Health promotion and education; health services and systems; ethics in public health and health research.
|Paper title||The Dentist and the Community 3|
|Teaching period||Second Semester (11 June 2018 - 24 October 2018)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,538.90|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,078.00|
- Limited to
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Lyndie Foster Page
- The following texts are recommended as core reading. Additional reading will be recommended
at the beginning of the paper.
Daly B, Watt R. Batchelor P and Treasure E, Essential Dental Public Health. OUP, Oxford, 2002. Parts 3 & 4, and in particular, chapters 9, 10, 11, 17, 19, 21, 22.
Tones K, Green J., Health Promotion: Planning and Strategies Sage Publications, London, 2004. Chapters 4 & 6
Hawe P, Degeling D, Hall J., Evaluating Health Promotion: A health workers guide MacLennan & Petty, Sydney, 1990. Chapters 2-6
Durie M., Whaiora: M?üori Health Development (2nd ed) OUP, Oxford, 1998 Chapters 5, 6 & 8
Mead H M., Tikanga M?üori: Living by M?üori Values Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2003
- 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
- The 'Public Health Approach' has four key elements: surveillance of health issues;
identify risk and protective factors; develop, implement and evaluate interventions;
and upscale successful implementation to policy and large-scale interventions. DENT
463 focuses particularly on the third and fourth elements of the model to facilitate
an understanding of the breadth of public health while consolidating previous understanding
of epidemiology and public health, particularly as it relates to oral health.
By the time students have completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), they will be aware of the social context of dentistry, the wider determinants of oral health and their role as oral health professionals in New Zealand society. In this paper there will be an emphasis on health promotion and education in oral health, the structure of health services and systems, the ethics of public health and health research and engaging MÄori communities.