CQUniversity Unit Profile
ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1
Oral Health Clinical Placement 1
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General Information

Overview

In this capstone unit you will integrate your knowledge, skills and professional experience in a range of environments, such as the CQUniversity Health Clinic, private dental surgeries, public dental clinics, community settings, residential care facilities, local schools and the Rockhampton Base Hospital, in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist. You will be able to demonstrate competence in total patient care over a range of clinical preventive and operative procedures with child and adult patients. This includes the provision of total patient care for patients who are medically compromised, with special needs, with co-morbidity and poly-pharmacy, with fixed and/or removable oral prostheses, with root caries and those requiring direct intra-coronal restorations. You will also develop clinical judgment skills in identifying patients who require referral for complex care outside one's scope of practice. Reflective and self-directed learning will improve your ability as a clinician in a supportive and confidence- building environment. Lastly, you will be able to communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms utilising appropriate interpersonal and team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours. You will be required to attend a two-week compulsory intensive program prior to the commencement of clinical placement.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 18
Student Contribution Band: 9
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.375

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: ORAL12004 Orthodontics, Prosthodontics & Pharm and ORAL12005 Oral Hlth Pre Clinical Prac 2 and ORAL12006 Oral Health Clinical Practice 2 and HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies or with approval from the Discipline Leader for Oral Health Coreq: HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology unless previously successfully completed by the student

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 18-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 37.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 450 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Presentation
Weighting: 40%
2. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Professional Practice Placement
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 emails and questions.

Feedback

Employment upon graduation.

Recommendation

Include topics such as preparation of job application (with selection criteria), legal aspects of employment and financial considerations for sub-contractors.

Action

Yes, lecture content included employment upon graduation in Term 1 2017 - this was evident in the lecture by DHAA Qld chapter.

Feedback from Marks and grades.

Feedback

Academic performance.

Recommendation

More emphasis must be placed on the lecture content and the student's ability to perform well in written examinations. Lower-performing students should be referred to the ALC or to a tutor for assistance.

Action

Yes, more attention was placed on the lecture content and on the students' academic performance in Term 1 2017 - this was evidenced by referrals to the Academic Learning Centre.

Feedback from Emails and discussions from Qld Health employees and SACCR Manager

Feedback

Intake at the Stage 1 Health Clinic on campus.

Recommendation

Reinforce the importance of the clincal placement at the Sub-acute Chronic Care Rehabilitation at Intake.

Action

Yes, lecturers reinforced the importance Intake at the Stage 1 Health Clinic on campus - this was evidenced by low absenteeism.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Integrate knowledge, skills and professional experience from Years 1 and 2 in a range of environments in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist.
  2. Deliver safe and competent clinical care through preventive and operative procedures with child and adult patients.
  3. Provide total patient care for patients who are medically compromised, with special needs, with co-morbidity and poly-pharmacy, with fixed and / or removable oral prostheses, with root caries and those requiring direct intra-coronal restorations.
  4. Develop clinical judgment skills in identifying patients whom require referral pathways for complex care outside one's scope of practice.
  5. Create and deliver individual and small group oral health education and promotion sessions in a range of settings in the community.
  6. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.
  7. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising 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 7
1 - Presentation - 40%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
3 - Examination - 60%
4 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 - Presentation - 40%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
3 - Examination - 60%
4 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Clinical Textbook of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (2012)

Authors: Noble, S
Wiley Blackwell
London London , UK
ISBN: 9780470658376
Binding: Hardcover
Prescribed

Essentials of Dental Caries 3rd Edition (2005)

Authors: Kidd, Edwina A.M.
Oxford University Press
Oxford Oxford , United Kingdom
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0198529781 and ISBN-10: 0198529783
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

These textbooks will also be useful resources for you as a graduate.

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
Leonie Short Unit Coordinator
l.m.short@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Child Protection, Ms Collette Schuster, CQH&HS (To be Confirmed)

Cariology, Dr Ramya Kiran Confirmed

Evidence Based Dentistry, Dr Ramya Kiran Confirmed

Chapter

http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/protecting-children/about-child-protection

Noble, 2012, Chapter 4

Allan K. Hackshaw, Elizabeth A. Paul and Elizabeth S. Davenport, 2006, Evidence - based Dentistry: An Introduction

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 11am Friday 10 March 2017

Lecture 9am Friday 10 March 2017

Lecture 10am Friday 10 March 2017

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Care and Maintenance of Dental Equipment, Mr James Rosborough, A-dec, Confirmed

