ORAL11006 - Introduction to Oral Health Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will prepare you for clinical practice in Oral Health Therapy. You will continue to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical work in oral health clinics and health promotion activities in the community. You must comply with clinical policies and procedures while undertaking clinical practice. In this unit you will begin learning theoretical knowledge in patient assessment, dental materials, simple restorative procedures and hygiene procedures. You will also translate and integrate this knowledge in a simulated environment while fulfilling workplace health and safety, equipment maintenance and record management requirements.

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

Pre-requisites:

HLTH11027 Foundations of Health; AND

BMSC11010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1; AND

ORAL11001 Introduction to Oral Health Therapy; AND

ORAL11004 Introduction to Oral Anatomy

Co-requisites:

BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2; AND

ORAL11003 Introduction to Oral Disease; AND

ORAL11005 Advanced Oral Anatomy

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 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. Portfolio 0%
2. In-class Test(s) 50%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 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 4.6 (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 Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
This was the first offering of on-campus clinical placements for first year Bachelor of Oral Health students. Student feedback indicated appreciation for the valuable learning opportunity.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue the on-campus clinical placements.
Action Taken
On-campus clinical placements continued in 2021.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students enjoyed the practical simulation laboratory sessions.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue the practical simulation laboratory sessions.
Action Taken
Practical simulation laboratory sessions continued in 2021.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students indicated they would prefer regular online quizzes throughout the term
Recommendation
It is recommended to consider regular online quizzes throughout the term.
Action Taken
Regular online quizzes were implemented throughout the term in 2021.
Source: Self-reflection and Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Moodle navigation could be improved to divide SIM sessions and theoretical content.
Recommendation
It is recommended to review the Moodle site to divide SIM sessions and theoretical content.
Action Taken
SIM sessions and theoretical content were displayed in a different tile format in 2021.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey, team reflection.
Feedback
Presentation slides for the simulation laboratory activities could include photos or videos of how instruments are used.
Recommendation
It is recommended to include photos or videos of how instruments are used during simulation activities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
It has been suggested to change the oral health products assignment to a group assignment.
Recommendation
It is recommended that consideration be given to changing the oral health products assignment to a group assignment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey, team reflection.
Feedback
Students enjoyed the practical simulation laboratory sessions. They indicated they would like more sessions.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue the practical simulation laboratory sessions. Additional sessions are already scheduled for 2022.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the theoretical basis of oral health practice including patient assessment, examination, dental hygiene and dental restorative procedures
  2. Understand and apply the principles of infection control, workplace health and safety, record management and practice management
  3. Apply knowledge and skills in dental procedures including patient assessment, examination, dental hygiene and dental restorative procedures in the simulated environment
  4. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills and professional attitudes required of an oral health therapist
  5. Recognise and act upon the legal, ethical and safeguarding issues involving dental practitioners and patients as defined by the relevant professional regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas

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
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
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