ORALHLTH 5001 - Dental & Health Science (Adult Therapy) IV OH
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code ORALHLTH 5001 Course Dental & Health Science (Adult Therapy) IV OH Coordinating Unit Oral Health Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact 19 hours, blended learning, 3 week intensive, online and clinical Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Students enrolled in Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science Course Description The academic program aims to provide an overview and development of comprehensive oral health examination, treatment planning, prevention and restorative care for adults.
This course will involve an interdisciplinary approach to management of the ageing dentition. In addition to a cariology and root caries update, students will learn to identify and understand the nature of the forms of non-carious loss of tooth structure including erosion, attrition and abrasion. The principles of examination, diagnosis and treatment planning for periodontal disease are also covered. The course will focus on how to clinically assess patients, identify their risk factors and plan short and long-term management.
Oral pathology, TMJ disorders and emergency management of oral conditions are reviewed and further developed. Additional topics covered include physiology of pain, oral and dental pain pathways, local anaesthesia, psychology, chronic pain and referral.
This course will help students acquire an appreciation of reasonable treatment goals, dental management, and ethical and legal issues in relation to medically-challenged, intellectually-disabled, psychiatrically-disabled and functionally-impaired aged patients, including patients requiring hospital management.
Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer GrayDr Jennifer Miller
Dr Derek Lerche
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. review and critique the theoretical basis of dental diseases underlying the provision of simple, direct tooth restorative care to adults
2. apply an understanding of interdisciplinary issues and an appreciation of the complex clinical disciplines that relate to adult restorative care by being able to explain contemporary views on clinical patient management
3. critically evaluate the principles of managing the older adult, incorporating medical and pharmacological factors and the possible complications when restoring teeth
4. prepare and present a series of case studies exploring the management of the older adult including communication, psychological and motivational factors
5. clarify the professional responsibilities for care of the adult patient incorporating the roles of the various dental practitioners
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)
1-5 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
2-5 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 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 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
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 ModesDental & Health Science (Adult Therapy) IV OH is a blended learning course including:
• Case-based integrated learning activities
• Interactive e-learning modules (eLMs)
• One to two week intensive blocks
Throughout the intensive blocks students attend:
• Class meetings
facilitated by a range of guest speakers and university staff with expertise in range of areas of adult oral health, providing students with theoretical approaches and or workplace examples. The scientific components of this course will underpin and integrate with the clinical components of the course.
Information and communication technology will be used to enhance student learning and will be integral to the design and delivery of the course.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This course involves 24 hours per week including contact and non-contact time.
Learning Activities SummaryWeek 1
• cariology update
• root caries
• non-carious tooth loss
Module 2 – Periodontology
• periodontology update
Management of the older adult – communication, motivation/psychology, geriatric dentistry
Management of ageing dentition – OVD/orthodontics, root caries, non-carious tooth loss, prevention, incomplete dentition
Module 3 – Management of the older adult
• geriatric dentistry
Module 4 – Management of ageing dentition
• Loss of OVD – causes and impact, management
• Ortho – overview adult ortho
• Third molars and their management – overview
• Management root caries
• Management non-carious tooth loss
• Endodontics – overview of RCT
• Management of incomplete dentition
Module 5 – Prosthodontics
Module 6 – Medically compromised patients
Module 7 – Oral medicine and pharmacology
Module 8 – Professional responsibility
• clinical decision making
Module 9 – Local anaesthesia
Module 10 – Emergency management of oral conditions
Week 7 – One week intensive course consists of the following face to face sessions:
Emergency management of oral conditions
Professional responsibility – referral, clinical decision making
Weeks 8-15– 8 weeks clinical practicum with clinic mentor
• Self-directed, independent student learning
• Discussion board, webinars
Week 16 – Review week
• Patient cases – 1-4
• Review workshops
Specific Course RequirementsNone
Small Group Discovery ExperienceNot applicable for this course
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.
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Assessment SummaryAttendance and participation Formative NGP
Clinical pharmacology assignment Summative 40%
Clinical case report Summative 30%
Written examination Summative 30%
Assessment Related RequirementsNone
Assessment DetailAll 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. Assessment tasks will be guided by marking rubrics and the course handbook available on MyUni.
Attendance and participation
Student participation will be assessed through attendance and involvement in all aspects of the face to face intensives.
Clinical pharmacology assignment - Incorporating current research, critical analysis, reflective practice and development of applied learning.
Clinical case report
Students are required to prepare and present a patient case report based on a patient for whom they have undertaken an examination, developed a treatment plan and undertaken treatment. The report will be 2000 words and should incorporate current research, critical analysis and reflective practice.
This is a 90 minute barrier assessment where students are required to demonstrate a satisfactory level of knowledge and ability to integrate material from all aspects of the programme in a clinical context. The aim is to assess whether students have a systematic approach to situations, the application of knowledge, problem solving and communication skills with a strong clinical emphasis. The exam will be supervised by School of Dentistry staff.
SubmissionAssignments will be submitted via Turnitin
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.
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