CLINICAL ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE

ORH2COH

2015

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This subject starts with an intensive study block to prepare you for clinical placement. You will develop oral health instruction skills, incorporating motivational interviewing into your patient management. You will develop new skills in non-surgical periodontal instrumentation and adhesive restorations in deciduous and permanent teeth. You will also develop initial information gathering skills, clinical observation techniques and treatment planning skills, applying them in a clinical setting. Other skills include inquiring on and documenting pain history, differential diagnosis, pulp pathology and radiographic assessment. Theories of minimal intervention and clinical prevention of dental diseases will be linked to clinical procedures. You will be introduced to intra-oral local anaesthesia (theory and practice) and will learn to develop new clinical skills in the areas of pulp therapy, preformed metal crowns, deciduous exodontia and orthodontics.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorWendy Clay

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORH1IOS & ORH1POH & HBS1HBA & HBS1HBB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDental hygiene theory and practicePrescribedDarby and Walsh 20144TH EDN ELSEVIER
ReadingsDental radiography principals and techniques,PrescribedIanucci, JM and Howerton, LJ 20114TH EDITION, SAUNDERS ELSEVIER
ReadingsFundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A ContemporaryPrescribedSummit JB, Robins JW and Schwarz RS, 20063RD EDN, QUINTESSENCE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use motivational interviewing strategies to promote oral health in patients.

Activities:
Case studies in dental therapy and dental hygiene in which students describe a holistic approach to oral health, incorporating patient's expectations. Oral health promotion activities in communities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Perform minimal intervention dentistry in deciduous and permanent teeth in a strictly supervised clinical setting.

Activities:
Patient treatment in the University (community) clinic.

03. Develop skills to use radiography skills and interpret the findings of radiographs.

Activities:
Completing a radiography portfolio and specific competencies and qualifiers in radiography, including a full mouth analysis.

04. Develop information gathering, clinical observation techniques and treatment planning skills and communicate/collaborate with other (dental) health care providers.

Activities:
Patient treatment in the university (community) clinic and working with other health disciplines in relation to the (oral) health of the patient (i.e. communicating verbally or written with GP or specialist about precautions for dental treatment can commence).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

05. Administer intra oral local anaesthesia.

Activities:
Preclinical sessions to practice the basic skills, followed by a clinical session. Specific competencies/qualifiers need to be completed during clinics.

06. Understand the relationship between general health, oral health and the medical history, allowing correct treatment of medically compromised patients.

Activities:
Case studies in relation to medical urgent situations in the dental office, relation oral health and general health and side effects or interaction medication and oral health.

07. Develop more complex skills in preventative, periodontal and restorative care, including advanced debridement techniques, pulp therapy and exodontia.

Activities:
Patient treatment in University (community) clinic.

08. Refine skills in oral health education and patient management.

Activities:
Oral health promotion activities in several settings throughout both semesters.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 07-43, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Availability of clinics Quota is managed internally, at the Department level, by the Course Coordinator

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWendy Clay

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 43
One 4.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"4 hrs per week for 26 weeks"

Lecture Week: 10 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours per week for 13 weeks"

Practical Week: 10 - 43
One 182.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 x 3 hours per week for 13 weeks 2 x 4 hours per week for 13 weeks"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1hr per week for 12 weeks"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hrs per week for 12 week"

Block Mode Week: 07 - 09
One 14.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 09 and delivered via blended.
"Fourteen 1-hour Lectures per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered face to face (Intensive training block) Week 7-9 One 1-hour Laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered face to face (Intensive training block-53 hours pre-clinical) Week 7-9 Two 1-hour tutorials per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered face to face. (Intensive training block) Week 7-9 One 12 hour Practical Class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face to face. (Intensive training block: 12 hours of radiography clinical placement) Week 7-9 One 14-hour Practical Class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face to face. (Intensive training block-14 hours clinical placement) Week 7-9 "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2.5 hour written exam equivalent to 2,000-word assignmentHurdle requirement: 55% pass mark30 02, 03, 05, 06
2.5 hour written exam equivalent to 2,000-word assignment and one OSCE (equiv to 1,500 words).Hurdle requirement: 55% pass mark40 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Intensive training block for clinical preparationHurdle requirement: successful completion of all tasks and barrier assessments (as documented in logbook )1 01, 03, 04, 06
Successful completion of all learning and practical tasks and specified barrier assessmentsHurdle requirement: successful completion of all learning tasks (including practical) and assignments to pass the subject Practical hurdle requirement: all specified barrier assessments to be successfully completed.28 01, 03, 05, 06
On-going clinical assessment and clinical portfolio (equivalent to 2,000 words)Practical hurdle: specified competencies required as specified in logbook1 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08