Assessment of Oral Health Status

Course code ORHL1003Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

ORHL1003 introduces students to the assessment of oral health of individuals and communities. Students will be exposed to the common risk factor approach to assessment and introduced to the relationship between oral and general health. Students will commence preclinical and simulation activities with a focus of history taking and examination. Small group sessions will relate theory to practice.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Describe the social, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to health or ill health;
2. Describe the relationships between systemic disease, the management of such diseases and oral health (and vice versa);
3. Describe normal oral development, structure and function, and the processes of disease in the context of risk assessment;
4. Describe the aetiology of tooth wear;
5. Describe recording and measuring methods for caries and periodontal disease;
6. Take a thorough history;
7. Undertake a clinical examination;
8. Demonstrate Infection Control procedures in the clinical environment
ContentThis course contains elements of:

Clinical histories and examinations
Relationship between oral and general health
Clinical skills
Tooth wear
Occupational Health & Safety and Infection Control
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThis course builds on the theoretical knowledge from ORHL1001 and ORHL1002 to introduce students to clinical history taking, examination and risk analysis. It also underpins future ORHL courses in Years 2 and 3.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
ClinicalIntra-Oral Examination
ClinicalPractical Assessment of History Taking
Examination: Formal2 hour short answer examination paper at end of semester
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Clinical: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health program.
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must meet mandatory NSW Ministry of Health Verification requirements, have a Working with Children and Young People Declaration and a WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ORHL1003