The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

ORHL2104

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

ORHL2104 introduces students to the management of oral health therapy patients with a particular emphasis on dental occlusion and orthodontic patients. Clinical skills laboratory activities introduce new skills such as impression taking, pouring models, construction of mouthguards, clinical photography and placement and removal of orthodontic components and consolidation of previously learned skills.

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. Describe dental occlusion and malocclusion;

2. Describe contemporary orthodontic management of dental malocclusion;

3. Describe the elements of orthodontic therapy;

4. Discuss the role of the oral health therapist in the care of the orthodontic patient

5. Discuss the methods and materials used to take impressions and construct study models;

6. Demonstrate competency in taking impressions and construct study models

7. Demonstrate competency in the construction of mouthguards;

8. Demonstrate competency in the taking of clinical photographs;

9. Demonstrate competency in the Removal of orthodontic arch wires, bands and attachments;

10. Provide appropriate information and care for the orthodontic patient and community.

11. Describe and practice appropriate Infection Control and OH & S principles in the dental laboratory.

12. Communication, clinical skills and patient management


Content

  1. Occlusion
  2. Orthodontics
  3. Dental Impressions
  4. Mouthguards
  5. Clinical Photography
  6. Infection Control
  7. OH & S

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

Practical Demonstration: Clinical Skills Assessment *

Written Assignment: Written assignment

Quiz: Quiz: On-line

* 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 requirement to meet Australian Dental council accreditation requirements.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Practical Demonstration: 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 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Placement

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

Orthodontic Observation Placement

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks starting in week 1

Clinical Workshops - Weeks 1-4 and Weeks 9-12 (27th Feb-20th Mar and 8th May-29th May)