ORALHLTH 1202AHO - Clinical Practice IOH Part 1

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2019

This course introduces students to clinical practice of an oral health practitioner and provides a foundation for patient management and oral health practice as a career. Students will work through a range of clinical and simulation based exercises centred on the provision of patient care, clinical skills and knowledge. Students work in a collaborative environment and learning will be supported by independent study and discussion of findings in class and in small tutorial groups. Topics include infection control, workplace health and safety, dental records, preventive dentistry and the management of common dental diseases, development of manual dexterity skills and applied dental clinical practice and radiography.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ORALHLTH 1202AHO
    Course Clinical Practice IOH Part 1
    Coordinating Unit Oral Health
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Contact Up to 10 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Corequisites ORALHLTH 1201AHO/BHO, ORALHLTH 1203AHO/BHO & ORALHLTH 1204AHO/BHO
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Oral Health students only
    Course Description This course introduces students to clinical practice of an oral health practitioner and provides a foundation for patient management and oral health practice as a career. Students will work through a range of clinical and simulation based exercises centred on the provision of patient care, clinical skills and knowledge. Students work in a collaborative environment and learning will be supported by independent study and discussion of findings in class and in small tutorial groups. Topics include infection control, workplace health and safety, dental records, preventive dentistry and the management of common dental diseases, development of manual dexterity skills and applied dental clinical practice and radiography.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Miller

    Course Coordinator: Ms Mignon Watson
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3115
    Email: mignon.watson@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 10, Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building

    Clinic Tutor: Ms Katrina Plastow
    Email: katrina.plastow@adelaide.edu.au

    Simulation Clinic Tutor: Mr Clinton Kempster
    Email: clinton.kempster@adelaide.edu.au

    Lecturer: Dr Robin Yong (Minimal Intervention)
    Email: robin.yong@adelaide.edu.au

    Lecturer: Dr Derek Lerche (Radiology & Radiography)
    Email: derek.lerche@adelaide.edu.au

    Lecturer: Dr Sushil Kaur (Periodontology)
    Email: sushil.kaur@adelaide.edu.au

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Please view the Course Timetable for Clinical Practice IOH Part 1 (CP IOH Pt 1) on the relevant MyUni Canvas Course website.

    Timetables generated on the 'Course Planner' via Access Adelaide provide minimal information of your required study committment for CP IOH Pt 1.

    The Course Coordinator will provide a PROGRAM PLAN on MyUni, which details all Clinical Practice activities, times and venues across the academic weeks of Semester 1, 2018.

    The Clinical Practice IOH Semester 1 program will generally be scheduled as follows:

    • Mon 2-4pm Lecture/workshop | Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences (AHMS) 3066
    • Tues 8-9am Lecture | combined class with BDS 1 in Semester 1B
    • Tues 10am-12pm Lecture/workshop | AHMS 3066
    • Weds 9-12pm SIMULATION Clinic | Uni Campus, Barr Smith BLDG
    • Frid 9-12pm or 1-4pm CLINIC | Gilles Plains Dental Clinic
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Develop professional attitudes and behaviours; respect for colleagues, staff and empathy for your ‘patient’ whilst working as part of a collaborative team
    2 Develop accurate and critical self-evaluation skills by completing a self-monitoring feedback form at the end of each clinic session using specific criteria, to identify strengths, areas that require improvement and to identify strategies to implement in order to improve your performance for the next session
    3 Develop the ability to work safely and effectively in the clinic and simulation clinic, and work with a dental assistant as part of a collaborative team whilst undertaking various clinical and simulation activities; applying Standard Precautions and maintaining appropriate patient and operator positions
    4 Develop diagnostic skills and apply developing knowledge; using appropriate dental terminology, during clinical and simulation activities; identify normal oral soft, periodontal and hard tissues, the individual variation that can occur and identification of how these tissues can be altered under the influence of common oral diseases; the use and interpretation of dental radiographs, diagnostic casts and dietary histories as adjunctive diagnostic aids
    5 Develop an understanding of the role of preventive dentistry in the management of common dental problems; dental caries, gingivitis, tooth wear and dental trauma and be able to implement various preventive measures clinically
    6 Develop safe and effective manual dexterity skills; using correct instrument grasps, finger rests and indirect vision, whilst performing a range of simulated and clinical exercises; soft, periodontal and hard tissue charting, alginate impression making, topical fluoride application, prophylaxis, simple scaling, rubber dam and fissure sealant (on natural manikins only) application on manikins and your colleagues
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    4 & 5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 4, 5 & 6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1 & 3
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Textbooks

