The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

ORHL1102

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

ORHL1102 introduces students to the assessment of the oral health of individuals and communities. Students will be exposed to the common risk factor approach to assessment and introduced to the relationship between oral and general health. Students will commence preclinical and simulation activities with a focus on history taking and examination. Small group sessions will relate theory to practice, and introduce oral health prevention skills useful in the clinical environment.

This course is a compulsory program component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program. Students are unable to enrol in Year 1 Semester 2 and Year 2 and 3 clinical courses until they have passed this course.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe the social, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to health or ill health;

2. Describe the relationships between systemic disease, the management of such diseases and oral health (and vice versa)

3. Describe and recognise normal oral development, structure and function, and the processes of disease in the context of risk assessment;

4. Describe recording and measuring methods for caries and periodontal disease;

5. Describe the medico-legal, ethical and moral responsibilities of members of the oral health team

6. Describe the elements and purpose of a detailed clinical history;

7. Demonstrate skills in recording a thorough history;

8. Demonstrate skills in completing a clinical examination;

9. Describe the clinical use of intra- and extra-oral radiographs

10. Discuss the potential impact on oral and general health of the use of ionising radiation

11. Demonstrate skills in clinical communication;

12. Describe and perform accurate record keeping and risk management techniques;

13. Describe the fundamentals of nutrition in relation to risk assessment;

14. Demonstrate skills in Infection Control and Occupational Health and Safety procedures in the clinical environment


Content

  1. Clinical histories and examinations
  2. Relationship between oral and general health
  3. Oral Health education
  4. Risk Assessment
  5. Dental Radiography
  6. Clinical communication skills
  7. Nutrition and Oral Health
  8. Record Keeping
  9. Professional and Ethical practice
  10. Occupational Health & Safety and Infection Control

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Oral Health Therapy program.


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Exam: Formal *

Interview: Clinical Assessment (involving interview) *

Written Assignment: Written Assignment and Clinical Communication Assessment

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - 100% Clinical Attendance to meet Australian Dental Council accreditation requirements
  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - 80% Attendance Requirement

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Interview: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - This assessment item is a compulsory course component and must be passed to pass the course. Students who do not pass this assessment item may be given the opportunity for remediation. Students who do not pass this CCC and do not achieve an aggregate mark of 50% for the course will not be given the opportunity for remediation. If a remediation opportunity is provided, the maximum mark that can be obtained for this assessment item will be 50%.
  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - This assessment item is a compulsory course component and must be passed to pass the course. Students who do not pass this assessment item may be given the opportunity for remediation. Students who do not pass this CCC and do not achieve an aggregate mark of 50% for the course will not be given the opportunity for remediation. If a remediation opportunity is provided, the maximum mark that can be obtained for this assessment item will be 50%.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.

Contact hours

Ourimbah

Clinical

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term