CQUniversity Unit Profile
ORAL13002 Oral Health Clinical Placement 2
Oral Health Clinical Placement 2
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General Information

Overview

This unit is a sequel to ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1 which consolidates skills learnt previously in Term 1. This capstone unit will provide you with the integration of 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 exposed to a real work environment where 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 may include 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 refine clinical judgment skills in identifying patients who require referral pathways for complex care outside one's scope of practice. Your ability for self-evaluation of knowledge and clinical skills within a supportive and confidence- building environment should be at the level of a new graduate by the end of the term. Lastly, 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 3
Credit Points: 18
Student Contribution Band: 9
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.375

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: ORAL13001 Oral Hlth Clinical Placement 1 and HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology or with approval from the Discipline Leader for Oral Health. Coreq: NURS13117 Research in Health Care 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 2 - 2019

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. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: Pass/Fail
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 Unit Evaluation.

Feedback

The students appreciated the practical sessions on periotomes, luxators and elvators as well as the extra-oral diagnostic radiography session by the visiting radiographer this term.

Recommendation

The practical sessions on periotomes, luxators and elvators as well as the extra-oral diagnostic radiography session by the visiting radiographer should be part of the lecture / training program for 2019.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation.

Feedback

The Moodle site for this unit, ORAL13002 Oral Health Clinical Placement 2, in Term 2 was not as well organised or clear as for ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1, in Term 1.

Recommendation

The Moodle site for this unit, ORAL13002 Oral Health Clinical Placement 2 in Term 2 2019 will be organised in a similar fashion as for ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1 in Term 1.

Feedback from Personal communication with students during the term.

Feedback

Students responded positively to the innovation by Ms Karen Smart to the Open University Personal Reflective Blog via Moodle which was trialed in Term 2 2018.

Recommendation

The innovation by Ms Karen Smart of the Open University Personal Reflective Blog via Moodle will become a permanent feature in this unit in Term 2 2019.

Feedback from Personal communication with students and clinical supervisors during the term.

Feedback

Students and clinical supervisors responded positively to the innovation by Ms Karen Smart, Dr Kelly Hennessy and Mr Damien Clark to the Online Real-Time Assessment System (ORAS) which was implemented in Term 2 2018.

Recommendation

The innovation by Ms Karen Smart, Dr Kelly Hennessy and Mr Damien Clark of the Online Real-Time Assessment System (ORAS) will become a permanent feature in Term 2 2019.

Feedback from Personal communication with students and clinical supervisors during the term.

Feedback

The off-campus clinical placement sites in Toowoomba, Emerald, Gladstone and Caloundra posed some difficulty for the oral health therapy students in terms of training for the clinical supervisors.

Recommendation

A system of training and subsequent regular on-site monitoring visits and communication via telephone, email, ZOOM and ORAS will need to be organised for this unit in 2019.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Integrate knowledge, skills and professional experience from Years 1, 2 and 3 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 who 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. Demonstrate self-evaluation of knowledge and clinical skills at the level of a new graduate
  7. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms
  8. 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 and the Dental Board of Australia 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 - 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 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 - 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 2nd edn Revised (2012)

Authors: Suzanne L. Noble (Editor)
John Wiley and Sons
Chichester Chichester , United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780470658376
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene 5th (2020)

Authors: Denise M. Bowen, RDH, MS and Jennifer A Pieren, RDH, MS
Saunders, Evolve
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , United States of America
ISBN: 9780323477192
Binding: Hardcover
Prescribed

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: Paperback
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: Paperback
Prescribed

Modern Dental Assisting 12th (2018)

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

Mosby's Dental Drug Reference 12th (2017)

Authors: Arthur Jeske
Elsevier Saunders
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323481113
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Therapeutic Guidelines Oral and Dental Version 2 (2012)

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

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 , United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781118766590
Binding: Paperback

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
Adult Restorative Dentistry Begin Date: 15 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Adult Restorative Dentistry for an Oral Health Therapist

Prosthodontics

Gerodontology

Cancer Care

Chapter

Noble, S. (2012). Clinical textbook of dental hygiene and therapy. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, Chapters 13 and 15

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Cancer Care Team, CQH&HS

Orthodontics Begin Date: 22 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Orthodontics for an Oral Health Therapist

Chapter

Liu, Z., McGrath, C. and Hägg, U. (2011). Changes in oral health-related quality of life during fixed orthodontic appliance therapy: An 18-month prospective longitudinal study. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 139(2), pp.214-219.


