PROFESSIONAL ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE A

DOH1OHA

Not currently offered

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the professional practice of dentistry/oral health with an emphasis on foundational skills and knowledge. You will be introduced to the preclinical dental simulation laboratory and will begin to develop skills and knowledge that will later be applied to preventive, periodontal and restorative procedures. The scope of dental practice, law, ethics and working safely are covered. By the end of the subject, you will be expected to have achieved basic level competency in preclinical skills including infection control, occupational health and safety, the selection and management of specific dental instruments and materials, non-surgical periodontal instrumentation techniques, and the use of rotary and hand instruments. You will acquire basic skills in interviewing dental patients and acquiring and recording patient information relevant to the oral health care process. You will also begin to appreciate the complex interplay between the social environment and the oral health of individuals and groups.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMark Gussy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled into the following courses: HBOHSB and HZHSDD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ORH1POH, ORH1IOS

Equivalent subjects ORH1POH

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach 3rd edition RevisedPrescribedSummitt JB 2006Quintessence
ReadingsFundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root Instrumentation 7th editionPrescribedNield-GehrigWippencott Williams & Wilkins
ReadingsDental hygiene theory and practice 3rd EditionPrescribedDarby & WalshElsevier
ReadingsIllness and Well-being: Perspectives and DeterminantsPrescribedLiamputtong et al 2012Oxford University Press
ReadingsMicrobiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals5TH editionRecommendedLee & BishopPearson
ReadingsDental Radiography Principles and Techniques 4th editionPrescribedIanucci & HowertonSuanders

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the importance of, and undertake basic information data collection required in the oral health care process

Activities:
lectures tutorials simulated patient activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate the safe and effective use of hand and rotary instruments in a simulated dental environment.

Activities:
lectures practical tasks simulated dental treatments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Identify the determinants of health and describe the principles of disease prevention to support behavioural and environmental changes to optimise oral and general health

Activities:
lectures tutorials interactive and simulated tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Undertake basic dental procedures including the application of infection control and principles of occupational health and safe practice in simulated and controlled clinical environments.

Activities:
lectures practical tasks simulated dental treatments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Discuss the legislation relevant to dental practice, including scope of practice for dental practitioners in Australia, and describe the relevant codes of conduct with relation to patient rights, professional behaviour and complaints procedures

Activities:
lectures tutorials simulated patient activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Create and manage dental records according to guidelines/regulations using multiple technologies

Activities:
lectures tutorials interactive and simulated tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

07. Deliver planned oral health promotion/health education interventions to individuals and groups

Activities:
tutorials program planning community outreach activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

08. Identify basic dental materials/agents and describe their use in the maintenance/promotion of oral health

Activities:
lectures practical tasks simulated dental treatments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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