CQUniversity Unit Profile
ORAL12006 Oral Health Clinical Practice 2
Oral Health Clinical Practice 2
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will translate and integrate knowledge and skills learnt in Years 1 and 2 into the clinical setting through work-integrated learning clinical practice. You will have the opportunity to practise and further develop competency in a range of skills including hygiene, periodontal, restorative, radiography and other dental procedures. On completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate higher level clinical judgment and practical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions in adults. 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.

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

Prereq: ORAL12003 Oral Hlth Clinical Prac 1 and ORAL12001 Oral Hlth Disease Prevention & Management and ORAL12002 Oral Hlth Pre Clinical Prac 1  Coreq: ORAL12004 Orthodontics, Prosthodontics & Pharm and ORAL12005 Oral Hlth Pre Clinical Prac 2

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 2 - 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. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
3. Oral Examination
Weighting: 40%
4. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: 50%

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 Self-reflection

Feedback

The theory content is self-paced and could be updated with newer technology.

Recommendation

It is recommended to assess what technology is available to better deliver the self-paced content.

Feedback from Self-reflection

Feedback

This is a practical unit that had been delayed due to COVID-19. The unit did not commence until Week 9 of Term 2, and continued until 18 December 2020. For this reason much of the content, and all of the assessment occurred after the Term 2 evaluations closed.

Recommendation

There are no recommendations.

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. Integrate medical and dental history taking, dental examination, screening for oral pathologies 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. Diagnose, prevent and manage non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases in a clinical environment
  4. Implement effective pain management and administer dental local anaesthesia
  5. Manage patients with fixed and removable prosthodontic appliances including implant-related pathology
  6. Effectively utilise extra-oral and intra-oral diagnostic radiography in the clinical situation
  7. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written formats
  8. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes, appropriate reflective practices 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 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment - 0%
2 - Written Assessment - 10%
3 - Oral Examination - 40%
4 - In-class Test(s) - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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 - Written Assessment - 10%
3 - Oral Examination - 40%
4 - In-class Test(s) - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

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 style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Kelly Hennessy Unit Coordinator
k.a.hennessy@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Radiographic Interpretation

Chapter

Whaites, E., & Drage, N. (2013). Essentials of dental radiography and radiology 5th ed., Chapter 19-21. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Radiographic Interpretation

Chapter

Whaites, E., & Drage, N. (2013). Essentials of dental radiography and radiology 5th ed., Chapter 21-25. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Oral Health Practice continued from last term. Tutorial discussion weekly to discuss clinical learnings.

Chapter

See Moodle resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Local Anaesthesia

Chapter

Malamed, S. (2013). Handbook of local anesthesia. St. Louis, Miss.: Elsevier/Mosby.

Oral and Dental Expert Group (2012) Therapeutic Guidelines: Oral and Dental Version 3, Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Local Anaesthesia

Chapter

Malamed, S. (2013). Handbook of local anesthesia. St. Louis, Miss.: Elsevier/Mosby.

Oral and Dental Expert Group (2012) Therapeutic Guidelines: Oral and Dental Version 3, Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Periodontal Systemic Associations

Chapter

Gehrig, J., & Willmann, D. (2015). Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist 4th ed., Chapter 32. Philadelphia: Wolters-Kluwer.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Oral Health Practice continued from last term. Tutorial discussion weekly to discuss clinical learnings.

Chapter

See Moodle resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Oral Health Practice continued from last term. Tutorial discussion weekly to discuss clinical learnings.

Chapter

See Moodle resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Oral Health Practice continued from last term. Tutorial discussion weekly to discuss clinical learnings.

Chapter

See Moodle resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Oral Health Practice continued from last term. Tutorial discussion weekly to discuss clinical learnings.

Chapter

See Moodle resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Oral Health Practice continued from last term. Tutorial discussion weekly to discuss clinical learnings.

Chapter

See Moodle resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Oral Health Practice continued from last term. Tutorial discussion weekly to discuss clinical learnings.

Chapter

See Moodle resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

In-Class Test

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Uniform and clinical attire:

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

All students must comply with Queensland Health and Work-Integrated Learning mandatory requirements. Students must abide by infection control policies, guidelines and procedures at each clinical placement. All mandatory requirements for clinical practice must be met before and during the term. Failure to comply will lead to withdrawal from the clinical practice and failure in the Unit.

