CQUniversity Unit Profile
ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management
Oral Disease Prevention and Management
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will study current approaches for the prevention, treatment and management of dental diseases such as dental caries (including root caries), periodontal diseases and non carious tooth structure loss. By recording and considering the patient’s medical, dental and social history you will be able diagnose dental diseases and develop an appropriate treatment plan. You will use your clinical judgment skills with a wide range of patients, including child and adult patients, medically compromised adults, special needs patients and the elderly.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 9
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: ORAL11001 Introduction to Oral Health Therapy and BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology and ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science and SCIE11022 Introductory Science and MEDI11004 Professional Practice and BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology and ORAL11002 Oral Anatomy and Physiology and ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis and Co-requisites: ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1 and ORAL12003 Oral Health Clinical Practice 1

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 - 2017

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. Presentation and Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Examination
Weighting: 60%

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 Informal consultations with students, emails from students and review of grades.

Feedback

Irregularities in the marking of the Final Written Examination.

Recommendation

Assessment of Coursework Procedures will be followed for the Final Written Examination in 2017.

Action

Compliance with assessment of coursework procedures.

Feedback from Informal consultations with students, emails from students and review of grades.

Feedback

Lecturer trained, and competent, in Moodle tasks.

Recommendation

The lecturer will be trained in Moodle before Term 1 commences in 2017.

Action

Unit co-ordinator trained and familiar with Moodle.

Feedback from Informal consultations with students, emails from students and review of grades.

Feedback

Lecturer available for consultation - not on campus, not responding to emails and on Recreation Leave for 3 weeks.

Recommendation

The lecturer should be available for consultation with students in 2017.

Action

Students offered multiple communication opportunities (on campus, email and phone) with the unit co-ordinator on a weekly basis throughout the semester.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the processes of risk assessment, nutritional advice and oral health education for the management of all patients, including children, adults, medically compromised, special needs and elderly patients.
  2. Describe current approaches to the prevention of dental diseases, dental caries (including root caries), periodontal diseases and non carious tooth structure loss.
  3. Explain the management of dental diseases including the appropriate selection and use of restorative dental materials.
  4. Form a definitive diagnosis from the information gathered and develop an appropriate treatment plan utilising the relevant treatment phases.
  5. Communicate information regarding oral health to a patients of all ages.
  6. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal/team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.

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
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 6
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd (2017)

Authors: Stephen J. Stefanac and Samuel P. Nesbit
Elsevier
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: ISBN -978-0-323-28730-2
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Therapeutic Guidelines Oral and Dental Version 2 (2012)

Authors: Oral and Dental Expert group
Therapeutic Guidelines Limited
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN:
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Dental Caries : The Disease and its Clinical Management 3rd edition (2015)

Authors: Fejerskov , Nyvad & Kidd
Wiley-Blackwell
Oxford Oxford , United Kingdom
ISBN: ISBN: 1118935829
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist Fourth (2015)

Authors: Jill S. Gehrig and Donald E. Willmann
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Philadelphia Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA
ISBN:
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

Students will need to order the 'Therapeutics Guidelines Oral and Dental' online. Link for the Therapeutics Guidelines website http://www.tg.org.au

Note: 'Foundation of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist' and 'Dental Caries:The Disease and its Clinical Management' are suggested supplementary textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Karen Smart Unit Coordinator
k.smart@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

INTRODUCTION

  • Outcomes
  • Treatment planning framework
  • Documentation
  • Consent
  • Confidentiality, other legal and ethical issues

CLINICAL EXAMINATION

  • patient history
  • extra-oral, intra-oral
  • diagnostic aids

Chapter

See moodle for links

Stefanac, Stephen J. & Nesbit, Samuel P. (2017) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd Ed., Mosby Elsevier.

