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.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA 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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|2. In-class Test(s)||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%).
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Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 72.22% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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.
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|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
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