    Highly recommended


    •    Harris NO, Garcia-Godoy F & Nathe CN (2013) Primary Preventive Dentistry 8th Ed. Pearson: Prentice Hall, New Jersey

    Semester 2

    •    Nield-Gehrig JS (2008) Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation & Advanced Root Instrumentation 6th Ed Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    •    Nield-Gehrig JS & Willman DE (2008) Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist 2nd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Recommended Resources
    Key References

    •    Graham J. Mount, Wyatt R. Hume, Hien C. Ngo, Mark S. Wolff (Editors) June, 2016 Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure 3rd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell 
    •    Iannucci JM & Howerton LJ (2012) Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques 4th Ed. Saunders Elsevier Scheid
    •    Kidd EAM (2005) Essentials of Dental Caries: 3rd Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    •    Pattison A & Pattison G  Periodontal Instrumentation. 2nd Ed
    •    Whaites E (2007) Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology 4th Ed New York: Churchill Livingston.


    General References

    •    Fejerskov O & Kidd E (eds) 2008 Dental Caries: the disease and its clinical management 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Munksgaard
    •    Johnson ON & Thomson EM (2007) Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists, 8th ed. Pearson Prentice Hall
    •    Patterson John, Aspects of Basic Physics for Dental Students
    •    Wilson TG & Kornman KS (2003) Fundamentals of Periodontics 2nd Ed Hong Kong


    Online Learning
    Communications about this course will be via the ANNOUNCEMENTS area on the Clinical Practice IOH MyUni Canvas website and/or via email. Please view Clinical Practice IOH Announcements and check your emails regularly to keep up to date.

    Additional course-related resources, such as timetables/programs, lecture handouts/recordings, learning guides/manuals, and group rosters - as well as assessment schedules, assignments, quizzes and student grades are available through MyUni Canvas.  

    Research of relevant Journal articles, library resources and wider reading will be an invaluable approach to consolidating integrated learning across all Courses in the 1st year Bachelor of Oral Health program.

    MyUni Canvas provides an Online opportunity for students to communicate between each other via discussions, group allocations, assignment posts and is an excellent approach to reviewing and discussing topics in preparation for written examinations.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    A variety of teaching & learning modes will be used in this Course including:

    •    Practical exercises within a:
    -    Clinical environment
    -    Simulation environment
    •    Resource sessions
    •    Library research, written assignments, group oral presentations and Oral Health Therapy (OHT) practice visits
    •    Participation in clinical/simulation tutorial discussions
    •    Pre-reading and completion of written exercises
    •    Self, peer and tutor assessment
    •    Completion and submission of reflective/summary of performance assignment tasks  

    Student Learning Guides

    Your Learning Guides are a record of each session's activities, and answers to specific questions are to be completed before, during and after the session. Answers may be descriptive and/or require diagrams. You are encouraged to make extra notes about the topics covered, paste in and/or highlight photocopies from relevant journals or books you have resourced.  Be creative!  The more time and effort you put into your Learning Guides, the greater your depth of knowledge about clinical dentistry will be. This will stand you in good stead for exams and for future revision.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Contact Time

    100 hours in Semester 1 (10 hours per week) consisting of:
    •    2 resource sessions (2 x 2hr)
    •    1 clinical session (3hrs)
    •    1 simulation session (3hrs)    

    88 hours in Semester 2 (8-9 hours per week) consisting of:
    •    Variable resource sessions (1-2hrs)
    •    1 clinical session (3hrs)
    •    1 simulation session (3hrs)
    •    8 hours Radiography practicals
    Learning Activities Summary
    Topics Covered

