ORALHLTH 2204HO - Professional Studies IIOH

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2016

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This Course comprises of two units. Social context of dentistry aims to increase students awareness of the role of social context in shaping an individual?s dental behaviours and the implications of this for clinical practice. Evidence-Based dentistry aims to equip students with the skills necessary to sustain and enhance the clinical practice of dentistry using scientific information published in biomedical journals. Topics include biostatistics and epidemiology.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ORALHLTH 2204HO
    Course Professional Studies IIOH
    Coordinating Unit Oral Health
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Units 4
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites ORALHLTH 1200HO
    Corequisites ORALHLTH 2201AHO/BHO, ORALHLTH 2202AHO/BHO & ORALHLTH 2203AHO/BHO
    Restrictions Available to BOH students only
    Course Description This Course comprises of two units. Social context of dentistry aims to increase students awareness of the role of social context in shaping an individual?s dental behaviours and the implications of this for clinical practice.

    Evidence-Based dentistry aims to equip students with the skills necessary to sustain and enhance the clinical practice of dentistry using scientific information published in biomedical journals. Topics include biostatistics and epidemiology.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Suzanne Gardner

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the end of this course, students should be able to:

    -Develop a hierarchy of scientific evidence needed for clinical decision-making


    -Recognize and be able to evaluate studies of disease frequency and disease risk


    -Understand methods used for evaluating diagnostic tests


    -Identify and apply to clinical practice information from studies of disease etiology


    -Critically evaluate studies of prevention and treatment;


    -Use principles of riskassessment, treatment evaluation, and decision-making in clinical dental practice.
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    The following are recommended resources:

    Burt BA, Eklund SA. Dentistry, dental practice and the community. 5th ed.
    Philadelphia; WB Saunders, 1999. pp152-176(Barr Smith Main collection Call Number: 617.6 S917d.5)
     
    Fletcher RH et al. Clinical epidemiology:the essentials.2nd ed.Baltimore;Williams & Wilkins,1996 (Barr Smith Main collection Call number 614.4F614c.3)

    Riegelman RK and Hirsch RP.Studying a study and testing a test.How to read the medical literature.3rd ed.Boston; Little BrownCo,1996(Barr Smith Library Main Collection and Short-term loan,call number 610.72 R554s.3)

    Sacket DL etal. Clinical epidemiology:a basic science for clinical medicine.2ndEd. Boston; Little Brown,1991 (Barr Smith Main collection Call number 614.4S121c)
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    Thecourse will be structured around a case study in evidence-based clinical decision-making that will be introduced during the first lecture.

    Formal instruction will be provided by:
    50 min class meetings provided by the unit co-ordinator
    50 min small group tutorials critically evaluating published papers describing results from clinical research
    Self-directed study and information searches using the Medline database


    Workload

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

    Social Context of Dentistry
    An estimated 3 hours per week Semester 1a which includes attending class meeting/lectures.
    Three workshops for a total of 5 hours plus preparation time for workshop activity.
    Practical excercise of taking a medical history and time collating the information and summarising with other group members.    


    Evidence-based Dentistry
    An estimation of 3 hours per week for Semester 1b which includes attending class meetings/ lectures
    Five x 1 hour tutorials plus preapration time (preliminary reading of scientific papers) for participation in tutorials.
     
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • 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
    Social Context of Dentistry  (50% weighting of Prof Studies Course)

    Active preparation and discussion/participation in tutorials/workshops (NGP) 50%, Course outcomes addressed 7-9

     Online Test –one hour, assessing understanding of key concepts. (Thurs 7 April, MSS, Rm S118, 11.00am). (20%)

     Written group assignment (approx. 2000 words). (30%) 


    Evidence-Based Dentistry II (50% weighting of Prof Studies Course) 

    On-line test - answering questions from a journal article which will be made available just prior to the test, 1 hour (25%) Course outcomes addressed 1-6
     
    Written exam during Mid-year exam period, 50 mins,(multiple choice and short answer questions). (25%)
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    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.

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    Changes have included Online test of Understanding has been introduced for both units.
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