ORAL13002 - Oral Health Clinical Placement 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this capstone unit you will integrate your knowledge, skills and professional experience in a range of environments in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist. In addition to treating children and adolescents, this course is approved by the National Board to train and educate you to treat adults of all ages. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate safety and competence in total patient care over a range of preventive and operative clinical procedures with patients including medically compromised patients, people with special needs and the elderly. You will also consolidate your clinical judgment skills in identifying patients who require referral for complex care outside your scope of practice. You will improve your clinical reasoning skills in a supportive environment aimed to increase your confidence through reflective and self-directed learning. On successful completion of this unit you will be able to communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms utilising appropriate interpersonal and team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 18
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.375
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1

ALLH13011 Rural and Remote Practice for Health Professionals OR HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology

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 1 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Oral Examination 40%
2. Reflective Practice Assignment 0%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 60%
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%).

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 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 75.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 25.00% 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 Teaching Evaluation
"More feedback around quizzes would be beneficial"
It is recommended to run feedback sessions online after the closing of the in-class tests throughout the term.
Action Taken
Students were offered an individual feedback session after each quiz. Group feedback was provided in the weekly tutorial following closure of the quiz.
Source: Teaching team and students
The lecture and tutorial schedule (2 nights a week) was a significant load with the 4 full days on clinical placement. Some weeks there was a lecture 2 nights per week leaving little time for discussion of clinical cases.
It is recommended the lecture tutorial schedule be reviewed to schedule one lecture per week and a dedicated case-based yarning circle time each week.
Action Taken
The schedule was changed to one lecture and a dedicated case-based yarning circle each week.
Source: Student Unit Teaching Evaluation and In Person Feedback
Feedback about in-class test results was still considered inadequate.
It is recommended a new feedback strategy be implemented.
Action Taken
Source: Student Unit Teaching Evaluation
The teaching team are supportive and provide students with a good learning experience.
It is recommended that the teaching team continue to implement initiatives to ensure students have a good learning experience.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Integrate and apply knowledge, skills and clinical judgement of assessment, preventive and operative procedures with child, adolescent and adult patients in a range of environments
  2. Provide safe and competent oral health clinical care for patients including identifying patients who require referral pathways for complex care outside your scope of practice
  3. Advocate for, and promote, oral health to individuals and groups across diverse community settings in a variety of formats
  4. 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 and the Dental Board of Australia for on-going accreditation purposes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Oral Examination
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
9 - Social Innovation
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