orh3adt adult dental therapy




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn to apply their restorative skills to provide direct simple restorations in the adult patient (over the age of 25 years). Development of clinical judgment skills in identifying teeth which may be safely treated by an oral health therapist with simple direct restorations and developing a greater understanding of the complexity of adult restorative care, will be the focus of this subject. This subject will highlight issues of scope of practice and the legislation under which oral health therapists practice.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYaghma Masood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in HBOHSB and must have passed the following subjects: ORH1POH, ORH1IOS, HBS1HBB, PHE1SDH, ORH2COH, PHE2PHP, DEN2MDA, ORH2OSN, DEN3RID.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Competently assess a patient's medical history and current medications to identify contraindications for simple restorative care and make appropriate referral for advice.

Clinical placement and lectures.

02. Undertake a comprehensive examination of adult patients to identify simple restorative treatment needs and those that require referral to a dentist.

Clinical placement.

03. Justify the use of, and use clinically, direct dental restorative materials in clinical situations.

Clinical placement and lectures.

04. Demonstrate understanding of areas of more complex dental restorative care, such as fixed and removable prosthodontics and endodontics.

Clinical placement and lectures.

05. Apply detailed knowledge of oral disease (dental caries and periodontal disease) to case management.

Clinical placement and lectures.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 47-22, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYaghma Masood

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 22
One 57.0 hours placement - off site per study period in week 00 and delivered via blended.
"Students will undertake a total of 57 hours of clinical placement."

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 22
Thirteen 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period in week 00 and delivered via blended.
"Lecture and discussion are scheduled together"

Laboratory Class
Four 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 2-hour written final examination (2,000-words equivalent)4001, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 30-minute oral examination (1,500-words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: a grade of 50% or higher is required in this component for an overall pass in the subject.5001, 02, 03, 04, 05
Completion of quizzes (timely submission and pass) (500 word equivalent)1001, 02, 03, 04, 05