INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL PRACTICE

DEN2IDP

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop the skills established in previous clinical placement subjects. The subject has four modules. Clinical operative entry level skills, including paediatric treatment, radiography, treatment planning approaches and theories of minimal intervention, will be introduced and linked to simulated clinical procedures. Students will be introduced to the specialities of Dentistry and how they interrelate to each other and general clinical practice. Emphasis will be on the speciality of periodontics, including advanced instrumentation. Clinical exposure will begin by way of non-invasive sessions, with a focus on desired professional attributes of the clinician, development of knowledge of materials and armamentarium, infection control procedures and documentation of a dental record.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORH1POH and ORH1IOS and DEN1DSA and DEN1DSB

Co-requisites DEN2CGD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of operative dentistry: a contemporary approachPrescribedSummitt, JB, Robbins, JW & Schwartz, RS 20064TH EDN, QUINTESSENCE.
ReadingsApplied dental materialsRecommendedMcCabe, JF & Walls, AWG 20089TH EDN, BLACKWELL, MUNKSGAARD.
ReadingsDental radiography: principles and techniquesRecommendedIannucci (Haring), J & Howerton, L 2005ELSEVIER.
ReadingsHandbook of pediatric dentistryRecommendedCameron, A & Widmer, R 2010ELSEVIER.
ReadingsPreservation and restoration of tooth structureRecommendedMount, GJ & Hume WR 2005KNOWLEDGE BOOKS AND SOFTWARE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Prepare simulated dental records and explain the importance of record-making to patient care.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratory class.

02. Demonstrate and explain fundamental principles of general practice in a pre-clinical setting, with an emphasis on OH&S principles, preservation of dental tissue, properties and uses of dental materials, and manual dexterity skills in the use of dental armamentarium.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratory class.

03. Apply the fundamental principles of general practice to a clinical setting.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratory class, practicum.

04. Explain various clinical considerations in periodontology including epidemiology, classification, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment planning, prognosis and risk assessment, and management strategies.

Activities:
Lectures, laboratory class, written assignments.

05. Demonstrate advanced skills of periodontal instrumentation.

Activities:
Laboratory class.

06. Describe and explain the specialities and how they relate to general dental practice.

Activities:
Lectures.

07. Make clear, knowledgeable and well-planning presentations, individually and/or as part of a team, and engage in peer-review of other students presentations.

Activities:
Tutorials, group problem-based learning, group class presentations and peer-review tasks.

08. Produce evidence of self-assessment that demonstrates critical reflection and displays a capacity for independent thought and application.

Activities:
Reflective journals, individual class presentation and peer-review tasks.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.5 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 43
Nineteen 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 37
Three 0.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 43
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 43
Twenty five 3.5 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
One 0.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 43
Fourteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 43
One 1.0 hours practical per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Five 2.5 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour multiple choice examination (1000 word equivalent)Module 1 Multiple Choice examination 5 01, 02, 03
One 1000 word written assignmentModule 3 Periodontics Written Assignment 5 06, 07
One written group PBL (750 words per student) and group oral presentation (250 words per student) Module 2 PBL Assessment 5 01, 04, 06
One Clinical Reflective Workbook (1000 word equivalent)Module 4 Clinical Workbook 5 07, 08
One 3-hour written examination Semester 2 Examination Period (3000 word equivalent)Module 1 Assessment Task (a) Written Examination (End of Year) 15 01, 02, 03
Two Preclinical Assessments (7,000 word equivalent) in Semester 1 and 2 (Hurdle requirement).Module 1 Pre-clinical assessments in Operative Dentistry. Hurdle requirement applies to Semester 2 Preclinical Assessment: Students must achieve a minimum of 50% for the second preclinical assessment in order to pass the subject. 35 02, 03, 05
Two 30-minute multiple choice examinations (1000 word equivalent)Module 2 Multiple Choice examinations x2 5 01, 02, 03
Pre-clinical documented Self Assessments pertaining to work completed.Module 1 Preclinical Self Assessments
One 60 minute Periodontics Preclinical Examination (3000 word equivalent)Module 3 Periodontal Instrumentation Assessment Hurdle Requirement: Students must achieve a minimum of 50% for the preclinical examination in order to pass the subject. 15
90% attendance and satisfactory participation in preclinical and clinical sessions is mandatoryAll Modules 1-4 require 90% attendance and satisfactory participation.
One 2 hour written examination Semester 1 Examination period (2000 word equivalent)10 01, 02, 03