DENT 4004BHO - Dental Science and Practice IV Part 2

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2019

Dental Science and Practice IV provides students with the opportunity to develop as dental professionals who, upon successful completion of the course, will be able to manage patients with an increasingly complex range of dental problems. The focus of the course is to emphasise a holistic, preventively-based approach to oral health care, with a minimally invasive approach if restorative treatment is required. Students will be expected to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of relevant biological and medical sciences in managing their patients and demonstrate high levels of professionalism, including an ability to self-assess effectively and a desire to continue to learn and grow as a member of the dental profession.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code DENT 4004BHO
    Course Dental Science and Practice IV Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Dental
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Units 24
    Contact Up to 28 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites DENT 4004AHO in previous semester, DENT 3005A/BHO
    Restrictions Available to BDS students only
    Course Description Dental Science and Practice IV provides students with the opportunity to develop as dental professionals who, upon successful completion of the course, will be able to manage patients with an increasingly complex range of dental problems. The focus of the course is to emphasise a holistic, preventively-based approach to oral health care, with a minimally invasive approach if restorative treatment is required. Students will be expected to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of relevant biological and medical sciences in managing their patients and demonstrate high levels of professionalism, including an ability to self-assess effectively and a desire to continue to learn and grow as a member of the dental profession.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Sushil Kaur


    Course Coordinator: Dr Sushil Kaur
    sushil.kaur@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 10
    Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building


    Course Coordinator: Professor Craig Dreyer
    craig.dreyer@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 10
    Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Key student learning objectives for Dental Science and Practice IV are:

    1.    To adopt an holistic approach to the delivery of patient care.
    2.    To demonstrate an ability to integrate concepts and topics relevant to dentistry, drawing on material that is covered within the year and in previous years.
    3.    To take responsibility for identifying, implementing and monitoring your own learning goals.
    4.    To understand the principles of research and scholarship; to undertake evidence-based practice and quality assurance activities ; and to explore important topics in depth.
    5.    To demonstrate effective interpersonal skills; communication and team-working skills;appropriate professional behaviours and personal development. 


    Other course objectives:

    6.    The Dental Science and Practice IV course will ensure substantial opportunities to learn and to practise in the Adelaide Dental Hospital and suburban clinics of the South Australia Dental Service (SADS), and in the University of Adelaide's new simulation laboratory . The students will comply with University and SADS policies.
    7.    The Dental Science and Practice IV course will be structured to provide clinical experiences that will be of increasing complexity throughout the year.
    8.    The scientific and medical components of the Dental Science and Practice IV course will underpin and integrate with theclinical components of the course.
    9.    The instructional approach in Dental Science and Practice IV will consist of a variety of integrated learning activities  (llAs) complemented by other learning and teaching activities, including class meetings, tutorials,workshops, simulation laboratory, and clinical sessions during which students provide patient care.
    10.    Information and communication technology will be used to enhance student learning and will be integral to the design and delivery of the course.
    11.    Student assessment, both formative and summative, will be closely matched to the integrated learning and teaching activities and to their clearly defined outcomes objectives.  An emphasis willbe placed on the development of self-assessment skills.
    12.    A quality assurance system will monitor the implementation and evaluate the outcomes of the course.
    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)
    1,2,4,5,6,7,8
    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
    1,2,4,7,8
    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
    1,5,6,7,9,11
    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, 5,6,7,8,10,12
    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
    1,2,4,6,7,
    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
    3,11
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Information will be provided to students during the "Preparation for Clinic' block and MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Information about textbooks and other resrouces will be provided to students during the "Preparation for clinic" block and MyUni.
    Online Learning
    Information about the materials available on MyUni will be provided to students during the "Preparation for clinic" block.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    In the Dental Science and Practice IV course there will be integration and coordination between class meetings, simulation classes, ILAs and clinic sessions.

    The distinctive case based philosophy of the Adelaide BDS programme is being retained, with Integrated Learning Activities (ILAs) providing an opportunity for students to apply and to integrate their knowledge in realistic clinical situations. The ILAs are used for open sessions on topical issues and to review clinical presentations and management of patients. Approximately 10 ILAs will be presented during the year, running over three weeks each, and the students will be expected to be analyse, research and assimilate information both individual and group settings.

    Apart from ILAs and class meetings (which will be used for traditional and interactive lectures as well as seminars), there will also be workshops and small group tutorials where students can ask questions and clarify concepts. Prior to commencing clinical sessions, during which students will deliver patient care (in continuing and new disciplines), students will complete a number of simulation exercises / procedures and be required to perform to pre-set levels of competence. Redemption opportunities will be offered to all pre-clinical simulation exercises.

    The focus of clinical experience will be a patient-centred approach where the students will be expected to provide holistic care through comprehensive care plans rather than focussing on procedural items.
    Workload

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

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

    Contact Hours:
    28 hours/week
    A typical weekly timetable may include:
    5 x 1 hour class meetings
    7 x 3 hour clinical sessions (per fortnight)
    1x 2-3 hour integrated learning activity sessions


    Please note that attendance at other sessions may occasionally be required (e.g. hospital ward rounds, practice visits).*

    During the year, students also attend 2x weeks of oral surgery; radiography dept sessions and attend clinic sessions as a Student Learner.

