ORAL12002 - Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In Oral12002 you will work in a simulated environment to practise dental hygiene and restorative dentistry. You will study workplace health and safety, equipment maintenance and record management requirements, and develop skills in the prevention and management of dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal disease in the adult patient in a safe environment. In addition, you will further develop communication and interpersonal skills to prepare you for clinical practice.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

(A pre-requisite is a unit you must study before you can enrol in the next associated unit. Most commonly, this is because the pre-requisite unit gives you the knowledge you need, in order to study the next unit.)

HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning and

BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology and

ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis and

ORAL11004 Oral Anatomy and

ORAL11005 Dental Morphology and Microscopic Anatomy

Co-requisites:

(A co-requisite is a unit which has to be completed prior to or concurrently with another unit.)

ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management and

ORAL12003 Oral Health Clinical Practice 1

 

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 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. Presentation 20%
2. Portfolio 0%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 0%
4. Written Assessment 20%
5. Examination 60%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 68.75% 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 and teaching/examining staff.
Feedback
Positive comments on unit structure, delivery and learning outcomes include access to resources, standard of teaching, unit content and skills gained by students.
Recommendation
By continually reflecting on feedback for further improvement, instruction and guidance using available resources to develop students' clinical skills in a safe environment together with appropriate assessment of these skills will maximize learning outcomes.
Action Taken
The use of improved simulation laboratory resources, continuous evaluation and individual one on one instruction and guidance supported knowledge and skill development to meet learning outcome targets.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Delay in assessment feedback.
Recommendation
Return dates for assessment items and feedback to be more appropriate and all assessment items and feedback to be returned to students by these dates, as some return dates did not allow sufficient time for marking.
Action Taken
All assessment items were returned to students by the return date specified in the Unit Profile.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Students were unhappy with needing to pay for learning resources ie teeth models.
Recommendation
To allow students more time to save for the payment of teeth models, students will be advised of the cost of teeth models in year 1 term 2.
Action Taken
Students were provided with information on the purchasing of teeth models in term 2 year 1, then order forms and order due date were provided to students on Moodle 6 weeks prior to the start of term.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students requested radiography lectures and practical simulation sessions correlate more closely to timetable and students requested more practical simulation sessions.
Recommendation
Radiography lectures will be restructured following discussions with a radiographer, to include more radiography practical simulation sessions of instruction and practise sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students requested better supervisor:student ratio in the simulation laboratory.
Recommendation
The recommended supervisor:student ratio by the Australian Dental Council for Bachelor of Dentistry and Bachelor of Oral Health courses throughout Australia is 1:10. The ratio of supervisor:student for ORAL12002 in 2018 was 1:8. No further recommendation is made.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students noted conflicting assessment due dates.
Recommendation
All assessment due dates will be checked for consistency in the weekly outline, assessment block and anywhere else mentioned on Moodle. Assessment due dates published in the unit profile are the set due dates. Careful review of Moodle will be undertaken to ensure due dates mentioned on the site match the dates published in the Unit Profile.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students found the treatment planning and documentation of treatment exercise difficult.
Recommendation
Instruction for documentation of the treatment plan and treatment provided will be given at the beginning of term. At each simulation session, one student will be given the task of writing up the treatment for that day on the white board. Following discussion with their peers, the treatment documentation will be finalised for the day. Students will rotate on a daily basis for this task.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Comply with workplace health and safety policies and follow equipment maintenance and record management schedules
  2. Diagnose and manage dental caries and periodontal diseases while demonstrating clinical skills in dental hygiene, local anaesthesia, dental radiography and restorative dentistry in a simulated environment
  3. Record medical and dental histories, perform oral examinations and risk assessments, and refer patients for complex care outside an Oral Health Therapists' scope of practice for adult patients in a simulated environment
  4. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms
  5. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours

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 5
1 - Presentation
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
1 - Presentation
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Examination