PRECLINICAL ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE

ORH1POH

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore the foundation skills and knowledge necessary for dental and oral health practitioners. You will be introduced to the preclinical laboratory and begin to develop skills and knowledge in the areas of restorative, preventive and periodontal procedures. Didactics will introduce you to the scope of dental practice, law and ethics and working safely. By the end of the subject, you will be expected to have achieved competency in preclinical skills including dental materials, infection control, OH&S, instrumentation and preclinical dental procedures and the theory that supports the acquisition of these skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAlanna Glenn

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZHSDD or HHDSB Dentistry or HBOHSB Oral Health

Co-requisitesORH1IOS OR (DEN1SKB AND DEN1SKA)

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

Dental Caries: The Disease & Its Clinical Management

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFejerskov & Kidd

Year2003

Edition/Volume2nd edition

PublisherBLACKWELL

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Dental hygiene theory and practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDarby and Walsh

YearN/A

Edition/Volume4th Edition

PublisherELSEVIER

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLee & Bishop

Year2012

Edition/Volume5TH edition

PublisherPEARSON

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root Instrumentation

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNield-Gehrig

Year2012

Edition/Volume7th edition

PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorIannucci & Howerton

Year2011

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherSAUDERS

ISBNN/A

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Color Atlas of Dental Hygiene-Periodontology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWolf, Hassell & Aarnodt

Year2004

Edition/Volume3rd

PublisherTHIEME MEDICAL

ISBNN/A

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Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSummitt, J.B

Year2006

Edition/Volume3rd edition Revised

PublisherQUINTESSENCE

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 & Widmer

Year2013

Edition/Volume4th Edition

PublisherMOSBY

ISBNN/A

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URLN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss the legislation relevant to dental practice, including scope of practice for oral health practitioners in Australia, and describe the relevant codes of conduct with relation to patient rights, professional behaviour and complaints procedures.
02. Explain appropriate infection control procedures.
03. Explain basic process for the prevention of oral diseases.
04. Explain the importance of general medical and dental history.
05. Identify the most suitable materials, medicaments and equipment to perform basic dental procedures such as fissure protection, single surface restorations, preventive applications and non-surgical periodontal instrumentation.
06. Perform basic dental procedures such as fissure protection, probing, debridement, scaling, and pit and fissure restorations in a simulated setting.

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-ordinatorAlanna Glenn

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 43
Ninety six 1.50 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Four 90 minute practical sessions over one day per week during study period

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 43
One 1.50 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Online lesson to be completed prior to lecture date

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2 hour written examination - Semester 1 ( 2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
4 x 15 min preclinical practicum assessments - Semester 2 (Total 3,000-words equivalent) Hurdle Requirement: each assessment needs to be passed (10% each). The completion and timely submission of the portfolio and the ongoing preclinical tasks is a requirement to allow participation in the practical exams.N/AN/AN/AYes40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) - Semester 2 (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2 hour written examination - Semester 2 (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5