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment - Clinical Practice

Task Description

In each clinical session, you are required to treat patients. Clinical practice will consolidate, apply and extend the theory learnt throughout your Bachelor of Oral Health course.

All treatments are graded by a supervisor using criterion-referenced assessment rubrics.

Detailed rubrics are available. Each mark contributes to an overall piece of pass/fail assessment. You must obtain at least 60% in this assessment task in order to pass.


Assessment Due Date

Tasks are ongoing throughout the term and will be completed by the end of Week 12.


Return Date to Students

Results will returned to students with end of unit results, however feedback will be ongoing.


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

A criterion-reference analytical assessment rubric for evaluation of student performance of procedures is provided in the Online Real-time Assessment System (ORAS).

As an example:

Unsatisfactory Not Yet Competent Approaching Competent Competent
0 1 2 3
Debridement technique Student did not know which instrument to use. / Excessive tissue trauma Student required major assistance to use correct instrumentation eg required assistance with supragingival areas or easy to access subgingival areas Student required minor assistance to use correct instrumentation without tissue trauma. Eg. Requested assistance with difficult areas (furcations, difficult to access areas) Student appropriately used correct instrumentation without tissue trauma
Removal of calculus and plaque and stain Supra gingival calculus, plaque or staining remaining. Large deposits of subgingival calculus remaining. Small deposits of subgingival calculus remaining Completely removed all supra and sub-gingival calculus deposits, but did not complete the required region within the allocated timeframe OR Independently completely removed all supra and sub-gingival calculus deposits in the required region within the allocated timeframe
Recontouring and polishing of restorations Could not successfully recontour and polish restorations Required significant assistance to recontour and polish (many) restorations Required some assistance to recontour and polish some restorations Independently recontoured and polished all restorations


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Integrate medical and dental history taking, dental examination, screening for oral pathologies 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
  • Implement effective pain management and administer dental local anaesthesia
  • Manage patients with fixed and removable prosthodontic appliances including implant-related pathology
  • Effectively utilise extra-oral and intra-oral diagnostic radiography in the clinical situation
  • Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written formats
  • Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes, appropriate reflective practices and ethical behaviours.


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

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Reflective Practice Assignment

Task Description

Self-reflection is an important practice for personal and professional development. There are 2 components to this assessment:

1. A reflective online blog must be completed weekly (by midnight Sunday night for the preceding week).

2. An 800 word self-reflective essay based on your practical experiences, submitted Sunday 10 October 2021.


The online blog and self-reflective essays will be monitored and graded by a supervisor. A pass grade is 60%.


Assessment Due Date

Weekly online blog submissions. Reflective Essay due Sunday 10 October 2021.


Return Date to Students

Results will returned to students with end of term results, however feedback will be ongoing.


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
50% - You must obtain at least 50% in this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.

Assessment Criteria

The Reflective Online Blog is pass/fail. To achieve a pass a blog entry must be completed weekly (by midnight Sunday night for the preceding week). 100% participation, every week, is required to pass this component.

The self-reflective essay is graded according to the below rubric:

Reflective practitioner 4/4 Aware practitioner 3/4 Reflection novice 2/4 Unacceptable 1/4 Not attempted 0/4
Clarity The language is clear and expressive. The reader can create a mental picture of the situation being described. Explanation of concepts makes sense to an uninformed reader. No lapses in clarity, accuracy, spelling and grammar. Minor, infrequent lapses in clarity, accuracy, spelling and grammar. There are frequent lapses in clarity or accuracy or spelling and grammar. Language is unclear and confusing throughout. Concepts are either not discussed or are presented inaccurately. There are frequent lapses in clarity, accuracy, spelling and grammar. Not attempted
Relevance Multiple learning experiences are reflected upon and are relevant and meaningful to student and unit learning goals. The learning experience being reflected upon is relevant and meaningful to student and unit learning goals. Student makes attempts to demonstrate relevance, but the relevance is unclear to the reader. Most of the reflection is irrelevant to student and/or unit learning goals. Not attempted
Analysis The reflection moves beyond simple description of the experience to an analysis of how the experience contributed to student understanding of self, others, and/or unit concepts. Some analysis of how the experience contributed to student understanding of self, others, and/or unit concepts. but analysis lacks depth. Limited analysis of how the experience contributed to student understanding of self, others, and/or unit concepts. and analysis lacks depth. . Reflection does not move beyond description of the learning experience(s). Not attempted
Strategies for Improvement There is development of comprehensive strategies for improvement as well as evidence of success with these strategies. There is development of some strategies for improvement as well as evidence of success with these strategies. There is development of some comprehensive strategies for improvement but no evidence of success with these strategies. There is limited development of comprehensive strategies for improvement. Not attempted