Zhang, M., McGrath, C. and Hägg, U. (2008). Changes in oral health-related quality of life during fixed orthodontic appliance therapy. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 133(1), pp.25-29.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Ms Kate Danby, CQH&HS and Lupton Stewart Orthodontics

Dental Research Begin Date: 29 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Dental Research

Chapter

Nathe, C.N.  (2011) Dental Public Health and Research, Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist. 3rd ed. Boston: Pearson

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Associate Professor Leonie M. Short

Paediatric Dentistry including Dental Trauma Begin Date: 29 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Paediatric Dentistry for an Oral Health Therapist

Dental Trauma

Hypomineralised First Molars

Chapter

Noble, S. (2012). Clinical textbook of dental hygiene and therapy. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter 12.

http://www.dentaltraumaguide.org/

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Associate Professor Leonie M. Short


Rural and Remote Dentistry, and Interprofessional Practice Begin Date: 05 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Rural and Remote Dentistry

Interprofessional Practice

Chapter

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the

Department of Health and Ageing (2011) Dental

Health of Indigenous Children in the Northern Territory:

Progress of the Closing the Gap Oral Health Program

up to December 2011. Canberra: Australian Institute

of Health and Welfare, April, Bulletin 102.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/WorkAre/

DownloadAsset.aspx?id=10737421510



Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012. Dental

health of Indigenous children in the Northern

Territory: findings from the Closing the Gap

Program. Cat. no. IHW 41. Canberra: Australian

Institute of Health and Welfare.

http://www.ada.org.au/volunteers

/volprojects.aspx







Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Ms Jenni-Lee Rees, Speech Pathologist,

CQH&HS and CQUniversity

Forensic Dentistry Begin Date: 12 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Forensic Dentistry

Events and Submissions/Topic

Video recording

Dr Marie Wilson, Dental Practitioner

Vacation Week and Voluntary Clinical Placement to Emerald, Springsure and Clermont Begin Date: 19 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Vacation Week

Voluntary Clinical Placement to Emerald, Springsure, Clermont and Sapphire

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Associate Professor Leonie M. Short and Ms Melissa Plath

Preparation for Clinical Practice - Occupational Health and Safety at Work and Infection Control Begin Date: 26 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Professional Responsibilities including Occupational Health and Safety at Work

Infection Control

Chapter

Noble, S. (2012). Clinical textbook of dental hygiene and therapy. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter 17

http://www.dentalboard.gov.au/

http://adohta.net.au/

http://www.dhaa.info/

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Mr Julian Harden, NSK Oceania

Periodontics Begin Date: 02 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Periodontics for an Oral Health Therapist

Before you go......

Oral Health Products

Guided Biofilm Therapy



Chapter

Noble, S. (2012). Clinical textbook of dental hygiene and therapy. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Ms Rena Delly, Colgate Oral Care

Dr Elizabeth Mildford, Oral-B, Week 1, 19 July 2019

Ms Tabitha Acret, EMS Dental, Week 4, 9 August 2019

Oral Pathology - Theory and Clinical Practice Begin Date: 16 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Oral Pathology for an Oral Health Therapist


Chapter

Noble, S. (2012). Clinical textbook of dental hygiene and therapy. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, Chapters 2 and 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Associate Professor Neil Savage, Specialist Oral Pathologist

Preparation for Clinical Practice - Professional Indemnity Insurance, Notifications and Career Planning Begin Date: 30 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Litigation

