DENT 7007 - Prevention of Oral Diseases at Population Level

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

This course aims to enable students to identify the high quality evidence base concerning the prevention of oral diseases and conditions. To achieve this goal, the course covers the discussion on the role of health professionals in the prevention of oral diseases and the promotion of oral and general health at a population level. The course discusses the limitations of traditional approaches to prevention and highlights the concepts and principals of oral health promotion. Its addresses the life course approach and the social determinants approach to promoting oral health and interpreting the determinants of clustering of oral health-related behaviours. Strategies to promote and prevent dental diseases and conditions are also discussed. This course focuses on oral health promotion underlying determinants of health and the incorporation of general health strategies, which address common risk factors to chronic diseases. This approach intends to put oral health professionals in a broader context emphasising that structural and environmental interventions are more likely to benefit the population than more restricted programs promoting changes in individual behaviours.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code DENT 7007
    Course Prevention of Oral Diseases at Population Level
    Coordinating Unit Dental
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites DENT 7150 Dental Public Health
    Course Description This course aims to enable students to identify the high quality evidence base concerning the prevention of oral diseases and conditions. To achieve this goal, the course covers the discussion on the role of health professionals in the prevention of oral diseases and the promotion of oral and general health at a population level. The course discusses the limitations of traditional approaches to prevention and highlights the concepts and principals of oral health promotion. Its addresses the life course approach and the social determinants approach to promoting oral health and interpreting the determinants of clustering of oral health-related behaviours. Strategies to promote and prevent dental diseases and conditions are also discussed.
    This course focuses on oral health promotion underlying determinants of health and the incorporation of general health strategies, which address common risk factors to chronic diseases. This approach intends to put oral health professionals in a broader context emphasising that structural and environmental interventions are more likely to benefit the population than more restricted programs promoting changes in individual behaviours.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Karen Peres

    Associate Professor Karen Glazer Peres
    Course Timetable

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

    Class size for lecture: 15
    Veue type: Flat floor teaching (non- lecture sessions) and flexible seating space
    Calendar weeks: 1-7, 9-12

    Lectures are of 2 hours duration. Teaching will be conducted using a variety of activities. The room will need to accomodate didatic sessions (projection screen) and have flexible seating for small activities. No room booking required for weeks 8&13 when students will complete an online activity.


    Course Component 1: Lecture
    Duration: 2 hours
    Enrolment capacity: 15

    Course Component 2: Tutorial
    Duration: 2 hours
    Enrolment capacity: 15
    Quantity: 2

    Course Component 3: Online activities
    Duration: 2 hours
    Enrolment capacity: 15
    Quantity: 2


  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1- Demonstrate knowledge on the best scientific evidence for oral health promotion;


    2- Recognise the role of oral health professional in promoting oral health at population level;

    3- Identify strategies for prevention of oral diseases and conditions at population level;

    4- Critically discuss different approaches to oral health promotionIdentify strategies for prevention of oral diseases and conditions at population.



    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
    4
    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
  • 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 MyUn/Canvasi.
    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 MyUn/Canvasi
    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 MyUni/Canvas/Turnitin and grades will be accessed from Canvas
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Two hour lectures will be held during 9 weeks including student participation, student discussion in groups and study exercises. Lectures will be the mechanism to present and discuss concepts and principles on health promotion. Two tutorial sessions will be based on previous scientific papers where students will make oral presentations. Texts will be provided for further discussion in tutorial groups, including short presentations, following by online activities which will summarise the content of the course.
    Workload

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

    3 Unit course: - Stuctured learning
    Lectures: 9 sessions, 2 hours each session = 18 hours
    Tutorials: 2 sessions, 2 hours each session = 4 hours
    Practicals 2 sessions, 2 hours each = 4 hours

    Total = 26 hours

    Learning Activities Summary
    Week 1: Introduction and overview to the course
    Week 2: The Life Course Approach: particular reference for oral health
    Week 3: Determinants of Oral Health: the causes of the causes
    Week 4: Oral Health Education: effectiveness and limitations
    Week 5: Tutorial
    Week 6: Concepts and Principles of Health Promotion
    Week 7: The Common Risk Approach
    Week 8: On line activity
    Week 9: Prevention and Oral Health Promotion – Dental caries
    Week 10: Prevention and Oral Health Promotion – Periodontal Disease
    Week 11:Prevention and Oral Health Promotion – Other disease and conditions
    Week 12: Tutorial
    Week 13:  On line activity 

    Specific Course Requirements
    NA
    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:

    Tutorial presentations (X2) - individual oral presentations: Formative and summative (50%) - Course learning outcomes:1, 2, 3
    On line activities (X2) - essay - 2500 words and online questionnaires: Summative (50%) - Course learning outcome: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Two assessment activities will be conducted as online activities. One extend response to a scenario (essay) and on online quiz. Both of these will be administered via MyUni (or its replacement).

    Assessment Related Requirements
    N/A
    Assessment Detail


    Assessment 1: Tutorial presentation

    Student presentation of a paper previously selected during the lectures. Each student will be allocated time in the tutorial sessions for their presentation. The expected duration of the student presentation session is 30-45 minutes. Total hours: 20 hours (50% weighting)


    Assessment 2: On line activities

    3000 word essay. A case-based scenario and questions will be provided. Students will be required to write a 3000 word essay on these materials. - Total hours: 10 hours (30% weighting)



    On line test answering questions regarding all content covered in the course. Tota hours: 10 hours (20% weighting)

    Assessment alocated 100% = 40 hours

    Submission
    All written work will be submitted via Turnitin/Canvas. Students will need to provide copies of seminar presentation materials for
    distribution to the class.
    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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