Oral Health Administration

Course code ORHL3005Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

ORHL3005 provides opportunities for students to investigate and evaluate the provision of oral health care at an individual and community level. Students will be introduced to practice administration and management at individual, practice and organisational levels.

Available in 2014

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe oral health service organisation and provision of care;
2. Analyse and evaluate existing oral health service administration and care;
3. Contribute to the general debate on the provision of general and oral health care within the community and society;
4. Generate new approaches to the organisation and provision of oral health services;
5. Use an evidence based approach to the provision of information and care;
6. Demonstrate appropriate and effective communication with social and cultural sensitivity, with patients, carers and
team members;
7. Analyse strengths and limitations of team approach to health care;
8. Generate new organisational models for oral health care delivery;
9. Discuss and apply management theory at individual and organisational levels;
10. Describe policies and procedures in the health care setting;
11. Demonstrate accurate record keeping in the provision of oral health care.
12. Demonstrate competent dental hygiene clinical skills and practice.
Content1. Organisation of oral health care services
2. Teamwork
3. Communication skills
4. Oral Health administration and management
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeThis 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 DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Summative Assessment 3
Viva Voce examination
30% of course assessment
Presentations - IndividualSummative Assessment 2
Case Presentation and Clincial Portfolio
40% of course assessment
Practicum/PlacementSummative Assessment 1
Placement Assessment
30% of Course assessment
Contact HoursPracticum: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Oral Health
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of ORHL2001, ORHL2002, ORHL2004, ORHL2005, ORHL2006 & ORHL2007. WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
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:

• a National Police Certificate
• a completed and signed NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement
• a completed and signed NSW Health Student Declaration
• all specified immunisations and evidence of immunity
• a completed NSW Health Form 2. - Tuberculosis (TB) assessment tool
• a completed NSW Health Form 3. - Student Undertaking/Declaration

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 Sciences students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into their 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 the requirements above, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, is required to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and their degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the necessary placement requirements.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ORHL3005