ORAL11004 - Oral Anatomy 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces key topics in oral anatomy, which will enable you to begin preclinical training in term 2, and will form the foundations for clinical practice. In the first half of this unit you will study morphology of teeth, sequence of eruption and basic occlusion. The study of distinct features and traits of teeth will enable you to identify and examine teeth, as well as develop an awareness of root morphology required for primary tooth extractions and periodontal treatment for the adult dentition. The study of the sequence of eruption and exfoliation will develop your understanding of the changes with age from infancy to adulthood. This knowledge and understanding will also enable you to predict changes in the dentition with age and identify abnormalities in the eruption sequence. The study of dental morphology and occlusion will provide you with an understanding of tooth shape and function that applies to the restoration of natural tooth form. The second half of this unit will introduce you to anatomy of the head and neck, including surface anatomy, bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and lymphatics. Applications of this knowledge, in patient examination and local anaesthesia, will be developed further in ORAL11005 Oral Anatomy 2 in term 2.

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 full-time in CB29 Oral Health Course to enrol in this unit. 

Corequisite: ORAL11001 Introduction to Oral Health Therapy

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 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. In-class Test(s) 35%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 25%
3. Online Test 40%

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 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 30.43% 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: In class and student evaluations
Feedback
Students were enthusiastic about the individual and group activities designed for learning tooth morphology and head and neck anatomy. Students were happy that they had ample time to complete all the activities and felt they learnt well from these experiences.
Recommendation
It is recommended that practical sessions in the study of dental morphology and head and neck anatomy remain as part of ORAL11004.
Action Taken
Practical sessions remained as part of ORAL11004.
Source: In class and student evaluations
Feedback
Students would like the class tutorials to follow lecture.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the tutorial immediately follows the lecture.
Action Taken
The tutorial was organised to immediately follow the lecture. Attendance at tutorials improved from the previous year.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students would like more help with study techniques and how to write answers for the end of term on-line assessment.
Recommendation
It is recommended that early feedback on written answers be given to students to assist in preparation for end of term assessments. A priority on feedback will be set following the first in-class test at mid-term in 2022. Study and exam techniques will also be discussed in tutorials.
Action Taken
Feedback on the first in class test was given a priority. Grades and individualised feedback were returned within two weeks after the assessment. Study and exam techniques were discussed in tutorials. Students were invited to submit their answers to practice questions via email and feedback was returned promptly.
Source: In class and by email.
Feedback
Students were enthusiastic about the practical sessions in anatomy. Students enjoyed the activities in wax carving and tooth drawing and felt the extra-large tooth models helped them to understand dental morphology terminology.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the practical sessions will remain as part of ORAL11004. Further resources for teaching morphology and head and neck anatomy will be sourced and developed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In class and by email.
Feedback
Students felt confident about the online quiz assessments as they were able to practice the weekly formative quizzes.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the online quiz assessments and formative quizzes are retained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In class and by email.
Feedback
Students were concerned that the online test in exam week was worth 50% and that a poor performance on the day of the assessment would adversely affect their overall results.
Recommendation
It is recommended that there would be two online tests, one earlier in the term and one in exam week, so the assessments could be spread over the term and provide more opportunities for feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and name teeth in the human dentitions and anatomical features of the head and neck
  2. Describe the anatomy of the head and neck relevant to the function of the oral cavity
  3. Describe features and traits of teeth in the human dentitions, as well as normal sequence of eruption and exfoliation, and occlusion
  4. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours as required of an Oral Health Therapist.

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Online Test
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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