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 children and adults, medically compromised patients, 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 OR BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2; 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 - 2021

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: 20%
2. Case Study
Weighting: 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 40%

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 Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations

Feedback

The inclusion of a number of online practice quizzes throughout the term would help test knowledge as term progressed.

Recommendation

It is recommended that formative online quizzes are available throughout the term.

Feedback from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations

Feedback

Weekly case studies and learning activities were helpful to guide learning.

Recommendation

It is recommended that weekly case studies and learning activities continue.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the processes of assessment, prevention and management of dental diseases, including non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries), and periodontal diseases on patients of all ages
  2. Develop a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for patients of all ages, including medical compromised and special needs patients
  3. Advocate for, and promote, oral health to individuals and groups across diverse community settings in a variety of formats
  4. Recognise and act upon the legal, ethical, and safeguarding issues involving dental practitioners and patients as defined by the relevant professional regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas.

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
1 - Group Work - 20%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 40%
3 - Case Study - 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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Work - 20%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 40%
3 - Case Study - 40%
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 3 (2019)

Authors: Oral and Dental Expert Group
Therapeutic Guidelines Limited
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , AUSTRALIA
ISBN: 9780980825312
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist 5th (2018)

Authors: Gehrig, J.S, Shin, D.E. and Willmann D.E.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Philadelphia Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA
ISBN: 9781496384027
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Modern Dental Assisting 12th (2018)

Authors: Doni L. Bird and Debbie S. Robinson
Elsevier
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323430302
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure 3rd (2016)

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

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Webcam and headset for on-line sessions
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: 08 Mar 2021

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: 15 Mar 2021

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: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Treatment planning and developing a diagnosis

Common Diagnoses in Dentistry

Chapter

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

  • Chapter 4 - Developing the treatment plan

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

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 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Evidence lead treatment planning

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: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Oral health education for the individual and community


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: 26 Apr 2021

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: 03 May 2021

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: 10 May 2021

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: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Diagnostic Radiographs 

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment task 1 due for submission


Group Work Due: Week 10 Monday (17 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Treatment planning for clients of all ages

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Case Study Due: Week 11 Monday (24 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Revision week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Work

Assessment Title
Group Work

Task Description

Work as a group (4-5 students in each group) to:  

  • Research a specific topic and its impact on oral health and the systemic phase management considerations in the provision of dental care. A list of references should be in a consistent style.
  • Present the research findings in a 15-minute rapid-fire oral/visual presentation to your peers and 2 examiners.  All students must speak. There will be time allocated after the oral presentation allowing for questions from the audience.
There is also an individual component to this assessment: 

  • Individual written evaluation (500-800 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 Gibb’s reflective cycle to complete.
  • 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.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Monday (17 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 June 2021)


Weighting
20%

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

There will be two examiners for the rapid-fire research presentation, the grade for the research and oral presentation will be an average of the 2 examiners marks.


The assessment criteria for your group presentation and individual evaluations is defined on the marking sheet available on Moodle.  The final grade for this assessment comprises of your group grade and then the individual grade for the evaluation component.


You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, in order to pass the unit. You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section in order to pass the unit overall.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
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) it is overdue.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the processes of assessment, prevention and management of dental diseases, including non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries), and periodontal diseases on patients of all ages
  • Advocate for, and promote, oral health to individuals and groups across diverse community settings in a variety of formats


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

2 Case Study

Assessment Title
Individual Case Study

Task Description

Individually complete a patient case study:

  • Identify disease risk factors
  • Formulate a risk assessment and diagnosis/diagnoses.
  • Develop a treatment plan considering prognosis, patient and clinician modifiers, treatment goals and objectives.
  • Explain the rationale for risk assessment, prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment plan.
  • Provide information regarding consultation with other professionals and /or referrals.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (24 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 June 2021)


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

The assessment criteria for your case study is defined on the marking sheet. 

This assessment will be marked on the following criteria headings:

  • Patient history analysis
  • Problem list/diagnosis
  • Risk assessment
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Critical thinking
  • Organisation
  • Grammar, spelling and writing mechanics

You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, in order to pass the unit. You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section in order to pass the unit overall.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
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) it is overdue.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Develop a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for patients of all ages, including medical compromised and special needs patients
  • Recognise and act upon the legal, ethical, and safeguarding issues involving dental practitioners and patients as defined by the relevant professional regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas.


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

3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
End of Term Online Assessment

Task Description

  • Your online assessment is to be your own individual work and not a result of collaboration with other students. Any identified cases of potential collusion will result in a breach of academic integrity case being raised.
  • The online assessment time and date will be confirmed on the News Forum on the unit Moodle site.
  • You are allowed one attempt only and must be completed within the allocated time frame.
  • Open attempts are submitted automatically. This means that if you have technical difficulties, it will save any questions you have already answered.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

During the examination week


Return Date to Students

Results of the online final examination will be made available on certification of grades day 9th July 2021.


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

This online assessment will cover all learning material from ORAL12001. The questions relate to applying knowledge to the treatment planning and the management of dental conditions. The question format will be a combination of a multiple choice and short response question which require a paragraph or short answers relating to oral disease, prevention and management.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The end of time online assessment will be conducted in the examination period. You will be advised on the date and time

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the processes of assessment, prevention and management of dental diseases, including non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries), and periodontal diseases on patients of all ages
  • Develop a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for patients of all ages, including medical compromised and special needs patients
  • Advocate for, and promote, oral health to individuals and groups across diverse community settings in a variety of formats
  • Recognise and act upon the legal, ethical, and safeguarding issues involving dental practitioners and patients as defined by the relevant professional regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas.


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

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?