ORAL12006 - Oral Health Clinical Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will translate and integrate knowledge and skills learnt in Years 1 and 2 into the clinical setting through work-integrated learning clinical practice. You will have the opportunity to practise and further develop competency in a range of skills including hygiene, periodontal, restorative, radiography and other dental procedures. On completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate higher level clinical judgment and practical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions in adults. 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 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: ORAL12003 Oral Hlth Clinical Prac 1 and ORAL12001 Oral Hlth Disease Prevention & Management and ORAL12002 Oral Hlth Pre Clinical Prac 1 

Coreq: ORAL12004 Orthodontics, Prosthodontics & Pharm and ORAL12005 Oral Hlth Pre Clinical Prac 2

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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. Reflective Practice Assignment 10%
3. Oral Examination 40%
4. Examination 50%

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 56.25% 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. Verbal student feedback. Unit coordinator reflection.
Feedback
We have constraints in the timetable, and students were not keen to attend campus 8-9am on a Thursday morning for a lecture. Students were consulted for preference of face-to-face or pre-recorded lectures and unanimously voted for pre-recorded lectures. In retrospect many students, as well as the unit coordinator feel that face-to-face delivery is preferable. Some students appreciated the flexibility of recorded lectures.
Recommendation
Consideration will be given to options of different lecture delivery times to facilitate delivery of face-to-face lectures. Alternatively, lectures could be delivered via Zoom.
Action Taken
Academic availability is a restricting factor on timetabling for these components. Therefore, although lectures were still delivered in a pre-recorded lecture style, tutorials were scheduled weekly.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Improved consistency between supervisors regarding clinical information.
Recommendation
Professional opinions differ, however unit coordinators and supervisors need further collaboration to ensure content is aligned.
Action Taken
There was further development of clinical protocols and subsequent training of clinical supervisors.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey. Verbal student feedback. Unit coordinator reflection.
Feedback
Queensland Health manages appointment books for student clinical sessions. At times, appointments were not filled to capacity. There were also relatively high failure to attend rates.
Recommendation
CQUniversity is taking over management of appointment books for 2 out of 4 days per week in 2018. This will improve patient numbers and failure to attend rates. More guidance will be given to Queensland Health regarding requirements for the remaining 2 days.
Action Taken
CQUniversity successfully managed patient appointments for 2 days per week. As anticipated, this improved patient numbers and reduced the failure to attend rates. More guidance was given to Queensland Health regarding requirements for the remaining 2 days.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
More comprehensive individualised feedback is requested for the oral examination.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will provide more individual feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Difficulty with a new clinical supervisor who struggled to adapt to a student learning environment.
Recommendation
A new supervisor was introduced at short notice mid-term. This supervisor will receive further training for 2019.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Having lectures available online that students were able to complete in their own time.
Recommendation
Lectures will remain available online and be supported by face-to-face tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback via the "Have Your Say" survey.
Feedback
Student Feedback showed a high level of appreciation for 3 out of 4 clinical supervisors.
Recommendation
It is intended that two supervisors will remain as clinical supervisors for 2019. Unfortunately one supervisor has left us and a replacement is being sought.
Action Taken
Nil.
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.
  2. Integrate medical and dental history taking, dental examination, screening for oral pathologies and risk assessment for adult patients in a clinical environment, including identification of patients who require referral for care outside one's scope of practice.
  3. Diagnose, prevent and manage non-carious tooth structure loss, dental caries (including root caries) and periodontal diseases in a clinical environment.
  4. Implement effective pain management and administer dental local anaesthesia.
  5. Manage patients with fixed and removable prosthodontic appliances including implant-related pathology.
  6. Effectively utilise extra-oral and intra-oral diagnostic radiography in the clinical situation.
  7. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written formats.
  8. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes, appropriate reflective practices 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 - Practical Assessment
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Oral Examination
4 - Examination
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
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Oral Examination
4 - Examination