    •    Introduction to the clinical environment
    •    Infection control principles in the clinical setting
    •    Ergonomics and Occupational Health and Safety
    •    Patient histories and Oral soft tissue examination and recording
    •    Radiology | an introduction and interpretation of intra-oral and extra-oral films
    •    Radiography | intra-oral practical technique sessions
    •    Introduction to Forensic odontology
    •    Hard tissue examination and charting
    •    Carious and non-carious damage to teeth (tooth wear, enamel developmental defects and staining)
    •    Plaque (dental biofilm) and its role in dental diseases
    •    Introduction to Dental instruments and Hand pieces
    •    Preventive dentistry:
    - Oral hygiene instruction and the range and application of various oral products
    - Fluorides, their action and application in clinical dentistry
    - Topical fluoride application and prophylaxis
    - Dietary assessment and analysis
    •    Introduction to anatomy and function of the TMJ, mandibular movements and occlusal analysis
    •    Introduction to dental materials | fissure sealants and protection (simulation clinic), dental alginate and impression making
    •    Introduction to diagnosis and treatment planning (preventive management)
    •    Structure and physico-chemical properties of teeth
    •    Introduction to Minimal Intervention Dentistry
    •    Rubber Dam application
    •    Periodontal tissue examination
    •    Periodontal instrumentation (hand scaling)

    Specific Course Requirements
    Equipment Needed
    Tooth Models:    
    They are required during Semester 1 & 2 for CP IOH.      

    Clinical Coat with Uni logo:    
    Available from the Uni Store/Co-op, Adelaide University Campus. Required at the beginning of Week 2 of Semester 1. 

    Laboratory Coat with Uni logo:    
    Available from the Uni Store/Co-op, Adelaide University Campus. Required at the beginning of Week 2 of Semester 1.       

    Safety glasses:    
    All students are required to wear safety glasses or safety prescription glasses when working in the clinic or laboratory that comply with Occupational Health and Safety requirements.  Required from Week 2 of Semester 1.

    Collection of Natural teeth:    
    All students are required to collect extracted natural teeth during Semester 1 for tooth ID exercises and construction of a natural model for exercises in Semester 2. See MyUni for further details.        

    Instrument Kits:    
    All students are required to purchase dental instruments for Clinical Practice. These instruments are required for various simulation exercises in the 1st and 2nd year of the BOH program. The purchase of these instruments will be organised in preparation for Semester 1 & 2 activities. More information will be available from Adelaide Dental School and University communications upon enrolment in the Course.

    Clinic feedback book:    
    All students are required to bring it to all clinic sessions for clinical feedback. This book of feedback forms is used throughout the BOH program. It is provided to students during week 1 and is available from and/or provided by the Adelaide Dental School.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The University of Adelaide has committed to a pedagogical approach that incorporates several aspects of scholarship. A key component of the Beacon of Enlightenment strategic pedagogical approach is that all students will experience a "Small-Group Discovery Experience" (or SGDE for short) in at least one course in every year of their degree program.

    The Core Concepts upon which the SGDE pedagogical approach is based include goals that students will discover (or rediscover) learning as Intellectual Challenge, and develop a Scholarship of Discovery to inspire them toward learning and lifelong learning.

    To accomplish this learning journey, students will develop research skills, and learning and teaching delivery modes used will require students to engage actively with their discipline content. This active learning process will engender a commitment to knowledge for its own sake, and consequently learning to follow an investigation, in a disciplined fashion, wherever it may lead.

