This module will enable the oral hygiene student to be competent in the evaluation of the oral health status of the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient in terms of diseases related to the hard tissues of the oral cavity plus the pulpa and peri-apical tissues, and be able to: • correctly diagnose the diseases; • correctly diagnose the patient’s risk profile; • instruct a patient to be capable of exercising self-protective measures; • change the behavioural pattern of the patient through motivation; • create resistant and optimally maintainable dental hard tissues for oral health; • reverse early lesions where possible; • refer patients for restorative and rehabilitative treatment.
1 lecture per week, 1 other contact session per week, 1 seminar per week, 2 practicals per week, 1 discussion class per week
Language of tuition
Afrikaans and English is used in one class
Period of presentation
The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.
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