Oral Health

Oral Health

Students must successfully complete:
(i) a fixed curriculum of 144 credit points in the order prescribed in the following table
(ii) attend clinical simulation and clinical placements
Year 1
ORHL1101 Foundations of Oral Health I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Peta Warren Session: Semester 1 Corequisites: ORHL1102 and ORHL1104 Assessment: Theoretical work; written assignments and written examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Co-requisites: ORHL1102; ORHL1104
This unit of study introduces students to the concepts and foundational knowledge needed for the three strands of the course including Tooth Morphology, Oral Health in Society, Periodontics Theory and Cariology and Prevention 1.
ORHL1102 Oral Health Clinical Practice I

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Terry Session: Semester 1 Corequisites: ORHL1101 and ORHL1104 Assessment: Theoretical and Simulation work, practical and written assessment; written examinations. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Co-requisites: ORHL1101; ORHL1104
This unit of study introduces students to the practice of dental radiography, professionalism and ethics, communication and motivational behaviour change and the development of periodontal and tooth conservation knowledge and skills in the simulation clinic.
ORHL1104 Life Sciences I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jinlong Gao Session: Semester 1 Corequisites: ORHL1101 and ORHL1102 Assessment: Theoretical work; oral presentation, written reports and written examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Co-requisites: ORHL1101; ORHL1102
This unit of study occupies as a significant portion of learning in Year 1 and is gradually replaced by clinically focused units of study as the course progresses. As a foundational unit of study, students are introduced to the biochemical and biological processes which are fundamental to life, cells and tissues, and introduces the anatomy of the head and neck.
ORHL1201 Foundations of Oral Health II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Peta Warren Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL1101 Corequisites: ORHL1202 and ORHL1204 Assessment: Theoretical work; written assignments and written examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ORHL1101 Compulsory Co-requisites: Co-requisites: ORHL1202; ORHL1204
In this unit of study students build on the theoretical knowledge of periodontics cariology and prevention and are introduced to the foundations of health and the framework for health promotion.
ORHL1202 Oral Health Clinical Practice II

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Terry Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL1102 Corequisites: ORHL1201 and ORHL1204 Assessment: Theoretical work; Simulation and pre-clinical work; practical and written examinations. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Prerequisites: ORHL1102 Co-requisites: ORHL1201; ORHL1204
In this unit, students continue to develop the skills needed for Periodontal Instrumentation and Tooth Conservation in a simulation environment, and begin to apply these periodontal instrumentation skills in the pre-clinical setting. Additionally, students continue to build on foundational theory and practice of dental radiography, professionalism and ethics, communication and motivational behaviour change.
ORHL1204 Life Sciences II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jinlong Gao Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL1104 Corequisites: ORHL1201 and ORHL1202 Assessment: Theoretical work; oral presentation; written reports and written examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ORHL1104 Compulsory Co-requisites: Co-requisites: ORHL1201; ORHL1202
This unit of study introduces the anatomy and physiology of major human organ systems, biomedical sciences and general medicine that are significant in the oral disease diagnosis and patient management, and the further builds on foundational head and neck knowledge.
Year 2
ORHL2101 Foundations of Oral Health III

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Lansdown Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: ORHL1201 Corequisites: ORHL2102 and ORHL2104 Assessment: Written assignments, written examinations and quizzes Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: All Units of Study for the first year of the Bachelor of Oral Health must be successfully Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL2102; ORHL2104
In semester 1, this unit of study continues to deepen the knowledge and understanding of students in periodontics, cariology and health promotion, and introduce paediatrics and evidence based practice.
ORHL2102 Oral Health Clinical Practice III

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Rebecca Chen Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: ORHL1202 Corequisites: ORHL2101 and ORHL2104 Assessment: Practical and written examinations Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Prerequisites: All Units of Study for the first year of the Bachelor of Oral Health must be successfully Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL2101; ORHL2104
In semester 1, this unit of study, students are introduced to periodontal clinical practice, the theory and practice of medical emergency management, and build on radiography knowledge. Students learn the theory and practice of local anaesthesia, the application of the Caries Management System to patient care and engage in pre-clinical practice.
ORHL2104 Life Sciences III

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jinlong Gao Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: ORHL1204 Corequisites: ORHL2101 and ORHL2102 Assessment: Oral presentation; written report and written examination Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: All Units of Study for the first year of the Bachelor of Oral Health must be successfully Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL2101; ORHL2102
In Semester 1, students will be introduced to the biochemical and biological processes which are fundamental to life, cells, and tissues. This course establishes the foundations of basic science which relate to clinical dentistry and oral health therapy practice. Students are also trained to develop skills such as literature search, verbal and written presentation that will assist them in becoming engaged learners. It includes information 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. The student will also develop knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and be introduced to behavioural sciences in dentistry and oral health.
ORHL2201 Foundations of Oral Health IV

