ORALHLTH 5000 - Clinical Practice (Adult Therapy) IV OH

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

The topics in this course cover both the theory and practice of restorative dentistry. They explore new and existing techniques, case selection and treatment planning. Dental materials important to this discipline are also covered. Topics covered include aesthetic dentistry, adhesive materials, bonding systems, mechanisms of adhesion of materials to teeth, simple direct restorations, and reasons for success and failure of adhesive and metallic restorations. A variety of current operative/restorative techniques will be explored. This course reviews the structure of dental hard tissues of tooth, current concepts in cariology including microbiology and the nature of saliva and its role. Both traditional and minimum intervention approaches to the management of patients at high risk of caries are explored. The topic also looks at practical assessment of caries risk including saliva testing, materials and products suitable for professional and home care, prevention, and short- and long-term care. This topic explores a multidisciplinary approach to the management of dental conditions. In addition to emergency management in the field, this topic includes the theory and practice of examination/assessment of the dental, oral and facial injuries, early dental management and referral for endodontic treatment. The role of orthodontics, prosthodontics and other specialist disciplines in the short- and long-term management of dental conditions and/or trauma will also be covered. Students are supported by online reading material and resources and will need to complete key readings before attending intensive hands-on simulation clinic sessions and workshops.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ORALHLTH 5000
    Course Clinical Practice (Adult Therapy) IV OH
    Coordinating Unit Oral Health
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 24 hours per week, blended learning, external clinical practice, intensives
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Corequisites ORALHLTH 5001
    Restrictions Students enrolled in Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science
    Course Description The topics in this course cover both the theory and practice of restorative dentistry. They explore new and existing techniques, case selection and treatment planning. Dental materials important to this discipline are also covered. Topics covered include aesthetic dentistry, adhesive materials, bonding systems, mechanisms of adhesion of materials to teeth, simple direct restorations, and reasons for success and failure of adhesive and metallic restorations. A variety of current operative/restorative techniques will be explored.
    This course reviews the structure of dental hard tissues of tooth, current concepts in cariology including microbiology and the nature of saliva and its role. Both traditional and minimum intervention approaches to the management of patients at high risk of caries are explored. The topic also looks at practical assessment of caries risk including saliva testing, materials and products suitable for professional and home care, prevention, and short- and long-term care.
    This topic explores a multidisciplinary approach to the management of dental conditions. In addition to emergency management in the field, this topic includes the theory and practice of examination/assessment of the dental, oral and facial injuries, early dental management and referral for endodontic treatment. The role of orthodontics, prosthodontics and other specialist disciplines in the short- and long-term management of dental conditions and/or trauma will also be covered. Students are supported by online reading material and resources and will need to complete key readings before attending intensive hands-on simulation clinic sessions and workshops.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Miller

    Ms Katrina Plastow
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. perform detailed clinical examinations of the extra-oral and intra-oral hard and soft tissues of adult patients, identifying disease, abnormalities and possible complications to care for the adult patient
    2. formulate comprehensive integrated management/treatment plans specific to individual patient’s needs, integrating knowledge relating to the age-related changes in teeth and supporting structures
    3. employ a good understanding of the range of restorative options in the provision of simple, direct tooth restoration in the adult patient
    4. apply an understanding of the multidisciplinary issues and an appreciation of the complex clinical disciplines in adult care through the provision of effective clinical patient management
    5. recognise conditions, or likely outcomes of treatment, that require referral for consultation with and/or management by dentists/specialists
    6. integrate knowledge of medical disorders, therapeutic and adverse effects of drugs, and their implications, and incorporate in patient management as relevant to topics covered
    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)
    1-6
    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
    2-6
    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
    2,4,5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2,4,5
    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
    2,4
    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
    2,4,5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    None
    Recommended Resources
    n/a
    Online Learning
    Online:
    All resources will be available via MyUni and will include: journal articles, government reports, video resources, online data bases, web-based tutorials and activities
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Clinical Practice (Adult Therapy) IV OH is a blended learning course including:
    • One to two week intensive blocks
    • Simulation and clinical activities
    • Workshops

    Throughout the intensive blocks students attend:
    • Practical sessions
    • Workshops

    The workshops will be facilitated by a range of guest speakers and university staff with expertise in range of areas of adult oral health, providing students with practical/clinical approaches and workplace examples. The clinical components of the course are an application of the scientific aspect of the program.

    Information and communication technology will be used to enhance student learning and will be integral to the design and delivery of the course.

    Face to face learning: The face-to-face learning will include class meetings, tutorials, workshops and resource sessions. The class meetings and resource sessions 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.

