In this unit, you will be able to explain the processes of risk assessment, nutritional advice and oral health education in the prevention and management of dental diseases. You will be able to form a definitive diagnosis from the information gathered and draw up an appropriate treatment plan utilising the relevant phases. Clinical judgment skills will be used to apply their knowledge to a wide range of patients, including child and adult patients, medically compromised adults, special needs patients and the elderly. Current approaches to the management and prevention of dental diseases; dental caries (including root caries), periodontal diseases and tooth erosion will be analysed. You will be able to explain the appropriate selection and use of restorative dental materials in the management of dental diseases. Lastly, you will be able to communicate information regarding oral health in written forms in terms of relevant interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours. It is imporant to learn to work as part of the dental team.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 3|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
ORAL11001 Introduction to Oral Health Therapy and BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology and ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science and SCIE11022 Introductory Science and MEDI11004 Professional Practice and BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology and ORAL11002 Oral Anatomy and Physiology and ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis and
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Written Assessment||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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
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.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
All unit profiles in the Bachelor of Oral Health are made available to the Australian Dental Council for on-going accreditation purposes.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Examination||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|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||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Examination||•||•||•||•||•|