PRECLINICAL ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE

ORH1POH

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the foundation skills and knowledge necessary for dental and oral health practitioners. Students will be introduced to the preclinical laboratory and begin to develop skills and knowledge in the areas of restorative, preventive and periodontal procedures. Didactics will introduce students to the scope of dental practice, law and ethics and working safely. By the end of the subject, students will be expected to have achieved competency in preclinical skills including dental materials, infection control, OH&S, instrumentation and preclinical dental procedures and the theory that supports the acquisition of these skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAlanna Glenn

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZHSDD Dentistry or HBOHSB Oral Health

Co-requisites ORH1IOS

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach 3rd edition Revised 2006PrescribedSummitt, J.B;QUINTESSENCE
ReadingsFundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root Instrumentation 7th edition 2012PrescribedNield-GehrigLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsDental hygiene theory and practice 4th EditionPrescribedDarby and WalshELSEVIER
ReadingsHandbook of Pediatric Dentistry 4th edition 2013RecommendedCameron & WidmerMOSBY
ReadingsMicrobiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals5TH edition 2012RecommendedLee & BishopPEARSON
ReadingsDental Radiography Principles and Techniques 4th edition 2011PrescribedIannucci & HowertonSAUDERS
ReadingsDental Caries: The Disease & Its Clinical Management 2nd edition 2003PrescribedFejerskov & KiddBLACKWELL
ReadingsColor Atlas of Dental Hygiene-Periodontology 3rd 2004PrescribedWolf, Hassell & AarnodtTHIEME MEDICAL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss the legislation relevant to dental practice, including scope of practice for oral health practitioners in Australia, and describe the relevant codes of conduct with relation to patient rights, professional behaviour and complaints procedures.

Activities:
An example of the activities students will undertake to engage in this ILO is the observations of peer professional colleagues in practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explain appropriate infection control procedures.

Activities:
Lectures and demonstrations provide information on current practice. Students investigate and observe lawful requirements for infection control and working safely (OH&S).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Explain basic process for the prevention of oral diseases.

Activities:
Minimal intervention strategy is the current philosophy behind prevention of dental disease. Students will participate in activites and lectures which explain this important philosophy and will be able to apply a range of toothbrushing and flossing techniques, diet diary and analysis, and learn preclinical procedures that prevent dental disease.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Explain the importance of general medical and dental history.

Activities:
Students will learn about risk factors of dental disease and the links with general health and wellbeing. They will also be taught how to examine and treatment plan, prioritise factors and enter data on dental record-keeping systems in both conventional and electronic formats.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Identify the most suitable materials, medicaments and equipment to perform basic dental procedures such as fissure protection, single surface restorations, preventive applications and non-surgical periodontal instrumentation.

Activities:
Face-to-Face practical classes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Perform basic dental procedures such as fissure protection, probing, debridement, scaling, and pit and fissure restorations in a simulated setting.

Activities:
Face-to-face practical classes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlanna Glenn

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 43
Eighty 1.5 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"three to four 90 minute practical sessions over one day per week during study period"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online lesson to be completed prior to lecture date"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 90 minute written examination - Semester 1 ( 2,000-words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
4 x 15 min preclinical practicum assessments - Semester 2 (Total 3,000-words equivalent)Hurdle Requirement: The completion and timely submission of the portfolio and the ongoing preclinical tasks is a requirement to allow participation in the practical exams. 40 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) - Semester 2 (2,000-words equivalent)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2 hour written examination - Semester 2 (2,000-words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05