    Simulation/practical: These sessions have the primary purpose of demonstrating and developing skills, incorporating new knowledge and application. Prior to commencing clinical sessions, during which students will deliver patient care, students will complete a number of simulation exercises/procedures and be required to perform to pre-set levels of competence
    Workload

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

    24 hours a week including both contact and non-contact time
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week 1
    Sim clinic
    – Cariology
    – Dental materials
    – Comprehensive adult oral health exams
    Workshops
    – Cariology
    – Comprehensive adult oral health exams
    – Management of the older adult

    Week 2
    Sim clinic
    – Large amalgam restorations
    – Large posterior adhesive restorations
    –Large anterior adhesive restorations
    Workshops
    – Patient cases 1 & 2

    Week 3
    Sim clinic
    – Local anaesthesia
    – Dental emergency management
    Workshops
    – Patient cases 3 & 4
    – Periodontology
    – Prosthodontics
    – Medically compromised patients
    – Oral medicine and pharmacology

    Weeks 4-11
    8 weeks clinical practicum with clinic mentor

    Week 12 – Review week
    • Sim clinic review

    Weeks 13-14
    Swot vac and exam week
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students must have a mentor for their clinical placement.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Not applicable to this course
  • 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
    Attendance and participation
    Includes case discussions. Encourages collaboration and group work. Developing practical skill development and competency and application of new knowledge.

    Clinical Practice assessment - Simulated clinical assessment, Clinical assessment
    Encourages logical self-evaluation and critical analysis of own work. Self-reflection and feedback facilitates and enhances the extension of existing knowledge, enabling students to engage and calibrate against the criteria that empowers the learner and extends the learning process.

    Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA)
    Validates readiness for professional practice and certification.

    Patient case review (oral viva)
    Applying learning through critical analysis, reflective practice and development in scenario-based learning.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    not applicable
    Assessment Detail
    All assessment tasks are designed to enable students to develop and demonstrate their understanding of core concepts and principles related to managing the adult dental patient within the oral health therapists’ scope of practice. Student assessment, both formative and summative, will be closely matched to the integrated learning and teaching activities and to the clearly defined outcomes and objectives. An emphasis will be placed on the development of self-assessment skills.
    Students will work throughout the semester on the assessment tasks outlined here. Assessment asks will be guided by marking rubrics and the course handbook available on MyUni.

    Attendance and participation
    Student participation, attendance and involvement in the practical and face to face sessions are necessary to develop cooperative, participative and applied learning. Group discussion and feedback from peers and facilitators will be a key feature of the theoretical and practical sessions.

    Simulated clinical assessment
    Continuous written assessment on all simulated clinical sessions incorporating a reflective diary that encourages logical self-evaluation and critical analysis of own work.
    A uniform system of simulated and clinical assessment is used in in the School of Dentistry. It is based on self-assessment and it:
    • gives students direct input into their clinical assessment and learning experiences
    • encourages students to reflect on the learning process as a whole
    • teaches students to reflect on and assess the quality of their clinical work using a standardised assessment procedure
    • encourages students to learn by receiving regular feedback
    • encourages students to accept responsibility for what they say and do in the clinic
    • includes objective measures of clinical performance in each discipline
    • helps develop life-long learning skills


    Clinical assessment
    Continuous written assessment on all clinical sessions incorporating a reflective diary that encourages logical self-evaluation and critical analysis of own work.
    A uniform system of simulated and clinical assessment is used in in the School of Dentistry. It is based on self-assessment and it:
    • gives students direct input into their clinical assessment and learning experiences
    • encourages students to reflect on the learning process as a whole
    • teaches students to reflect on and assess the quality of their clinical work using a standardised assessment procedure
    • encourages students to learn by receiving regular feedback
    • encourages students to accept responsibility for what they say and do in the clinic
    • includes objective measures of clinical performance in each discipline
    • helps develop life-long learning skills

    Patient case review (oral viva)
    This is a barrier assessment where students are required to demonstrate critical analysis and reflective practice applying their learning in a scenario-based oral viva assessment. Students will be provided with information on clinical patient situations (with images, models or radiographs where appropriate). There will be allocated preparation time to consider a number of aspects regarding the management of these patients including identifying patient chief concern, highlighting key issues in history, risk assessment, formulating a treatment plan including prevention and long term needs. This will form the basis for a 45 minute oral viva with a panel of examiners (including external/non-University of Adelaide). Grade descriptors and criteria are used to assess.
    Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA)
    This is a barrier assessment where students are required to demonstrate a satisfactory level of knowledge and ability to apply learning holistically to clinical scenarios. The aim is to assess whether students can apply their knowledge, skills and attitudes to clinical scenarios that validates readiness for professional practice and certification.
    The format consists of a number of 10 minute stations and some rest stations for a total of approximately 2 hours. Some stations may involve student interaction with a staff member – either as a role-play or based on an exhibit eg. tooth/description of a situation – while other stations may involve models, radiographs or clinical photographs and associated questions.
    Students will be expected to demonstrate a satisfactory level of knowledge and ability to integrate material holistically in a clinical context. The aim is to assess whether the students have a systematic approach to situations, the application of knowledge and integration of information, as well as communication skills. It will test problem solving abilities and have a strong clinical emphasis. Grade descriptors and criteria are used to assess.
    Submission
    The clinical assessments will be reviewed at the completion of every session and a copy retained by both student and mentor.
    Mentors will provide ongoing formative feedback and a summative grade at the end of the semester.
    Both the patient review case and the OSCA are face to face assessments not requiring any submission.
    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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