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DENT363 The Dentist and the Community 2

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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
Paper code DENT363
Subject Dentistry
EFTS 0.1
Points 12 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,618.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,208.70

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Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Murray Thomson

A comprehensive list of recommended readings is provided in the DENT 363 course book that is issued to students at the first teaching session.
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.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
E1 Friday 08:00-09:50 28-34, 36-37, 39-41