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ORAL13002 - Oral Health Clinical Placement 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course is a sequel to ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1 which consolidates skills learnt previously in Term 1. This capstone course 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 refine clinical judgment skills in identifying patients whom require referral pathways for complex care outside one's scope of practice. Students’ ability for self-evaluation of knowledge and clinical skills within a supportive and confidence- building environment should be at the level of a new graduate by the end of the term. 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.

Details

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

Prereq: ORAL13001 Oral Hlth Clinical Placement 1 and HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology or with approval from the Discipline Leader for Oral Health.

Coreq: NURS13117 Research in Health Care 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2015

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 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. Presentation 30%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 40%

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 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% 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: Unit evaluation, emails from students and staff feedback
Feedback
Moodle Navigation for this unit was not well organised and up-to-date.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator needs to dedicate time to maintaining, updating and improving the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Every effort was made to maintain, update and improve the ORAL13002 Moodle site during 2020. However, the added pressures from COVID-19 restrictions and 5-year accreditation with the Australian Dental Council made this task very difficult.
Source: Feedback from employers in-person, by telephone and by email
Feedback
Graduates from the course are sought after by employers for their good communication skills and team fit.
Recommendation
The summative assessment of communication skills, teamwork and professionalism should be continued in 2020.
Action Taken
The students in this unit were assessed for communication skills, teamwork and professionalism via the Online Real-time Assessment System (ORAS). This summative piece of assessment is a must-pass assessment item for the unit as these skills are highly sought after by employers.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
Moodle resources and navigation could be improved.
Recommendation
It is recommended to review the Moodle resources and navigation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
Student feedback indicated appreciation for the variety in clinical placements.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue the clinical placements on and off-campus.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Integrate knowledge, skills and professional experience from Years 1, 2 and 3 in a range of environments in preparation for employment as an oral health therapist.
  2. Demonstrate competence in total patient care over a range of clinical preventive and operative procedures with child and adult patients.
  3. Provide 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.
  4. Develop clinical judgment skills in identifying patients whom require referral pathways for complex care outside one's scope of practice.
  5. Create and deliver individual and small group oral health education and promotion sessions in a range of settings in the community.
  6. Demonstrate self-evaluation of knowledge and clinical skills at the level of a new graduate.
  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 course 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 - Presentation
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - 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 - Presentation
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Examination