CLINICAL DENTAL PRACTICE

DEN5CDP

2015

Credit points: 90

Subject outline

In this subject, running throughout the entire year, students will undertake a full range of treatments for their patients. Building upon their previous clinical experience, the level of complexity will be appropriate to final-year students. Clinical experience will be gained at public dental clinics in Bendigo, Mildura, Ballarat,Ararat, Melton and Wodonga. In addition to time spent actually treating patients, students will have the opportunity to observe specialist practitioners at work, to participate in school-based preventive programs, along with assisting other students. At the end of the year, students will be required to provide evidence that they are competent and safe in the provision of care over a broad range of areas enabling them to graduate as Dental Practitioners.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points90

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN4CDP DEN4DTH DEN4FPR

Co-requisites DEN5DPT

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Formulate and record a comprehensive diagnosis,management and/or referral plan which meets the needs of patients

Activities:
Students will be allocated patients from a wide range of age and background. Each patient will be subjected to a thorough examination, appropriate diagnostic tests to allow the student to formulate a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. Students will be expected to discuss this plan with both clinical supervisors and patients or guardians.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)

02. Develop strategies to restore teeth and the dentition to acceptable form,functionand aesthetics

Activities:
Clinical Practice - Students will undertake a variety of clinical procedures on a variety of patients throughout the year. Clinical demonstrators will oversee their approach and execution of treatment offering constructive feedback. Certain specific tasks will be set for each student to undertake to demonstrate competency with that task.Clinical Logbooks and Competency Assessment sheets will record progress
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Manage pulp and peri-radicular disease and disorders

Activities:
Clinical Practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Support patients with prosthodontic needs,including the provision of fixed,patient removable and implant prostheses

Activities:
Clinical Practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

05. Formulate and execute a strategy to manage conditions requiring minor surgical procedures of the hard and soft tissues,and apply and/or prescribe appropriate pharmaceutical agents to support treatment

Activities:
Clinical Practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

06. Propose,discuss and agree treatment options that are sensitive to each patients individual needs,goals and values,compatable with contemporary methods of treatment,and congruent with an appropriate oral health care philosophy

Activities:
Clinical Practice ( Effective Communication with patients is an essential element of health care provision, including a patient in the decision making process to ensure they have their concerns taken into account.)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)

07. Recognise and manage common oral mucosal diseases and disorders

Activities:
Clinical Practice ( students will need to be familiar with the clinical presentation of oral mucosal diseases and disorders and mnage through appropriate treatment or referral)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 03-48, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Goode

Class requirements

Practical
One 60.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practicum consisting of 14 hrs/week Assisting for 34 weeks during teaching period"

Practical
One 68.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practicum consisting of 16 hrs/week Operating for 34 weeks during teaching period"

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"one 2-hour tutorial per week for 34 weeks during the teaching period"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
15-min case presentation plus 15 mins responding to questions (3,000 word equivalent)Hurdle: minimum score of 50% is required40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
60 min Objective Structured Clinical Examination (6000 word equivalent)Hurdle: minimum score of 50% is required60 01, 03, 05, 07
Clinical LogbookHurdle: completion of logbook 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Clinical Competencies (15,000 words equivalent)Hurdle: 'Competency' acheived in all clinical competencies 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07