INTEGRATED ORAL HEALTH

ORH3IOH

2015

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 providing oral health care, health education and developing health promotion project 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:
Video assignment demonstrating patient management and information skills, including motivational interviewing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

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:
Ongoing clinical assessment - competency description i.e. oral care plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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:
Ongoing clinical assessment - competency intra/extraoral examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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:
Selection of case study for report and evidence based foundation of treatment planning
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

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 implemeting (oral) health promotion programmes in the local (rural and regional) community.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

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:
Ongoing clinical assessment - competency ie. debridement, stainless steel crown, pulpotomy and patient evaluation forms, peer review sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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:
Video assignment demonstrating patient management and information skills, including motivational interviewing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

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

Activities:
Ongoing clinical assessment in Bendigo Health Clinic, and placement in Residential Care, Special Need, Aboriginal Cooperative and international elective placement (rural and regional involvement)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 47-22, 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-ordinatorRonald Knevel

Class requirements

Practical Week: 48 - 22
One 350.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 16.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 16 hours of orthodontics."

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 24.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 24 hours of public health in a regional/rural setting."

Practical Week: 48 - 10
One 35.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 35 hours clinic at a regional community clinic."

Practical Week: 48 - 10
One 42.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 32 hours of residential care/special needs clinic."

Practical Week: 48 - 10
One 50.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 50 hours of public health in a regional/rural setting."

Practical Week: 48 - 10
One 70.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 70 hours of an elective placement."

Block Mode Week: 47 - 50
One 12.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 47 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In the first 12 days of the subject (commencing summer semester) there will be a mix of lectures, tutes, workshops, seminars and skills labs."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000-word exam30 01, 03, 05, 06
One video assignment (equiv to 3,000 words).30 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Oral health promotion in community project outcomes and results (equiv to 5,000 words)..20 01, 02, 03, 06
Reflective reports placements and oral care planning, case studiesReflective reports placements, presentations and oral care planning in residential care Important: Ongoing clinical assessment and clinical portfolio (equiv to 5,000 words) - Practical hurdle, students need to meet all specified competencies - ILO's 01 to 06, with no central exam20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08