ORALHLTH 2200HO - Second Annual Oral Health Examination

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2022

The SAOHE Course brings together material covered in all BOH 2 Courses, with an emphasis on integration of knowledge and clinical implications, to provide students with a richer understanding of oral health therapy philosophies and practice.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ORALHLTH 2200HO
    Course Second Annual Oral Health Examination
    Coordinating Unit Oral Health
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites ORALHLTH 2201AHO, ORALHLTH 2202AHO, ORALHLTH 2203AHO AND ORALHLTH 2204HO in addition to the previous year core courses
    Corequisites ORALHLTH 2201BHO, ORALHLTH 2202BHO, ORALHLTH 2203BHO
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Oral Health students only
    Course Description The SAOHE Course brings together material covered in all BOH 2 Courses, with an emphasis on integration of knowledge and clinical implications, to provide students with a richer understanding of oral health therapy philosophies and practice.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Gray

    Course Timetable

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

    The SAOH Examination is held at the end of Semesters 1 and 2 during the exam period. 
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of SAOHE is to enable students to:

    1. Collect, record and interpret relevant medical, dental and social histories from patients and safely and accurately examine the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity to enable collaborative action plans to be made and patient records to be created

    2. Draw on the previous outcome and by applying knowledge of the biological basis of dentistry; provide appropriate treatment and advice for individuals with early/incipient carious lesions, gingivitis and mild periodontal conditions, using current concepts of minimum intervention and within the context of dental hygiene and dental therapy practice

    3.  Apply knowledge of the behavioural and social sciences to design, develop, implement and evaluate patient educational materials for selected groups of patients related to the prevention of common dental diseases.
    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)
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    This course integrates key concepts from all of the BOH 2 courses and does not have any required resources specifically.

    Please refer to individual BOH 2 course information and associated resources.
    Recommended Resources
    Please refer to individual BOH 2 course information and associated resources.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    As per individual BOH 2 course learning and teaching modes.

    No information currently available.

    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
    The SAOH Examination is an Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) exam which is divided into stations, covering clinical case studies that assist students to integrate their knowledge into oral health practice. It assesses the core competencies that are outlined for the second year of the BOH.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Knowldge of all aspects of each of the second year courses of the BOH is required for successful completion of this assessment. 
    Assessment Detail
    The Semester 1 OSCA is designed to provide students with an opportunity to experience a clinical stations exam and receive formative feedback on their performance.

    The results of the Semester 1 OSCA do not count towards the final result for this course. Instead, it assists students to be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies for improvement. It also assists students to identify any knowledge gaps and seek remedial assistance through discussion with the course and/or year coordinators.

    The Semester 2 OSCA is a high stakes summative assessment task. 

    The pass mark for each station is 55% and each student must pass a minimun of 70% of the stations, in order to be granted a remedial opportunity.

    This assessment approach ensures that each student has reached a level of competency to practice safely when caring for patients, at a level that is expected of a second year student. 


    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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    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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