INTEGRATED ORAL HEALTH

ORH3IOH

2018

Credit points: 75

Subject outline

In this subject you will refine and finalize your skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice as oral health therapists in a number of settings. The skills developed over the preceding two years will be integrated and refined in preparation for future graduate practice. You will be introduced to simple restorative care in adults over 25 years of age. Oral heath therapy services will be provided to children, adolescents and adults in various clinical settings, including residential care, aged care, orthodontics and special needs. You will also work in non-clinical settings to provide oral health care, health education and developing health promotion projects in rural settings. Culturally sensitive oral health care will be introduced and practiced. You will be involved in clinical and non-clinical peer assessment procedures.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points75

Subject Co-ordinatorRonald Knevel

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORH2COH

Co-requisites ORH3ADT

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDental hygiene theory and practicePrescribedDarby and Walsh 20144TH EDITION, ELSEVIER
ReadingsDental radiography principals and techniques,PrescribedIanucci, JM and Howerton, LJ 20114TH EDN, SAUNDERS ELSEVIER
ReadingsFundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A ContemporaryPrescribedSummit JBRobins JW and Schwarz RS 20063RD EDN REVISED QUINTESSENCE
ReadingsFundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root InstrumentationPrescribedNield-Gehrig 20127TH EDITION, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discern and manage ethical issues and problems in dental practice, exercise critical thinking and sound clinical judgment and communicate with other professionals.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Possess a thorough foundation in the biomedical, clinical, and behavioural sciences and be able to apply those principles in assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Perform an examination that collects biological, psychological, and social information needed to evaluate the medical and oral conditions for patients of all ages. This includes the ability to recognize and manage behavioural factors which affect oral health and to use that information to implement strategies that facilitate the provision of oral health care.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Use an evidence based approach to treat patients, proficiently plan treatment options, referrals and perform an extensive range of treatment and preventive procedures within the code of practice of the oral health therapist.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Assess, plan, and implement programs and activities to benefit the general population and prepared to influence others to facilitate access to care and services. Perform and deliver oral health promotion and disease prevention services in public health, private practice and alternative settings. Appreciate the role as health professionals at local, state, national and international levels

Activities:
Bendigo Community Health placement, planning and implementing (oral) health promotion programmes in the local (rural and regional) community.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

06. Provide specialized treatment that includes preventive, therapeutic and basic restorative services designed to achieve and maintain oral health. Evaluate the effectiveness of the employed clinical and educational services and modify as considered necessary.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

07. Demonstrate the use of relevant patient management theories and strategies, including motivational interviewing techniques. Engage in management of the day to day running of a dental surgery with regard to day planning, patient flow and record keeping.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings. Preparing a 10 minute video demonstrating patient management and information skills, including motivational interviewing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

08. Collaborate with the patient or other health professionals, to formulate a comprehensive oral health care plan that is patient centered and based on current scientific evidence.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 47-22, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Availability of clinical chairs in Community Dental Clinic. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Knevel

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Semester 1: mix of workshops and interactive sessions in several oral health disciplines, such as Oral Pathology, Periodontics, Special Needs Dentistry."

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 350.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Placement in Community Dental Clinic Bendigo Health."

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 35.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 35 hours clinic at a regional community clinic."

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 50.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 50 hours of residential care/special needs clinic."

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 50.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 50 hours of public health in a regional/rural setting."

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 70 hours of an elective placement."

Block Mode Week: 22
Twelve 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Start week 47, to week 49. In the first 12 days of the subject (commencing summer semester) there will be a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and skills labs to prepare the student for the different placements."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000-word final examHurdle requirement: must achieve at least 50% grade in exam. Written exam, including multiple choice questions, short answer questions and case studies.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One video assignment (equivalent to 3,000 words).Ten minute video demonstrating communication skills and motivational interviewing techniques.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Oral health promotion in community project outcomes and results (equivalent to 5,000 words).Project work guided by Bendigo Community Health.20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08
Reflective tasks in various settings and preparation of case studies (equivalent 2000 essay words)Video reflections global citizenship, and Blog/care planning (2,000 essay words = 4,000-6,000 students words effort).20 01, 02, 04, 05, 08
Ongoing clinical assessment and clinical portfolio (equivalent to 5000 words)Hurdle requirement: Successful completion and timely submission. Activity blog, reflective blogs and residential care planning. All specified competencies should be successfully completed. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08