Oral Health and Special Needs Groups
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.
- Semester 1 - 2015
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;
- Health promotion.
- Primary health care.
- Special needs.
- Relationship between general and oral health.
- Communication skills
- Professional responsibility
- Integrated clinical skills
Review of Progress
This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):
In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of requirements for Year 3
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.
Professional Task: Clinical Assessment
Professional Task: Objective Structured Clinical Assessment
Report: Report - Summative Assessment
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory 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.
Face to Face Off Campus 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks