CQUniversity Unit Profile
ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis
Oral Pathology and Diagnosis
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General Information

Overview

On completion of this unit you will gain knowledge and understanding of aetiology and pathogenesis of oral and systemic diseases as a foundation for clinical practice in Years 2 and 3. You will develop an understanding of the impact of systemic disease on the health of the oral cavity, dental management and treatment planning, the importance of patient medical history and the role of the oral health therapist within the dental team. You will learn the principles of intra-oral and extra-oral examination and screening for hard and soft tissue pathologies, as well as examination procedures in the detection of caries, changes in the tooth surface, pulpal and periapical tissues, and periodontal assessment. This knowledge will provide you with the foundations to recognise and describe oral pathological conditions in the clinical situation. You will learn to communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms and gain relevant interpersonal and team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 9
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Condition: Students must be enrolled in CB29 Oral Health Course to enrol in this unit.Prerequisites: ORAL11001 Introduction to Oral Health Therapy, BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology. Corequisites: BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology and ORAL11005 Oral Anatomy 2.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. On-campus Activity
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Presentation
Weighting: 30%
3. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%
4. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Feedback from the student evaluations and residential school survey

Feedback

Students enjoyed the clinic sessions at residential school in the Oral Health Clinic and benefited from sharing learning experiences with their peers.

Recommendation

Although the intense three-day residential school will not be included in 2020 as the unit will be offered on campus only, similar clinical experience in groups will be scheduled in 2020.

Feedback from Feedback from the student evaluations and residential school survey

Feedback

Students enjoyed the Oral Health simulation laboratory sessions at the residential school. Students felt they could understand and apply their theoretical knowledge from working on manikins in the Oral Health simulation laboratory.

Recommendation

Although the intense three-day residential school will not be included in 2020 as the unit will be offered on campus only, similar clinical experience in groups will be scheduled in 2020.

Feedback from Feedback from the student evaluations

Feedback

Students would like more information and direction on the written examination.

Recommendation

Previous exam questions will be integrated and embedded into the weekly lectures in 2020. Practice questions will be included each week to help students prepare for the final written examination.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and demonstrate procedures involved in intra-oral and extra-oral examination
  2. Recognize and describe pathological lesions in hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity
  3. Describe common and significant oral and systemic diseases and discuss the impact of these diseases on dental treatment and management by the dental team and oral health therapist
  4. Describe the aetiology and pathogenesis of dental caries, periodontal diseases, and pulp and periapical disease
  5. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours as required of an Oral Health Therapist.

The learning outcomes of this unit are part of the overall learning outcomes in the BOralHlth course at CQUniversity. They will form part of the annual report documentation which is submitted to the Australian Dental Council for accreditation. 

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - On-campus Activity - 0%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
4 - In-class Test(s) - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - On-campus Activity - 0%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
4 - In-class Test(s) - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist Third (2019)

Authors: Leslie Delong ; Nancy W. Burkhart
Wolters Kluwer
Philadelphia Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States of America
ISBN: 9781496354525
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

If you prefer to study with a paper copy, they are available at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code). eBooks are available at the publisher's website.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Webcam and headset for on-line sessions
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Babitha Joseph Unit Coordinator
b.m.joseph@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

General Pathology:

  • Introduction to the Unit
  • Why the study of Pathology is so important to the role of an OHT
  • Introduction to Oral and General Pathology.

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

The first practice quiz for the assessment quiz opens.

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

General pathology:

  • Inflammation and repair
  • Immune system and immunity
  • Neoplasia.

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

Finalise topics for Oral Presentation


Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Periodontal diseases:

  • Plaque and calculus
  • Introduction to Periodontal Disease

Chapter

1. Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist Fifth (2018)

Authors: Jill S. Gehrig, Daniel E. Shin and Donald E. Willmann

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennisylvan, USA


2. Carranza's clinical periodontology.

Authors: Newman, M., Takei, H., Klokkevold, P., & Carranza, F. (2015).

St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Lesions of the oral mucosa:

  • Ulcers
  • Vesicles
  • Red lesions and White lesions
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Raised lesions.

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

The second practice quiz for the assessment quiz opens.

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Enlargements of Oral Soft Tissues and Hard Tissues.

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Systemic diseases and their impact on oral health and treatment:

  • Medical History
  • Developmental, Hereditary and congenital disorders
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Infectious diseases.

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Oral Presentations Week

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinical Exercise Due: Week 7 Friday (4 Sept 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Oral Presentation Due: Week 7 Tuesday (1 Sept 2020) 8:00 am AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Systemic diseases and their impact on oral health and treatment:

  • Blood disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Skeletal disorders.

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Medical Emergencies 

Chapter

1. Modern Dental Assisting Hardcover, 12th Edition. Chapter 31.

Authors: Doni L. Bird and Debbie S. Robinson

Elsevier


2. Oral and Dental Therapeutic Guidelines, Version 3

Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Melbourne

Events and Submissions/Topic

The Assessment Quiz opens.

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Dental caries:

  • Review the aetiology of dental caries
  • Plaque and Calculus
  • Enamel changes in the early caries lesion
  • Progression of the enamel lesion
  • Progression of caries into dentine
  • Pulp and dentine reactions to caries.

