The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


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 and evaluate an oral health promotion project idea to present to your tutors and peers. In addition you will be introduced to research in population health which includes fundamental epidemiology and health statistics. You will complete a 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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

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 and evaluate an oral health promotion project for a select target group

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

4. Present a project proposal

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

6. Demonstrate an understanding of health statistics and research design

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


  1. Evaluating oral health promotion
  2. Developing a research proposal
  3. Project planning
  4. Health statistics and research design
  5. Researching population health
  6. Introduction to critical appraisal and literature review

The course is presented in 2 modules:

1. Planning and 'Pitching' 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.

Assumed knowledge

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

Assessment items

Literature Review: Critical Appraisal and Literature Review

Project: Project

Written Assignment: Presenting Statistical Data

Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Attendance at the Workshop is compulsory

Contact hours



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

Self-Directed Learning

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