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ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management
Oral Disease Prevention and Management
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Unit Profile Correction added on 30-03-20

The end of term examination has now been changed to an alternate form of assessment. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment.

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 - 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. 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" student evaluation

Feedback

"I think we need more time going through treatment plans as a group" and "more student interaction"

Recommendation

Tutorial structure to be reviewed to allow student engagement on group problem based learning activities.

Feedback from "Have your say" student evaluation and the unit-coordinators self evaluation.

Feedback

"Lectures are very lengthy, contents was of importance but long" "Content was a bit overwhelming"

Recommendation

Consider utilising a flipped classroom for the delivery of specific areas of content to allow group tutorial time.

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 5th (2018)

Authors: Jill S. Gehrig, Daniel E. Shin and Donald E. Willmann
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Philadelphia Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA
ISBN: 9781496384027
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

A new edition of the Therapeutic Guidelines Oral and Dental is scheduled to be released in January 2020. The paperback edition can be purchased by emailing sales@tg.org.au or calling 1800 061 260 (within Australia).

Other texts are available for purchase 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: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Ethical and legal considerations

Patient evaluation and assessment

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

Gehrig, J.S., Shin, D.E & Willmann, D.E. (2018) Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 5th 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: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Caries management system



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: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Treatment planning and developing a diagnosis


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

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Oral health education for the individual and community

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Interprofessional 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: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Treatment planning for the medically compromised client

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 (2019) Therapeutic Guidelines: Oral and Dental Version 3. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Treatment planning for the anxious client and client experiencing substance abuse

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: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Treatment planning for the elderly client and client with 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: 11 May 2020

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: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Submit and present assessment

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment task 1 due for submission


Case study, Research and Oral Presentation Due: Week 10 Monday (18 May 2020) 9:00 am AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Dental Materials Revision

Chapter

See Moodle for links

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Revision week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Work

Assessment Title
Case study, Research and Oral Presentation

Task Description

  • 4-5 students in each group.
  • Choose one of the prepared case studies (clinical examination and patient history obtained) and research topics.
  • Individually complete the patient case study.
  • As a group conduct research on a specific topic and present a 15 minute rapid fire presentation.
  • Individually complete an evaluation of the group work and delivery of a peer groups presentation.
  • This assessment task is worth 40% of your overall grade.



Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Monday (18 May 2020) 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

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

1. Individually complete a patient case study: 

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

2. Work as a group to research and deliver a 15-minute rapid fire oral/visual presentation:

  • Research – research the specific topic and its impact on oral health and the systemic phase management considerations in the dental provision of dental care. A list of reference should be in a consistent style.
  • Presentation skills - 15-minute rapid fire oral/visual presentation to your peers and 2 examiners. The resources available in the room are a computer, screen, document camera and internet access. All student must speak. There will be time allocated after the oral presentation allowing for questions from the audience.

3. Evaluation:

  • Individual written evaluation - (500 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, what went well and how performance could be improved in your group next time. Use the Gibb’s reflective cycle to complete the evaluation.
  • Peer evaluation - The individual will be assessed on their ability to give constructive (strategies for improvement) feedback to other student groups. This is completed individually at the Week 10 rapid fire oral presentations, the unit-coordinator will provide this form on the day.
  • Self and Peer Assessment (SPA) via Moodle (formative feedback to the unit coordinator regarding the group work). A link will be sent to you via Moodle to complete the SPA.

Submission and Due Dates:

  • All students must complete the SPA: to be completed on Moodle (link with be sent via Moodle by the unit coordinator).
  • All students must submit the individually completed treatment plan for the provided case study – due Monday Week 10 at 9am.
  • All students must submit the individual written evaluation on group work – due Monday Week 10 at 9am.
  • One student from each group will submit an electronic copy of their group rapid fire presentation by Monday Week 10 at 9am.
  • The rapid fire oral presentation will be held in the lecture time during Week 10.
  • The peer evaluation will be completed individually in the lecture time in Week 10. The unit coordinator will provide all necessary resources for this component of the assessment.

Detailed assessment criteria and mark allocation is available to the students on Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The cover sheet and individual case study and evaluation are to be submitted individually. The presentation is 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).
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