  • Chapter 6 - Ethical and legal considerations when treatment planning.
  • Chapter 1 - Patient evaluation and assessment.
  • Chapter 3 - Evidence based treatment planning

Nield-Gehrig, Jill S & Willmann, Donald E. (2016) Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 4th Ed., Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Chap 19 p 321 and Chapter 23.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Compulsory two week residential intensive commencing 20th Feb 2017 - 3rd March 2017.

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

DIAGNOSIS and TREATMENT PLANNING

Phases of treatment plan

  • The acute phase of treatment
  • The disease control phase of treatment
  • Definitive phase
  • Maintenance phase

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Stefanac, Stephen J. & Nesbit, Samuel P. (2017)Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd Ed., Mosby Elsevier.

  • Chapter 4 - Developing the treatment plan
  • Chapter 7 to 11 - Phases of the treatment plan

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

INTER- PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

DISEASE PREVENTION

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Stefanac, Stephen J. & Nesbit, Samuel P. (2017) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd Ed., Mosby Elsevier.

  • Chapter 5 - Interprofessional treatment planning

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written and oral presentation - discusion and handed out.

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION

  • individual
  • group

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Treatment planning for the MEDICALLY COMPROMISED

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Stefanac, Stephen J. & Nesbit, Samuel P. (2017) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd Ed., Mosby Elsevier.

  • Chapter 12 - Patients with special needs.

Oral and Dental Expert Group (2012) Therapeutic Guidelines: Oral and Dental Version 2. page 137-166., Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Treatment planning for ALCOHOL, SUBSTANCE ABUSE and the ANXIOUS client

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Stefanac, Stephen J. & Nesbit, Samuel P. (2017) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd Ed., Mosby Elsevier.

  • Chapter 13-15.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

public holiday

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

Treatment planning for the

  • ELDERLY CLIENT
  • SPECIAL NEEDS

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Stefanac, Stephen J. & Nesbit, Samuel P. (2017) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd Ed., Mosby Elsevier.

  • Chapter 12 - Patients with special needs
  • Chapter 17 - Geriatric patients

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Treatment planning for the CHILD and ADOLESCENT client

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Stefanac, Stephen J. & Nesbit, Samuel P. (2017) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd Ed., Mosby Elsevier.

  • Chapter 16 - Adolescents patients.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Minimal Intervention Dentistry and Dental Materials

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Submit and present project

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Group Poster - due for submission


Poster and oral poster presentation Due: Week 11 Monday (22 May 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

Revision week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 05 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

This unit has a compulsary two week residential intensive commencing 20th Feb 2017 - 3rd March 2017.

Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Poster and oral poster presentation

Task Description

This assessment consists of a group poster and oral presentation completed by students in groups of 3-4.

You will have the option of choosing a topic from the list of given topics. You can also select group partners. Failure of choose topic/partners within the prescribed period will result in automatic allocation of topic and group.

Detailed description of the task will be available on the Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (22 May 2017) 9:00 am AEST

Electronic submissions must be submitted by Monday 9am, oral presentations will be in the allocated lecture times.


Return Date to Students

Results will be returned to students with end of term results


Weighting
40%

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

Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria will be available to students via Moodle.

Student must obtain at least 50% in this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.

Late submissions: Marks will be deducted at a penalty of 5% or equivalent of the total available marks for the assessment for each calendar day(full or part) if it is overdue.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Students will submit an electronic copy of the poster online.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the processes of risk assessment, nutritional advice and oral health education for the management of all patients, including children, adults, medically compromised, special needs and elderly patients.
  • Describe current approaches to the prevention of dental diseases, dental caries (including root caries), periodontal diseases and non carious tooth structure loss.
  • Explain the management of dental diseases including the appropriate selection and use of restorative dental materials.
  • Form a definitive diagnosis from the information gathered and develop an appropriate treatment plan utilising the relevant treatment phases.
  • Communicate information regarding oral health to a patients of all ages.
  • Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal/team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.


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

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
180 minutes

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

Details
No calculators permitted
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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