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ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1
Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1
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General Information


In this unit you will gain theoretical knowledge in dental materials, restorative procedures, radiation safety and radiographic imaging procedures. You will also translate and integrate this knowledge in a simulated environment while fulfilling workplace health and safety, equipment maintenance and record management requirements. On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate practical skills in dental restorations in adults of all ages. You will also be able to take both intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs safely and competently in a simulated environment. You will be able to communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.


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

Pre-requisites: (A pre-requisite is a unit you must study before you can enrol in the next associated unit. Most commonly, this is because the pre-requisite unit gives you the knowledge you need, in order to study the next unit.) HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning andBIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology andORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis andORAL11005 Dental Morphology and Microscopic AnatomyORAL11006 Introduction to Oral Health Practice Co-requisites:(A co-requisite is a unit which has to be completed prior to or concurrently with another unit.) ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management 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 - 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: 30%
2. Portfolio
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 70%

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 Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.


Students appreciated the ongoing feedback via the online-realtime assessment system (ORAS).


It is recommended that ORAS continues to be used to provide on-going feedback to students.

Feedback from Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.


Students appreciated the regular quizzes.


It is recommended that quizzes continue to be used.

Feedback from Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.


Students appreciated the regular simulation sessions.


It is recommended that simulation sessions continue in future.

Feedback from Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.


Students suggested catch up sessions due to sessions missed for public holidays.


The simulation sessions are scheduled over the whole term, taking public holidays into account. Therefore, catch-up sessions as such are not needed and are taken into account when formulating the term program.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the theoretical basis of dental materials and restorative procedures in the management of oral diseases
  2. Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection when producing diagnostic intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic images
  3. Apply knowledge and skills of dental materials and cavity preparation for dental restorations in the simulated environment
  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 - 30%
2 - Portfolio - 0%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 70%

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 - 30%
2 - Portfolio - 0%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 70%
Textbooks and Resources



Essentials of Dental Radiography 10 (2017)

Authors: Evelyn Thomson and Orlen Johnson
Pearson Education
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River , NJ , USA
ISBN: 9780134460741
Binding: Paperback

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure 3 (2016)

Authors: G J Mount, W R Hume, H Ngo, M S Wolff
Wiley Blackwell
Chichester Chichester , West Suffe , UK
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
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