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Lansdown Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL2101 Corequisites: ORHL2202 and ORHL2204 Assessment: Written assignments and written examination Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: ORHL2101 Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL2202; ORHL2204
In semester 2, this unit of study continues to deepen the knowledge and understanding of students, expanding their knowledge relevant to periodontics, paediatrics, and health education and promotion.
ORHL2202 Oral Health Clinical Practice IV

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Rebecca Chen Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL2102 Corequisites: ORHL2201 and ORHL2204 Assessment: Continuous clinical assessment and online quiz Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Prerequisites: ORHL2102 Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL2201; ORHL2204
In semester 2, students are introduced to restorative clinical practice and continue to build on periodontal and radiographic knowledge and skills. Students learn the application of evidence-based practice in the clinic and further investigate the ethical and professional concepts required for accepted behaviour in clinical practice.
ORHL2204 Life Sciences IV

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jinlong Gao Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL2104 Corequisites: ORHL2201 and ORHL2202 Assessment: Oral presentation, Abstract & Poster, written examinations Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: ORHL2104 Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL2201; ORHL2202
In Semester 2, the subject will continue to discuss the concepts of anatomy and physiology, body systems, head and neck anatomy, tissue biology in health and disease and pathophysiology in disease. Principles and applications of psychology and the links between mind and body as well as the role of learning, communication, and motivational behaviour change will be covered.
Students will be introduced to important diseases of the main body systems and acquire an understanding of the normal function of the gastrointestinal and reproductive systems. In Behavioural Sciences, the student will further develop their knowledge of communication and management of patients with fears and phobias.
Year 3
ORHL3101 Foundations of Oral Health V

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Cathryn Forsyth Session: Semester 1 Classes: Classes: Clinical work Prerequisites: ORHL2201 Corequisites: ORHL3102 and ORHL3103 Assessment: Writtenreport, oral presentation and written examination Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: All Units of Study for the second year of the Bachelor of Oral Health must be successfully Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL3102, ORHL3103
In semester 1, this unit of study continues to broaden the student's knowledge and understanding in the profession of Oral Health Therapy. Tutorials and assessments take the form of scenarios, encouraging the integration and application of critical thinking and clinical decision-making based on evidence. Students also plan, deliver and evaluate an effective oral health education program, includes a 2-week Student Placement.
ORHL3102 Integrated Oral Health Clinical Practice I

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Grace Wong Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: ORHL2202 Corequisites: ORHL3101 and ORHL3103 Assessment: Continuous clinical assessment Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Prerequisites: All Units of Study for the second year of the Bachelor of Oral Health must be successfully Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL3101, ORHL3103
This unit of study aims to provide students a comprehensive experience in Oral Health clinical practice providing treatment of patients of all ages, including those individuals who are medically compromised. Students are required to demonstrate evidence based clinical decision-making, and high standards of professional conduct and ethics as an oral health professional.
ORHL3103 Comprehensive Oral Health Management I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assessment: Formative assessment Session: Semester 1 Classes: The didactic sessions reinforce the application of theoretical concepts, critical thinking and clinical reasoning as related to comprehensive, integrated patient care. Assessment includes a Case Portfolio and an Oral Comprehensive Examination, with External Examiners assessing the student's competence and ability to practice safely at graduation. Prerequisites: ORHL2201 and ORHL2202 Corequisites: ORHL3101 and ORHL3102 Assessment: Coordinator: Wendy Currie Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Prerequisites: All Units of Study for the second year of the Bachelor of Oral Health must be successfully completed Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL3101; ORHL3102
This unit of study aims to tie together all of the clinical and theoretical knowledge gained through evidence based oral health clinical practice related to the scope of practice for Oral Health Therapists. This includes extended age range for restorative treatment.
Textbooks
Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL3101; ORHL3102
ORHL3201 Foundations of Oral Health VI

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Cathryn Forsyth Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL3101 Corequisites: ORHL3202 and ORHL3203 Assessment: Theoretical work; written assignments and written examinations. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ORHL3101 Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL3202; ORHL3203
In this unit of study, students discuss, critique and defend theoretical and practical Oral Health Therapy concepts related to evidence based patient care. Assessments take the form of case study scenarios which encourage the integration of knowledge, understanding and sound decision-making. Additionally, students reflect on their oral health promotion experiences.
ORHL3202 Integrated Oral Health Clinical Practice II

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Grace Wong Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL3102 Corequisites: ORHL3201 and ORHL3203 Assessment: Clinical practice and interprofessional learning exercise Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: ORHL3102 Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL3201; ORHL3203
This unit of study provides students with an Intensive clinical work experience. Prac
ORHL3203 Comprehensive Oral Health Management II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Wendy Currie Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: ORHL3103 Corequisites: ORHL3201 and ORHL3202 Assessment: Case Portfolio and Oral Comprehensive Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Prerequisites: ORHL3103 Compulsory Co-requisites: ORHL3201; ORHL3202
This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description.