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Public health issues related to dental diseases. Ageing and oral health. Culture, ethnicity and health, with particular emphasis on Māori oral health.
|Paper title||The Dentist and the Community 2|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,646.20|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Murray Thomson
Daly B, Batchelor P, Treasure ET, Watt RG. Essential Dental Public Health (2nd Revised edition, 2013). Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199679379
This textbook can be purchased here.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
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 measurement, epidemiology and public health aspects of a range of oral conditions (including periodontal disease, enamel defects, mucosal conditions, dry mouth and tooth loss). They will also appreciate the nature, scope and contribution of dental health services research. Building on DENT 263, they should further appreciate (and understand the implications of) the cultural diversity of the NZ population, with particular reference to Māori oral health and services.