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 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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 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) 25%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 25%
3. Examination 50%

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

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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: At residential school and email
Feedback
Students reported that the best aspects of this unit was the residential school. Student enjoyed the tutorial-like exercises, engagement, and the time they had to spend with the teachers in at each of the stations. The student were appreciative of being able to see, touch and feel where certain parts of the bones, muscles and foramina were, really helped to increase their knowledge of the subject and consolidate their learning for the first 6-7 weeks.
Recommendation
It is recommendation that the residential school will remain in a similar format for 2019.
Action Taken
The residential school was conducted in a similar format to 2018.
Source: Student evaluations and email
Feedback
Student’s expectations of a distance unit were that all content (lecture recordings, as well as all support learning material) would be available for the week on the Monday. Students felt they were being disadvantaged and a week behind schedule because lecture recordings were only available at the end of the week following the lecture. Students were not happy that lectures were timetabled on Thursday mornings.
Recommendation
Learning resources will be available at the beginning of each week and steps will be taken to schedule the lecture early in the week. If students wish to view the recorded lectures before the scheduled time, a copy of the previous year’s recording will be included on a separate page on Moodle.
Action Taken
The lecture was scheduled early in the week and the lecture recording was made ready for students studying by mixed-mode soon after. A copy of the previous years lecture recordings were included on Moodle
Source: Student evaluations and email
Feedback
Students appreciated the extra support for study including learning guides, quizzes, sample questions, tutorials access to online anatomy study tools such as An@tomedia from CQUniversity library.
Recommendation
The unit will continue to provide a range of support material to meet the needs of different learning styles. The quizzes will be revised to include more questions and more feedback. Tutorials activities will be included to encourage active learning and will be revised and expanded in 2019. Students will be encouraged to make to most of the resources such as An@tomedia, through CQUniversity library. Examples of exam questions, highlighting the content and the depth of learning expected, will continue in 2019.
Action Taken
The unit continued to provide a range of support material to meet the needs of different learning styles. Quizzes were revised to include more questions and more feedback. Tutorial activities were revised and expanded in 2019. Students were encouraged to make the most of the resources such as An@tomedia, through CQUniversity library. Although examples of exam questions were not included in the weekly content, previous exam questions were discussed in the last week of term.
Source: Student evaluations and Email
Feedback
Students viewed the written assignment both positively and negatively. Some students appreciated the learning experience of the written assessment as they gained a better understanding of topics when researching and formulating their own thoughts, compared to preparing for exams. On the negative side, students were concerned about the increase in work load and felt that feedback given for assignments was too generic and did not give much individual insight to their learning.
Recommendation
While the written assignment had many benefits, it was recognized that the assignment added significantly to students’ work load and covered only a small, but interesting, part of the unit content. Assessments for 2019 inORAL11004 will be modified. The written assignment will no longer be part of this unit and will be replaced by on-line quizzes. The assignment topics and content will be included in the weekly learning material and assessed by other methods.
Action Taken
The written assignment was replaced by on-line quizzes. The content covered in the written assessment was included in the weekly learning material and assessed in the final written exam.
Source: Feedback on the student evaluations and residential school
Feedback
Students enjoyed the small group study sessions at residential school in the anatomy tutorial rooms and benefitted from sharing learning experiences with their peers.
Recommendation
Although the intense two-day residential school will not be included in 2020 as the until will be offered On-campus only, similar small group study sessions will be scheduled.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Feedback on the student evaluations and residential school
Feedback
Students felt they could understand the theory learnt in lectures better when they were able to handle the skulls and models and ask questions of the lecturers and tutors.
Recommendation
Students will work with anatomical models in tutorial sessions. In addition, a number of laboratory sessions will be scheduled where students can access a range of models for studying oral anatomy and completing practical tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Feedback on the student evaluations
Feedback
Students would like more information and direction on the written examination as there was a lot to learn.
Recommendation
As ORAL11004 and ORAL11005 have undergone unit changes from 2019 to 2020, the final written exams will vary from past exam papers. A discussion on previous exam questions will be included in each weekly lecture in 2020. Practice questions will be included each week to help students prepare for the written examination.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Feedback from Residential School
Feedback
Students would like more advice on which skull model to purchase for study. Students would appreciated more directions as some students found they were a many weeks into the term before they made a decision.
Recommendation
In past years, students have been given advice on where to purchase skull models for study, as models are especially helpful for students studying by distance. In 2020, all students will be on-campus and will have access to skulls in weekly tutorial sessions. Even though there will be less need, students could still benefit by having a skull for personal study. Information on purchasing skulls and recommendations will be included on the moodle site.
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
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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Intermediate Level
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1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Examination