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ORAL12002 - Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course provides students with pre-clinical experience of workplace health and safety, maintenance, ergonomics, record management and practice management schedules and policies. On the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in examination, medical and dental history taking, risk assessment and referral for complex care for children and adults with the aid of impressions and extra-oral and intra-oral radiology. Students will be able to discuss the nervous and vascular supply to the dentition, periodontium and the surrounding structures and tissues; and explain the principles, knowledge and practical skills of pain management and local anaesthesia for child and adult patients. Students should be able to apply knowledge and demonstrate clinical judgment skills in the diagnosis, prevention and management of dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases; the advantages, disadvantages and selection of preventative and restorative materials, medicaments and therapy; skills in take-home and in-office teeth whitening treatments; and clinical restorative skills in providing direct intra-coronal restorations in the adult patient. Lastly, students will be able to communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical 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

Prerequisites:

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

Co-requisites:

ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management 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 - 2015

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 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. Online Quiz(zes) 5%
2. Presentation 10%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
4. Examination 45%

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 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 45% 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
Students appreciated the ongoing feedback via the online-realtime assessment system (ORAS).
Recommendation
It is recommended that ORAS continues to be used to provide on-going feedback to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students appreciated the regular quizzes.
Recommendation
It is recommended that quizzes continue to be used.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students appreciated the regular simulation sessions.
Recommendation
It is recommended that simulation sessions continue in future.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students suggested catch up sessions due to sessions missed for public holidays.
Recommendation
The simulation sessions are scheduled over the whole term, taking public holidays into account. Therefore, catch-up sessions as such are not needed and are taken into account when formulating the term program.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Comply with workplace health and safety, maintenance, ergonomics, record management and practice management schedules and policies.
  2. Utilise clinical judgment skills to perform an examination, medical and dental history taking, risk assessment and referral for complex care outside one's scope of practice for children and adults, with the aid of impressions and extra-oral and intra-oral radiology.
  3. Discuss the nervous and vascular supply to the dentition, periodontium and the surrounding structures and tissues; and explain the principles, knowledge and practical skills of pain management and local anaesthesia for child and adult patients.
  4. Apply knowledge and demonstrate clinical judgment skills in the diagnostic, preventative and operative management of dental caries including root caries; direct intra-coronal restorations in the adult patient; and the evidence-based appraisal of advantages, disadvantages and selection of dental materials.
  5. Apply knowledge and demonstrate clinical judgment skills in the diagnosis, prevention and management of periodontal diseases including the evidence-based appraisal of advantages, disadvantages and selection of adjunctive medicaments and therapy.
  6. Demonstrate skill in take-home and in-office teeth whitening treatments.
  7. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.
  8. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.

All course 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 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination
1 - Online Quiz(zes)