Oral Health Promotion Project

Course code ORHL3003
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

  1. Oral Health Promotion
  2. Communication skills
  3. Information technology
  4. Evidence based approach to care

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of all 2nd year requirements.

Assumed Knowledge

This course builds directly on ORHL2003 and ORHL2005, and requires that you have successfully completed all Year 1 and Year 2 courses.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Journal - Online

Presentation: Group Presentation

Compulsory Requirements

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • Immunisation Requirements - Students must have up to date Vaccination Records.
  • National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check.
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Term

Approximately 40 hours of placement in a residential aged care facility to deliver and evaluate an Oral Health Promotion project. Presentation day (see assessment items) will be during examination period.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks