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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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DENT 361, DENT 362, DENT 363
Limited to
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.
Teaching staff
Dr Andrew Tawse-Smith
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.
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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. 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 08:00-08:50 28
Monday 08:00-09:50 29
Monday 09:00-09:50 30-34, 36-37
B1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 38-39
C1 Wednesday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-43
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-30