Oral Health

Unit of study descriptions for 2015

Year 1

ORHL1009 Foundations of Oral Health 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Assessment: Assignment (22%); Examination (78%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to the concepts and foundational knowledge needed for the three strands of the course including Oral Health in Society, Periodontics and Hygiene Theory, Cariology and Prevention - Part 1, Radiography Theory and an introduction to Human Nutrition.
ORHL1010 Oral Health Clinical Practice (Intro)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Clinical work Assessment: Portfolio (26%); Examination (10%): Practical (26%); Continuous (18%); OSCA (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to tooth morphology, the practice of dental radiography, and the development of hygiene and tooth conservation knowledge and skills in the simulation clinic.
ORHL1006 Life Sciences 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Assessment: Examination (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to the biochemical and biological processes which are fundamental to life, cells, and tissues. It includes a refresher on chemistry including chemical bonds, inorganic and organic chemistry, before going on to introduce students to protein structure and function, nucleic acid structure, protein synthesis, lipids, energy currency, overview of metabolism, extracellular matrix components, receptors and signalling, membrane pores, diffusion and membrane pumps.
ORHL1007 Life Sciences 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Assessment: Examination (85%); Practical (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to the concepts of anatomy and physiology, Head and Neck Anatomy Part 1, Tissue Biology in Health and Disease Part 1. Part of this unit of study will provide an introduction to the principles and applications of psychology and the links between mind and body, the role of learning, communication, and motivational behaviour change.
ORHL1003 Foundations of Oral Health 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Clinical work Prerequisites: ORHL1009 Assessment: Assignment (10%); Examination (90%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students continue to learn the theory of Periodontics, Cariology and Prevention Pt 2, Dental Materials and Tooth Conservation, Human Nutrition, and are introduced to Clinical Reasoning, Assessment, Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning.
ORHL1004 Oral Health Clinical Practice 1

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Clinical work Assessment: Continuous (10%); Portfolio (25%); Practical (30%); OSCA (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students continue to develop the skills needed for Tooth Conservation and Dental Hygiene in a simulation environment, and begin to apply these hygiene skills in the clinic on each other.
ORHL1008 Life Sciences 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL1007 Assessment: Examination (90%); Practical (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study continues with Head and Neck Anatomy Part 2, Tissue Biology in Health and Disease Part 2, the structure, function and regulation of body systems: Autonomic, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, and Renal.

Year 2

ORHL2009 Foundations of Oral Health 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Clinical work Prerequisites: ORHL1003 Assessment: Assignment (16%); Examination (84%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study continues to deepen the knowledge and understanding of students in Dental Hygiene and Therapy including Human Nutrition, Evidence Based Dentistry, Oral Histology, Biology and Pathology, and continues studies in Oral Health in Society.
ORHL2010 Oral Health Clinical Practice 2

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Clinical work Prerequisites: ORHL1004 Assessment: Continuous (50%); Examination (13%); OSCA (37%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students learn the theory and practice of Pain Management, Exodontia of deciduous teeth, the application of the Caries Management System to patient care, and are introduced to Hygiene Clinical Practice.
ORHL2008 Life Sciences 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Assessment: Examination (70%); Practical (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Part of this unit of study will introduce students to the gross anatomy, functional histology and physiology of the Neurological, Musculoskeletal, Haematological, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal and Reproductive systems. Part of this unit will continue the psychology of communication and behaviour management and change.
ORHL2005 Foundations of Oral Health 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL2009 Assessment: Assignment (10%); Examination (90%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students continue to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Dental Hygiene and Therapy Theory, Oral Pathology and Histology, Medical Emergencies, Pharmaco-therapeutics, Orthodontics, Human Nutrition, and explore issues that may arise in relation to a healthy start to life.
ORHL2006 Oral Health in Society 1

Credit points: 9 Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL1009, ORHL2009 Prohibitions: BIOS3063 Assessment: Assignment (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will give students basic skills in designing, implementing and managing oral health promotion projects with a focus on a healthy start to life and involves a preschool project.
ORHL2007 Oral Health Clinical Practice 3

Credit points: 9 Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL2010 Assessment: Continuous (90%); Assignment (10%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit of study continues to establish the applied knowledge and understanding and skills repertoire needed to provide clinical care to patients in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy including an introduction to patients with special needs. It includes the integration of evidence based practice into the clinical experience.

Year 3

ORHL3001 Foundations of Oral Health 5

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Clinical work Prerequisites: ORHL2005 Assessment: Examination (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study continues to deepen students' knowledge and understanding of Dental Therapy and Hygiene theory including dental trauma. Tutorials and assessments take the form of scenarios which encourage the integration of students' developing knowledge and understanding.
ORHL3002 Oral Health in Society 2

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Clinical work Assumed knowledge: ORHL2006 Assessment: Assignment (50%) Report (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study, small groups of students undertake a rural placement of two weeks and work with Health Services. The group develop a written report of this intervention and present a summary of their report in a public forum.
ORHL3003 Oral Health Clinical Practice 4

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Clinical work Prerequisites: ORHL2007 Assessment: Clinical work Assessment: Continuous (20%); Case Presentation (40%); Viva voce (36%); Assignment (4%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit of study continues to give students a deepening experience of clinical care in Dental Therapy and Hygiene including treatment of patients who have special needs or are medically compromised. Evidence Based Dentistry is an integral part of the clinical experience. Assessment includes the presentation of case reports and oral comprehensives that explore how well the student integrates their understanding of the theory and practice of patient care.
ORHL3004 Foundations of Oral Health 6

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Clinical work Prerequisites: ORHL3001 Assessment: Examination (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study continues to deepen students' knowledge and understanding of Dental Therapy and Hygiene theory through tutorials. Assessments take the form of scenarios which encourage the integration of students' knowledge and understanding.
ORHL3005 Oral Health in Society 3

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Clinical work Assumed knowledge: ORHL3002 Assessment: Written report (70%); Abstract and Poster (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the final unit of study in this strand of the course, a small group of students undertakes an intervention program in an aged care facility. Each student writes a reflective report. A group of students writes an abstract and presents a poster of their first semester's health promotion activity at the Faculty's Research Day.
ORHL3006 Oral Health Clinical Practice 5

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Clinical work Prerequisites: ORHL3003 Assessment: Case Presentation (40%); Viva Voce (40%); Continuous (20%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
In the final unit of Oral Health Clinical Practice students continue to gain experience and integrate their knowledge, understanding, and skills. The presentation of case reports and oral comprehensive assessments explore how well the student integrates their understanding of the theory and practice of patient care. External examiners assess if the student is safe and competent at graduation.