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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 in this unit, as well as pre-requisite and co-requisite units covered in the 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.

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:

ORAL11001 Introduction to Oral Health Therapy and BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology and ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science and SCIE11022 Introductory Science and MEDI11004 Professional Practice and BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology and ORAL11002 Oral Anatomy and Physiology and ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis and

Co-requisites:

ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1 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 - 2016

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
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. Practical Assessment 0%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 0%
3. Oral Examination 20%
4. Portfolio 40%
5. Examination 40%

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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55% 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
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
Content was covered prior to practice in the clinical or pre-clinical environment. Clinical and pre-clinical content was provided via workbooks and Moodle and discussions with the clinical educators also occurred in the sessions.
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
Case studies continued in 2021.
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
Online resources continued in 2021.
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
Regular quizzes were held throughout the term and weekly activities were implemented in the tutorial.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate clinical judgment skills in dental examination, medical and dental history taking and risk assessment for adult patients.
  2. Demonstrate clinical judgment skills in the diagnosis, prevention and management (including pain management) of dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases, and the identification of patients who require referral for complex care outside one's scope of practice.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in dental procedures including impression-taking, the fabrication of study models, whitening treatments and other preventative treatments.
  4. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written formats.
  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 - Practical Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Oral Examination
4 - Portfolio
5 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology 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 - Practical Assessment
3 - Oral Examination
4 - Portfolio
5 - Examination
2 - Online Quiz(zes)