The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

ORHL1105

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

ORHL1105 introduces students to the disease processes that are relevant to the periodontal complex. The course will integrate the aetiology, pathology, progression and presentation of various periodontal diseases with assessment and management. Clinical skills laboratory sessions provide opportunities for students to develop the necessary clinical skills in relation to recording periodontal diseases, reaching a clinical diagnosis, formulating a treatment plan and provision of periodontal treatment.

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


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Interpret data obtained from periodontal indices and other research methods;

2. Describe how periodontal disease affects development, structure and function;

3. Explain the relevance of periodontal risk management theory to health maintenance and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease

4. Describe and interpet the use of periodontal disease recording methods for realistic appraisal of treatment progress and outcomes;

5. Demonstrate correct techniques for removal of supragingival plaque and calculus

6. Describe and explain the clinical need for intra- and extra-oral radiographs

7. Describe the functions and adverse effects of drugs and medications used in periodontal disease;

8. Discuss and intepret plaque control methods

9. Describe appropriate antimicrobial therapy;

10. Explain the need for, and methods of, mechanical removal of plaque

11. Describe techniques for implant maintenance


Content

  1. Occupational Health and Safety and Infection Control
  2. Periodontal diseases
  3. Mechanical removal of supragingival plaque and calculus
  4. Referrals
  5. Implant Maintenance
  6. Medications used in periodontal diseases
  7. Relationship between general health and periodontal diseases
  8. History taking
  9. Clinical examinations and treatment planning
  10. Role of Dental radiographs in periodontal examination

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.


Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Bachelor Oral Health Therapy program and have successfully passed ORHL1101, ORHL1102 and HUBS1401.


Assumed knowledge

This course assumes that you have successfully completed ORHL1101 and ORHL1102.


Assessment items

Professional Task: Ongoing Clinical Examination Progression of Clinical Skills *

Formal Examination: Exam: Formal *

Practical Demonstration: Formative Barrier Exam

Professional Task: Objecive Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) *

* 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:

  • Practical: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Attendance at simulation sessions is compulsory
  • Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

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

Contact hours

Ourimbah

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Practical is a Clinical Skills Session. Attendance at Clinical Skills sessions and tutorials is compulsory.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Attendance at the tutorials is compulsory