Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of:
- Relevant basic sciences including anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology with respect to health and how these are altered in disease states
- Patho-physiological and anatomical basis for clinical signs of oral and craniofacial health and disease
- Relationships between dental disease, population risk factors and the preventative measures
And integrate this knowledge to dental areas through discussions in:
- Basic and clinical science associated with pharmacology and therapeutics used in dentistry
- The science underpinning the key properties of dental materials and evaluate their clinical applications
Students' clinical skills will be augmented through practical, laboratory based sessions using typodont teeth set in a manikin head.
- Operative skills will be taught to ensure students can undertake skilled, competent and safe dental procedures including: cavity design, extra-coronal restorations and non-surgical endodontic treatment.
- Simulated clinical techniques will be undertaken and the student will be introduced to decision making processes leading to tooth loss and replacement and execution of appropriate operative techniques for all stages of planned prosthodontic treatment (excluding bridges and implants) in conjunction, as necessary, with other specialists and technicians.