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DENT263 The Dentist and the Community 1

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An introduction to ethics and communication in dentistry, public health issues related to dentistry, and the prevention of dental diseases.

Paper title The Dentist and the Community 1
Paper code DENT263
Subject Dentistry
EFTS 0.12
Points 15 points
Teaching period Full Year (22 February 2021 - 13 November 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,942.44
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $12,250.44

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A comprehensive list of recommended readings is provided in the DENT 263 course book, which is issued to students at the first teaching session.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper, students are expected to demonstrate knowledge of the NZ oral care system and the public health approach (and the science behind it) and to appreciate (and understand the implications of) the cultural diversity of the NZ population.

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Full Year (22 February 2021 - 13 November 2021)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
B1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22
C1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41