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ORAL11005 Oral Anatomy 2
Oral Anatomy 2
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General Information


This unit builds on your knowledge of anatomy from ORAL11004 Oral Anatomy 1 and supports your study of oral pathology in ORAL11003 Introduction to Oral Disease. In the first half of this unit you will continue the study of anatomy and physiology of the head, neck and oral cavity with an emphasis of the clinical applications of this knowledge. In the second half of this unit you will study embryology and microscopic anatomy of structures within the oral cavity. With this unit you will develop the foundation knowledge required to administer local anaesthesia and conduct an extra-oral and intra-oral examination in oral health therapy practice.


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.  Prerequisite units are: ORAL11004 and BMSC11010.

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 - 2024


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. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 25%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 25%
3. 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 Email and in class


Students reported that it was difficult to find information in the lecture power points when it came to their review time as the power points were very long.


It is recommended that the lectures be reviewed to be subdivided into smaller topic presentations.

Feedback from Email and in class


Students report that their workload was diffcult to manage and when they fell behind in their study they had difficulty catching up.


It is recommended that the support strategy for students to manage workload throughout the term be reviewed.

Feedback from Email and in class


Students enjoyed the practical anatomy sessions and range of anatomical models available, although they would rather the assessment was conducted earlier than the last week of term.


It is recommended practical anatomy sessions continue and the timing of assessment be reviewed.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and describe anatomical and radiographic features of the head and neck with particular relevance to dental anaesthesia and patient examination
  2. Describe anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity with emphasis on innervation of oral structures, spread of infection, function of the temporomandibular joint and salivary glands
  3. Describe the embryological development of the teeth and oral cavity, and the microscopic anatomy of oral structures
  4. 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
1 - Practical Assessment - 25%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 25%
3 - In-class Test(s) - 50%

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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources

Information for Textbooks and Resources has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 17 June 2024
Academic Integrity Statement

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