The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

ORHL2101

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

ORHL2101 builds on communication skills learnt in first year and introduces theories and approaches used in patient management. Strategies for pain control and local anaesthesia, anatomy for local anaesthesia, and pharmacologyy will be introduced. The course will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide patient care including the administration of local anaesthetics and taking of radiographs.

Clinical sessions will introduce students to the management of patients with simple care needs.

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 Semester 2 and Year 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. Demonstrate appropriate and effective communication with social and cultural sensitivity, with patients, carers and team members

2. Apply diagnostic methods, including intra- and extra-oral radiography, to identify individual anatomical features and detect hard and soft tissue pathology

3. Identify dental anatomy for local anaesthetic placement

4. Explain nerve physiology

5. Explain the principles of management of infiltration injections

6. Explain the principles of management of mandibular block injections

7. Demonstrate effective pain control procedures

8. Explain the pharmacology for local anaesthetic use

9. Use safe operating methods for local anaesthetic procedures

10. Understand emergency procedures for local anaesthetic complications

11. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to employ an evidence based approach to decision making in the clinical setting

12. Demonstrate competence in the clinical care of patients, including appropriate infection control

13. Demonstrate reflective practice within and during the clinical session.


Content

  1. Child and adult psychology and patient management
  2. Dental anatomy for local anaesthesia
  3. Nerve physiology
  4. Pain control
  5. L.A equipment
  6. Local anaesthetic dosage knowledge
  7. Management of emergency complications
  8. Patient care
  9. Infection Control and OHS

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 active in the B Oral Health Therapy (12390) program and have successfully completed ORHL1104, ORHL1105, HUBS1106 and HLSC1000.


Assumed knowledge

This course builds directly on, and requires that you have passed ORHL1104 and ORHL1105 and HUBS1106.


Assessment items

Professional Task: Ongoing Clinical assessment *

Professional Task: Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) *

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

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

Clinical - 40 hours Internal Clinic

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Placement

Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Internal Clinical

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Clinical workshop