CLINICAL DENTAL PRACTICE

DEN5CDP

2018

Credit points: 90

Subject outline

In this subject you will undertake a full range of treatments for patients. Building upon your previous clinical experience, the level of complexity expected will be appropriate to final-year students. You will undertake two clinical placements in public dental facilities. You will also have the opportunity to observe specialist practitioners at work.  You will refine your skills in clinical care and patient motivation to gain optimal health to levels required for beginner level independent practice.  At the end of the year, you should be able to provide evidence that you are competent and safe in the provision of care over a broad range of areas to enable you to register as a dental practitioner.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points90

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN4CDP DEN4DTH DEN4FPR

Co-requisites DEN5DPT

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Formulate and record a comprehensive diagnosis,management and/or referral plan which meets the needs of patients

Activities:
Students will be allocated patients from a wide range of age and background. Each patient will be subjected to a thorough examination, appropriate diagnostic tests to allow the student to formulate a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. Students will be expected to discuss this plan with both clinical supervisors and patients or guardians.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)

02. Develop strategies to restore teeth and the dentition to acceptable form,functionand aesthetics

Activities:
Clinical Practice - Students will undertake a variety of clinical procedures on a variety of patients throughout the year. Clinical demonstrators will oversee their approach and execution of treatment offering constructive feedback. Certain specific tasks will be set for each student to undertake to demonstrate competency with that task.Clinical Logbooks and Competency Assessment sheets will record progress
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Manage pulp and peri-radicular disease and disorders

Activities:
Clinical Practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Support patients with prosthodontic needs,including the provision of fixed,patient removable and implant prostheses

Activities:
Clinical Practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

05. Formulate and execute a strategy to manage conditions requiring minor surgical procedures of the hard and soft tissues,and apply and/or prescribe appropriate pharmaceutical agents to support treatment

Activities:
Clinical Practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

06. Propose,discuss and agree treatment options that are sensitive to each patients individual needs,goals and values,compatable with contemporary methods of treatment,and congruent with an appropriate oral health care philosophy

Activities:
Clinical Practice ( Effective Communication with patients is an essential element of health care provision, including a patient in the decision making process to ensure they have their concerns taken into account.)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)

07. Recognise and manage common oral mucosal diseases and disorders

Activities:
Clinical Practice ( students will need to be familiar with the clinical presentation of oral mucosal diseases and disorders and mnage through appropriate treatment or referral)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 03-48, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 03 - 48
One 128.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical placement"

Tutorial Week: 03 - 48
Four 3.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Pros case discussions off-Campus"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral viva - 30 minutes (4,500 word equivalent)Hurdle: minimum score of 50% is required30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Objective Structured Clinical Examination x 2 (9,000 word equivalent)Hurdle: minimum score of 50% is required50 01, 03, 05, 07
Clinical portfolio/logbook (3,000 word equivalent)Hurdle: completion of logbook 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Clinical competencies (12,000 word equivalent)Hurdle: 'Competence' achieved in all clinical competencies 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Treatment planning assessment (2,500 word equivalent)Hurdle: minimum score of 50% is required20 01, 02, 06