ORAL12003 - Oral Health Clinical Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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 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.

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:

ORAL11006 Introduction to Oral Health Practice; AND

ORAL11005 Dental Morphology and Microscopic Anatomy; AND

ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis; AND

BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology; AND

HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning

Co-requisites:

ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice; AND

ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management

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 3 - 2021

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) 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 71.43% 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 recommended that Moodle weeks should include the topics covered that week.
Recommendation
Unfortunately Moodle has a word limit for the weekly headings and so this is not feasible when multiple topics are covered per week. Topics covered each week are provided in the unit profile as well as in labels within the weekly groups. This will be emphasised more with students in future.
Action Taken
In 2020, the students were advised of the limitations to the Moodle weekly headings.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey and staff feedback.
Feedback
"D4W" is our clinical patient management software. It was suggested by the students that earlier training in D4W, and subsequent usage during peer-on-peer learning, prior to seeing real patients would be beneficial.
Recommendation
2019 was the first year that D4W was used in the second year clinic. Feedback and recommendations from students will be implemented in 2020 to train and implement D4W usage earlier in the term.
Action Taken
Students were provided D4W training early in the term in 2020.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students would like more formative assessment of theory throughout the term.
Recommendation
More formative online quizzes will be implemented in 2020.
Action Taken
This was not implemented in 2020. Consideration will be given for 2021.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
One student suggested having lectures at the beginning of the week, prior to clinical and pre-clinical sessions, to enable discussions with the lecturer.
Recommendation
The timetable is determined by staff availability. Therefore it is not possible to have lectures on a Monday. However content will continue to be covered prior to practice in the clinical or pre-clinical environment. Clinical and pre-clinical content is provided via workbooks and Moodle and discussions with the clinical educators also occurs in the sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students appreciate the weekly case studies.
Recommendation
It is recommended that case studies continue in future cohorts.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students appreciate the online resources eg links to YouTube videos
Recommendation
It is recommended that online resources remain available to future cohorts.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students suggested weekly learning activities or quizzes.
Recommendation
It is recommended that weekly learning activities be developed for 2021.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the theoretical basis of oral health practice and dental procedures for the diagnosis, prevention and management of oral diseases
  2. Implement processes for the assessment, prevention and management of dental diseases including non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases in a clinical environment
  3. Formulate a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for adult patients in a clinical environment, including identification of patients who require referral for care outside one's scope of practice
  4. Advocate for, and promote, oral health to individuals and groups across diverse community settings in a variety of formats
  5. Recognise and act upon the legal, ethical and safeguarding issues involving dental practitioners and patients as defined by the relevant professional regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas.

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 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)
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 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)