Notifications

Purchasing and Managing a Dental Practice

Resilience and Leadership

Living Stories



Chapter

Noble, S. (2012). Clinical textbook of dental hygiene and therapy. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter 20

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Ms Shireen Smith, Dental Protection Ltd

Dr Ben Keith, AHPRA

Dr Padma Gadiyar, Professional Practice Sales, Week 10, 27 September 2019

Dr Becky Chen, Lucas, Victoria

Ms Julie-Ann Gleeson, Brisbane, Qld, Week 2, 29 July 2019

Preparation for Clinical Practice - Dental Equipment and Instruments Begin Date: 07 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Maintenance of Handpieces and Dental Plant Equipment


Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture on campus

Mr Grant Suthers and Mr Kim Asher, CQTec Service


Dental Practice Management Begin Date: 07 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Dental Practice Management

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lectures on campus

Ms Donna Hamilton, CQUniversity Health Clinic, Dental Practice Manager
Review / Examination Week Begin Date: 14 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Revision and Examination Preparation

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Presentation Due: Review/Exam Week Wednesday (16 Oct 2019) 5:00 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 21 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Final Written Examination and Case Presentations

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Attendance: All clinical placements for this unit are compulsory - failure to attend clinical placement opportunities will lead to failure in the unit. All absences must be covered with a  medical certificate which should be sent to the Unit Coordinator within one week of each absence. Moreover, you need to seek approval by the Unit 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 the  term.

Clinical Attire in the Oral Health Clinics and Residential and Aged Care Facilities: 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 also a requirement of Queensland Health. The outer protective garment (theatre gown) 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 (theatre gown) 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. A student can be sent home if the clinical attire is not  adequate.


Laboratory Attire in the Oral Health Simulation and Prosthetic Laboratories: All students are required to wear their oral health polo plus an outer protective garment - short laboratory tops or jackets are required for this purpose. The outer protective garment (short laboratory top or jacket) 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 (short laboratory top or jacket) cannot be worn in the Oral Health Oral Health Clinics. 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. A student can be sent home if the laboratory attire is not adequate.

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 Unit.

Clinical Practical Component: Clinical Practical Component: In each clinical and laboratory session, you are required to complete all the clinical oral health practice and laboratory exercises. These practical components 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.

Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation

Assessment Title
Presentation

Task Description

You will be required to attend an oral presentation which will be scheduled in the examination period, submit an electronic copy of your completed PowerPoint slides via Moodle one week in advance and supply three hard copies of your PowerPoint presentation at the time of your presentation. With the support of a power point presentation, you will be required to present an in-depth case report for either a child, adolescent or adult patient for whom you have provided dental treatment in the student clinics. It is recommended that you include dental records, clinical photographs, x-rays and a study model (if appropriate) of your patient. These MUST be de-identified. Each case report must include justification for the way you have managed the treatment and prevention strategies.


The child, adolescent or adult patient needs to have presented with hard tissue pathology (dental caries), requiring you to plan and justify 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


A child, adolescent or adult patient who has presented with soft tissue pathology (periodontitis) and/or hard tissue pathology (dental caries) and/or a medical condition which may or may not impede on treatment you can provide. You are required to plan and justify 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.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Wednesday (16 Oct 2019) 5:00 pm AEST

This assessment task is due at 5pm on Wednesday 16 June 2019. 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. The case study will then be presented in person over two pre-determined days in the Exam Weeks after consultation with external assessors.


Return Date to Students

Friday 8 November 2019 on Moodle


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

The assessment criteria for your case presentation is included on the marking sheet. The assessment criteria for the case presentation will be the similar to that utilised in Term 1 in ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1.

