INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL PRACTICE

DEN2IDP

2015

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop the skills established in previous clinical placement subjects. The subject has four modules. Clinical operative entry level skills, including paediatric treatment, radiography, treatment planning approaches and theories of minimal intervention, will be introduced and linked to simulated clinical procedures. Students will be introduced to the specialities of Dentistry and how they interrelate to each other and general clinical practice. Emphasis will be on the speciality of periodontics, including advanced instrumentation. Clinical exposure will begin by way of non-invasive sessions, with a focus on desired professional attributes of the clinician, development of knowledge of materials and armamentarium, infection control procedures and documentation of a dental record.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORH1POH, ORH1IOS, DEN1DSA, DEN1DSB, PHE2PHP, PHE3BRH

Co-requisites DEN2MDA, DEN2MED, DEN2DPH, DEN2CGD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of operative dentistry: a contemporary approachPrescribedSummitt, JB, Robbins, JW & Schwartz, RS 20064TH EDN, QUINTESSENCE.
ReadingsApplied dental materialsRecommendedMcCabe, JF & Walls, AWG 20089TH EDN, BLACKWELL, MUNKSGAARD.
ReadingsDental radiography: principles and techniquesRecommendedIannucci (Haring), J & Howerton, L 2005ELSEVIER.
ReadingsHandbook of pediatric dentistryRecommendedCameron, A & Widmer, R 2010ELSEVIER.
ReadingsPreservation and restoration of tooth structureRecommendedMount, GJ & Hume WR 2005KNOWLEDGE BOOKS AND SOFTWARE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Prepare simulated dental records and explain the importance of record-making to patient care.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratory class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

02. Demonstrate and explain fundamental principles of general practice in a pre-clinical setting, with an emphasis on OH&S principles, preservation of dental tissue, properties and uses of dental materials, and manual dexterity skills in the use of dental armamentarium.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratory class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Apply the fundamental principles of general practice to a clinical setting.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratory class, practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

04. Explain various clinical considerations in periodontology including epidemiology, classification, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment planning, prognosis and risk assessment, and management strategies.

Activities:
Lectures, laboratory class, written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Demonstrate advanced skills of periodontal instrumentation.

Activities:
Laboratory class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

06. Describe and explain the specialities and how they relate to general dental practice.

Activities:
Lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Make clear, knowledgeable and well-planning presentations, individually and/or as part of a team, and engage in peer-review of other students presentations.

Activities:
Tutorials, group problem-based learning, group class presentations and peer-review tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

08. Produce evidence of self-assessment that demonstrates critical reflection and displays a capacity for independent thought and application.

Activities:
Reflective journals, individual class presentation and peer-review tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Module 4 - Clinical Orientation sessions"

Lecture Week: 10 - 43
Fifty two 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Modules 1-4 A total of 52 hours of lectures"

Seminar Week: 10 - 37
Four 0.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 37 and delivered via blended.
"Module 2 - PBL sessions"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 43
Twenty three 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Module 1 - Operative Preclinical Sessions"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Module 2 - Radiography Tutorial - Practical sessions"

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 blended.
"Module 3 - Periodontics Ultrasonic Instrumentation instruction"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 43
Twenty three 0.5 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Module 1 - Online and didactic pre session introduction and description of task requirements"

Practical Week: 33 - 35
Two 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Module 2 - Paediatric Operative sessions"

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.5 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Module 3 - Periodontics Instrumentation Practical sessions"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 60-min online quiz (1000-word equivalent)Module 1 Assessment Task (b) Online Quiz5 01, 02, 03
One 5-min individual presentation (250-word equivalentModule 4 Individual Presentation relating to Aspects of Clinical Practice3 07, 08
One 500-word written assignmentModule 3 Periodontics Written Assignment4 06, 07
One Group PBL written and oral presentation (1,000-word oral / 500-word written equivalentModule 2 PBL Assessment10 01, 04, 06
Clinical Workbook - Reflective Journal (1,000-word equivalentModule 4 Clinical Workbook6 07, 08
One 3-hour written examination (3,000-word equivalent)Module 1 Written Examination (End of Year)25 01, 02, 03
Two 3-hour Pre-clinical Assessments (Operative Dentistry) (each 2,000-word equivalenttModule 1 Pre-clinical assessments.30 02, 03, 05
Two 30-min online quizzes (1,000-word equivalent)Module 2 Quiz(s) x26 01, 02, 03
Pre-clinical Self Assessments pertaining to work completed (1000 word equivalent)Module 1 Preclinical Self Assessments5
Periodontics Preclinical Examination (Instrumentation Technique) 60 minutes - 1000 word equivalentModule 3 Periodontal Instrumentation Assessment5
Attendance and satisfactory participation in all preclinical and clinical sessions is mandatoryAll Modules 1-4 require attendance and satisfactory participation1