The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

ORHL2105

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

ORHL2105 builds on the knowledge gained in ORHL1103 and introduces the theories and approaches used in evaluating Oral Health Promotion projects. You will work with other students to plan, deliver and evaluate an oral health promotion project that is in line with state policy and guidelines, at a local pre-school setting. In addition you will be introduced to research in population health which includes fundamental epidemiology, literature review and critical appraisal to support your evidence based practice and understanding of the literature.

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


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Explain the components required to complete a project plan

2. Apply the principles of health promotion to plan, deliver and evaluate an oral health promotion project in a pre-school setting

3. Analyse and evaluate existing oral health promotion material in the context of ability to implement change

4. Demonstrate an understanding of a target audience and develop an age appropriate lesson plan

5. Analyse and reflect on the effectiveness of various individual and group communication strategies

6. Develop oral health promotion resources

7. Reflect on the benefits and limitations of groupwork

8. Access and critically evaluate scientific literature

9. Evaluate data obtained from oral health indices and other research methods


Content

  1. Evaluating oral health promotion
  2. Project planning
  3. Communicating oral health messages " targeting your audience
  4. Developing a lesson plan and age appropriate resources
  5. Health Statistics
  6. Researching population health
  7. Introduction to critical appraisal and literature review

The course is presented in 2 modules:1. Planning and implementing a Health Promotion Strategy

2. Research and Health Statistics

 


Requisite

This course is only available to students in the B Oral Health Therapy program. Pre-requisite: students must also have successfully completed ORHL1103, ORHL1104, and ORHL1105.


Assumed knowledge

This course builds directly on, and requires that you have passed ORHL 1103, ORHL1104 and ORHL1105.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Literature Review: Assignment: Critical Appraisal

Project: Group Work: Pre-School Visit


Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Attendance at the Workshop is compulsory

Contact hours

Ourimbah

Online Activity

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 7 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

A workshop will be held in week 0