ORALHLTH 2201AHO - Dental & Health Science IIOH Part 1
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code ORALHLTH 2201AHO Course Dental & Health Science IIOH Part 1 Coordinating Unit Oral Health Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Teaching Hospitals Contact Up to 7.5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites ORALHLTH 1201AHO, ORALHLTH 1201BHO, ORALHLTH 1202AHO, ORALHLTH 1202BHO, ORALHLTH 1203AHO, ORALHLTH 1203BHO, 1204AHO, ORALHLTH 1204BHO and ORALHLTH 1200HO Corequisites ORALHLTH 2202AHO, ORALHLTH 2203AHO and ORALHLTH 2204HO Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Oral Health students only Course Description This course aims to build upon the knowledge gained in first year, as well as introduce new areas of contemporary dental practice. It consolidates the role of the oral health practitioner in community dental health issues and further develops the knowledge of cariology, tooth wear and fluoride. Topics include: social determinants of disease, community health, risk assessment, association versus causation, the impact of public water fluoridation and fluoride vehicle efficacy.
Course Coordinator: Mr Clinton Kempster
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On completion of the stream you will be expected to be able to:
1. Recognise and explain the complex multi-factorial aetiology of dental caries (including the development of the initial lesion), factors relating to the process of the demineralisation and remineralisation of teeth and broader social determinants including family, community and environmental factors.2. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of fluorides particularly with regard to historical background, physiology, the effect on the oral ecology and tissue changes observed over time.3. Understand and explain the natural phenomenon of toothwear and to be competent in assessment and management when this is occurring at a rate beyond normal.4. Define the terms health, health education, health promotion and apply them to the general and dental health setting in the management of individual patients and community groups.5. Describe the Ottawa Charter and Jakarta Declaration through the process of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a group health education / promotion project.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
1, 2, 3, 5
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
1, 2, 3, 4
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
1, 2, 3, 4
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
- HarrisNO&Garcia-GodoyF(2004)PrimaryPreventiveDentistry6th EdPearson Prentice Hall
- Kidd E (2005) EssentialsofDentalCaries – ThirdEdition,Oxford,UK
- Naidoo J & Wills J (2009) Health Promotion: Foundations for Practice (3rd Ed) London:BailliereTindall
- Burt B & Eklund S (1992), Dentistry, Dental Practice and the Community (4thEd), WB Saunders Co.: Pennsylvania.
- Fejerskov O & Kidd E (2008), Dental Caries: The disease and its Clinical Management.
– Second Edition, Blackwell Munksgaard, Oxford, UK.
- Newbrun E (1989), Cariology, Quintessence Publishing Company.
- Ekstrand J, Fejerskov O & Silverstone L M (1988), Fluoride in Dentistry, Munksgaard.
- Elderton R J (1989), Positive Dental Prevention, Heinemann Medical Books.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Class meetings/Case based activity
2 -3 hours of class meetings, case base activities and/or resource sessions per week.
These sessions will be used for introducing and exploring topics, but may also be used for interactive learning, student presentations, discussions and assessments. The times of the sessions and room allocations will vary depending on the structure of the session. Students will be advised of these as necessary throughout the course of the year.
Research Skill Development Framework
The RSD framework has been instrumental in helping to align the development of your academic skills with your clinical competencies to promote students to become evidence based, holistic practitioners. Dental & Health Science IIOH will again be using the RSD framework to inform curriculum design, plan student activities, provide a vehicle for evaluation and drive student assessment. We are looking for students to have skills developed at level 3 by the completion of this course.
One of the key advantages of using the RSD framework is that it challenges you to continue todevelop your own ‘curiosity’ as a health practitioner. It maps out the skills required (or the ‘6 sides of clinical problem solving’ if you like) to be able to provide the level of patient care that the public demands in Australia today. Whether you are find yourself in health care administration, management, providing clinical services or researching and analytics, the RSD paves the way for you to identify certain skills required for you to reach your personal goals. If you weren’t familiar with it enough in first year, you will have a good opportunity to review it again in BOH 2.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.On average students should expect 2-3 hours per week of face to face contact time and approximately 2-3 hours per week in preparation and assessment.
