ORAL11005 - Oral Anatomy 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on your knowledge of anatomy from ORAL11004 Oral Anatomy 1 and supports your study of oral pathology in ORAL11003 Introduction to Oral Disease. In the first half of this unit you will continue the study of anatomy and physiology of the head, neck and oral cavity with an emphasis of the clinical applications of this knowledge. In the second half of this unit you will study embryology and microscopic anatomy of structures within the oral cavity. With this unit you will develop the foundation knowledge required to administer local anaesthesia and conduct an extra-oral and intra-oral examination in oral health therapy practice.

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. 

Prerequisite units are: ORAL11004 and BMSC11010.

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 2 - 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. Practical Assessment 25%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 25%
3. In-class Test(s) 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

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 52.94% 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: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students responded positively to the weekly practice quizzes. Students said that weekly quizzes helped them to, keep on track, test their understanding after a lecture, refresh their knowledge and demonstrate what subjects they knew and what they need to do more study on.
Recommendation
Weekly quizzes, which help students revise content and prepare for the online quizzes, will remain as part of this unit. The question bank will be updated and modified with additional feedback and revised questions for 2021.
Action Taken
Quizzes continued to be offered for each week's topic. The number of questions in the question bank were expanded. Existing questions were revised and additional feedback was added.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students enjoyed the group activities in the anatomy labs. Students said the anatomy sessions helped consolidate what they learnt in lectures and that they enjoyed the shared learning experience with their peers. Students also said that participation in the anatomy laboratory sessions helped prepare them for the station-based anatomy test. However, not all students actively participated in the group discussions which meant that some students missed the opportunity for shared learning and felt unsure of how to complete the workbook questions.
Recommendation
Anatomy laboratory sessions, including practical activities with anatomical models, radiographs and local anaesthetic simulation, will remain in 2021.The sessions will be modified to encourage more group discussions. The sessions will follow outlines given in the workbook Time will be set aside at the end of each session to clear any doubt on completion of the workbook.
Action Taken
Anatomy laboratory sessions were retained in 2021. Group discussions and interactions were encouraged by addition of activities which required students to work collaboratively. Students were offered extra time to ensure all activities and questions in the workbook were completed in preparation for the multistation anatomy test.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
While tutorial sessions were scheduled on ZOOM and students participated by answering prepared questions, they didn’t feel that the sessions were beneficial as the same few students answered all the questions all the time. Students felt that these sessions would be more beneficial in face-to-face with equal contribution from all students.
Recommendation
Tutorial sessions in 2021 have been scheduled as face-to-face delivery. The tutorials, which will follow the face-to-face lecture, will be held in suitable teaching space for group and class discussions. This will enable different learning experiences instead of a question and answer type session.
Action Taken
Tutorial sessions in 2021 were scheduled as face-to-face delivery and followed the face-to-face lecture. These sessions were designed to encouraged class discussions. A variety of different learning activities were offered within the tutorial sessions to assist all learning styles.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students like to print out the lecture slides for revision, but find some of the slide presentations very long and expensive to print out.
Recommendation
The power point presentations will continue to be made available on Moodle but modified in consideration of the amount of paper required and cost of printing.
Action Taken
Power point presentations continued to be avaialble on moodle. Note taking with power point handout master was discussed in class to help students reduce printing costs.
Source: In-class and student evaluations
Feedback
Students found the first In-class test challenging and asked for more practice and feedback on their answers before they attempted the assessment.
Recommendation
It is recommended that structured guidance be given on the written test, such that the first in-class assessment be conducted at midterm and the second test be conducted at the end of term. It is also recommended that students complete and receive feedback on a short practice test before the first in-class assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In-class and student evaluations
Feedback
Students enjoyed the anatomy sessions where they could work in groups and support each other's learning. Students found drawing on the white board in the anatomy tutoral sessions especially useful to better understand concepts and relationships to anatomical landmarks with the supervisor.
Recommendation
It is recommended that group work in the anatomy tutorial sessions continue, and students be encouraged to support each other’s learning during activities that includes drawing as a learning tool in oral anatomy.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In-class and student evaluations
Feedback
Students appreciated the weekly study guides as the guides outlined what was expected by listing the weekly learning objectives, what was important in the textbook reading for that week, extra reading when the topic was not covered by the textbook and by including an example of written exam style question.
Recommendation
It is recommended that study guides are prepared for each weekly topic and that these are displayed under the Learning Material label as a book resource.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and describe anatomical and radiographic features of the head and neck with particular relevance to dental anaesthesia and patient examination
  2. Describe anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity with emphasis on innervation of oral structures, spread of infection, function of the temporomandibular joint and salivary glands
  3. Describe the embryological development of the teeth and oral cavity, and the microscopic anatomy of oral structures
  4. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours as required of an Oral Health Therapist.

The learning outcomes of this unit are part of the overall learning outcomes in the BOralHlth course at CQUniversity. They will form part of the annual report documentation which is submitted to the Australian Dental Council for accreditation.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - In-class Test(s)
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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