Oral Health; Children and Adolescents

Course code ORHL3002
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Builds on the knowledge gained by students in second year and relates this to the oral health issues that are particularly relevant to children and adolescents. Children face particular challenges in managing their oral health, including diet and learning hygiene techniques. Adolescents require certain skills to maintain their motivation and interest in both diet and hygiene strategies. Clinical sessions provide opportunities for students to develop the necessary clinical skills in the treatment and management of children and adolescents.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Contribute to the general debate on the provision of general and oral health care for children and adolescents;

2. Generate new approaches to the organisation and provision of oral health services for children and adolescents;

3. Use an evidence based approach to the provision of information and care for children and adolescents;

4. Generate new organisational models for oral health care delivery for children and adolescents;

5. Generate methods for determining efficacy of antimicrobial therapy in relation to children and adolescents;

6. Generate research questions and proposals using evaluation of oral health indices;

7. Demonstrate appropriate and effective communication with social and cultural sensitivity, with patients, carers and team members;

8. Demonstrate application and integration of knowledge of the aetiology, and effects of oral disease on the provision of treatment for children and adolescents;

9. Synthesise an appropriate treatment plan for preventive oral health care;

10. Develop appropriate preventive oral health strategies for patients with restored natural teeth and dental prostheses;

11. Provide community and individual care appropriate to the medical and oral health history for children and adolescents;

12. Utilise appropriate methods in individual preventive oral health care;

13. Instruct children and adolescents in appropriate methods of plaque control;

14. Develop strategies for the management of adverse effects of drugs and medications;

Content

  1. Paediatric dentistry
  2. Integrated clinical skills
  3. Teamwork
  4. Professional responsibility
  5. Assessment of risk of plaque related dental diseases
  6. Fluoride
  7. Caries Management
  8. Primary Health Care
  9. Population Health

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of requirements for Year 3

Assumed Knowledge

This course builds directly on ORHL1001 and ORHL2001, and requires that you have successfully completed all Year 1 and Year 2 courses.The learning from this course will be developed and integrated with aspects of clinical care throughout the rest of the Bachelor of Oral Health program.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Case Study - Presentation

Professional Task: Objective Structure Clinical Assessment

Professional Task: Clinical Assessment

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Practicum: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term