This capstone unit will provide students with the integration of knowledge, skills and professional experience in a range of environments including the CQUniversity Health Clinic, private dental surgeries, public dental clinics, community settings, residential care facilities, local schools and the Rockhampton Base Hospital in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist. Students will be exposed to a real work environment where they will be able to demonstrate competence in total patient care over a range of clinical preventive and operative procedures with child and adult patients. This includes the provision of total patient care for patients who are medically compromised, with special needs, with co-morbidity and poly-pharmacy, with fixed and / or removable oral prostheses, with root caries and those requiring direct intra-coronal restorations. Students will also develop clinical judgment skills in identifying patients whom require referral pathways for complex care outside one's scope of practice. Reflective and self-directed learning will improve students’ ability as a clinician in a supportive and confidence- building environment. Lastly, students 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. All students are required to attend a two-week compulsory intensive program prior to the commencement of clinical placement.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 3|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.375|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Prereq: ORAL12004 Orthodontics, Prosthodontics & Pharm and ORAL12005 Oral Hlth Pre Clinical Prac 2 and ORAL12006 Oral Health Clinical Practice 2 and HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies or with approval from the Discipline Leader for Oral Health
Coreq: HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology unless previously successfully completed by the student
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 18-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 37.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 450 hours for the unit.
|2. Practical and Written Assessment||30%|
|4. Professional Practice Placement||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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 41.18% 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 in the Bachelor of Oral Health are made available to the Australian Dental Council for on-going accreditation purposes.
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|3 - Examination||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•|
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|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
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|4 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|