Oral Health and Special Needs Groups

Course code ORHL3004
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Builds on the knowledge gained by students in second year and relates this to the provision of specialist oral health care. This course looks at oral health needs and care for special needs patients, including the elderly, those with physical and mental disabilities, patients with chronic medical complications and undergoing complex medical treatment including chemotherapy. Clinical experience will be gained on placement in NSW Oral Health facilities.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Contribute to the general debate on the provision of general and oral health care for special needs groups within our community;

2. Generate new approaches to the organisation and provision of oral health services for special needs groups within our community;

3. Use an evidence based approach to the provision of information and care for special needs groups within our community;

4. Generate new organisational models for oral health care delivery for special needs groups within our community;

5. Generate methods for determining efficacy of antimicrobial therapy in relation to special needs groups within our community;

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 special needs groups within our community;

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 special needs groups within our community;

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

13. Instruct special needs groups within our community in appropriate methods of plaque control;

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

Content

  1. Health promotion.
  2. Primary health care.
  3. Special needs.
  4. Relationship between general and oral health.
  5. Communication skills
  6. Teamwork
  7. Professional responsibility
  8. Integrated clinical skills

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

Professional Task: Clinical Assessment

Professional Task: Objective Structured Clinical Assessment

Report: Report - Summative Assessment

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.
  • 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

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks