The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

ORHL2103

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

ORHL2103 integrates knowledge of intra and extra-oral radiography, cavity preparation for permanent and primary teeth, including pulpotomy procedures, stainless steel crown application, emergency restorative procedures for dental trauma and extraction of deciduous teeth. This course builds on existing clinical skills to enable students to provide clinical treatment to children and adolescents. Clinical skills laboratory sessions provide opportunities for students to develop the necessary clinical skills in relation to pulpotomy procedures, stainless steel crown application, emergency restorative procedures for dental trauma and extraction of deciduous teeth.

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

2. Recognise active caries and understand the factors involved with provision of clinical restorative care for children and adolescents

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and techniques for assessing pulp vitality, pulpal responses to deep carious lesions and the management of pulpal exposures in the primary and permanent dentition

4. Apply knowledge and skills required to undertake pulp therapy in primary teeth and the placement of stainless steel crowns

5. Demonstrate competent extraction of primary teeth and primary tooth fragments, including the establishment of haemostasis

6. Recognise and explain the management of common dental emergencies and trauma in the primary and permanent dentition

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

8. Demonstrate competency in the clinical care of patients, including appropraite infection control and the safe and effective administration of local anaesthetic

9. Reflect, evaluate and critique personal performance during clinical sessions.


Content

  1. Clinical radiology and interpretation of radiographs
  2. Pulpal physiology and management of pulpal pathology
  3. Infection control and moisture control
  4. Hand and rotary instrumentation
  5. Management of the carious lesion
  6. Dental material knowledge
  7. Treatment planning
  8. Management of dental trauma

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.


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Exam: Formal

Practical Demonstration: Objective Structured Clinical Examination *

Professional Task: Ongoing Clinical 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:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - 100% Clinical Attendance to meet Australian Dental Council accreditation requirements
  • Lectorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - 80% Attendance Requirement
  • 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.
  • Practical Demonstration: 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 and a resit attempt.

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.
  • 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

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Internal Simulation

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

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

Clinical Workshop