Ergonomics for the Dental Practitioner, Mr James Rosborough, A-dec, Confirmed

Chapter

Noble, 2012, Chapter 17

Events and Submissions/Topic

Hands on Training 9am on Friday 17 March 2017

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Smoking Cessation, Ms Hollie Balken, Johnson and Johnson (To be Confirmed)

Infection Control in the Dental Operatory, Ms

Hollie Balken, Johnson and Johnson (To be Confirmed)

Treating and Maintaining Patients with Periodontal Disease – a Team Approach, Dr Chris Bates (To be Confirmed)

Chapter

http://www.etsu.edu/tips/participating/intervention.aspx and Noble, 2012, Chapter 11

ADA Guidelines for Infection Control, Second edition

Darby and Walsh, 2014, Dental Hygiene, Theory and Practice, 4th Edition

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 9am Friday 24 March 2017

Lecture 10am Friday 24 March 2017

Lecture 6pm Tuesday 21 March 2017

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Oral Medicine and Pathology, Associate Professor Neil Savage, Confirmed

Paediatric Dentistry for the Oral Health Therapist, Dr Narelle Eckersley (To be Confirmed)

Chapter

Noble, 2012, Chapters 3 and 4

Noble, 2012, Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Hands on Training and Lecture on Friday 31 March 2017

Lecture 6pm Tuesday 28 March 2017

Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Rubber Dam Application, Dr Matthew Littleton (To be Confirmed)

Methods of early caries detection and minimal intervention dentistry (MID), Dr Ceinwen Fay (To be Confirmed)

Reflective Oral Health Practice, Professor Leonie Short

Discussion of Case Presentations, Professor Leonie Short

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 8am Friday 7 April 2017

Lecture 9am Friday 7 April 2017

Lecture 10am Friday 7 April 2017

Tutorial 11am Friday 7 April 2017

Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Infection control, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture Online

Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Pulpal Consideration for the Permanent Tooth, Dr Kiran Kumar (To be Confirmed)

Reflective Oral Health Practice, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Discussion of Case Presentations, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Chapter

Scheid and Weiss, Woelfel's Dental Anatomy, 8th Edition, Chapter 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 8am Friday 28 April 2017

Lecture 9am Friday 28 April 2017

Tutorial 10am Friday 28 April 2017

Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

ICDAS, Dr Peter Dennison, New Zealand (To be Confirmed)

Chapter

Kidd and Fejerskov 4th Edition

Events and Submissions/Topic

All day Workshop 9am Friday 5 May 2017

Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Links between Periodontal Disease and General Health, Ms Rena Delly, Colgate Oral Care (To be Confirmed)

Tooth Erosion, Ms Rena Delly, Colgate Oral Care (To be Confirmed)

Reflective Oral Health Practice, Ms Deb Barkle

Discussion of Case Presentations, Ms Deb Barkle

Chapter

Noble, 2012, Chapter 5

Noble, 2012, Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 9am Friday 12 May 2017

Lecture 10am Friday 12 May 2017

Lecture 11am Friday 12 May 2017

Tutorial 12 noon Friday 12 May 2017

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Australian Oral Health including Indigenous Oral Health, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Managing the Anxious Patient and Hypnosis, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Reflective Oral Health Practice, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Discussion of Case Presentations, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 9am Friday 19 May 2017

Lecture 10am Friday 19 May 2017

Lecture 11am Friday 19 May 2017

Tutorial 12 noon Friday 19 May 2017

Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Oral Hygiene, Associate Professor Matt Hopcraft, OralB (To be Confirmed)

The dental workforce, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Revision and Examination Preparation, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 9am Friday 26 May 2017

Lecture 11am Friday 26 May 2017

Tutorial 12 noon Friday 2 June 2017

Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

Preparation for Practice, DHAA Queensland Chapter.

Reflective Oral Health Practice, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Revision and Examination Preparation, Associate Professor Leonie Short

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 9am Friday 2 June 2017

Lecture 10am Friday 2 June 2017

Tutorial 11am Friday 2 June 2017


Practical and Written Assessment Due: Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 5:00 pm AEST
Placement Due: Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 5:00 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

Presentation Due: Exam Week Friday (16 June 2017) 5:00 pm AEST
Term Specific Information

Attendance: All clinical placements for this course are compulsory - failure to attend clinical placement opportunities will lead to failure in the course. All absences must be covered with a medical certificate which should be sent to the Course Coordinator within one week of each absence. Alternatively, you need to seek approval by the Course Coordinator prior to any planned absence from any on- or off-campus clinical, community or educational placement. Furthermore, all absences must be made up at operational convenience before the end of term.

Assessment: This is a graded course: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the Course Profile. You must obtain an overall mark for the course of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the course. You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section in order to pass the course overall.

