Oral Health Promotion Project

Course code ORHL3003Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

In this course students will be rostered in small groups and will be required to attend a community placement in a residential aged care facility in the Central Coast area. Students will implement existing program material, develop and deliver oral health education and evaluate the effectiveness of community based oral health promotion interventions.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Contribute to the general debate on the provision of general and oral health care within the community and society;
2. Use an evidence based approach to the provision of information and care;
3. Develop, implement and evaluate oral health promotion activities;
4. Demonstrate appropriate and effective communication with social and cultural sensitivity, with patients, carers and team members;
5. Evaluate the benefits and limitations of teamwork;
6. Utilise information technology effectively and appropriately
Content1. Oral Health Promotion
2. Communication skills
3. Information technology
4. Evidence based approach to care
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThis course builds directly on ORHL2003 and ORHL2005, and requires that you have successfully completed all Year 1 and Year 2 courses.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsExperience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
JournalOnline completion of set tasks and reflection of experiential learning.
Presentations - GroupPresentation of Oral Health Promotion Project.
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 8 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Practicum: for 40 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Oral Health
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-First Aid Certificate
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program ComponentCompulsory Program Component : Prior successful completion of ORHL2001, ORHL2002, ORHL2004, ORHL2005, ORHL2006 and ORHL2007. Compulsory Course Component : National Police Check. Compulsory Course Component : Working with Children and Young People Declaration. Compulsory Course Component : Current NSW Health Immunization record. Compulsory Course Component : WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ORHL3003