    In Dental & Health Science IOH, you will undertake SGDE to discover the various relationships between nutrition, health and oral health. Working with an experienced academic, you will undertake small group work as a collaborative project culminating in the group presenting and sharing their research with the larger class.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Format Task Type Due date
    Weighting Learning Outcome (s) being addessed
    Dental Simulation Clinic
    – Semester 1
    Incorporates all aspects of performance – Refer to the CP IOH Assessment Criteria & Standards 2018

    Semester 1 | Wk 12

    NGP 2-6
    Clinic
    – Semester 1




    Infection Control assignment
    Incorporates all aspects of performance – Refer to the CP IOH Assessment Criteria & Standards 2018

    Group assignment
    Semester 1 | Wk 12





    Semester 1 | Wk 11
    5% 1-6





    1-3
    Integrated Semester 1 written Examination Combined D&HS and Clin Prac examination Mid-Year Examination period 25% 4-6
    Dental Simulation Clinic
    – Semester 2




    Radiography practicals
    Incorporates all aspects of performance – Refer to the CP IOH Assessment Criteria & Standards 2018

    Portfolio

    Semester 2 | Wk 12





    Semester 2 | Wk 10

    10%





    5%
    2-6




    3-6
    Clinic
    – Semester 2





    Clinic Visits
    Incorporates all aspects of performance – Refer to the CP IOH Assessment Criteria & Standards 2018

    Workbook report assignment
    Semester 2 | Wk 12






    Semester 2 | Wk 1
    10%






    5%
    1-6






    1-5
     Semester 2 written Examination 2 hour written paper End-of-Year Examination period 40% 4-6
    To obtain a Pass Grade in Clinical Practice IOH, ALL assessment tasks must be completed to a Satisfactory standard. This should generally be considered as a minimum of 60% for written assessments and examinations, in order to achieve an overall passing grade in this Course.

    The Clinical/Practical assessment will contribute 35% and the examinations will contribute 65% to your final overall grade in
    Clinical Practice IOH.

    For students who obtain a Borderline grade (50-60%) in a written assessment exercise, an opportunity for redemption may be provided at the end of the year. For students who fail to obtain a satisfactory grade for clinical/simulation components of CP IOH, opportunities for redemption will not be offered.

    Assessment Related Requirements

    A uniform system of clinical performance is used in all years of both BDS and BOH programs.  It is based on self-assessment and it:
    •    gives you direct input into your clinical feedback and learning experiences
    •    encourages you to reflect on the learning process as a whole
    •    teaches you to reflect on and assess the quality of your clinical work using a standardised assessment procedure
    •    encourages you to learn by receiving regular feedback
    •    encourages you to accept responsibility for what you say and do in the clinic
    •    includes objective measures of clinical performance in each discipline
    •    helps develop life-long learning skills.

    Wherever possible, each session will have time allocated for you to:
    •    review with your tutor what you propose to do for each patient for the session
    •    debrief to self-assess your performance and discuss feedback with your tutor.

    You need to follow up learning issues that have been raised during the assessment process by researching the relevant information or by taking steps to improve aspects of your clinical work that have been identified as requiring improvement.

    You will have further opportunity for reflection and sharing experiences with peers during regular debriefing sessions.

    You are required to keep and maintain detailed up-to-date information about your work in the clinic throughout the year.  You will be issued with a clinic feedback booklet, which you must have with you at each clinic session.

    Learning can be defined as a change in understanding.  Therefore it is your responsibility to demonstrate improved understanding in relation to your knowledge, skills and attitudes throughout the year.  The assessment process is designed to provide you with feedback on your progress.

    You will be given a Clinical Assessment Criteria & Standards booklet describing specific skills criteria for the clinical procedures that you undertake in the Clinical Practice course.  The criteria for the assessment of Infection control, Knowledge base, Interpersonal skills and Professional behaviour are common to all procedures and disciplines.

    Please have the Clinical Assessment Criteria booklet with you in the clinic during every session.

    Both you and your tutor will use these standard criteria.  If your assessment differs significantly from that of your tutor’s, the reason(s) should be recorded during the self-assessment process.

    On completion of a clinical procedure, you are required to self-assess your work in your clinic feedback booklet.  You should identify strengths, areas needing improvement and strategies for improvement. You are then required to seek feedback from your tutor about your clinical performance.

    It is your responsibility to seek these assessments from your tutors.

    If you choose not to carry out self-assessment, your tutor will mark your performance as unsatisfactory.

    Tutors will record details of student activities in the clinic and whether or not you have self-assessed your work regularly.