    Self-Directed Learning:
    44 hours/week
    A significant amount of time is required for learning activities outside of clinic and away from the campus in order to prepare for classes and for individual and group study.
    Learning Activities Summary
    The pre-clinical component of Dental Science and Practice IV will run over 6 intensive weeks during which students will complete approximately 30 x 3 hour simulation laboratories across the full range of Extended Clinical Competencies including oral surgery, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics and traumatology, orthodontics , paediatric dentistry.

    These procedural laboratories will be supported by class meetings and workshops covering the extended clinical competencies, patient management, and mandatory reporting.

    Students will be further prepared for the delivery of patient care through a series of orientation sessions covering patient management policies and protocols, record keeping, cultural awareness and orientation to specific clinics and the wards of the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

    A typical weekly timetable during the extended clinical semesters will include clinical sessions for delivery of patient care, a clinic learner session {chair-side assisting, observations of clinical care and case discussions), morning class meetings, a small group tutorial, Integrated Learning Activity (ILA) sessions and a practice meeting.Students will be rostered out to complete sessions in oral surgery and other activities as required.

    Disciplines to be explored during Dental Science and Practice IV:

    •    endodontics and dental traumatology
    •    fixed prosthodontics
    •    general dental practice
    •    geriatric dentistry
    •    oral surgery
    •    oral medicine and applied oral pathology
    •    orthodontics
    •    paediatric dentistry
    •    radiology and oral diagnosis
    •    removable prosthodontics
    •    temporomandibular disorders
    Specific Course Requirements
    There are numerous Clinical Placement requirements that are mandated. Students are required to be up to date with all clinical placement requirements. Refer to information at following location:
    https://health.adelaide.edu.au/study-with-us/student-support/clinical-placements


    Clinical Placements for Paedodontics will be held at suburban SA Dental Service clinics and travelling will be required.

    Other specific information will be provided in the 4year BDS handbook on MyUni.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Student learning from the SGDE activities involves the following processes as part of participating in the ILAs:
    • learning the systematic scientific approach to patient investigation,ie, consistent with students current and future professional practice;
    • identifying, critiquing and referencing relevant evidence derived from the literature and interactions with School researchers;
    • researching answers to questions they identify using this evidence  related to clinical, population health, behavioural and biodental
    sciences. As a result of their research, students develop,  structure and apply their knowledge so they can understand their  patient’s situation and recommend appropriate care.
  • 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 Task Type of Assessment Task Weighting (%) Learning course objective(s) being addressed
    End of semester written examinations Formative & Summative Graded 40%
    Satisfactory required (Replacement and AdditionalAssessment offered)
    1,2,4
    End of semester progressive integrated assessment Sem 1 - Formative
    Sem 2 - Summative
    Non-graded Satisfactory required
    (Replacement and AdditionalAssessment  offered)
    1,2,4
    Performance in ILAs, tests of understanding, tutorials and other assessment activities Formative
    Summative

    Non-gradedSatisfactory required
    (Replacement  Assessment  offered)
    1,2,3,4,5
    Preparation for clinic Formative Summative Competency required prior to commencement of patient care
    (Replacement Assessment offered)
    1,2,4,5
    Clinical performance Formative & Summative Graded  60%
    Hurdle
    1,2,4,5
    Assessment Related Requirements

    Attendance at all classes eg clinic, sim clinic, ILA sessions, tutorials/workshops student learner activities, subrosters (ie, radiography, Common Ground, private practice visits) are compulsory.

    All students in the BDS program are required to notify the School of absences. Students are reminded that the BDS programme is a professional degree, requiring the highest standards of professional behavior. Notification of any absence is also good professional conduct. International students need to be compliant and attend classes as a requirement of the visa obligations and responsibilities under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.

    If you are unable to attend your scheduled session the following 3-step protocol must be followed:

    1. Contact the clinic asap to inform them of your absence.

    2. Email the BDS Yr level/clinic/sim clinic coordinator and inform them of your absence ASAP

    3. Complete and lodge a “Clinic Non-Attendance” form. This step is mandatory. This form is located in SONIA.

    Further information is on MyUni.
    Assessment Detail
    Details of specific assessment tasks and their timing will be provided to students in the 4th year BDS handbook during the "Preparation for clinic" block and MyUni.


    Submission
    Details regarding submission of specific assessment tasks, clinical self assessments and logbooks will be provided to students in the 4th year BDS handbook during the "Preparation for clinic" block and 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.

    The School of Dentistry follows the University's SELT policy regarding the use of SELTs to evaluate its programmes, courses and teachers . The results are reviewed with by Year and Course Coordinators and actions taken as appropriate . A summary of changes that have been made are circulated to staff and students after the review process.

    The 4th year course co-ordinators will meet with students on a regular basis to discuss the delivery of the course, content, clinical and other matters.Student representatives across the BDS program also meet periodically with the Head of School.
  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
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