Public oral health 371

Module code POH 371
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

This module is chosen as an elective to further studies in the field of community dentistry. This module will provide the oral hygiene student with a deeper understanding and skills in the fields of Preventive Dentistry, Oral Epidemiology, and Administration and Management. This will enable him/her to be able to develop and manage a needs-related preventive programme for the individual high risk patient and also for a specific community or population. It will be expected of the student to submit a minor research report demonstrating his/her understanding and skills in the field of public oral health. The main subject consists of four syllabus themes, namely:
• Preventive dentistry
• Oral epidemiology
• Project management
• Minor research report

Module credits 8.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites ODO 271, OFC 271, RAD 271, PDL 271, ORD 271, GAP 271, VKM 271, TBW 271
Contact time 1 lecture per week, 2 practicals per week over 10 weeks
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Community Dentistry
Period of presentation Year

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