    You need to follow up learning issues that have been raised during the assessment process by researching the relevant information or by taking steps to improve aspects of your clinical work that have been identified as requiring improvement.

    An assessment portfolio for Radiography practicals will be required to be completed and critiqued accurately.

    Note:  You should be aware that your final grade in the clinical component of Clinical Practice is not just the sum of individual assessments in your clinic feedback booklet.  These assessments are formative comments and provided to help you with your learning.  Your final assessment will be based on an overall review of your knowledge, skills and attitudes in a clinical context.  You should discuss your overall performance with your tutors and coordinators throughout the year.

    •    Clinic, Simulation Clinic, Perio and MI Clinic will have equal weighting
    •    The Clinical/Practical component will contribute 35% and the examinations will contribute 65% towards your final mark in Clinical Practice I OH.

    However you must reach a satisfactory standard in each area to pass Clinical Practice I OH.

    Further information about the practical assessment component will be given during resource sessions.  However, it is important to note that the final assessment for each semester is based upon the standard obtained towards the end of the assessment period.  It is not based on an average of the entire semester.

    Every effort will be made to help students identify areas in which difficulty is being experienced, and to provide help to remedy problems.  If you are aware that you are having difficulty with any part of the course, please see one of your tutors or the Course Co-ordinator.

    Assessment Detail
    Self-assessment
    We believe that it is very important for you to develop the ability to assess your own performance in the clinic during your undergraduate years, so that you are able to critically evaluate your day-to-day performance as an oral health practitioner.  We all make mistakes and it is important to realise when a mistake is made and learn from it.

    In addition, as you will be working in groups of 3 in the clinic, you are encouraged to observe how other members of the group approach the same tasks and to learn from this experience.

    At the end of each session you need to complete a self-assessment form.  You should reflect upon each criterion and how you performed on each in relation to that particular sessions’ exercise.  You should comment on your achievements; what you have learnt, your strengths and weaknesses, and areas where you need to improve your learning.  You should then discuss your performance with your tutor.  You should formulate strategies that you can apply in future sessions to improve on your performance.
     
    Tutor assessment
    During Semester 1 and 2, there will be continual feedback via the clinic feedback form, using specific criteria that are used throughout the Clinical Practice Course for 1st year.  Your tutors will also assess your performance and provide feedback at the end of each session.  At the end of Semester 1, your tutor will give you written final feedback and an assessment grade on your performance in practical and clinical sessions, using these criteria:

    •    Knowledge
    •    Skills
    •    Interpersonal Skills
    •    Professional behaviour

    In Semester 2 there will be continual feedback during clinical and practical sessions.  At the end of Semester 2, your tutor will give you written final feedback and an assessment of your performance in the Minimal Intervention and Periodontal laboratory/clinical components.

    You will be assessed in accordance with the criteria relating to the areas of:

    •    Knowledge
    •    Skills
    •    Patient management
    •    Professional behaviour

    Your performance will be graded as Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Borderline or Unsatisfactory - please refer to the ‘Assessment Criteria and Standards’ booklet made available in Week 5.

    Written and Oral Assessments
     A. Assignments
    Semester 1
    •    Infection Control Assignment (group assignment)
          Due: Semester 1 – Week 7 & 10
    •    Clinical Practice Visit Assignment (individual report)
          Due: Semester 2 – Week 1

    This assignment will involve visiting an Oral Health Therapist in practice. You may do the visit in pairs; however the report/workbook will be completed individually.

    Semester 2
    •    Radiographic Assignment (individual practical portfolio to be completed to satisfactorily
    complete this component)

    Due: Semester 2 – Week 11/12

    Each assignment will receive feedback and be graded as Satisfactory (Excellent, Good, Satisfactory), Borderline or Unsatisfactory.
     
    B.  Presentation requirements
    There is one group presentation in Semester 1:
    •    Dietary Analysis

    You are expected to work as a team within your assigned group, equally sharing and contributing to the work for the presentations. Current and up to date references should be used and each group member must have a clear understanding of terminology, concepts and issues that are to be presented. Presentations should include an introduction, the main findings, issues to be raised and a conclusion or summary. There will be question time at the end of each presentation, and all group members need to be prepared to respond to all questions.

