INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICE

DEN3ICP

2015

Credit points: 75

Subject outline

In this subject students will progress their knowledge through the application of diagnostic, treatment planning and technical skills into the clinical environment. Principles and practices will be developed through the direct management of both the adult and child patient, integrating prior learning with new material. Progressive exposure to a range of simple preventive and restorative procedures will be enabled throughot the year. Concurrent simulated activities will introduce the student to the more complex clinical procedures of endodontics, exodontia and removable prosthodontics. The application of orthodontic concepts in the context of contemporary clinical practice will continue to be explore through interactive discussions, computer-based teaching material and practical activities. Further, students will learn to access, interpret and apply information on pharmacology and therapeutics, relevant to clinical dental practice, by progressing prior studies of the discipline.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points75

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Down

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN2MED & DEN2CGD & DEN2IDP & DEN2DPH

Co-requisites DEN3TPC, DEN3OPM & DEN3RID

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Relate the principles and practices of infection control to the clinical environment.

Activities:
Clinical practice reinforced with pre-clinical applications.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

02. Apply the principle of diagnostic investigation to a given clinical presentation and interpret, through evaluation, its relevancy with respect to the treatment planning process.

Activities:
Clinical practice, lectures, seminars, tutorials and pre-clinical practical sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Apply the principles of complete and partial denture construction to both the laboratory and clinical stages.

Activities:
Lectures and pre-clinical technical activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

04. To demonstrate the principles of tooth removal in the simulated environment.

Activities:
Lectures and pre-clinical technical activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

05. Analyse and interpret clinical data in relation to treatment of the endodontic patient and demonstrate interventive management techniques in the simulated environment.

Activities:
Lectures, quizzes and pre-clinical technical activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

06. Analyse orthodontic records and propose an orthodontic problem list with basic potential solutions to a range of malocclusions.

Activities:
Clinical practice, lectures, seminars, tutorials and pre-clinical practice sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)

07. Analyse the implications for treatment and oral health care which arise from the effects of therapeutic drugs, their impact on patient management and appropriate application to the clinical environment.

Activities:
Clinical practice, lectures, seminars, tutorials and pre-clinical practical sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

08. To apply preventive and restorative principles to the management of both primary and permanent dentitions.

Activities:
Clinical practice, lectures, seminars, tutorials and pre-clinical practical sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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-ordinatorSarah Down

Class requirements

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a total of 15 hours of tutorials across the year."

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a total of 10 hours of seminars across the year."

Placement - Off Site
One 38.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"Students undertake 308 hours of clinic across the year."

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a total of 100 hours of lectures across the year."

Laboratory Class
One 23.0 days laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"Students undertake 124 hours of pre-clinical lab work across the year."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
90% attendance is required for all teaching components in this subjecthurdle requirement0
one 1.5-hour pre-clinical exam on radiography (1,500-word equivalent)hurdle requirement10 02
one 2-hour end of year written exam on pharmacology (2,000-word equivalent)hurdle requirement10 07
one 3-hour end of year written exam (3,000-word equivalent)hurdle requirement20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 3-hour mid-year written exam (3,000-word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 3.5-hour pre-clinical exam on removable prosthodontics (3,500-word equivalent)hurdle requirement10 03
one 4-hour end of year clinical exam (2,500-word equivalent) Conducted in two separate partshurdle requirement35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
pre-clinical and clinical logbook0 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08