Aspects of the presentation that will attract marks includes:

  • Format (2 marks)
  • Oral Health Therapy Practice (12 marks)
  • Content (8 marks)
  • Critical Analysis and Reflection (12 marks)
  • Timing (3 marks)
  • Communication of Content (8 marks)
  • Referencing (3 marks)
  • PowerPoint Presentation (2 marks)

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. 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 unit overall.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Please submit an electronic copy of your completed PowerPoint presentation (not your speech or notes) via Moodle one week before the presentation date and then bring this file on a memory stick on the day of the presentation along with three hard copies of your PowerPoint presentation for the assessors. Once submitted, the presentation can only have minor changes.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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 who 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
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross Cultural Competence

2 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title
Professional Practice Placement

Task Description

You must attend every on- and off-campus clinical, community or educational placement. If you are absent, you must obtain a Medical Certificate and hand or email this to the Unit Coordinator. Alternatively, you need to seek approval by the Unit 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 Due Date

Via the Online Real-time Assessment System and Reflective Journal (Open University Personal Blog) on Moodle.


Return Date to Students

Friday 8 November 2019


Weighting
Pass/Fail

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

Assessment Criteria

Clinical Supervisors will assess student performance, and provide feedback and strategies for improvement in your Clinical Workbooks via the Via the Online Real-time Assessment System. 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 Unit Coordinator in advance and leave with no supporting evidence. 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.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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
  • Integrate knowledge, skills and professional experience from Years 1, 2 and 3 in a range of environments in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist


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

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical and Written Assessment

Task Description

The Clinical Workbook and its associated Online Real-time Assessment System and Reflective Journal (Open University Personal Blog) is a record of dental treatment provided to patients across a variety of settings and your reflections with feedback and strategies for improvement from supervisors. The settings include the CQUniversity Private Health Clinic, the Sub-acute Chronic Care Rehabilitation (SACCR) Health Clinic for Intake, school and community dental clinics, residential care facilities, private general and specialist dental practices and hospital settings.


Assessment Due Date

Via the Online Real-time Assessment System and Reflective Journal (Open University Personal Blog) on Moodle.


Return Date to Students

Friday 8 November 2019


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
67% for each of the Online Real-time Assessment System (0-3) and the Reflective Journal (0-3) (Open University Personal Blog) Pass/Fail - A student must pass both assessment components in order to pass the Unit 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 Online Real-time Assessment System - it is similar to that utilised in ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1 in Term 1.


Components of this assessment item include:

  • Patient comments, compliments or complaints,
  • Self and Peer (Dental Assistant) Evaluation,
  • Student Reflective Practice,
  • Prosthetic Procedures Assessment Performance, and
  • Clinical Procedures Assessment Performance.

The assessment criteria for the Reflective Journal (Open University Personal Blog) will be consistent with Gibbs' 6 stages of the reflective cycle. An assessment rubric by Jones (and modified by Plath and Short) for your Reflective Journal is included in your Clinical Workbook:

  • Clarity,
  • Relevance,
  • Analysis,
  • Self-criticism, and
  • Strategies for improvement.

The Reflective Journal must completed for each clinical placement day and uploaded on Moodle at least once per week. It must include your reflection on the feedback from the Supervisor from a procedure or placement in which you failed, performed poorly or in which your performance could be improved.

  1. Brief summary of procedures OR Brief summary of placement.
  2. Which procedures were performed well? OR Expectation of learning on the placement.
  3. What procedures could be improved? OR What did you learn today on placement?
  4. Strategies for improvement OR Strategies to enhance learning on placement.
  5. What did I learn today?

This is a graded unit: Your overall mark for this assessment item will be calculated jointly from the Pass / Fail mark for each of the Online Real-time Assessment System (0-3) and the Reflective Journal (0-3) (Open University Personal Blog). You must meet a minimum mark requirement of 67% for each of the Online Real-time Assessment System and the Reflective Journal (Open University Personal Blog) in order to ‘pass’ this assessment item. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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
  • Integrate knowledge, skills and professional experience from Years 1, 2 and 3 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 who 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
  • Demonstrate self-evaluation of knowledge and clinical skills at the level of a new graduate
  • 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
50% - A student must pass this assessment item in order to pass the Unit overall.

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