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ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management
Oral Disease Prevention and Management
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General Information


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.


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 - 2022


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


The extra tasks and readings were great resources to gain more knowledge.


It is recommended that students are encouraged to engage with the optional interactive content on Moodle, and suggested readings.

Feedback from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations


Face-to-face tutorials are beneficial. Kahoots during the tutorial were a fun way to learn and test the weekly content.


It is recommended to continue the group game-style learning on campus.

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



Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd 3rd (2017)

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

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

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

Modern Dental Assisting 12th (2018)

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

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

Additional Textbook Information

The Therapeutic Guidelines Oral and Dental, Version 3 paperback edition can be purchased by emailing sales@tg.org.au or calling 1800 061 260 (within Australia).

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
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