This discipline aims to equip students with the theoretical background and practical experience necessary for the practice of clinical Oral Medicine; being the non-surgical management of diseases affecting the oro-facial tissues and adjacent areas. Skills and knowledge in a range of relevant areas are developed including: history taking; examination; application and interpretation of special investigations including radiology, serology and biopsies; differential diagnosis; treatment planning; clinical records; quality of care evaluation; development of effective communication skills in interdisciplinary clinical practice; and the principles and practice of relevant pharmacology. In addition; Oral Medicine as taught and practiced at the University of Sydney and Westmead Centre for Oral Health includes diagnosis and treatment planning for dental management of medically complex patients.
lectures, tutorials, clinical practice
continuous sessional assessment 30%; essay 10%; Viva voce 20%; written paper 40%
Burket's Oral Medicine; M Glick, 12th Edition, 2014; Oral Pathology Clinical Pathologic Correlations, JA Regezi, JJ Sciubba, RCK Jordan, 6th Edition, 2011; Scully'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,; Management Of Temoporomandibular Disorders And Occlusion. Okeson JP, 7th Edition, 2012; Bells Orofacial Pain; Okeson JP, 7th Edition, 2014; Orofacial Pain; Zakrewska JM, 9th Edition, 2009
DENT5200; DENT5119; DENT5118; DENT5120; DENT6000Co-requisites
DENT5219, DENT5220, DENT6010