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ORAL13002 - Oral Health Clinical Placement 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is a sequel to ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1 which consolidates skills learnt previously in Term 1. This capstone unit will provide you with the integration of knowledge, skills and professional experience in a range of environments such as 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. You will be exposed to a real work environment where you 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 may include 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. You will also refine clinical judgment skills in identifying patients who require referral pathways for complex care outside one's scope of practice. Your 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, 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 3
Credit Points 18
Student Contribution 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 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 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 40%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 0%
3. Examination 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

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Previous Feedback

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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.
Feedback
The students appreciated the practical sessions on periotomes, luxators and elvators as well as the extra-oral diagnostic radiography session by the visiting radiographer this term.
Recommendation
The practical sessions on periotomes, luxators and elvators as well as the extra-oral diagnostic radiography session by the visiting radiographer should be part of the lecture / training program for 2019.
Action Taken
The practical sessions in the atraumatic extraction of deciduous teeth and diagnostic dental radiography were included in this unit in 2019.
Source: Unit Evaluation.
Feedback
The Moodle site for this unit, ORAL13002 Oral Health Clinical Placement 2, in Term 2 was not as well organised or clear as for ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1, in Term 1.
Recommendation
The Moodle site for this unit, ORAL13002 Oral Health Clinical Placement 2 in Term 2 2019 will be organised in a similar fashion as for ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1 in Term 1.
Action Taken
The Moodle site for this unit in Term 2 was organised in a similar fashion to the similar unit in Term 1 in 2019.
Source: Personal communication with students during the term.
Feedback
Students responded positively to the innovation by Ms Karen Smart to the Open University Personal Reflective Blog via Moodle which was trialed in Term 2 2018.
Recommendation
The innovation by Ms Karen Smart of the Open University Personal Reflective Blog via Moodle will become a permanent feature in this unit in Term 2 2019.
Action Taken
The innovative Open University Personal Reflective Blog via Moodle in this unit became a permanent feature in 2019.
Source: Personal communication with students and clinical supervisors during the term.
Feedback
Students and clinical supervisors responded positively to the innovation by Ms Karen Smart, Dr Kelly Hennessy and Mr Damien Clark to the Online Real-Time Assessment System (ORAS) which was implemented in Term 2 2018.
Recommendation
The innovation by Ms Karen Smart, Dr Kelly Hennessy and Mr Damien Clark of the Online Real-Time Assessment System (ORAS) will become a permanent feature in Term 2 2019.
Action Taken
The Online Real-time Assessment System (ORAS) in this unit became a permanent feature in 2019
Source: Personal communication with students and clinical supervisors during the term.
Feedback
The off-campus clinical placement sites in Toowoomba, Emerald, Gladstone and Caloundra posed some difficulty for the oral health therapy students in terms of training for the clinical supervisors.
Recommendation
A system of training and subsequent regular on-site monitoring visits and communication via telephone, email, ZOOM and ORAS will need to be organised for this unit in 2019.
Action Taken
A system of training and subsequent monitoring and communication with clinical supervisors and students was implemented via telephone, email, ZOOM, the Personal Reflective Blog and ORAS in 2019. As placements sites are spread over Queensland, on-site visits to all Districts was not possible.
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
Nil.
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
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. Deliver safe and competent clinical care through 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 who 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 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 5 6 7 8
1 - Presentation
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Examination
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 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
4 - Professional Practice Placement