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 EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health program.
This course includes a period of professional placement. The term professional placement includes all activities (clinical, fieldwork, industry placement, work experience) undertaken in a facility where patients or clients are seen and you are present as a student of the University of Newcastle. Placement is a compulsory course component of this course andplacement must be passed to pass this course.

To attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate the following Placement Requirements prior to placement:

Students 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.

International Students (additional requirements)

• Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy)

All School of Health Science students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into the programs in year 1, and students have been provided with information and assistance to complete the necessary placement requirements. Any student excluded from placement because they are unable to demonstrate the above compulsory course components will not be able to pass this course and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. Any student not able to fulfill these above requirements, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, need to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and the degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the required placement requirements.
Compulsory Course ComponentPrior successful completion of ORHL2001, ORHL2002, ORHL2004, ORHL2005, ORHL2006 and ORHL2007.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ORHL3003