Learning Activities SummaryDetails will be made available on MyUni.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Format: Essay - Dental caries
Grade: Individual mark
Format: Online Module - Toothwear
Format: Literature review - Fluoride
Grade: Individual mark
Engagement assessed throughout the Semester.
Assessment Related Requirements
You will be required to complete individual and group based assessments. Individual assessments are your own work and reflect the University Policy on Academic Integrity (https://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/230). Please review this policy carefully. There will be no exceptions to how cases of plagiarism if detected are to be handled.
Individual assessment will include a range of assessments on three different topics with clinical application.
Each written assessment task is to be submitted electronically via Turnitin (unless authorised otherwise by you coordinator).
This course uses Grade Scheme 8 (shown below). To obtain a pass grade over all in Dental & Health Science IIOH you must obtain an average mark of 50% or more across all assessment. Please note, that some courses may set an assessment achievement 'standard' above that of the reported minimum pass mark under Grade Scheme 8. Where this occurs, there will be explicit reference in both the Course Outline and Year 2 BOH Yearbook.
Grade Grade reflects following criteria for
allocation of grade:
Reported outcome Fail No Submission No work submitted for assessment FNS Fail A mark between 1-49 F Pass A mark between 50-64 P Credit A mark between 65-74 C Distinction A mark between 75-84 D High Distinction A mark between 85-100 HD Non-Graded Pass Satisfactory performance NGP Pass Non-Graded^ Satisfactory performance PNG Result Pending An interim result RP Continuing Continuing CN No Formal Examination No Formal Examination NFE
Generic Grade Descriptors
The descriptors are to be interpreted within the context of the year-level of the course and within the scope of the assessment task. (Assessment tasks include examinations, essays, assignments, etc.)
The descriptors provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level.
High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass / NGP / PNG Fail General description Outstanding or
exceptional work in
A very high
standard of work
high level of
presentation and a degree of originality
Fails to satisfy the
Reading Strong evidence of
core texts and
Evidence of reading
beyond core texts
core texts and
Evidence of having
read core texts and
Very little evidence
of having read any
of the core texts
Knowledge of the topic Demonstrates
of deeper and more
subtle aspects of
the topic. Ability to
consider topic in the
broader context of
Evidence of an
deeper and more
subtle aspects of
of principles and
concepts at least
intelligently in the
topic and to serve
as a basis for
Scant knowledge of
Articulation of the argument Demonstrates
imagination or flair.
Demonstrates originality and independent
imagination or flair.
Evidence of originality and
argument based on
based on evidence
Very little evidence
of ability to
Analytic and evaluative skills Highly developed
Clear evidence of
Some evidence of
Very little evidence
of analytical and
Problem solving Ability to solve very
Ability to solve nonroutine problems Ability to use and
concepts and skills
Adequate problemsolving skills Very little evidence
Expression and presentation appropriate to the discipline Highly developed
skills in expression
skills in expression
Good skills in
Adequate skills in
in expression and
Note that the award of the NGP or PNG grade does not allow indication of higher levels of performance than a minimum passing grade.
The Pass Non Graded (PNG) grade is a temporary grade introduced as part of the University’s efforts to support students during a period of significant disruption caused by the COVID-19’.
Student Engagement and 'Active Participation'
Engagement and participation in group, case or problem based learning activities (including tutorials) are also an asseable requirement.
You will receive feedback from a variety of sources. Onging feedback of your performance during your assessment tasks is for your benefit and allows you to validate how you are progressing in DHSIIOH Part 1. It also provides staff with opportunities to monitor your performance, both theoretical and practical. It is your responsibility to incorporate this feedback into your learning.
Assessment DetailAssessment detail will be provided on enrollment via MyUni.
SubmissionAll written assessment will be submitted electronically via Turnitin.
Submission of online modules occurs automatically on completion of the module and associated quiz.
Feedback will provided electronically through the same porthole.
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.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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