In this unit you will gain theoretical knowledge in periodontal and dental hygiene diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment procedures. You will translate and integrate knowledge and skills learnt throughout the Bachelor of Oral Health course through work-integrated learning clinical practice. You must comply with clinical policies and procedures while undertaking clinical practice. You will improve your clinical reasoning skills in a supportive environment aimed to increase your confidence through reflective and self-directed learning. On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate clinical judgment and practical skills in oral examination and diagnosis of dental conditions in adults of all ages. You will also be able to demonstrate safety and competence in patient care over a range of periodontal and dental hygiene clinical procedures, including referral of patients for complex care outside your scope of practice. You will be able to apply the principles of radiation biology and protection when producing diagnostic intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic images in the clinic. You will be able to communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms utilising appropriate interpersonal and team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours. You will be required to attend a two-week compulsory intensive program immediately prior to the commencement of Term 1.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 3|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
ORAL11006 Introduction to Oral Health Practice; AND
ORAL11005 Dental Morphology and Microscopic Anatomy; AND
ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis; AND
BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2; AND
ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice; AND
ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management; AND
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
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|
Compulsory Residential School
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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)||40%|
|2. Reflective Practice Assignment||0%|
|3. Practical Assessment||0%|
|4. In-class Test(s)||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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades
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 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 75.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 44.44% 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 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•|
|2 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•|
|3 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - In-class Test(s)||•||•|
|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|