Chapter

1. Essentials of Dental caries (4th ed.).

Authors: Edwina Kidd and Ole Fejerskov

Oxford University Press


2. Sturdevant's art and science of operative dentistry (5th ed.).

Author: Edward Swift, Harold Heymann and Theodore Rob

Edinburgh: Elsevier Mosby.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Diseases of the pulp and periapical tissues

Chapter

1. Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure (3rd ed.).

Graham Mount, Wyatt Hume, Hien Ngo, Mark Wolff

John Wiley & Sons.


2. Oral and Dental Therapeutic Guidelines, Version 3

Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Melbourne

Events and Submissions/Topic

On-Line Quiz Due: Week 11 Tuesday (29 Sept 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Clinical examination:

  • Medical and dental histories
  • Oral screening
  • Radiographic examination
  • Recording.

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd edition (2019)

Authors: DeLong, L. and Burkhart, N.W.

Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title
Clinical Exercise

Task Description

The following exercises will be completed in the dental clinic using the high-volume evacuator, triplex syringe and examination instruments. The students will rotate as patient, assistant and operator.

1. Positioning the high-volume evacuator during a dental procedure.

2. Performing a mouth rinse.

3. Identify extra-oral features.



Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (4 Sept 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Friday (18 Sept 2020)


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

The clinical exercise performed at the health clinic for this course are designed to apply the theory from learning materials and introduce practical skills. These exercises are also designed to prepare you for placements in clinical practice in Term 2 of Year 1. You are required to record the completion of these exercises to monitor your progress in the clinical workbook provided. Assessment of the practical exercises in ORAL11003 is a Pass/Fail assessment. You must complete the exercises to a satisfactory standard in order to pass this assessment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
At the completion of the placement you are required to submit the student self-assessment sheet and record of your attendance and comments written and signed by the clinical supervisor.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and demonstrate procedures involved in intra-oral and extra-oral examination
  • Recognize and describe pathological lesions in hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours as required of an Oral Health Therapist.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Presentation

Assessment Title
Oral Presentation

Task Description

You are asked to work in small groups to present a short talk (min 5 and max 8 mins). Topics for the presentation will be chosen from list. All topics relate to the clinical implications of oral pathology and diagnosis in oral health therapy. To prepare for this assessment, you will research the topic, create a short concise power point presentation and deliver the presentation in Week 7. Your presentation should consider the level of knowledge of the student audience. Please study the marking criteria for more information on what information you should include and the standards required in the presentation.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Tuesday (1 Sept 2020) 8:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Tuesday (15 Sept 2020)


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

The presentation will be assessed on organization, content and presentation. The Rubric for the oral presentation is available on Moodle. The percentage of your final mark is 20%. You must obtain a mark of at least 50% in order to pass this assessment. You must pass this assessment to pass this unit overall. The assessment will be conducted on 1st of September 2020, Tuesday.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online Group

Submission Instructions
The soft copy for the presentation must be submitted by 8:00 AM on the day of presentation.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe common and significant oral and systemic diseases and discuss the impact of these diseases on dental treatment and management by the dental team and oral health therapist
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours as required of an Oral Health Therapist.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice
  • Social Innovation

3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
On-Line Quiz

Task Description

You are required to complete one on-line quiz. Questions are in the form of short and long answers. The focus will be on the topics covered from Week 1 to Week 8. Including the terminology, medical emergencies, basic pathogenesis and dental implications of systemic diseases. Correct terminology is important in communicating ideas and information between oral health practitioners. This quiz opens in week 9 and closes in week 11.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Tuesday (29 Sept 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Tuesday (13 Oct 2020)


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

The percentage of your final mark is 20%. You must complete the quiz to pass the unit. The quiz may be conducted with open-book. The quiz is completed on-line in Moodle site within a time limit. Feedback will be given after the quiz have closed. The maximum score (80) that can be accumulated from the online quiz equals 20% of the total marks. There is a 50% minimum mark requirement to pass this assessment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognize and describe pathological lesions in hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity
  • Describe the aetiology and pathogenesis of dental caries, periodontal diseases, and pulp and periapical disease


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

4 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title
End of Term Online Examination

Task Description

An end of term written examination in the online environment. Questions are in the form of short and long answers. The focus will be on the topics covered from Week 1 to Week 12. It will be required to use correct terminology while writing the answers. As it is important to use correct terminology while communicating ideas and information between oral health practitioners.


Assessment Due Date

During the University examination period. Date and time for the end of term will be advised in the university examination timetable.


Return Date to Students

Results will be returned to students with end of term results.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50% - You must obtain at least 50% in this assessment task in order to pass the unit overall.

Assessment Criteria

The end of term written examination online covers content studied within weeks 1-12


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and demonstrate procedures involved in intra-oral and extra-oral examination
  • Describe common and significant oral and systemic diseases and discuss the impact of these diseases on dental treatment and management by the dental team and oral health therapist
  • Describe the aetiology and pathogenesis of dental caries, periodontal diseases, and pulp and periapical disease


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?