PRECLINICAL ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE

ORH1POH

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the foundation skills and knowledge necessary for dental and oral health practitioners. Students will be introduced to the preclinical laboratory and begin to develop skills and knowledge in the areas of restorative, preventive and periodontal procedures. Didactics will introduce students to the scope of dental practice, law and ethics and working safely. By the end of the subject, students will be expected to have achieved competency in preclinical skills including dental materials, infection control, OH&S, instrumentation and preclinical dental procedures and the theory that supports the acquisition of these skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMark Gussy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZHSDD Dentistry or HBOHSB Oral Health

Co-requisites ORH1IOS

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach 3rd edition Revised 2006PrescribedSummitt, J.B;QUINTESSENCE
ReadingsFundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root Instrumentation 7th edition 2012PrescribedNield-GehrigLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsDental hygiene theory and practice 4th EditionPrescribedDarby and WalshELSEVIER
ReadingsHandbook of Pediatric Dentistry 4th edition 2013RecommendedCameron & WidmerMOSBY
ReadingsMicrobiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals5TH edition 2012RecommendedLee & BishopPEARSON
ReadingsDental Radiography Principles and Techniques 4th edition 2011PrescribedIannucci & HowertonSAUDERS
ReadingsDental Caries: The Disease & Its Clinical Management 2nd edition 2003PrescribedFejerskov & KiddBLACKWELL
ReadingsColor Atlas of Dental Hygiene-Periodontology 3rd 2004PrescribedWolf, Hassell & AarnodtTHIEME MEDICAL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
An example of the activities students will undertake to engage in this ILO is the observations of peer professional colleagues in practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice
Discipline Specific Competencies
Critical Thinking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

02. Explain appropriate infection control procedures.

Activities:
Lectures and demonstrations provide information on current practice. Students investigate and observe lawful requirements for infection control and working safely (OH&S).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Discipline Specific Competencies
Writing

03. Explain basic process for the prevention of oral diseases.

Activities:
Minimal intervention strategy is the current philosophy behind prevention of dental disease. Students will participate in activites and lectures which explain this important philosophy and will be able to apply a range of toothbrushing and flossing techniques, diet diary and analysis, and learn preclinical procedures that prevent dental disease.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline Specific Competencies
Critical Thinking
Writing
Professional Practice

04. Explain the importance of general medical and dental history.

Activities:
Students will learn about risk factors of dental disease and the links with general health and wellbeing. They will also be taught how to examine and treatment plan, prioritise factors and enter data on dental record-keeping systems in both conventional and electronic formats.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Professional Practice
Discipline Specific Competencies
Writing

05. Identify and select materials and medicaments to perform basic dental procedures including, but not limited to, examination, fissure protection, preventive treatments and pit and fissure restorations using a range of materials including glass ionomer and resin composite.

Activities:
These sessions require both hands-on and didactical experiences for students. After firstly learning to use common dental instruments and equipment, the activities will expand to include final restoration of (artificial/mannequin) teeth in a range of suitable methods and use of complex periodontal hand-instruments. Becoming skilled at instrumentation techniques underpins all activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice
Discipline Specific Competencies
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

06. In a simulated clinical environment, perform basic dental procedures including, but not limited to, fissure protection, probing, debridement, scaling, and pit and fissure restorations.

Activities:
These sessions require both hands-on and didactical experiences for students. After firstly learning to use common dental instruments and equipment, the activities will expand to include final restoration of (artificial/mannequin) teeth in a range of suitable methods and use of complex periodontal hand-instruments. Becoming skilled at instrumentation techniques underpins all activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Professional Practice

Subject options

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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-ordinatorMark Gussy

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Radiography skills session, date and location to be advised."

Tutorial Week: 10 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"5 groups per week; students will be allocated a group"

Lecture Week: 10 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 43
One 4.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"4 groups per week; students will be allocated a group"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 90 minute written examination - Semester 1 (equivalent to 2000 words)Online quizzes and practice assessments are part of some lectures and workshops in semester 1 and 2.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
4 x 15 min preclinical practicum assessments - Semester 2 (equivalent to 3000 words)Hurdle Requirement: each assessment needs to be passed (10% each). The completion and timely submission of the portfolio and the ongoing preclinical tasks is a requirement to allow participation in the practical exams. 40 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One OSCE - Semester 2 (equivalent to 2000 words)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2 hour written examination - Semester 2 (equivalent to 2000 words)Online quizzes and practice assessments are part of some lectures and workshops in semester 1 and 2.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05