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.
|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
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).
|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. Online Quiz(zes)||5%|
|3. Practical and 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 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 45% 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 course profiles in the Bachelor of Oral Health are made available to the Australian Dental Council for on-going accreditation purposes.
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|5 - Team Work||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
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