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ORAL12004 - Orthodontics, Prosthodontics and Pharmacology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this unit, students should be able to have knowledge and skills in orthodontics and prosthodontics as well as comprehension in the clinical ramifications of pharmacology. In the discipline of orthodontics, students will be able to judge classes of malocclusion, describe treatment options and explain the reasons necessitating orthodontic treatment; demonstrate the ability to take impressions for orthodontic purposes and derive a correct cephalometric tracing; and demonstrate skill in placing and fixing arch wires and removing brackets, bands arch wire, modules, ligature wire, elastic and separating elastics using appropriate instruments, equipment and techniques. In the discipline of prosthodontics, students will be able to describe the management of patients with fixed and removable prosthodontic appliances including implants. In the field of pharmacology, students will be able to describe basic pharmacological concepts, and explain the clinical use and effects of the major classes of drugs used in dental treatment and drugs taken by child and adult patients, particularly poly-pharmacy, that may impact adversely on dental treatment and oral health. Students will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapy, contraindications and pain control with tutorials on relevant case studies through the National Prescribing Curriculum. Lastly, students will be able to communicate oral health in oral and written formats in terms of relevant interpersonal/team communication skills and professional attitudes/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

Prerequiste: ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management and MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care and

Corequisite: 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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2016

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 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. Examination 60%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
3. In-class Test(s) 20%
4. Portfolio 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 - 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.

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
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
Time was allocated weekly for pharmacology tutorial activities.
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
The prosthodontics material was separated into a series of lectures. This was recorded and made available to the students early in the term.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
Students felt that they would have benefited from having more practice quizzes.
Recommendation
It is recommended to introduce formative online quizzes throughout the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
Students indicated that written assessment was a lot of work. The assessment was beneficial but was overwhelming as one submission.
Recommendation
It is recommended to review the written assessment tasks and submit components separately throughout the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Judge classes of malocclusion, describe treatment options and explain the reasons necessitating orthodontic treatment.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to take impressions for orthodontic purposes and derive a correct cephalometric tracing.
  3. Demonstrate skill in placing and fixing arch wires; and removing brackets, bands arch wire, modules, ligature wire, elastic and separating elastics using appropriate instruments, equipment and techniques.
  4. Describe the management of patients with fixed and removable oral prosthodontic appliances including implants.
  5. Describe basic pharmacological concepts, and explain the clinical use and effects of the major classes of drugs used in dental treatment and drugs taken by child and adult patients, particularly poly-pharmacy, that may impact adversely on dental treatment and oral health.
  6. Demonstrate a sound understanding of pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapy, contraindications and pain control with tutorials on relevant case studies.
  7. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.
  8. 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 6 7 8
1 - Examination
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - In-class Test(s)
4 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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
3 - In-class Test(s)
4 - Portfolio
1 - Examination
2 - Online Quiz(zes)