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 - 2018

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 Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.

Feedback

Have OSCE assessment earlier in the term (Week 10 instead of Week 12).

Recommendation

Consideration will be given to holding the OSCE assessment in Week 10 of T1 2018. The teaching team will need to ensure this aligns with the overall curriculum and that the required resources are available.

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

Feedback

Improved consistency between ORAL12001, ORAL12002 and ORAL12003 regarding dental materials and procedures.

Recommendation

This unit provides students with the opportunity to begin clinical practice of theoretical knowledge learnt throughout co-requisite and pre-requisite units. To improve consistency between the units, ORAL12001, ORAL12002 and ORAL12003 unit coordinators will continue to collaborate to ensure content between the 3 units is aligned.

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 , Pennsylvan , USA
ISBN: 9781451194159
Binding: Other
Prescribed

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 Suffe , UK
ISBN: 9781118766590
Binding: Other
Supplementary

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry Third (2017)

Authors: Stephan J Stefanac and Samuel P Nesbit
Elsevier Saunders
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323287302
Binding: Other
Supplementary

Mosby's Dental Drug Reference Twelve (2017)

Authors: Arthur Jeske
Elsevier Saunders
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323481113
Binding: Other
Supplementary

Therapeutic Guidelines Oral and Dental Version 2 (2012)

Authors: Oral and Dental Expert group
Therapeutic Guidelines Limited
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN:
Binding: Other

Additional Textbook Information

Prescribed and supplementary textbooks are used throughout the Bachelor of Oral Health Program. Students will need to order the 'Therapeutics Guidelines Oral and Dental' online: https://tgldcdp.tg.org.au/guideLine?guidelinePage=Oral+and+Dental&frompage=books

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: 05 Mar 2018

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 19 Feb - 02 Mar 2018

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

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

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 3rd edition: Graham J Mount, Wyatt R Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S Wolff Chapters 6 and 7

Minimum intervention dentistry principles and objectives: LJ Walsh, AM Brostek. Australian Dental Journal 2013; 58:(1 Suppl): 3-16

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Operative Dentistry Instrumentation

Contouring and Polishing Restorations

Management of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Stains

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Materials

Chapter

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 3rd edition: Graham J Mount, Wyatt R Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S Wolff Chapter 8

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Adhesion to Enamel and Dentine

Fissure Sealants

Adhesive Restorations

Chapter

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 3rd edition: Graham J Mount, Wyatt R Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S Wolff Chapter 2, 9 and 10

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Non-Carious Tooth Loss/Wear

Root Caries

Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Chapter

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 3rd edition: Graham J Mount, Wyatt R Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S Wolff Chapter 4

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

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

Events and Submissions/Topic


Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Restoration of Tooth Structure

Chapter

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 3rd edition: Graham J Mount, Wyatt R Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S Wolff Chapter 2

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 (20 Apr 2018) 4:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Pulpal Considerations

Periodontal Maintenance

Chapter

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 3rd edition: Graham J Mount, Wyatt R Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S Wolff Chapter 12

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Amalgam and other materials

Failure of restorations and tooth structure

Temporary Restorations and Gingival Retraction Cord

Chapter

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 3rd edition: Graham J Mount, Wyatt R Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S Wolff Chapter 11, 13 and 19

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

Tooth Whitening

ADA Codes


Chapter

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

ADA Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary Eleventh Edition

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

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: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

Chapter

Therapeutic Guidelines: Oral and Dental Version 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

Combined tutorial for ORAL12001 and ORAL12003

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Station-Based Exam Due: Week 12 Friday (1 June 2018) 11:45 pm AEST
Practical and Written Assessment Due: Week 12 Monday (28 May 2018) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 04 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

MANDATORY CHECKS

Mandatory Checks are an essential requirement in order for a student to be permitted to undertake a placement with a site.

Mandatory checks are essential pre-placement requirements, directed by a Government Department, an Accreditation Body, the Placement Organisation or CQ University. Students must complete mandatory checks to be confirmed ‘fit for placement’ and approved to commence their WIL Placement.

You must have all mandatory checks completed/updated and submitted to SONIA prior to commencement of Term 1.

Further information available:

  • Mandatory Checks Information Sheet for Students
  • CQU Policy and Procedure for Work-Integrated Learning / Student Placement


Unit Coordinator:

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


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 and will not pass ORAL12003.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (20 Apr 2018) 4:45 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 (27 Apr 2018)

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
Station-Based Exam

Task Description

This portion of the assessment consists of stations set up around the room, each with a set question that must be answered within a set time period. After the time period has lapsed, you will rotate to the next station and repeat this until you have been to all stations. There will be a maximum of one (1) student per station at a time. You will be given an answer sheet on which to write your answers. At the end of the exam period, your answer sheet must be returned to the unit coordinator. The station-based exam is closed book so the only things you will be allowed to have on you are pens (black ink only) and your answer sheet. ​


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (1 June 2018) 11:45 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. Activities are graded by the supervisor using criterion-referenced assessment rubrics.

Attendance at all clinical sessions is compulsory. Failure to provide a medical certificate to the unit coordinator for missed sessions will result in failure of this unit component. 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 three self-reflective essays based on your practical experiences. An assessment rubric is available on Moodle. This is a Pass/Fail task. If you fail an essay, you will be able to re-submit a second attempt. However, only one re-submission is permitted per term.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Monday (28 May 2018) 11:45 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
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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