ORAL12001 - Oral Disease Prevention and Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will study current approaches for the prevention, treatment and management of dental diseases such as dental caries (including root caries), periodontal diseases and non carious tooth structure loss. By recording and considering the patient’s medical, dental and social history you will be able to diagnose dental diseases and develop an appropriate treatment plan. You will use your clinical judgment skills with a wide range of patients, including children and adults, medically compromised patients, people with special needs and the elderly.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
ORAL11004 Oral Anatomy; AND
ORAL11005 Dental Morphology and Microscopic Anatomy; AND
ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis; AND
BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology OR BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2; AND
HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning.

ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1; AND
ORAL12003 Oral Health Clinical Practice 1.

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 1 - 2023

Term 1 - 2023 Profile

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. Group Work 20%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 40%
3. Case Study 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 50.00% 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 Unit and Teaching Evaluations
The extra tasks and readings were great resources to gain more knowledge.
It is recommended that students are encouraged to engage with the optional interactive content on Moodle, and suggested readings.
Action Taken
Optional interactive content was developed.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Face-to-face tutorials are beneficial. Kahoots during the tutorial were a fun way to learn and test the weekly content.
It is recommended to continue the group game-style learning on campus.
Action Taken
Kahoot quizzes were run at the end of the weekly tutorials.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
The weekly tiles can be overwhelming with supporting material. "The content was heavy but was delivered well. The unit coordinator emphasised what I should learn from that week's content and how the other material would be helpful for more clarity on the topics covered. Furthermore, supporting material was beneficial and handy information for further learning".
It is recommended to reorganise Moodle to clearly define compulsory content and additional resources.
Action Taken
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
"Kahoot quizzes were a good way of challenging students knowledge. The addition of weekly formative quizzes would be helpful for preparing for the online summative quizzes".
It is recommended to introduce formative online quizzes throughout the term.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the processes of assessment, prevention and management of dental diseases, including non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries), and periodontal diseases on patients of all ages
  2. Develop a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for patients of all ages, including medical compromised and special needs patients
  3. Advocate for, and promote, oral health to individuals and groups across diverse community settings in a variety of formats
  4. 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.

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
1 2 3 4
1 - Group Work
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Case Study
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
9 - Social Innovation
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 10
1 - Group Work
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Case Study