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ORAL11001 - Introduction to Oral Health Therapy

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course will be the first in the Bachelor of Oral Health program to prepare students for employment as a registered dental practitioner in oral health therapy. It will provide students with knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical work in a dental surgery and health promotion activities in the community. It will also provide an orientation into the oral health therapy profession itself. On completion of this course, students should be able to identify the dentition for children and adults; occlusion, tooth structure and periodontal tissue; the pathogenesis and prevention of common oral diseases; dental diseases and oral pathology on radiographs; workplace health and safety; dental instruments and equipment; record management and practice management; and the legislative framework for members of the dental team; oral health information; relevant interpersonal / team communication skills and professional attitudes and ethical behaviours. All students are required to attend a compulsory Residential School.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Condition: Students must be enrolled in CB29 Oral Health Program to enrol in this course.

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).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2015

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Presentation 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
4. Examination 20%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% response rate.

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.

Source: 'Have Your Say' evaluations, Moodle and online tutorials.
Feedback
Students would like more feedback on their Oral Presentations to understand where they need to improve for future oral presentations in Oral Health.
Recommendation
It is recommended that Oral Presentations return to face to face delivery in 2021 as opposed to on-line. In this format, students will be given more time to receive feedback. Face to face delivery allows a greater opportunity for students to engage in the discussions and learn from other students in their cohort.
Action Taken
Oral presentation assessment returned to face to face delivery in 2021. A priority was set to give students timely feedback and feedback they could use to improve on their performance in future assessments.
Source: 'Have Your Say' evaluations, Moodle and online tutorials.
Feedback
Students would like more activities that engage them in learning.
Recommendation
In addition to the preclinical and clinical activities and weekly quizzes, it is recommended that interactive learning activities are added to the Moodle site as well as the workbook.
Action Taken
Interactive learning activities were added to the weekly Moodle activities. The number of preclinical activities conducted in the simulation laboratory and clinic were increased and enhanced.
Source: 'Have Your Say' evaluations, Moodle and online tutorials.
Feedback
Students appreciated that the Moodle site was easy to navigate and provided study guides, lectures slides, practice questions and quizzes to support their learning
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit continues to improve on moodle navigation and that study guides, lectures slides, practice questions and quizzes are delivered in a timely manner to support learning.
Action Taken
The unit continued to receive positive feedback on the ease of navigation in Moodle and the support material for study.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students were enthusiastic about the preclinical activities conducted in the simulation laboratory and clinic.
Recommendation
It is recommended that preclinical activities will remain as part of ORAL11001. With the addition of training for dental radiography in 2022, the preclinical activities will be further enhanced. Preclinical activities will be scheduled every week in 2022.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students found the hard copy workbook useful, as all preclinical activities were listed as stepwise procedures and written activities related to the tasks were included in the workbook.
Recommendation
It is recommended that all practical tasks will continue to be outlined as stepwise procedures and supported by written activities in the hard copy workbook.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In class feedback
Feedback
Students would like feedback on their written assessments to improve on their examination technique and results in future assessments.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students be given feedback on written assessments early in the term. This will be made possible by modification of assessment types to include in-class tests as part of the proposed unit changes for ORAL11001 in 2022. The first in-class test will be scheduled mid-term in 2022. This assessment will provide an opportunity to give students early feedback in both written and practical tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe tooth structure, periodontal tissue and dentition for children and adults, and describe and recognise stages of development in occlusion and malocclusion.
  2. Examine and differentiate the pathogenesis and prevention of common oral diseases including the role of diet and nutrition.
  3. Detect and describe dental diseases and oral pathology on radiographs.
  4. Demonstrate and review the principles of workplace health and safety, record management and practice management.
  5. Categorise, assemble and demonstrate dental instruments and equipment.
  6. Explain the legislative framework for members of the dental team.
  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.

The learning outcomes of this course are part of the overall learning outcomes for each courses in the BOralHlth program at CQUniversity form part of the documentation which as been submitted to the Australian Dental Council for review for accreditation as a new program.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Presentation
4 - Examination
3 - Practical and Written Assessment