CLINICAL ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE

ORH2COH

2019

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students develop oral health instruction skills and learn how to incorporate motivational interviewing into patient management. Students will develop new skills in non-surgical periodontal instrumentation and adhesive restorations in deciduous and permanent teeth. Students will also develop initial information gathering skills, clinical observation techniques and treatment planning skills and apply them in a clinical setting. Other skills include inquiring on and documenting pain history, differential diagnosis, pulp pathology and radiographic practical skills and assessment. Theories of minimal intervention and clinical prevention of dental diseases will be linked to clinical procedures.Students are introduced to intra-oral local anaesthesia (theory and practice)and will learn to develop new clinical skills in the areas of pulptherapy,preformed metal crowns, deciduous exodontia and orthodontics.


SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen McCarthy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORH1IOS and ORH1POH and HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB

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 EDN ELSEVIER
ReadingsDental radiography principles and techniquesPrescribedIanucci, JM and Howerton, LJ 20114TH EDITION, SAUNDERS ELSEVIER
ReadingsFundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A ContemporaryPrescribedSummit JB, Robins JW and Schwarz RS, 20063RD EDN, QUINTESSENCE
ReadingsHandbook of Pediatric DentistryPrescribedAngus Cameron 20134th EDN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use motivational interviewing strategies to promote oral health in patients.

Activities:
Case studies in dental therapy and dental hygiene in which students describe a holistic approach to oral health, incorporating patient's expectations. Oral health promotion activities in communities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Perform care and treatment in deciduous and permanent teeth in a supervised clinical setting, applying minimal intervention strategies

Activities:
Patient treatment in the University (community) clinic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Interpret the findings of common dental radiographs.

Activities:
Completing a radiography portfolio and specific competencies and qualifiers in radiography, including a full mouth analysis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Gathering relevant information using clinical observation techniques and in collaboration with other dental health care providers. Diagnosis and plan dental care (treatment).

Activities:
Patient treatment in the university (community) clinic and working with other health disciplines in relation to the (oral) health of the patient (i.e. communicating verbally or written with GP or specialist about precautions for dental treatment can commence).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Administer intra oral local anaesthesia.

Activities:
Preclinical sessions to practice the basic skills, followed by a clinical session. Specific competencies/qualifiers need to be completed during clinics.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Apply understanding of the relationship between general health, oral health and the medical history to ensure, correct dental procedures for medically compromised patients.

Activities:
Case studies in relation to medical urgent situations in the dental office, relation oral health and general health and side effects or interaction medication and oral health.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

07. Apply broad skills in preventative, periodontal and restorative care, including advanced debridement techniques, pulp therapy and exodontia.

Activities:
Patient treatment in University (community) clinic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Use skills in oral health education and patient management.

Activities:
Oral health promotion activities in several settings throughout both semesters.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 07-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen McCarthy

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 43
Four 1.5 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 43
One 170.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2 hour written exam - Semester 1 (2,500-words equivalent)10 02, 03, 05, 06
One OSCE - Semester 2 (2,000-words equivalent)A formative OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) is scheduled mid semester, with individual feedback opportunities.20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
2x45min & 2x90min clinical practicum assessments - Semester 2 (total 10,000-word equivalent)Hurdle Requirement: each assessment needs to be passed (10% each). The completion and timely submission of the portfolio and the ongoing (pre)clinical tasks is a requirement to allow participation in the practical exams. 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
One 2-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)30 02, 03, 05, 06