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes, appropriate reflective practices and ethical behaviours.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Oral Examination

Assessment Title
Oral Assessment

Task Description

An oral assessment. Students are required to assemble in one room and proceed into an adjoining room for the oral assessment on an individual basis.

Clinically-based questions will be drawn from all learning materials in ORAL12006 (Lectures, Tutorials, Textbooks, Readings and Clinical experiences). An internal examination panel will ask a series of questions in order for the student to be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and deep understanding of the area of enquiry.


Assessment Due Date

Tuesday 05 October 2021.


Return Date to Students

Results will be added to final results..


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
You must obtain at least 50% in this assessment task in order to pass the unit overall.

Assessment Criteria

Standards for oral assessment tasks

Each oral assessment is marked according to how well the student has met the specified requirements for the assessment task, and in accordance with the assessment standards outlined below. An Assessment Feedback Sheet is provided for each oral assessment.

A high distinction oral response to questions demonstrates competence and shows conviction in addressing all aspects of the questions and area of inquiry. The response is highly relevant and valid throughout, and provides clear evidence of mastery of the subject matter. It is coherent, flows clearly from point to point, and drawn from extensive research that is creative and thorough in its use of supporting evidence. The oral response exhibits a high level of critical thought, using extensive analysis, explanation and interpretation as bases for formulating arguments. It includes some original thinking throughout, based on clearly evaluated evidence and logical carefully framed assertions.

A distinction oral response to questions demonstrates competence, and thoughtfully and critically addresses the questions and area of inquiry. Discussion is relevant and valid. The response is presented in a logical, coherent manner and uses supporting evidence accurately. Depth of knowledge of subject matter is evident i.e., it demonstrates high level of critical thinking in the way points of view are presented through sound explanations and analyses. While the work is focused, some areas lack creativity and/or originality in the interpretations of ideas.

A credit oral response to questions demonstrates competence, and attempts to address critical points purposely. Discussion is mostly relevant and valid. The oral response shows critical thought and coherence in most parts, i.e., discussion contains some critical analysis of the subject matter and of the relevant evidence presented. Some areas of discussion have marginal value and/or relevance. Balance between critical appraisal and mere description of ideas is not consistently evident. Some potential connections between ideas are not established clearly and/or are overlooked.

A pass oral response to questions demonstrates developing competence, and a conscientious effort to address the questions adequately. Discussion has some degree of relevance and validity. The oral response shows minimal or no critical thought and, while it is generally coherent in some parts, the lack of clarity in expressions in other parts causes confusion and ambiguity. The oral response may demonstrate some evidence of research and/or may contain several erroneous assertions and/or irrelevant materials. The approach is mostly descriptive and reproductive; it provides little or no evidence of analysis or synthesis.

A fail oral response to questions demonstrates lack of competence, and little or no attempt to address the questions. The discussion is poorly conceived, shows minimal or no relevance to the task at hand and fails to establish validity for the work. The oral response contains too many significant faults to be regarded as a University standard piece of work. The oral response does not demonstrate engagement in and understanding of coursework materials and shows little or no evidence of research.


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
  • Integrate medical and dental history taking, dental examination, screening for oral pathologies 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
  • Implement effective pain management and administer dental local anaesthesia
  • Manage patients with fixed and removable prosthodontic appliances including implant-related pathology
  • Effectively utilise extra-oral and intra-oral diagnostic radiography in the clinical situation
  • Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written formats


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

4 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title
End of term Online Assessment

Task Description

An end of term written assessment in the online environment.


Assessment Due Date

During the University examination period


Return Date to Students

Results will returned to students with end of term results.


Weighting
50%

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 the theoretical basis of oral health practice and dental procedures for the diagnosis, prevention and management of oral diseases.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss the theoretical basis of oral health practice and dental procedures for the diagnosis, prevention and management of oral diseases


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • 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?