Clinical attire: All students are required to wear their oral health polo plus an outer protective garment - theatre gowns are required for this purpose. The theatre gown is a requirement of CQH&HS. The outer protective garment must be placed in a plastic bag after the session or day and washed appropriately. All garments must be freshly laundered and ironed. The outer protective garment cannot be worn in the Oral Health Prosthetic Laboratory or Simulation Laboratory. All students must wear trousers and low-heeled closed-in shoes, wear their protective eyewear, have their hair tied back and wear no jewellery on their hands or arms except for a simple wedding ring.

Workplace Health and Safety: 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 placements and failure in the Course.

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. The 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. The pass grade is 60%.

Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation

Assessment Title
Presentation

Task Description

Case Presentation

You are required to present an in-depth case study to a small (3) panel of examiners for up to 15 minutes (+/- 1 minute) at a nominated time in the scheduled 2 days within the examination period.

At the end of your presentation, you will be asked a short series of clinical questions on a selection of clinical content areas relevant overall to oral health therapy practice, but not limited to the case you've presented. The CQUniversity examiners will also comment on what you have said and how you have presented the case presentation. You must engage with, and look at, the examiners – reading from large notes with little or no eye contact is unacceptable. This Term 1 assessment task will assist you in preparing for the Term 2 assessment which will be performed in front of one internal and two external examiners.

You will be required to present an in-depth case presentation for a patient for whom you have provided dental treatment for in the student clinics using a PowerPoint presentation to support your discussion. Each case report must include justification for the way you have managed the treatment and prevention strategies. If you have not completed all the patient’s treatment, you should present a case in which you have completed the most or majority of the treatment.

The child or adolescent patient needs to have presented with hard tissue pathology, requiring you to treatment plan and justify the appropriate treatment modalities. Your care plan must include the determinants of oral health for your patient, i.e. a focus on the developmental stages of the patient, in particular relating this to the way your clinical care and home-care preventive strategies are planned and managed.

OR

An adolescent or adult patient who has presented with hard and/or soft tissue pathology and a medical condition which may or may not impede on treatment you can provide. You are required to treatment plan and justify the appropriate treatment modalities. Your care plan must include the determinants of oral health for your patient, i.e. consideration of the social and cognitive abilities of the patient, in particular, you need to relate this to the way your clinical care and home-care preventive strategies are planned and managed.

Referencing

A reference slide for the discussion section must cover all aspects of oral care provided, in relation to the points made above. References will be both in-text and in reference list at the end of the PowerPoint presentation. https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/services-and-facilities/referencing/cquniversity-referencing-guides

Requirements

Please bring your presentation with you on a memory stick – do not bring a laptop or tablet and do not use an external hosting site. Please make sure that your presentation is compatible with the CQUniversity Windows operating system. You should include de-identified clinical photos and radiographs of your patient and a study model, if appropriate. The study model must have the patient's real name and date of birth written on the back for correct storage. The study models MUST NOT leave the building, and be left with examiners immediately following the case presentation. The identification of the patient MUST BE anonymous in your case presentation. Failure to comply with keeping the identification of your patient anonymous is in breach of patient privacy and will result in a fail grade for this assessment. You must also have a slide at the beginning of the presentation which states a declaration that you have accessed the dental records in keeping with CQUniversity and CQH&HS clinic protocols. You must leave these records with the examiners so that they can deposit them in the locked shredding bins.

Due Dates

Your submission of this assessment will be in 2 parts:

Part A - Submit your completed PowerPoint presentation in Moodle one week before the scheduled days within the examination period.

Part B- Complete your oral presentation at the nominated time in the scheduled period within the examination period.

Assistance

For assistance with this assessment task, please look at the information available on the Academic Learning Centre’s website – http://www.cqu.edu.au/about-us/service-and-facilities/academic-learning-centre


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Friday (16 June 2017) 5:00 pm AEST

This assessment task will be scheduled over 2 days during the examination period - it will conclude before 5pm on Friday 16 June 2017. 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

Friday 7 July 2017


Weighting
40%

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

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria for your case presentation is included on the marking sheet. The assessment criteria includes: format, oral health therapy practice, content, critical analysis, timing, communication of content, referencing and the PowerPoint presentation. The assessment criteria for the case presentation will be the similar to that utilised in Term 2 in ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 2.

This is a graded course: 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 course of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the course. You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section in order to pass the course overall.

