The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

ORHL3103

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

ORHL3103 builds on the knowledge and skills gained in ORHL1103 and ORHL2105 and provides an opportunity for you to participate in an existing health promotion project working with the staff and residents in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF). You will be rostered in a small group to attend a community placement in one our participating RACF's. Students will implement existing program material, develop and deliver oral health information, collect and analyse data and evaluate the effectiveness of community based oral health promotion.

This course is a compulsory program component and students must pass in order to complete to the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Contribute to the general debate on the provision of general and oral health care to a targeted population;

2. Apply the principles of health promotion to plan, deliver and evaluate an oral health promotion project in a Residential Aged Care Facility;

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

4. Use an evidence based approach to the provision of information and care;

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

6. Further develop oral health promotion resources;

7. Critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of teamwork;

8. Access and critically evaluate scientific literature

9. Collect, collate and analyse data obtained from oral health indices and other research methods


Content

  1. Preparing for community placement in a Residential Aged Care Facility
  2. Accessing current research and health promotion material
  3. Collecting, collating and analysing data
  4. Using appropriate statistical models
  5. Communicating oral health messages - targeting your audience
  6. Presenting your results

Requisite

This course is only available to students in the B Oral Health Therapy (12390) program. Pre-requisite: students must also have successfully completed ORHL2105, ORHL2106 and ORHL2107.


Assumed knowledge

This course builds directly on, and requires that you have passed ORHL 2105, ORHL2106 and ORHL2107.


Assessment items

Journal: Reflective Journal

Presentation: Research Presentation

Online Learning Activity: Peer Discussion and Review


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
  • Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - 100% Clinical Attendance to meet Australian Dental Council accreditation requirements

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.
  • National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check.
  • 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 Off Campus 30 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Clinical Placement in Residential Aged Care Facility

Online Activity

Online 35 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Clinical workshop