CLINICAL DENTAL PRACTICE

DEN4CDP

2020

Credit points: 75

Subject outline

In this subject you will build on the clinical skills attained previously in all areas of clinical practice pertaining to adult, adolescent and child patients. You will undertake two clinical placements in public dental facilities and one two week intensive teaching block on-campus. You will apply all therapeutic and preventive techniques learned previously in a guided clinical setting. You will further develop your treatment planning skills, and will provide patients with general restorative care, periodontal therapy and maintenance, paediatric dentistry, prosthodontics (fixed and removable) and permanent tooth removal. In addition you will commence straightforward endodontic cases and manage patients with special needs. 

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points75

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN3ICP and DEN3TPC and DEN3OPM

Co-requisites DEN4DTH and DEN4FPR

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Synthesise and evaluate clinical information and patient oral health related needs to determine provisional and differential diagnoses.

Activities:
Learning revolves around supervised delivery of patient care in a public dental clinic. At Year 4 level, students are still developing clinical competence across large number of clinical procedures, requiring a high level of guidance and supervision on a case by case basis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

02. Communicate and engage effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds and other health professionals

Activities:
As above. Clinical Educators will listen to students communicating with their patients and offer feedback. Students are expected to present clear information in a timely manner that ensures patients are advised about and understand their treatment options.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

03. Recognize personal limitations in terms of scope of practice regarding clinical skills and make appropriate referrals for complex clinical cases.

Activities:
Additional learning is afforded during case-based discussions involving university academics and clinical specialists.

04. Formulate and record comprehensive treatment plans for noncomplex cases incorporating endodontics and prosthodontics.

Activities:
Additional learning is afforded during case-based discussions involving university academics and clinical specialists.

05. Apply principles of disease, trauma prevention and early intervention in the management of dentition, the mouth and associated structures.

Activities:
At Year 4 level, students are still developing clinical competence across large number of clinical procedures, requiring a high level of guidance and supervision on a case by case basis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Demonstrate clinical competence in intra-oral radiography, local anaesthesia, non-surgical periodontal instrumentation and straight forward direct restoration of teeth, appropriate to a 4th year student.

Activities:
Students will undertake a clinical procedure under supervision but without assistance from their clinical educator.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Prescribe, administer and apply pharmaceutical agents safely

Activities:
At Year 4 level, students are still developing clinical competence across large number of clinical procedures, requiring a high level of guidance and supervision on a case by case basis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Demonstrate preclinical competence in accessing, instrumenting and obturating single and multirooted teeth in a simulated environment

Activities:
A nine-day laboratory based practical block at the start of the year

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 05-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Terrill

Class requirements

Practical Week: 05 - 06
Nine 7.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Endo preclinical lab"

Lecture Week: 06 - 06
Five 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 06 and delivered via blended.
"Endo lectures for preclinical lab"

Tutorial Week: 05 - 50
Six 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Off campus face to face and online case based discussions."

Placement - Off Site Week: 05 - 50
One 120.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical placement"

Tutorial Week: 30 - 50
Two 3.5 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Pros case discussions off campus"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-min case presentation followed by 15-mins responding to questions (3,000-word equivalent)Questions may be on all aspects of clinical practice appropriate to a year 4 student 30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Treatment Planning Exam, duration 60 minutes, including preparation/reading time (3000-word equival)Students are provided with clinical information including photographs and radiographs (de-identified) and have 60mins to formulate an oral health care plan20 03, 04, 05, 07
Completion of eportfolio requirements (15000 words equivalent)Hurdle Requirement: All specified year 4 clinical competencies should be successfully completed and recorded Completion of a minimum of 90% of the clinical placement hours Monthly reflective report, inclusive of SWOT analysis submitted via PebblePad Consistent reflective practice recorded each session whilst on clinical placement and tracked through PebblePad 30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Preclinical endodontic test - 2 hours, including setting up / prep for practical test (2000 words)Hurdle requirement: minimum score 50% required20 08