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ORAL12001 - Oral Disease Prevention and Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this course, students will be able to explain the processes of risk assessment and treatment planning for different types of patients, including emergency patients. Current approaches to the management and prevention of dental diseases, including dental caries, periodontal diseases and tooth erosion will be analysed. Students will be able to explain the appropriate use of dental materials in the management of dental diseases and manage the different requirements of a wide range of individual patients. The fundamental principles of pharmacology will be formulated as they apply to dental health. Students will be required to communicate information relevant to oral health in oral and written formats, and defend their attitudes/behaviours in terms of that which is expected of evolving dental practitioners. Lastly, students will be able to communicate oral health in oral and written formats in terms of relevant interpersonal/team communication skills and professional attitudes/behaviours.

Details

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 There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 - 2010

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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. Examination 50%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%

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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.37% 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
Feedback
The inclusion of a number of online practice quizzes throughout the term would help test knowledge as term progressed.
Recommendation
It is recommended that formative online quizzes are available throughout the term.
Action Taken
In-class quizzes where introduced into weekly tutorial sessions to formatively assess weekly content.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
Weekly case studies and learning activities were helpful to guide learning.
Recommendation
It is recommended that weekly case studies and learning activities continue.
Action Taken
Individual learning activities and weekly case studies will continue.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
The extra tasks and readings were great resources to gain more knowledge.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students are encouraged to engage with the optional interactive content on Moodle, and suggested readings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
Face-to-face tutorials are beneficial. Kahoots during the tutorial were a fun way to learn and test the weekly content.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue the group game-style learning on campus.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the processes of risk assessment, nutritional advice and oral hygiene instruction for the management of different types of patients, including emergency patients.
  2. Describe current approaches to the prevention of oral diseases, including dental caries, periodontal diseases and tooth erosion.
  3. Explain the appropriate management of dental diseases including the use of dental materials.
  4. Describe the fundamental principles of pharmacology as they apply to dental health.
  5. Communicate information relevant to oral health in oral and written formats.
  6. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner in terms of relevant interpersonal/team communication skills and professional attitudes/behaviours.

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