CQUniversity Unit Profile
ORAL12003 Oral Health Clinical Practice 1
Oral Health Clinical Practice 1
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will gain theoretical knowledge in hygiene, periodontal, restorative and other dental procedures. You will translate the knowledge and skills learnt in this unit, as well as pre-requisite and co-requisite units covered in the course, and integrate them in a clinical setting. On completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate clinical judgment and practical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions in adults. You must comply with clinical policies and procedures while undertaking clinical practice. 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. You will be required to attend a two-week compulsory intensive program immediately prior to the commencement of Term 1.

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: ORAL11001 Introduction to Oral Health Therapy and BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology and ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science and SCIE11022 Introductory Science and MEDI11004 Professional Practice and BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology and ORAL11002 Oral Anatomy and Physiology and ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis and Co-requisites: ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1 and ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management

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 - 2017

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. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: 40%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. 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 Moodle Course Evaluation, Self-reflection and Staff Feedback

Feedback

Improve calibration of supervisors.

Recommendation

Improvement in marking matrices. Improved supervisor training. Improved moderation.

Action

Assessment rubrics improved. Supervisor training increased. Better moderation.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the theoretical basis of oral health practice and dental procedures for the diagnosis, prevention and management of oral diseases.
  2. Perform medical and dental history taking, dental examination and risk assessment for adult patients in a clinical environment, including identification of patients who require referral for care outside one's scope of practice.
  3. Carry out dental procedures including impression-taking, the fabrication of study models, whitening treatments and preventative treatments.
  4. Diagnose, prevent and manage non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases in a clinical environment.
  5. Communicate information regarding oral health.
  6. Demonstrate 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 - Practical Assessment - 0%
2 - In-class Test(s) - 40%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
4 - 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 - Practical Assessment - 0%
2 - In-class Test(s) - 40%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
4 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

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: Paperback
Prescribed

Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry Fourth (2013)

Authors: Thomas J. Hilton; Jack L. Ferracane; James Broome
Quintessence
Carol Stream Carol Stream , Illionis , USA
ISBN: 978-0-86715-528-0, 9780867155280
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information


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 styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Kelly Hennessy Unit Coordinator
k.a.hennessy@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Occupational Health and Safety

Infection Control

Clinical Protocols

The Periodontium in Health and Disease

Chapter

Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 4th edition: Jill S. Gehrig and Donald E. Willmann Chapters 1, 3-11, 14-16, 19

Events and Submissions/Topic

Including lectures held in 2 week intensive 20 Feb - 03 Mar 2017

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Tobacco

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

Chemical Agents

Minimum Intervention Dentistry

Introduction to Operative Dentistry

Chapter

Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 4th edition: Jill S. Gehrig and Donald E. Willmann Chapters 18, 22, 25

Minimum intervention dentistry principles and objectives: LJ Walsh, AM Brostek. Australian Dental Journal 2013; 58:(1 Suppl): 3-16 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/adj.12045/epdf

Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition: Thomas J. Hilton; Jack L. Ferracane; James Broome 2, 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Instrumentation

Fissure Sealants

Management of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Stains

Chapter

Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition: Thomas J. Hilton; Jack L. Ferracane; James Broome 7, 11, 16

Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice By Michele Leonardi Darby and Margaret Walsh Chapter 29, 34, 38

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

ADA Codes

Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

Chapter

ADA Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary Eleventh Edition

Therapeutic Guidelines: Oral and Dental Version 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Materials

Adhesion to Enamel and Dentine

Adhesive Restorations

Chapter

Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition: Thomas J. Hilton; Jack L. Ferracane; James Broome Chapter 9 and 14

Events and Submissions/Topic


Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Contouring and Polishing Restorations

Class II restorations

Non-Carious Tooth Wear

Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Chapter

Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition: Thomas J. Hilton; Jack L. Ferracane; James Broome Chapter 11, 12, 15

Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice By Michele Leonardi Darby and Margaret Walsh Chapter 39

The role of erosion in toothwear : aetiology, prevention and management. International Dental Journal (2005) 55, 277-284 DW Bartlett

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pre-clinical Online Quiz - Due Sunday (opens 7AM Saturday 15 April and closes 11.45PM Sun 23 April)


Practical Assessment - Barrier Exam Due: Week 6 Friday (21 Apr 2017) 6:00 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Class V Restorations

Class III Restorations

Class I Restorations

Chapter

Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition: Thomas J. Hilton; Jack L. Ferracane; James Broome Chapter 10, 11, 12, 15

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

Class IV Restorations

Root Caries

Pulpal Considerations

Chapter

Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition: Thomas J. Hilton; Jack L. Ferracane; James Broome Chapter 6, 10, 12, 13

Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 4th edition: Jill S. Gehrig and Donald E. Willmann Chapters 30

