INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL PRACTICE

DEN2IDP

2021

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn the clinical and theoretical knowledge to support your progression of preclinical skills. You will continue to develop your knowledge of infection control protocols, the comprehensive dental examination and formulation of basic oral health care plans. You will also develop your communication, leadership and health promotion skills. This subject is designed to help you to develop skills in a simulated environment prior to treating members of the public in the third year. You will learn how to complete basic restorations in adults and children, vital pulp therapies, basic radiographic techniques, periodontal instrumentation usage and local anaesthetic administration commonly used in clinical practice.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorElizabeth Sari

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesDEN1DSA AND ORH1IOS AND ORH1POH AND DEN1DSB

Co-requisitesDEN2CGD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Fundamentals of operative dentistry: a contemporary approach

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSummitt, JB, Robbins, JW & Schwartz, RS

Year2006

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherQUINTESSENCE.

ISBNN/A

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Dental radiography: principles and techniques

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorIannucci (Haring), J & Howerton, L

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Handbook of pediatric dentistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCameron, A & Widmer, R

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER.

ISBNN/A

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Applied dental materials

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcCabe, JF & Walls, AWG

Year2008

Edition/Volume9TH EDN

PublisherBLACKWELL, MUNKSGAARD.

ISBNN/A

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Source locationN/A

Preservation and restoration of tooth structure

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMount, GJ & Hume WR

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherKNOWLEDGE BOOKS AND SOFTWARE.

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days requiredPreclinical 170 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional

WBL addtional requirementsPolice Checks and Working with Children Checks are required as is the need to travel.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and apply the theoretical knowledge that supports preclinical skills in conservative restorative dentistry, periodontics, radiography, impressions, dental examinations and local anaesthesia using a systematic and patient care focused approach in a preclinical environment.
02. Explain the rationale and use of infection control policies and procedures and apply them in simulated preclinical environments.
03. Describe a systematic approach to dental care planning, explaining the role of the patient in the process and how to obtain informed consent.
04. Apply critical reflection skills and display a capacity for independent thought and application in a preclinical environment.
05. Demonstrate basic skills of performing and recording findings from a comprehensive oral examination and produce dental records in a preclinical environment.
06. Demonstrate relevant preclinical competence in periodontics, radiography, conservative restorative practices, local anaesthetics and impression techniques.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElizabeth Sari

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Six 1.50 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 43
Twenty five 3.50 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 43
Five 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 43
Nineteen 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 43
Fourteen 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 43
Five 2.50 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 43
One 1.00 h practical per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 37
Three 0.50 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.50 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 10
One 0.50 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1-hour multiple choice examination (1000 word equivalent) Module 1 Multiple Choice examinationN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 1000 word written assignment Module 3 Periodontics Written Assignment.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO5, SILO6
One written group PBL (750 words per student) and group oral presentation (250 words per student) Module 2 PBL AssessmentN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO3, SILO5
One Clinical Reflective Workbook (1000 word equivalent) Module 4 Clinical WorkbookN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO4, SILO6
One 3-hour written examination Semester 2 Examination Period (3000 word equivalent) Module 1 Assessment Task (a) Written Examination (End of Year)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2
Two Preclinical Assessments (7,000 word equivalent) in Semester 1 and 2 Module 1 Pre-clinical assessments in Operative Dentistry. Hurdle requirement applies to Semester 2 Preclinical Assessment: Students must achieve a minimum of 50% for the second preclinical assessment in order to pass the subject.N/AN/AN/AYes35 SILO1, SILO2
Two 30-minute multiple choice examinations (1000 word equivalent) Module 2 Multiple Choice examinations x2N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2
Pre-clinical documented Self Assessments pertaining to work completed. Module 1 Preclinical Self Assessments.N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO4
One 60 minute Periodontics Preclinical Examination (3000 word equivalent) Module 3 Periodontal Instrumentation Assessment Hurdle Requirement: Students must achieve a minimum of 50% for the preclinical examination in order to pass the subject.N/AN/AN/AYes15
90% attendance and satisfactory participation in preclinical and clinical sessions is mandatory All Modules 1-4 require 90% attendance and satisfactory participation.N/AN/AN/ANonull
One 2 hour written examination Semester 1 Examination period (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2