Oral Health and the Special Needs Community
|Course code ORHL3004||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
ORHL3004 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.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||As 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 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;
In addition, completion of the clinical component of this course will develop the following clinical skills:
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;
In addition, completion of the clinical component of this course will consolidate the clinical skills developed in years 1 and 2.
|Content||1. Health promotion.|
2. Primary health care.
3. Special needs.
4. Relationship between general and oral health.
5. Communication skills
7. Professional responsibility
8. Integrated clinical skills
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|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.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks|
Practicum: for 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for ORHL3004|