In Semester 1, students will be introduced to the biochemical and biological processes which are fundamental to life, cells, and tissues. This course establishes the foundations of basic science which relate to clinical dentistry and oral health therapy practice. Students are also trained to develop skills such as literature search, verbal and written presentation that will assist them in becoming engaged learners. It includes information on chemistry including chemical bonds, inorganic and organic chemistry, before going on to introduce students to protein structure and function, nucleic acid structure, protein synthesis, lipids, energy currency, overview of metabolism, extracellular matrix components, receptors and signalling, membrane pores, diffusion, and membrane pumps. The student will also develop knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and be introduced to behavioural sciences in dentistry and oral health.
Oral presentation; written report and written examination
Prerequisites: All Units of Study for the first year of the Bachelor of Oral Health must be successfully Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL2101; ORHL2102
ORHL2101 and ORHL2102