INTERDISCIPLINARY ORAL HEALTH CARE

ORH3IDC

2019

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 provide oral health care, health education and developing health promotion projects in rural settings. Culturally sensitive oral health care will be introduced and practiced. You will need to demonstrate competence in the full range of personal qualities and skills of the newly graduated oral health therapist.


SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points75

Subject Co-ordinatorRon Knevel

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: HBOHSB AND must have passed the following subjects: ORH1POH, ORH1IOS, HBS1HBB, PHE1SDH, ORH2COH, PHE2PHP, DEN2MDA, ORH2OSN, DEN3RID

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 EDITION, ELSEVIER
ReadingsDental radiography principals and techniquesPrescribedIanucci, JM and Howerton, LJ 20114TH EDN, SAUNDERS ELSEVIER
ReadingsFundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary ApproachPrescribedSummit JB, Robins JW and Schwarz RS 20063RD EDN REVISED QUINTESSENCE
ReadingsFundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation & Advanced Root InstrumentationPrescribedNield-Gehrig 20127TH EDITION, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Manage ethical issues and oral health problems in oral health practice using critical thinking, sound clinical judgment and communication with other health professionals.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply sound scientific principles in assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of oral health treatments.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Perform oral health examinations that enables evaluation of the medical and oral conditions of patients of all ages including recognition of behavioural factors affecting oral health.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Use evidence based approaches to plan and perform an extensive range of oral health treatment and preventive procedures for individuals, including referrals, within the code of practice of the oral health therapist.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Assess, plan, and implement oral health promotion and disease prevention services and activities to benefit the general population across a range of settings.

Activities:
Bendigo Community Health placement, planning and implementing (oral) health promotion programmes in the local (rural and regional) community.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Provide and evaluate specialized reventive, therapeutic and basic restorative services designed to achieve and maintain oral health.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Apply relevant patient management theories and strategies, including motivational interviewing techniques.

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings. Preparing a 10 minute video demonstrating patient management and information skills, including motivational interviewing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Patient treatment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Intra- and interdisciplinary activities in residential care, regional or international elective placement and public health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 47-22, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRon Knevel

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 22
Twelve 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Start week 47, to week 49. In the first 12 days of the subject (commencing summer semester) there will be a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and skills labs to prepare the student for the different placements."

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 350.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Placement in Community Dental Clinic Bendigo Health."

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 35.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Placement with Maryborough Health"

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 50.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Placement with Castlemaine Health, aged care."

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 50.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Placement with Bendigo Community Health, interdisciplinary regional/rural public health"

Placement - Off Site Week: 22
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Placement with Barwon Health."

Block Mode Week: 05 - 22
Two 7.0 hours block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode, 7 hours per day, end of every month, January, February, March, April and May."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One video assignment (equivalent to 3,000 words).Ten-minute video demonstrating communication skills and motivational interviewing techniques, selected from a 75-minute clinical session20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
One 3000-word final examOne 150-minutes written exam, including multiple choice questions, short answer questions, care planning and case studies, 150 minutes.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Ongoing clinical assess. & clinical portfolio Competency profile pres. (5000 words equiv)Ongoing clinical assessment and clinical portfolio Competency profile presentation to industry panel (equivalent to 5000 words) Hurdle requirement: all specified competencies should be successfully completed to meet the professional competencies of the newly graduated oral health therapist as defined by the Australian Dental Council. Successful completion and timely submission of blog/care planning aged car30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
One 30-minute oral examination (equivalent to 5000 words)One 30-minutes oral examination, with 60-minutes preparation time. Hurdle requirement: a grade of 50% or higher is required for this care planning component for an overall pass in the subject.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08