EVIDENCE BASED ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE

ORH3EBP

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This is a capstone subject where students use existing knowledge and skills from earlier subjects (oral and basic sciences, public health and research methods) to apply evidence based practices and programs in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills in evidence based and evidence informed practice to solve problems and appreciate the limitations of evidence based practice. Students will use real examples from their clinical practice and community setting placements as a basis for their learning.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMark Gussy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEvidence-based dentistry: managing information for better practice.PrescribedRichards, D 2010QUINTESSENCE PUBLISHING.
ReadingsAchieving evidence-based practice: a handbook for practitioners.RecommendedHamer, S & Collison, G 20052ND EDN, BALLIERE TINDALL.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Outline the various concepts of Evidence Based Practice

Activities:
Workshop, tutorials, online task.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

02. Formulate answerable questions related to oral health practices and programs

Activities:
Workshop, tutorials, online task.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

03. Devise efficient and effective strategies for locating and accessing evidence related to previously formulated questions

Activities:
Workshop, tutorials, online task.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

04. Analyse and synthesise retrieved evidence and present it in a format that is useful for patients or program staff/planners.

Activities:
Workshop, tutorials, online task, group assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

05. Incorporates evidence in the clinical setting at all stages of the oral health care process

Activities:
Workshop, tutorials, online task, group assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

06. Plans evidence based and evidence informed health promotion and public health strategies for groups and populations

Activities:
Workshop, tutorials, online task text, case study.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

07. Incorporates inquiry and analytic skills, with the necessary literacies to communicate effectively within the profession

Activities:
Workshop, tutorials, online tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 47-22, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMark Gussy

Class requirements

WorkShop
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Scheduled at start of summer semester (end November) - 2 workshops of 4 hours"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 0.5 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"One 30-minute online activity per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Submission of draft case study report (1500-words)Draft includes: key question, introduction, materials and method description, patient description and clinical details (clinical photographs, charts, care planning etc.), paragraph description and 5-10 recent references.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 4,000-word case study report and 15-minute presentation (1000 word equivalent).55 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07
One group assignment (1,000 words per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06