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
- Semester 2 - 2019
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
- Evaluating oral health promotion
- Project planning
- Communicating oral health messages " targeting your audience
- Developing a lesson plan and age appropriate resources
- Health Statistics
- Researching population health
- 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
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.
This course builds directly on, and requires that you have passed ORHL 1103, ORHL1104 and ORHL1105.
Written Assignment: Written Assignment
Literature Review: Assignment: Critical Appraisal
Project: Group Work: Pre-School Visit
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
Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1
Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 7 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks
A workshop will be held in week 0