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 to 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, people with special needs 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:ORAL11004 Oral Anatomy; ANDORAL11005 Dental Morphology and Microscopic Anatomy; ANDORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis; ANDBIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology; ANDHLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning.Co-requisites:ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1; ANDORAL12003 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 - 2019

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. Group Work
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 Have your Say

Feedback

The students felt the examination was challenging as they had two exams on one day.

Recommendation

The Unit Co-ordinator can request that two final written examinations are not timetabled on one day in 2019.

Feedback from Have your say

Feedback

The introduction of Zoom tutorials towards the end of the term was positively accepted by students.

Recommendation

Zoom tutorials will be held from the beginning of the term in 2019.

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 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 - Group Work - 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 - Group Work - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd 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: eBook
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

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: 9781451194159
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Modern Dental Assisting 12 (2018)

Authors: Doni L. Bird and Debbie S. Robinson
Elsevier
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 978-0-323-43030-2
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure Third (2016)

Authors: Graham J Mount, Wyatt R Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S Wolff
Wiley Blackwell
Chichester Chichester , West Suffex
ISBN: 9781118766590
Binding: Other

Additional Textbook Information

This textbook will also be used as a reference text in Years 2, term 2 and Year 3 of your Bachelor of Oral Health program.

The ORAL12001 e-textbook Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry (3rd edition) is now available for students to access via the library. This will assist students manage the cost of textbooks.
The etextbook has been purchased oultright, forming part of the Library collection, and available for staff and students to access

However, if you prefer your own copy, you can purchase them at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

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 style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Karen Smart Unit Coordinator
k.smart@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Mar 2019

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 - further investigations

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., Chap 19 p 321 and Chapter 23. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Compulsory two week residential intensive 

Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

CARIES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

DIAGNOSES

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Mount, GM., Hume, W.R., Ngo, H.C. and Wolff, M.S. (2016) Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

TREATMENT PLANNING

Phases of treatment plan

  • Systemic phase
  • Acute phase
  • Disease control phase
  • Definitive phase
  • Maintenance phase

Chapter

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

Written and oral presentation - disseminated

Week 4 Begin Date: 01 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION

  • Individual
  • Group

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 08 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

INTER- PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

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

Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Apr 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 22 Apr 2019

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

Week 7 Begin Date: 29 Apr 2019

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 8 Begin Date: 06 May 2019

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: 13 May 2019

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: 20 May 2019

Module/Topic

Dental Materials Revision

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 11 Begin Date: 27 May 2019

Module/Topic

Submit and present assessment.

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Group Poster - due for submission


Group work: Case Study Presentation and Evaluation Due: Week 11 Monday (27 May 2019) 9:00 am AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 03 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Revision week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Work

Assessment Title
Group work: Case Study Presentation and Evaluation

Task Description

This assessment consists of two parts to be completed by students in groups of 3-4. You will have the option of choosing a case study from the list of given case studies. You can also select group partners. Failure to choose case study/partners within the prescribed period will result in automatic allocation of case study and group.

Part 1 - Case Study Presentation

You will be required to work as a group to:

  1. Identify modifying factors.
  2. Formulate a risk assessment and diagnosis/diagnoses.
  3. Develop a treatment plan.
  4. Explain the rationale for risk assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan.
  5. Provide information regarding consultation with other professionals and /or referrals.

The group is required to present the case study to the class in a five (5) slide PowerPoint presentation.

Part 2 - Evaluation

You will be required to complete written evaluations and provide feedback.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (27 May 2019) 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

Review/Exam Week Monday (10 June 2019)

Group feedback will be provided.


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

Detailed assessment criteria are available to students on Moodle.


Oral Presentation

  1. All students must speak.
  2. Time: 20-23 minutes.
  3. Powerpoint on the monitor in the lecture room.
  4. Explain specific patient management issues.


Evaluation

  1. Peer group evaluation: The group will be assessed on their ability to give constructive feedback to other student groups.
  2. Group Evaluation: Discuss as a group (300-400 words) “What ideas would you have for improving the ability of your group, next time around, to be a better team?” The template to complete is provided on Moodle.
  3. Individual evaluation: (300-400 words) Critically reflect upon the role you have played during the group assessment. In your observations, comment upon the team dynamic, the role you have played and how performance could be improved in your group next time. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The cover sheet and self reflection are to be submitted individually. The presentation and group reflection are to be submitted by one group member.

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.
  • 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 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
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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