ORAL12004 - Orthodontics, Prosthodontics and Pharmacology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will study the current approaches to orthodontics and prosthodontics used by oral health therapists as well as the clinical implications of pharmacology in oral health practice. In the field of pharmacology, you will be able to describe basic pharmacology concepts. This will include the explanation of the clinical use and effects of the major classes of drugs used in dental treatment and drugs taken by children, adolescents and adult patients particularly poly-pharmacy, that may impact adversely on dental treatment and oral health. You will have the opportunity to practice and further develop competency in oral health therapy orthodontics functions and prosthodontics procedures for patients of all ages.

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

Pre-requisite: ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management, ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1  and ORAL12003 Oral Health Clinical Practice 1.

Co-requisite: ORAL12005 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 2 and ORAL12006 Oral Health Clinical Practice 2.

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 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. Online Test 60%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical Assessment 0%

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 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.89% 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 Evaluation "Have your say"
Feedback
The written examination content was not equal between the three main subject areas covered in the unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that feedback and collaboration be sought from teaching staff in 2019 regarding the weighting of the subjects in the unit written examination to make the examination content more equitable.
Action Taken
The weighting of the subjects in the unit written examination were distributed equally.
Source: Student Evaluation "Have your say"
Feedback
Assessment timing was appropriate and supported learning in the unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the assessment outline, nature and timing be continued in 2019.
Action Taken
The assessment outline, nature and time was continued in 2019.
Source: Student Evaluation "Have your say"
Feedback
Prosthodontic component delivery was valuable.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the delivery of the prosthodontics component be continued in 2019.
Action Taken
The prosthodontics practical component was continued in 2019.
Source: Student evaluation "Have your say"
Feedback
It would be beneficial if more time was dedicated to tutorial activities for Pharmacology
Recommendation
It is recommended that a weekly tutorial activity focusing on Pharmacology be included.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation "Have your say"
Feedback
Prosthodontics material could be split up and delivered earlier in the term.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the prosthodontics lecture material be reviewed to determine whether content can be separated and some content delivered earlier in the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe classes of malocclusion, treatment options and explain the reasons necessitating orthodontic treatment
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in impressions for orthodontic purposes, deriving a correct cephalometric tracing, placing and fixing arch wires; and removing brackets, bands arch wire, modules, ligature wire, elastic and separating elastics using appropriate instruments, equipment and techniques
  3. Describe the management of patients with fixed and removable oral prosthodontic appliances, including implants
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in clinical and laboratory procedures for impressions, study models, mouthguard and medicament trays
  5. Integrate knowledge of basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy of the major classes of drugs used in dental treatment and drugs taken by children, adolescents and adult patients, relative to oral complications and alterations in dental management
  6. Communicate information regarding oral health to a range of patients
  7. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.

All unit profiles and learning outcomes 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 7
1 - Online Test
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
1 - Online Test