Introduction to Oral Health Promotion

Course code ORHL2003Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

ORHL2003 builds on existing knowledge and introduces the theories and approaches used in Oral Health Promotion. This course provides a framework for the delivery of oral health promotion at a population level using evidence based practice and the engagement of community groups such as preschools.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Contribute to the general debate on the provision of general and oral health care to individuals and community groups;
2. Apply the principles of health promotion to the evaluation of general and oral health promotion activities;
3. Access and critically evaluate scientific literature;
4. Prepare an oral health promotion project plan;
5. Evaluate data obtained from oral health indices and other research methods;
6. Analyse and reflect on the effectiveness of various individual and group communication strategies;
Content1. Introduction to Oral Health Promotion
2. Models of Health Promotion
3. Approaches to Oral Health Promotion
4. Evaluating Oral Health Promotion
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThis course builds on PUBH1080.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment 1 - Critical appraisal of literature
Online Learning ActivitiesAssessment 3 - Online Tasks
ProjectsAssessment 2 - Groupwork: Develop an Oral Health Promotion Project
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health program.
Compulsory Course ComponentPrior successful completion of ORHL1001, ORHL1003, ORHL1004 and PUBH1080. Students must also 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 ORHL2003