Management of Acute Conditions in Oral Health

20 Units

This course integrates knowledge of dental and regional anatomy, tooth and tissue physiology and clinical radiology with extraction of primary and permanent teeth and minor oral surgery. This course considers the oral manifestations of systemic disease and oral pathology in infants and children and pays attention to pharmacological and clinical techniques for the management of pain and infection.

This course is a mandatory program component.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Diagnose and manage common dental emergencies
  2. Remove primary and permanent teeth and tooth fragments
  3. Apply knowledge of pharmokinetics to provide effective management of dental pain and sepsis
  4. Develop strategies for the management of adverse effects of drugs and medications
  5. Understand clotting mechanisms and haemostasis
  6. Identify intra-oral pathology in children
  7. Provide safe and effective treatment mindful of general health status and psychosocial welfare
  8. Provide advice on the management and treatment options for the anxious patient
  9. Have advanced knowledge of radiological interpretation of hard and soft tissue pathology affecting the oral cavity
  10. Provide safe and effective treatment for the child with dental pain

This course will contain fundamentals of:

  1. Dental pharmacology
  2. Exodontia and haemostasis
  3. Oral pathology
  4. Management of anxious patients
  5. Management of common dental emergencies
  6. Dental radiology
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy.
Assumed Knowledge ORHL6001 and ORHL6002
Assessment Items
  • Professional Task: Continuous clinical assessment
  • Formal Examination: Examination: Formal
  • In Term Test: Examination: Class
Contact Hours
  • Clinical: for 12 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Pre-clinical course theory (Integrated learning ) for 2 hours daily prior to clinical placements.)
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 40 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Simulated Clinical Practice for 20 hours per week for 2 weeks)
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Practicum: for 12 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Practicum is Clinical Placements for 24 hours per week for 6 weeks)
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Students are required to spend a total of 260 hours of effort during this course.)
Compulsory Requirements
  • Pre-Placement Requirements: 1. First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider. 2. NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ORHL6003
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