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Amalgam

Tooth Whitening

Oral Appliances

Chapter

Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition: Thomas J. Hilton; Jack L. Ferracane; James Broome Chapter 12, 16

Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice By Michele Leonardi Darby and Margaret Walsh Chapter 29, 37

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Temporary Restorations and Gingival Retraction Cord

Introduction to LA technique

Dental Impressions

Chapter

Handbook of Local Anaesthesia 6th ed. By Stanley F. Malamed Ch 11-14

Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice 4th ed. By Michele Leonardi Darby and Margaret Walsh Ch 37

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Periodontal Maintenance

Chapter

Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 4th edition: Jill S. Gehrig and Donald E. Willmann Chapters 30

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

Combined tutorial for ORAL12001 and ORAL12003

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

OSCE Due: Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 6:00 pm AEST
Practical and Written Assessment Due: Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 6:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 05 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Dr Kelly Waters

Building 14 Room 1.19
CQUniversity Oral Health Clinic
Berrill Lane NORTH ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4702

Tel: 0428 521 361

Email: k.waters@cqu.edu.au

Other contacts:

Ms Karen Smart

0411 437 901

Uniform and clinical attire:

All students are to comply with clinical and uniform requirements of the oral health clinic as promulgated.

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment - Barrier Exam

Task Description

Students will undergo a barrier exam in Week 6.

The barrier exam is an assessment of your basic hygiene clinical skills to ensure you are safe to commence treatment on patients from the general public.

It is mandatory to pass this assessment to pass ORAL12003 overall. If you do not pass on your first sitting, you will be given a supplementary examination within a week. If you do not pass the supplementary examination, you will be unable to continue clinical practice in ORAL12003.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (21 Apr 2017) 6:00 pm AEST

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.


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (28 Apr 2017)

You must pass this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
60% - You must pass this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.

Assessment Criteria

An assessment rubric for evaluation of student performance of procedures is provided in the clinical workbook.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform medical and dental history taking, dental examination and risk assessment for adult patients in a clinical environment, including identification of patients who require referral for care outside one's scope of practice.
  • Diagnose, prevent and manage non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases in a clinical environment.
  • Communicate information regarding oral health.


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

2 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title
OSCE

Task Description

A number of stations will be set out in this test to assess clinical knowledge. Students will have a time limit for each station in which to answer a question or identify the item. Questions may be short answer or multiple choice.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 6:00 pm AEST

You must pass this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.


Return Date to Students

Results will returned to students with end of term results.


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

Critical thinking and application of learnt basic clinical concepts into real life situations.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss the theoretical basis of oral health practice and dental procedures for the diagnosis, prevention and management of oral diseases.
  • Perform medical and dental history taking, dental examination and risk assessment for adult patients in a clinical environment, including identification of patients who require referral for care outside one's scope of practice.
  • Carry out dental procedures including impression-taking, the fabrication of study models, whitening treatments and preventative treatments.
  • Diagnose, prevent and manage non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases in a clinical environment.
  • Communicate information regarding oral health.
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.


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

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical and Written Assessment

Task Description

Three components:

Pre-clinical Online Quiz:

This is an online quiz in Week 6. There are multiple choice questions on learnings from: Periodontal Examination; Jan Egelberg and Anita Badersten

The online examination is pass/fail, and as such you are required to pass it to pass ORAL12003. A pass grade is 60%.
You have 2 online attempts, but at least 24 hours must pass between each attempt. If after 2 attempts, you do not pass, you will be unable to proceed with ORAL12003.
The quiz will open 7AM Saturday 15 April and close 11.45PM Sun 23 April.

Clinical Practical Component:

In each clinical and laboratory session, you are required to complete exercises. These exercises are designed to consolidate, apply and extend the theory learnt in lectures into clinical practice. All activities are graded by the supervisor using criterion-referenced assessment rubrics. A pass grade is 60%.

Clinical Written Component:

Self-reflection is an important practice for personal and professional development. You will be required to write in a self-reflective journal based on your practical experiences. This journal will be graded by a supervisor. A pass grade is 60%.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 6:00 pm AEST

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.


Return Date to Students

Results will be added to final assessments.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
60% - You must obtain at least 60% in this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.

Assessment Criteria

You must obtain at least 60% in this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.

There is an assessment rubric for evaluation of student performance provided in the workbooks.



Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

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
  • Perform medical and dental history taking, dental examination and risk assessment for adult patients in a clinical environment, including identification of patients who require referral for care outside one's scope of practice.
  • Carry out dental procedures including impression-taking, the fabrication of study models, whitening treatments and preventative treatments.
  • Diagnose, prevent and manage non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases in a clinical environment.
  • Communicate information regarding oral health.
  • Demonstrate 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
You must obtain at least 50% in this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.

Details
No calculators permitted
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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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.

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