Available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
ORHL3007 builds on the knowledge gained by students in second year and relates this to the oral health issues that are particularly relevant to Indigenous Australians. The course will integrate the aetiology, pathology, progression and presentation of the various periodontal diseases with assessment and management. Clinical sessions provide opportunities for students to develop the necessary clinical skills.
As a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Contribute to the general debate on the provision of general and oral health care for Indigenous Australians;
2. Generate new approaches to the organisation and provision of oral health services for Indigenous Australians;
3. Use an evidence based approach to the provision of information and care for Indigenous Australians;
4. Generate new organisational models for oral health care delivery for Indigenous Australians;
5. Generate methods for determining efficacy of antimicrobial therapy in relation to Indigenous Australians
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 Indigenous Australians;
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 an indigenous patient;
12. Utilise appropriate methods in individual preventive oral health care;
13. Instruct indigenous individuals in appropriate methods of plaque control for natural teeth and prostheses;
14. Develop strategies for the management of adverse effects of drugs and medications;
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
This course builds directly on all previous clinical subjects, 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
Self Directed Learning
Field Study: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Clinical: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks