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Child Assessment and Treatment Planning - DENT5032

This course aims to provide the trainee with an understanding of the normal growth and development of a child from birth to school age. They should learn an appreciation of the factors influencing a child's development and how these may impact on their oral health and the provision of care. They should learn to recognise abnormal growth, development and habits in the preschool age groups and be competent to manage them appropriately, including speech and language development. This course includes recognition of early childhood caries, a thorough understanding of involved factors and its management, together with a knowledge of the nutritional requirements of the preschool child and the weaning process. Trainees should learn how to develop an appropriate treatment plan, taking into account the child's age, maturity, medical history, treatment needs and caries risk. The course will also provide instruction in photography. Different types of digital and non-digital cameras for intra-oral photography will be discussed and experience will be gained in extra-oral and intra-oral photography.

Classes
clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut

Assessment
clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1x viva voce (25%)

Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 4th Edition.

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Discipline of Paediatrics
Study Mode: Clinical experience
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Westmead
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Neeta Prabhu
HECS Band: 3
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