ORAL12005 - Paediatric Dentistry for the Oral Health Therapist

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will gain theoretical knowledge in diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment procedures in paediatric and adolescent patients. You will also gain knowledge on the assessment, prevention and management of dental trauma and emergencies for patients of all ages. You will translate and integrate this knowledge in a simulated and clinical environment while fulfilling workplace health and safety, equipment maintenance and record management requirements. On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate practical skills in paediatric patients, as well as foundational dental trauma management skills. 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.


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

Prereq: ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management and ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1 and ORAL12003 Oral Health Clinical Practice 1

Coreq: ORAL12004 Orthodontics, Prosthodontics and Pharmacology 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 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 Profile

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. Presentation 30%
2. Portfolio 0%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 10%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 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

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 63.16% 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 Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Additional time on teaching recontouring restorations.
it is recommended to review of the content and simulation sessions teaching restorations recontouring and dental bur indications.
Action Taken
Tutorial activities addressing these clinical skills were introduced into the simulation schedule.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
The student simulation clinic session instructions require reviewing to follow a similar format to the pre-requisite unit ORAL12002.
It is recommended to introduce pre-simulation activities and quizzes prior to each simulation session to have a consistent format with the pre-requisite unit ORAL12002.
Action Taken
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Assessment tasks and timings were scattered throughout the term. Students stated this helped with learning.
It is recommended to continue scaffolding assessment timing and tasks in this unit.
Action Taken
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 in paediatric and adolescent patients
  2. Implement processes for the assessment, prevention and management of dental diseases in the primary dentition including extractions, pulpotomies, stainless steel crowns and strip crowns in the simulated and clinical environments
  3. Implement processes for the assessment, prevention and management of dental trauma and emergencies, within the scope of an oral health therapist, in the simulated environment
  4. Advocate for, and promote, oral health to individuals and groups across diverse community settings in a variety of formats
  5. Recognise and act upon the legal, ethical and safeguarding issues involving dental practitioners and patients as defined by the relevant professional regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas.

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 - Presentation
2 - Portfolio
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 10