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ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1
Oral Health Clinical Placement 1
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General Information


In this capstone unit you will integrate your knowledge, skills and professional experience in a range of environments in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist. In addition to treating children and adolescents, this course is approved by the National Board to train and educate you to treat adults of all ages. You will be required to attend a two-week compulsory intensive / residential school prior to the commencement of clinical placement. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate safety and competence in total patient care over a range of preventive and operative clinical procedures with patients including those who are medically compromised, with special needs and the elderly. You will also consolidate your clinical judgment skills in identifying patients who require referral for complex care outside your scope of practice. You will improve your clinical reasoning skills in a supportive environment aimed to increase your confidence through reflective and self-directed learning. On successful completion of this unit 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.


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

Pre-requisite: ORAL12004 Orthodontics, Prosthodontics and Pharmacology, ORAL12005 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 2 and ORAL12006 Oral Health Clinical Practice 2.Co-requisite: 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 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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. Reflective Practice Assignment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Presentation
Weighting: 40%
4. Online Quiz(zes)
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 Unit and Teaching Evaluation


The new moodle tiles are difficult to navigate and makes finding resources and keeping on track very difficult (at no fault of the course coordinator)


It is recommended to provide the students at the commencement of the term an orientation to the structure of the unit Moodle set up.

Feedback from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation


The exposure to a variety of placement sites and interactions with people from a variety of disciplines allowed for discussions and insight from a range of health professionals.


It is recommended to continue the variety of work integrated learning placements.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Integrate and apply knowledge, skills and clinical judgement of assessment, preventive and operative procedures with child, adolescent and adult patients in a range of environments
  2. Provide safe and competent oral health clinical care for patients including identifying patients who require referral pathways for complex care outside your scope of practice
  3. Advocate for, and promote, oral health to individuals and groups across diverse community settings in a variety of formats
  4. Recognise and act upon the legal, ethical and safeguarding issues involving dental practitioners and patients as defined by the relevant professional regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas.

All unit profiles in the Bachelor of Oral Health are made available to the Australian Dental Council for on-going accreditation purposes.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation - 40%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 0%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 60%
4 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation - 40%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 0%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 60%
4 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
Textbooks and Resources



Therapeutic Guidelines Oral and Dental Version 3 (2019)

Authors: Oral and Dental Expert Group
Therapeutic Guidelines Limited
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 9780980825312
Binding: Paperback

Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene 5th (2020)

Authors: Bowen, D.M. and Pieren, J.A.
Saunders, Evolve
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323477192
Binding: Hardcover

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry 3rd (2017)

Authors: Stefanac, S.J. and Nesbit, S.P.
Elsevier Saunders
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323287302
Binding: Paperback

Essentials of Dental Caries 4th Edition (2016)

Authors: Kidd, Edwina A.M. and Ole Fejerskov
Oxford University Press
Oxford Oxford , United Kingdom
ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-19-873826-8
Binding: Paperback

Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist 5th (2018)

Authors: Gehrig, J.S, Shin, D.E. and Willmann D.E.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Philadelphia Philadelphia , Pennsylvan , USA
ISBN: 9781496384027
Binding: Paperback

Modern Dental Assisting 12th (2018)

Authors: Bird, D.L. and Robinson, D.S.
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , United States of America
ISBN: 9780323430302
Binding: Hardcover

Mosby's Dental Drug Reference 13th (2021)

Authors: Arthur Jeske
Elsevier Saunders
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323779364
Binding: Paperback

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure 3rd (2016)

Authors: Graham J. Mount (Editor), Wyatt R. Hume (Editor), Hien C. Ngo (Editor), Mark S. Wolff (Editor)
Chichester Chichester , United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781118766590
Binding: Hardcover

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Webcam and headset for on-line sessions
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