    C. Assessment of knowledge and practical ability in Clinic and Sim Clinic
    Each clinical/simulation component will be assigned a grade at the end of each semester, incorporating all aspects of performance (refer to the Assessment Criteria and Standards booklet for CP IOH).

    The components in Semester 1 are Clinic and Sim Clinic and in Semester 2 they are
    Periodontics and Minimal Intervention.
     
    D. Written Examinations
    There will be 2 written examinations, one held at the end of each semester.  The written examinations will draw on material from the other streams (i.e. they will be integrated) and the exam at the end of Semester 2 will draw on material from Semester 1. Your performance in the written exams will be graded as excellent, good, satisfactory, borderline or unsatisfactory.

    Trial Exam
    To assist in assessing your progress in achieving this streams’ objectives and to familiarise yourselves with the CP IOH examination format you will be given the opportunity to complete a Trial Exam in Week 12 of Semester 1.  The test will not count towards your grade but should be used as feedback on your progress.
     
    Semester 1: Midyear written exam – combined DHS & Clinical Practice assessment

    The mid-year written exam will be based on a number of questions with problems relating to both the D&HSc and Clin Prac streams, which you will work through individually under examination conditions. The aim is to assess whether you have a systematic approach to situations, the application of knowledge, and integration of information across streams and written communication skills.  It is to your benefit to make sure that you are working consistently throughout the semester and have a good grasp of the stream content and learning processes. 
     
    Semester 2: End of Year Exam (120mins)

    The end of year Exam will be based on a number of questions relating to the Clinical Practice stream, which you will work through individually under examination conditions. The aim is to assess whether you have a systematic approach to situations, the application of knowledge, and integration of information across streams and written communication skills. It is to your benefit to make sure that you are working consistently throughout the year and have a good grasp of the stream content and learning processes.

    Note:
    •    Semester 1 & 2 Exams contribute 25% and 40% respectively to the year's grades

    •    The Semester 2 examination will include material from the whole of the year

    •    Students with a poor attendance record may be precluded from the exams.
    Submission
    All assignments should comply with instructions given in each assignment. Please see the ASSIGNMENTS area on MyUni Canvas for detailed assignment requirements. Assignments should have the Adelaide Dental School Cover sheet attached - these are generally available online within each individual assignment information. Submission is made electronically via the relevant MyUni Assignment folder and/or as instructed.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Students can access final results (at the end of the year) via Access Adelaide. It is important that all assessment components are completed successfully. If an assessment item is not completed successfully a review meeting with the course and/or year co-ordinator may be scheduled (at the end of Semester 1) in order to discuss the possibility of remedial strategies. For students who obtain a Borderline grade in a component of the Clinical Practice IOH Part 1 (Semester 1) course, an opportunity for redemption may be provided at the end of the academic year.

    The Adelaide Dental School reports final results for posting on Access Adelaide according to University Grade Scheme 8.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    Changes made to CP IOH (based on teaching staff and SELT reflection)   

    Each year we ask students to complete an evaluation of their learning and teaching experience. Teaching staff reflect on the SELT, the outcomes achieved and processes implemented to identify necessary changes for future years. These are important tools in the Adelaide School of Dentistry’s aim for excellence in learning and teaching.

    The following changes have been made as a result of these processes:
    •    Assessment tasks and schedule revised
    •    Mid-year exam integrated with Dental & Health Science IOH – format and content revised
    •    Focus on assessing appropriate professional and ethical behaviour in all learning environments
    •    Use of Non-graded pass and group assignments to encourage collaboration and teamwork
    •    Scheduled periodontal instrumentation tutorials in a simulation environment
    •    Students purchase own instrument kits (Periodontal scalers and Minimal Intervention cons kits) to allow self-directed learning as an adjunct to clinic and simulation sessions.
  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
  • Fraud Awareness

    Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.

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