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ORAL11004 Oral Anatomy 1
Oral Anatomy 1
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General Information


This unit introduces key topics in oral anatomy, which will enable you to begin preclinical training in term 2, and will form the foundations for clinical practice. In the first half of this unit you will study morphology of teeth, sequence of eruption and basic occlusion. The study of distinct features and traits of teeth will enable you to identify and examine teeth, as well as develop an awareness of root morphology required for primary tooth extractions and periodontal treatment for the adult dentition. The study of the sequence of eruption and exfoliation will develop your understanding of the changes with age from infancy to adulthood. This knowledge and understanding will also enable you to predict changes in the dentition with age and identify abnormalities in the eruption sequence. The study of dental morphology and occlusion will provide you with an understanding of tooth shape and function that applies to the restoration of natural tooth form. The second half of this unit will introduce you to anatomy of the head and neck, including surface anatomy, bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and lymphatics. Applications of this knowledge, in patient examination and local anaesthesia, will be developed further in ORAL11005 Oral Anatomy 2 in term 2.


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 full-time in CB29 Oral Health Course to enrol in this unit.  Corequisite: ORAL11001 Introduction to Oral Health Therapy

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 1 - 2022


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. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: 25%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 25%
3. Online Test
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 In class and student evaluations


Students were enthusiastic about the individual and group activities designed for learning tooth morphology and head and neck anatomy. Students were happy that they had ample time to complete all the activities and felt they learnt well from these experiences.


It is recommended that practical sessions in the study of dental morphology and head and neck anatomy remain as part of ORAL11004.

Feedback from In class and student evaluations


Students would like the class tutorials to follow lecture.


It is recommended that the tutorial immediately follows the lecture.

Feedback from Student evaluations


Students would like more help with study techniques and how to write answers for the end of term on-line assessment.


It is recommended that early feedback on written answers be given to students to assist in preparation for end of term assessments. A priority on feedback will be set following the first in-class test at mid-term in 2022. Study and exam techniques will also be discussed in tutorials.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and name teeth in the human dentitions and anatomical features of the head and neck
  2. Describe the anatomy of the head and neck relevant to the function of the oral cavity
  3. Describe features and traits of teeth in the human dentitions, as well as normal sequence of eruption and exfoliation, and occlusion
  4. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours as required of an Oral Health Therapist.

All unit profiles in the Bachelor of Oral Health are made available to the Australian Dental Council for on-going accreditation purposes.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
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Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - In-class Test(s) - 35%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 25%
3 - Online Test - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
Textbooks and Resources



Woelfel's Dental Anatomy 9th (2017)

Authors: Rickne C. Scheid and Gabriela Weiss
Jones and Bartlett Learning (now Booktopia Publisher Services)
Philadelphia Philadelphia , PA , USA
ISBN: 9781496320223
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

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