INTERDISCIPLINARY ORAL HEALTH CARE

ORH3IDC

2021

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-ordinatorJade Wright

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation & Advanced Root Instrumentation

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNield-Gehrig

Year2012

Edition/Volume7TH EDITION

PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS

ISBNN/A

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Source locationN/A

Dental hygiene theory and practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDarby and Walsh

Year2014

Edition/Volume4TH EDITION

PublisherELSEVIER

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSummit JB, Robins JW and Schwarz RS

Year2006

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherREVISED QUINTESSENCE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Dental radiography principals and techniques

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorIanucci, JM and Howerton, LJ

Year2011

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS ELSEVIER

ISBNN/A

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Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days requiredClinical placements approx. 550 hours. Preclinical/workshops 70 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional

WBL addtional requirementsDental Teaching Clinic, Aged Care, Bendigo Community Health, Orthodontics and simulated activities are included in the total number of hours and role play etc. Career Ready workshops, industry panel, My Big Interview, coverletter, professional portfolio presentation part of subject. They are delivered by Career Advisers from LTU, at least 12-15 hours, exclude the formal assessment (presentation) with potential employers attending these presentations and the Career Adviser is a member of the panel.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Apply sound scientific principles in assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of oral health treatments.
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.
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.
05. Assess, plan, and implement oral health promotion and disease prevention services and activities to benefit the general population across a range of settings.
06. Provide and evaluate specialized preventive, therapeutic and basic restorative services designed to achieve and maintain oral health.
07. Apply relevant patient management theories and strategies, including motivational interviewing techniques.
08. Collaborate with the patient or other health professionals, to formulate a comprehensive oral health care plan that is patient centred and based on current scientific evidence.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 47-22, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRon Knevel

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 0 - 22
Twelve 7.00 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 22 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.

Block ModeWeek: 5 - 22
Two 7.00 h block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 5 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.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 22
One 35.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement with Maryborough Health

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 22
One 50.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement with Castlemaine Health, aged care.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 22
One 350.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement in Community Dental Clinic Bendigo Health.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 22
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement with Barwon Health.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 22
One 50.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement with Bendigo Community Health, interdisciplinary regional/rural public health

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 sessionN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
One 3000-word final exam One 120-minutes written exam, including multiple choice questions, short answer questions, care planning and case studies,N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
Ongoing clinical assessment, completion of clinical portfolio, professional portfolio (7000 words) Ongoing clinical assessment and professional portfolio presentation to industry panel (equivalent to 7000 words) Hurdle requirement: all specified competencies should be successfully completed. Successful completion and timely submission of blog/care planning aged care, oral health promotion Bendigo Community Health and online quizzes.N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8