ORAL12003 - Oral Health Clinical Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will gain theoretical knowledge in hygiene, periodontal, restorative and other dental procedures. You will translate the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the Bachelor of Oral Health course, and integrate them in a clinical setting. On completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate clinical judgment and practical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions in adults. You must comply with clinical policies and procedures while undertaking clinical practice. You 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. 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 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:

ORAL11004 Oral Anatomy; 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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 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. In-class Test(s) 40%
2. Reflective Practice Assignment 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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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
More timely and effective feedback for the reflective essays was requested by students.
Recommendation
The due dates for the reflective essay component will be reconsidered for 2019, enabling the unit coordinator to provide timely and effective feedback in the context of overall academic workload, within 14 days of submission. The unit coordinator will also provide more substantial individual feedback.
Action Taken
The reflective essays were changed to an online blog this year. This enabled students to reflect on their performance on a weekly basis. The blog was monitored and feedback was given regularly by the unit coordinator.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Feedback provided by students indicated that the scheduling of two oral health exams on the same day negatively impacted their capacity to succeed.
Recommendation
Scheduling of examinations for the unit is out of the unit coordinator’s control. The examinations officer has advised that there is no policy limiting the number of written exams per day.
Action Taken
No action required, however this year the examinations were on separate days.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students appreciated same day written feedback for their clinical placements.
Recommendation
An innovative Online Real-time Assessment System (ORAS) has been under development over the last 2 years and this was the first term to be fully implemented. The ORAS enables clinical supervisors to complete assessment rubrics, including written feedback, immediately. These completed rubrics are able to be viewed on the same day by students. There is also a spreadsheet tracking their progress throughout the Term, which is regularly updated.
Action Taken
The ORAS has continued to be used with positive feedback from the students regarding the same day feedback.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Students would like more group work rather than lectures, as they found that "talking and discussing things as a group I learned so much more"
Recommendation
It is recommended that more group work be implemented in 2019 to provide more opportunities for students to reinforce their knowledge and understanding through group discussion.
Action Taken
There were several group activities in 2019, with more planned for 2020.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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. Integrate medical and dental history taking, dental examination, screening for oral pathologies and risk assessment for adult patients in a clinical environment, including identification of patients who require referral for care outside one's scope of practice
  3. Carry out dental procedures including impression-taking and administration of dental local anaesthesia
  4. Diagnose, prevent and manage non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases in a clinical environment
  5. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written formats
  6. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes, appropriate reflective practices 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 6
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
9 - Social Innovation
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 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination