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DENT364 Dentistry in the New Zealand Context

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An introduction to clinical and community dentistry in the New Zealand setting and overview of the biomedical sciences that underpin dentistry.

Paper title Dentistry in the New Zealand Context
Paper code DENT364
Subject Dentistry
EFTS 0.6
Points 72 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,712.20
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $61,252.20

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Restriction
DENT 361, DENT 362, DENT 363
Limited to
BDS
Notes
DENT364 is available only for approved students admitted under the International Medical University Partnership Programme and having previously passed appropriate courses; students who pass the paper will be credited with the First, Second, and Third Year courses of the programme.
Contact
or.secretary@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Andrew Tawse-Smith
Textbooks
A comprehensive list of recommended readings is provided in the DENT 364 course book that is issued to students at the first teaching session.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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. 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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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-08:50 28
Monday 08:00-09:50 29
Monday 09:00-09:50 30-34, 36-37
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 30-34
AND
C1 Wednesday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-43
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-30

An introduction to clinical and community dentistry in the New Zealand setting and overview of the biomedical sciences that underpin dentistry.

Paper title Dentistry in the New Zealand Context
Paper code DENT364
Subject Dentistry
EFTS 0.6
Points 72 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
DENT 361, DENT 362, DENT 363
Limited to
BDS
Notes
DENT364 is available only for approved students admitted under the International Medical University Partnership Programme and having previously passed appropriate courses; students who pass the paper will be credited with the First, Second, and Third Year courses of the programme.
Contact

dent.undergraduate@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Andrew Tawse-Smith

Paper Structure

DENT 364 is a semester 2 only paper. It is available only for approved students admitted under the International Medical University Partnership Programme (IMU) and having previously passed appropriate courses; students who pass the paper will be credited with the First, Second, and Third Year courses of the programme. It includes four modules taught in two sections. The first module (‘Orientating to the New Zealand context’) - DENT 364 (0) commences three weeks before the end of the university mid-year break, and involves an initial four-week orientation, including block courses grouped according to the current third year BDS papers. The aims of this module are to orientate student to Otago social, academic and clinical environment; ensure student theoretical and clinical confidence and competency prior to fourth-year BDS study; and provide remediation where necessary.

The remaining part of DENT 364 will commence one week after the university second semester has begun. At that time students join their Otago peers in semester two third-year BDS courses. For the remainder of the semester IMU students will be an integral part of the third-year class, experiencing the same teaching, learning, and assessment tasks as their peers. Details on the timetabling and content of the DENT 364 modules ‘The dentist and the patient’, ‘The dentist and the community’ and ‘Biomedical sciences’ are available on Blackboard under DENT 361 ‘The dentist and the patient 2’ = (DENT 364A), DENT 362 ‘Biomedical sciences 2’ = (DENT 364B), and DENT 363 ‘The dentist and the community 2’ = (DENT 364C).

Textbooks
A comprehensive list of recommended readings is provided in the DENT 364 course book that is issued to students at the first teaching session.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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. 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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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-08:50 29
Monday 09:00-09:50 30-34, 36-37
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 30-34, 36, 39-40
AND
C1 Wednesday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-43
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-30