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 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 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 - 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.

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 wished to know their clinical partners earlier than a few days before clinical placement commenced.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator advise students that it is not possible to confirm clinical partners earlier in the term, as this is dependent on students first passing a barrier exam. Students will continue to be advised at the beginning of term the day, time and location of their clinical placement sessions.
Action Taken
Unit information included advising students that clinical partners would not be released until the barrier exam was completed. Students were advised at the beginning of term the day, time and location of their clinical placement sessions.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students wished all tutorials were recorded.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator advise students that best efforts are made to record Zoom tutorials. However, as this is an on-campus program, there is an expectation that students should attend learning activities live and recordings should be used as a backup only. This is due to the possibility of technical problems affecting recordings.
Action Taken
Unit information included advising students that this is an on-campus program and there is an expectation that students should attend learning activities live. Lecture material is pre-recorded for self-paced study. Tutorials were primarily held face-to-face and were unable to be recorded, all tutorial material has been made available to students on Moodle beforehand.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students suggested catch up sessions due to sessions missed for public holidays.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator advise students that 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
Unit information included advising students that 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.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students enjoyed the clinical peer learning sessions, clinical workbook and patient-based clinical placements.
Recommendation
It is recommended that these components will continue in future.
Action Taken
Clinical peer learning sessions, clinical workbook and patient-based clinical placements were continued in 2022 and will continue into the foreseeable future.
Source: Teaching staff reflection and discussion.
Feedback
There was a change in teaching staff in 2021, leading to some disconnect between lectures, tutorials and quizzes.
Recommendation
It is recommended that lectures and quizzes be re-designed for 2022.
Action Taken
Lectures and quizzes were reviewed and redesigned for 2022 delivery.
Source: SUTE Unit Comments
Feedback
It has been suggested that the in-class test be changed from multi-station questions to a standard in-class examination format.
Recommendation
It is recommended that changing the in-class test from multi-station questions to a standard in-class examination be considered.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Unit Comments
Feedback
Students indicated the high intensity of the course made it difficult to keep up with content. In addition, the transition from simulation to real patients is difficult.
Recommendation
It is recommended that additional learning resources be developed to use in online modules and practical tutorials to assist students in consolidating their knowledge.
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 10
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)