from the child to the geriatric patient with cardiac, respiratory, neurological, oncological and other special needs.
DENT5231 Growth, Development and Aging 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, A/Prof Angus Cameron Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 20 hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Corequisites: DENT5230 Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course covers general growth and development from conception through infancy and childhood to adolescence/adulthood with special reference to the orofacial complex. An understanding of the basic processes of normal growth and development and how perturbations result in abnormalities will be achieved.
DENT5232 Restorative Dentistry 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter and Dr Christine Wallace Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 25.5 hr/wk Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course ensures that students have an evidenced-based approach to clinical dentistry and are expert in the delivery of clinical care. It will be the foundation of clinical practice in this discipline and covers all the clinical aspects of prevention, repair and maintenance of the primary and permanent dentition in children, adolescents and adults. The importance of sound diagnostic criteria leading to the creation of rational treatment plans is emphasised. The candidate should develop a sound understanding of differing treatment philosophies, materials and techniques. The importance of flexibility in treatment techniques to coincide with the advances in dental materials is stressed.
DENT6011 Dental Research Studies 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ky-Anh Nguyen Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6010 or DENT6127 or DENT6227 or DENT6277 or DENT6327 or DENT6386 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including the refinement of research methodology and data acquisition. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.
DENT5233 Behaviour and Dental Management 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 20 hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5230 Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course gives students knowledge and skill in the management of medically compromised patients and covers this important aspect of dentistry in detail, with special reference to the multi-disciplinary nature of diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients. It covers the implications for dental treatment in patients ranging from the child to the geriatric patient with cardiac, respiratory, neurological, oncological and other special needs.
DENT5234 Growth, Development and Aging 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, A/Prof Angus Cameron Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 20 hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5231 Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course covers general growth and development from conception through infancy and childhood to adolescence/adulthood with special reference to the orofacial complex. An understanding of the basic processes of normal growth and development and how perturbations result in abnormalities will be achieved.
DENT5235 Restorative Dentistry 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter and Dr Christine Wallace Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 25.5 hr/wk Prerequisites: DENT5232 Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course ensures that students have an evidenced-based approach to clinical dentistry and are expert in the delivery of clinical care. It will be the foundation of clinical practice in this discipline and covers all the clinical aspects of prevention, repair and maintenance of the primary and permanent dentition in children, adolescents and adults. The importance of sound diagnostic criteria leading to the creation of rational treatment plans is emphasised. The candidate should develop a sound understanding of differing treatment philosophies, materials and techniques. The importance of flexibility in treatment techniques to coincide with the advances in dental materials is stressed.
DENT6012 Dental Research Studies 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ky-Anh Nguyen Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6011 or DENT6128 or DENT6228 or DENT6278 or DENT6328 or DENT6393 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including the refinement of research methodology and data acquisition. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.
Year 3
DENT5236 Behaviour and Dental Management 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 20hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5230 and DENT5233 Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course teaches students intermediate knowledge and skills in the management of medically compromised patients and covers this important aspect of dentistry in detail, with special reference to the multi-disciplinary nature of diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients. It covers the implications for dental treatment in patients ranging from the child to the geriatric patient with cardiac, respiratory, neurological, oncological and other special needs.
DENT5237 Growth, Development and Aging 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Angus Cameron Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 20hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5234 Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course covers general growth and development from conception through infancy and childhood to adolescence/adulthood with special reference to the orofacial complex. An intermediate understanding of the basic processes of normal growth and development and how perturbations result in abnormalities will be achieved.
DENT5238 Oral Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter and Dr Christine Wallace Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 25.5hr/wk Prerequisites: DENT5235 Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course teaches students to have an evidenced-based approach to clinical dentistry. It is the foundation of clinical practice in this discipline and covers all clinical aspects of prevention, repair and maintenance of the primary and permanent dentition in children, adolescents and adults. The importance of sound diagnostic criteria leading to the creation of rational treatment plans is emphasised. The candidate should develop a sound understanding of differing treatment philosophies, materials and techniques. The importance of flexibility in treatment techniques to coincide with the advances in dental materials is stressed.
DENT6013 Dental Research Studies 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ky-Anh Nguyen Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6012 or DENT6129 or DENT6229 or DENT6279 or DENT6329 or DENT6397 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including data acquisition and analysis. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.
DENT5239 Behaviour and Dental Management 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 20hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5236 Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course teaches students advanced knowledge and skill in the management of medically compromised patients and covers this important aspect of dentistry in detail, with special reference to the multi-disciplinary nature of diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients. It covers the implications for dental treatment in patients ranging from the child to the geriatric patient with cardiac, respiratory, neurological, oncological and other special needs.
DENT5240 Growth, Development and Aging 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Associate Professor Angus Cameron Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 20hr/wk, 1x3hr tut, 5x1hr lect Prerequisites: DENT5237 Assessment: tutorials (20%), clinical (50%), exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course covers general growth and development from conception through infancy and childhood to adolescence/adulthood with special reference to the orofacial complex. An advanced understanding of the basic processes of normal growth and development and how perturbations result in abnormalities will be achieved.
DENT5244 Specialist Practice in Special Needs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve Session: Semester 2 Classes: self directed learning; rostered clinical practice. Prerequisites: DENT5236; DENT5237; DENT5238 Assessment: 1 x ca (30%); 1 x continous didactic participation (10%); 1 x written assignment (60%) Practical field work: Rostered Clinical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the students with an opportunity to amalgamate the clinical and theoretical knowledge accumulated over the period of post-graduate study and review their roles and responsibilities as a registered Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry. The unit explores the integrated specialist scope of practice, models of patient care and the role of advocacy that a Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry plays in the profession and the community
Textbooks
Special Care In Dentistry. Handbook Of Oral Health. 1st Edition. C Skully, PD Dies, N Kumar. Churhill Livingston. 2006; Special Care Dentistry For The Differently Abled. 1st Edition. R Amit, MC Mohan, N Ruchi. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. 2013; Skully's Medical Problems in Dentistry, Scully C, 7th Edition, 2014; Little and Falace's Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, Little JW, , CS Miller, 8th Edition, 2012
DENT6014 Dental Research Studies 5

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