ORALHLTH 1204BHO - Professional Studies IOH Part 2

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2015

This course has been designed to introduce concepts of academic and health communication designed to develop student's research skills to support study, the students' role as a graduate oral health professional and the requirement for continual professional development/research. Evidence-based dentistry will provide students with an appreciation of the nature and scope of statistics applied to dentistry. It will provide the students with an understanding of different study designs used in dental research and a working knowledge of basic statistics, interpretation and data analysis. Topics will be introduced in resource lectures, online learning mediums and workshops. Problem-based learning topics will be presented where applicable and student learning will be supported by independent and group research and discussion. The student is also required to monitor their own learning by providing feedback to each other as well as incorporating feedback from colleagues and staff.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ORALHLTH 1204BHO
    Course Professional Studies IOH Part 2
    Coordinating Unit School of Dentistry Office
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Units 4
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Corequisites DENT 1201AHO/BHO, DENT 1202AHO/BHO & DENT 1203AHO/BHO
    Restrictions Available to BOH students only
    Course Description This course has been designed to introduce concepts of academic and health communication designed to develop student's research skills to support study, the students' role as a graduate oral health professional and the requirement for continual professional development/research. Evidence-based dentistry will provide students with an appreciation of the nature and scope of statistics applied to dentistry. It will provide the students with an understanding of different study designs used in dental research and a working knowledge of basic statistics, interpretation and data analysis. Topics will be introduced in resource lectures, online learning mediums and workshops. Problem-based learning topics will be presented where applicable and student learning will be supported by independent and group research and discussion. The student is also required to monitor their own learning by providing feedback to each other as well as incorporating feedback from colleagues and staff.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Clinton Kempster

    Other Teaching Staff

    Ms Sue Gardner
    sue.gardner@adelaide.edu.au

    Mr Richard Warner
    richard.warner@adelaide.edu.au

    Mr Michael Draper
    michael.draper@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes


    On completion of the Professional Studies I OH students should be able to:

    •    Explain the principles of learning as applied to contextualised scenarios and
    experiential learning.

    •    Demonstrate skills and attitudes required of a self-directed learner, including time management,evaluation and monitoring of your own learning.

    •    Identify and utilise flexible learning concepts and strategies.

    •    Demonstrate skills to work and communicate effectively with peers and staff.

    •    Demonstrate an ability to use the contemporary Harvard referencing system.

    •    Demonstrate the use of the Barr Smith Library and other learning resource facilities to locate appropriate references from textbooks, journals and electronic media for written assignments, group work, presentations and individual research.

    •    Explain the importance of effective communication in dental practice and describe ways in which communication is achieved.

    •    Be able to plan presentations effectively and communicate confidently in a public forum.

    •    Demonstrate basic skills in identifying, accessing, interpreting and evaluating scientific literature effectively from a range of sources including those online.

    •    Critically review a research paper by identifying a research problem, the study hypotheses, aims and types of study.

    •    Understand purpose and relevance of study design and being able to assess common statistical methods presented in journal articles.

    •    Discuss the concept of hypothesis testing and be able to interpret levels of
    significance.

    •    Have a good understanding of the personal requirements for health professionals today in an Australian context.

    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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 7, 13
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-8
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 9-13
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4, 7, 8, 13
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3, 8
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 2, 13
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2, 4, 7, 13
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 4, 7, 13
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Hoffman T, Bennett S & Del Mar C 2010, Evidence-Based Practice: Across the Health Professions, Elsevier, Australia (BSL Call number:
    ISBN: 0729539024
    O’Toole, G 2008, Communication – Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals, Elsevier, Australia
    Burt BA, Stevens AE, Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community, St. Louis, Miss.; [Edinburgh]: Elsevier Saunders, 2005, 6th Edition (Barr Smith Library call number: 617.6S917d.5)
    Recommended Resources
    Hoffman T, Bennett S & Del Mar C 2010, Evidence-Based Practice: Across the Health Professions, Elsevier, Australia
    Barkway P 2009, Psychology for Health Professionals, Elsevier, Australia
    Humphris, G & Ling, M 2000, Behavioural Sciences for Dentistry, Harcourt, UK.
    O’Toole, G 2008, Communication – Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals, Elsevier, Australia
    Purtilo, R & Haddad, A 2002, Health Professional & Patient Interaction, 6th Ed, W.B. Saunders Company, USA.
    Rollnick, S, Mason, P & Butler, C 1999, Health Behavioural Change- A guide for practitioners, Churchill Livingstone, UK.
    Summers, J & Smith, B 2004, Communication Skills Handbook: How to succeed in written & oral communication, Wiley, Australia
    Bretag T, Crossman J & Bordia S 2009, Communication Skills Revised, McGraw Hill, Australia
    Anderson J & Poole M 2001, Assignment & Thesis Writing 4th Edition, Wiley, Australia
    Online Learning
    There will be detailed information on the online learning requirements of this course given by the coordinator.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    •    Classmeetings & lectures
    •    Tutorials
    •    Workshops
    ·     Experiential learning
    •    Contextualised scenarios and learning exercises
    •    Group activities
    •    Hands-on workshops & library research
    Workload

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

    Approximately 2-3 hours contact per week plus 2-3 hours per week non-contact preparation, online activity, research and review.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Small group work, oral presentation, simulated communication experiences, research skill development, writing and reading skill
    development, essay and report preparation
    Specific Course Requirements
    None
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    No SGDE in this course of study
  • 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 in Professional Studies IOH is multi-modal in that you  will be involved in a wide range of types of assessment. This creates a more equitable assessment where there are opportunities for students to demonstrate existing strengths and perhaps develop others through involvement in a range of alternative formats.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    As some of the assessment tasks are online, student will need access to a device with internet connectivity
    Assessment Detail
    Research skills diagnostic task
    Submit in class 
    Formative      NGP


    Writing skills task 
    Formative   NGP

    All online modules and quizzes 
    Formative    NGP

    PubMed & BOH  Library Skills Online Tutorials (MyUni) 
    Online Summative  10%

    Assessment 1Report writing & academic referencing 
    Summative 20%

    Assessment 2  Summative       30%  
    1.   EBD workshop attendance, participation & contribution  
    2.   EBD case study

    Assessment 3   Group Communication Project 
    Summative    20%

    Assessment 4  Reflective learning report – communication skills
    Summative  20%
    Submission
    Submission of all summative written assessments via Turnitin / MyUni.

    Course Grading

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

    GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing
    FNS Fail No Submission
    NFE No Formal Examination
    F Fail
    NGP Non Graded Pass
    P Pass
    C Credit
    D Distinction
    HD High Distinction
    RP Result Pending

    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.

    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.

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