CLINICAL DENTAL PRACTICE

DEN4CDP

2018

Credit points: 75

Subject outline

In this subject you will build on the clinical skills attained previously in all areas of clinical practice pertaining to adult, adolescent and child patients. You will undertake two clinical placements in public dental facilities and one two week intensive teaching block on-campus. You will apply all therapeutic and preventive techniques learned previously in a guided clinical setting. You will further develop your treatment planning skills, and will provide patients with general restorative care, periodontal therapy and maintenance, paediatric dentistry, prosthodontics (fixed and removable) and permanent tooth removal. In addition you will commence straightforward endodontic cases and manage patients with special needs. 

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points75

Subject Co-ordinatorJacki Goode

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN3ICP and DEN3TPC and DEN3OPM and DEN3RID

Co-requisites DEN4DTH and DEN4FPR

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate and synthesise clinical information and patient oral health related needs to determine provisional and differential diagnoses

Activities:
Students will treat patients from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Each patient will receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnostic tests to formulate a diagnosis and differential diagnosis. Students will discuss and justify the differential diagnosis/diagnosis with their clinical supervisor.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Formulate and justify a comprehensive treatment plan, including where appropriate a referral plan, to meet patients oral health related needs.

Activities:
Based on their diagnoses, students will formulate comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. They will justify this plan to their clinical supervisors and to the patient or their parent/guardian.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)

03. Prescribe and execute a range of moderate to complex treatments related to a patient's oral health care needs including tooth restoration, periodontal therapy and maintenance, endodontic treatment, exodontia and removable and fixed prosthodontics.

Activities:
Students will undertake a variety of clinical procedures. Clinical teachers will supervise these procedures and provide feedback in the student's online clinical logbook. Students will self-reflect on their clinical performance. Throughout the year students will gain clinical competencies which will be recorded in the student log book.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

04. Plan treatment and design, justify and fit effective removable prostheses for the replacement of missing teeth.

Activities:
Students will provide partial and complete removable prostheses for patients with missing teeth
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Evaluate the care that has been provided to patients using visual, radiographic, and periodontal examinations as well as other tools such as photographs and study models.

Activities:
Students will review patients who have received preventative and restorative oral health care and evaluate changes in their oral heath status .
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 05-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacki Goode

Class requirements

Practical Week: 05 - 06
Nine 7.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Endo preclinical lab"

Lecture Week: 06 - 06
Five 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 06 and delivered via blended.
"Endo lectures for preclinical lab"

Tutorial Week: 05 - 50
Six 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Off campus face to face and online case based discussions."

Placement - Off Site Week: 05 - 50
One 120.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-min case presentation plus 15 mins responding to questions (3000-word equivalent) - HurdleHurdle requirement: students must obtain a minimum result of 50% 50 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1.5 hour individual treatment planning exam (1500-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04
Hurdle - A minimum of 90% attendance is required at clinical placementsHurdle requirement 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Hurdle - Successful completion of clinical competencies and electronic portfolioHurdle requirement 04
Hurdle - Successful completion of preclinical endodontic competency testHurdle requirement 03