DENT 7002 - Oral Health Policy

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

This course in oral health policy will provide students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of issues in the analysis of oral health problems and the development and implementation of policy, with a particular focus on oral health policy in Australia. It will develop students? understanding of key challenges in public health practice and arm students with theoretical frameworks for developing and analysing policy, and an understanding of principles and practice of policy development and implementation. Students will have the opportunity to apply these learnings to other contexts.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code DENT 7002
    Course Oral Health Policy
    Coordinating Unit Dental
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 2 hours per week.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description This course in oral health policy will provide students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of issues in the analysis of oral health problems and the development and implementation of policy, with a particular focus on oral health policy in Australia. It will develop students? understanding of key challenges in public health practice and arm students with theoretical frameworks for developing and analysing policy, and an understanding of principles and practice of policy development and implementation. Students will have the opportunity to apply these learnings to other contexts.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jane Harford

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Describe contemporary problems and challenges in oral health in Australia, their antecedents and response,

    2. Identify processes, ideas and players that contribute to the definition of and responses to oral health problems,

    3. Apply (1) and (2) to a range of contexts.

    4. Read and critically review discussions of policy problems and responses.

    5. Critically examine the opportunities and barriers to developing policy for oral health improvement.




    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)
    1,2,3
    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
    1,2,3,4,5
    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
    1,2,5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2,3,5
    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
    3,5
    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
    3,4,5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There is no set textbook for this course. All resources, including links to journal articles and reading lists, will be disseminated via Canvas.



    Recommended Resources
    There is no set textbook for this course. Recommended resources will generally be publicly available research reports and government reports. The list will be updated and communicated each time the course is offered. All resources, including links to journal articles and reading lists, will be disseminated via Canvas.



    Online Learning
    The primary means of communication outside of formal contact hours will be via Canvas. Announcements and discussion boards will be the main method of communicating with the student cohort. Course material will be supported by online resources via Canvas. Material will be sequentially released in line with the teaching and learning activities in each week.

    Assignments will be submitted via Canvas/Turnitin and grades will be accessed from Canvas.



  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Weekly two hour seminars will use a combination of teacher and student presentations, student discussion in groups and case study exercises. Seminars will be based on the flipped classroom approach where students will prepare in advance for the sessions. Activities in the seminars will be student focused and interactive. Each session will include discussion of a key reading on the topic. The assessment schedule provides students with an opportunity to apply, extend and integrate the material covered in the
    seminar sessions
    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.

    This formal contact time for this course is a 2-hour weekly seminar. On average, students will need to spend up to an additional 9 hours per week preparing for the seminar, writing a seminar presentation and preparing the written assignment.


    Learning Activities Summary
    WEEK SEMINAR TOPIC
    1 Introduction and overview to the course: Calibration of student goals and learning outcomes
    2 Scope of oral health policy
    3 Problems and challenges in oral health
    4 Demography and epidemiology in population oral health
    5 Frameworks for analysing oral health policy (1)
    6 Frameworks for analysing oral health policy (2)
    7 Structural influences on oral health policy
    8 Ideologies in public health policy
    9 Approaches to policy development
    10 Approaches to policy implementation
    11 Synthesis – case study
    12 Review of key concepts from the course
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    N/A
  • 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 Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Class attendance and participation Summative

    Weekly

    10% 1,2,3,4,5
    Assignment Part 1 Summative Week 6 20% 1
    Assignment Part 2 Summative Week 9 20% 1,2
    Assignment Part 2 Summative Swot vac 20% 1,2,3,4,5
    Presentation Summative To be scheduled during seminars 10% 1,2,3,4,5



    Assessment Related Requirements
    1) Students are required to attend, and expected to actively participate, in seminars.  Paricipation will be recorded for each session.
    2) Students must submit or present all pieces of work to pass the course.
    Assessment Detail
    1) Students are expected to prepare for seminars by reading set material and attempting discusion questions before the scheduled session.
    2) Students are expected to actively participate in seminars.
    3) Students are required to submit all three parts of the assignments (weighting 20% for each for part 1 and part 2, 40% for part 3). Students should discuss the specific topic for thier assignment with the course co-ordinator by the end of week 4.
    4) Students are required to present/lead one of the seminars. The allocation of seminar topics will be made by the course co-ordinator in consultation with students.
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    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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