CLINICAL ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE

ORH2COH

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students develop oral health instruction skills and learn how to incorporate motivational interviewing into patient management. Students will develop new skills in non-surgical periodontal instrumentation and adhesive restorations in deciduous and permanent teeth. Students will also develop initial information gathering skills, clinical observation techniques and treatment planning skills and apply them in a clinical setting. Other skills include inquiring on and documenting pain history, differential diagnosis, pulp pathology and radiographic practical skills and assessment. Theories of minimal intervention and clinical prevention of dental diseases will be linked to clinical procedures.Students are introduced to intra-oral local anaesthesia (theory and practice)and will learn to develop new clinical skills in the areas of pulptherapy,preformed metal crowns, deciduous exodontia and orthodontics.


SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen McCarthy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORH1IOS & ORH1POH & HBS1HBA & HBS1HBB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDental hygiene theory and practicePrescribedDarby and Walsh 20144TH EDN ELSEVIER
ReadingsDental radiography principals and techniques,PrescribedIanucci, JM and Howerton, LJ 20114TH EDITION, SAUNDERS ELSEVIER
ReadingsFundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A ContemporaryPrescribedSummit JB, Robins JW and Schwarz RS, 20063RD EDN, QUINTESSENCE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use motivational interviewing strategies to promote oral health in patients.

Activities:
Case studies in dental therapy and dental hygiene in which students describe a holistic approach to oral health, incorporating patient's expectations. Oral health promotion activities in communities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Perform care and treatment in deciduous and permanent teeth in a supervised clinical setting, applying minimal intervention strategies

Activities:
Patient treatment in the University (community) clinic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Develop skills to use radiography skills and interpret the findings of radiographs.

Activities:
Completing a radiography portfolio and specific competencies and qualifiers in radiography, including a full mouth analysis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Develop information gathering, clinical observation techniques and diagnosis and care (treatment) planning skills and communicate/collaborate with other (dental) health care providers.

Activities:
Patient treatment in the university (community) clinic and working with other health disciplines in relation to the (oral) health of the patient (i.e. communicating verbally or written with GP or specialist about precautions for dental treatment can commence).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Administer intra oral local anaesthesia.

Activities:
Preclinical sessions to practice the basic skills, followed by a clinical session. Specific competencies/qualifiers need to be completed during clinics.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Understand the relationship between general health, oral health and the medical history, allowing correct treatment of medically compromised patients.

Activities:
Case studies in relation to medical urgent situations in the dental office, relation oral health and general health and side effects or interaction medication and oral health.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

07. Develop more complex skills in preventative, periodontal and restorative care, including advanced debridement techniques, pulp therapy and exodontia.

Activities:
Patient treatment in University (community) clinic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

08. Refine skills in oral health education and patient management.

Activities:
Oral health promotion activities in several settings throughout both semesters.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 07-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen McCarthy

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 43
One 4.5 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"4.5 hrs per week for 24 weeks"

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.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 43
One 170.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2 hour written exam - Semester 1 (equivalent to 2500 words)10 02, 03, 05, 06
One OSCE - Semester 2 (equivalent to 2000 words)A formative OSCE is scheduled mid semester, with individual feedback opportunities.20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
2x45min & 2x90min clinical practicum assessments - Semester 2 (10000 word equivalent)Hurdle Requirement: each assessment needs to be passed (10% each). The completion and timely submission of the portfolio and the ongoing (pre)clinical tasks is a requirement to allow participation in the practical exams. 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
One 2-hour written examination (equivalent to 2000 words)30 02, 03, 05, 06