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.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Oral Presentations will be completed in front of internal examiners. Please submit your hard copy PowerPoint presentation (not your speech or notes) via Moodle one week before the presentation date and bring your PowerPoint presentation with you on a memory stick on the day of the presentation.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Integrate knowledge, skills and professional experience from Years 1 and 2 in a range of environments in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist.
  • Develop clinical judgment skills in identifying patients whom require referral pathways for complex care outside one's scope of practice.
  • Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.
  • Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross Cultural Competence

2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical and Written Assessment

Task Description

The Clinical Workbook is a record of patients treated across a variety of settings - the CQUniversity Private Health Clinic, CQUniversity Public Health Clinic, the Sub-acute Chronic Rehabilitation (SACR) Health Clinic for Intake, school dental clinics, residential care facilities, private general and specialist dental practices and hospital settings. The Workbook also contains a record of oral health education and promotion activities, and fabricated prosthetic appliances such as fabricated mouthguards and whitening trays.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 5:00 pm AEST

Completed Workbook should be handed in to the Course Cordinator at 5pm on Friday 2 June 2017. 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

Exam Week Friday (16 June 2017)

Workbook results will be communicated to students via Moodle on Friday 16 June 2017.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

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

Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria for the exercises undertaken in Clinical Workbook will be consistent with the Assessment Rubric for Evaluation Of Student Performance of Clinical Procedures included in the Clinical Workbook - it is similar to that utilised in ORAL13002 Oral Health Clinical Placement 2 in Term 2. The assessment criteria includes Self and Peer Evaluation, Student Reflective Practice, Prosthetic Assessment Performance Criteria and Clinical Assessment Performance Criteria.

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.

This is a graded course: 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 course of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the course. You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section, in order to pass the course overall.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Completed hard copy Workbook should be handed in to the Course Cordinator at 5pm on Friday 2 June 2017.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Integrate knowledge, skills and professional experience from Years 1 and 2 in a range of environments in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist.
  • Deliver safe and competent clinical care through preventive and operative procedures with child and adult patients.
  • Provide total patient care for patients who are medically compromised, with special needs, with co-morbidity and poly-pharmacy, with fixed and / or removable oral prostheses, with root caries and those requiring direct intra-coronal restorations.
  • Develop clinical judgment skills in identifying patients whom require referral pathways for complex care outside one's scope of practice.
  • Create and deliver individual and small group oral health education and promotion sessions in a range of settings in the community.
  • Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.
  • Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising 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

3 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title
Placement

Task Description

Specific hours are determined by each placement site but, generally, you are required to be on clinical placement from 8am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week of the term. Placement sites include the Stage 2 Private Health Clinic on campus, school dental clinics, Lupton Stewart Orthodontics in Rockhampton and Gladstone, residential care facilities, child care centres, schools, community health, the dental clinic at the Rockhampton District Hospital, Rockhampton District Hospital, private hospitals, oral surgery practices, Intake at the Stage 1 Public Health Clinic on campus and the Endeavour Foundation.

Attendance is compulsory – absences require either a Medical Certificate (emailed to the Unit Coordinator), or seek approval from the Unit Coordinator prior to any planned absence. Furthermore, all absences must be made up at operational convenience before the end of term.

Clinical Supervisors are required to complete assessment and feedback for students in their Clinical Workbooks and complete a summary sheet for each student they have been assigned.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 5:00 pm AEST

The summary sheet from on- and off-campus clinical, community or educational placements should be handed to the Course Coordinator on Frday 2 June 2016 at 5pm. 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

Exam Week Friday (16 June 2017)

A Pass/Fail result will be determined from information entered on the summary sheets - this will then be conveyed to students via Moodle.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Minimum mark or grade - Pass/Fail A student must pass this assessment item in order to pass the course overall.

Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria will take into account all time (hours or days) lost during the term - this includes sick leave with a medical certificate, leave negotiated with the Course Coordinator in advance and leave with no supporting evidence. Furthermore, all absences must be made up at operational convenience before the end of term.

A Pass for satisfactory attendance is defined as maintaining as fulfilling the 100% attendance record.

A Pass/Fail result will be determined from information entered on the summary sheets.

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.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Hard copy The summary sheet from on- and off-campus clinical, community or educational placements should be handed to the Course Coordinator on Friday 2 June 2017 at 5pm.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Integrate knowledge, skills and professional experience from Years 1 and 2 in a range of environments in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist.
  • Deliver safe and competent clinical care through preventive and operative procedures with child and adult patients.
  • Provide total patient care for patients who are medically compromised, with special needs, with co-morbidity and poly-pharmacy, with fixed and / or removable oral prostheses, with root caries and those requiring direct intra-coronal restorations.
  • Develop clinical judgment skills in identifying patients whom require referral pathways for complex care outside one's scope of practice.
  • Create and deliver individual and small group oral health education and promotion sessions in a range of settings in the community.
  • Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.
  • Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising 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.

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.

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What is a breach of academic integrity?

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