ORAL11001 - Introduction to Oral Health Therapy
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will be the first in the Bachelor of Oral Health course to prepare you for employment as a registered dental practitioner in oral health therapy. It will introduce you to knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical work in a dental surgery and health promotion activities in the community. It will also provide an orientation into the oral health therapy profession itself. On completion of this unit , you should be able to identify the dentition for children and adults; features of normal occlusion, tooth structure and periodontium; understand the basic disease processes and prevention of common oral diseases; recognize dental diseases and oral pathology on radiographs; demonstrate the principles of workplace health and safety, record management and practice management; and the legislative framework for members of the dental team; communicate oral health information; identify dental instruments and equipment and develop relevant interpersonal / team communication skills and professional attitudes and ethical behaviors. You are required to complete 32 hours of clinical placement (unless you have recognition of prior learning such as a Certificate III in Dental Assisting), fulfill the Clinical Requirements Prior to Placement which include immunization for Hep B etc. and attend a compulsory residential school.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Condition: Students must be enrolled in CB29 Oral Health Course to enrol in this unit.

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation 20%
2. Portfolio 20%
3. On-campus Activity Pass/Fail
4. Examination 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Student suggested a mid-term assessment on the learning material to give feedback on their progress and contribute to their final mark. Course evaluations We are mindful of the current number of assessments in this course. Previously the course included an online assessment quiz in week 3, however this online multiple choice quiz has been incorporated into formative study. Students are encouraged strongly to complete the weekly formative quizzes. An in- class quiz at residential school, would provide the opportunity to give immediate feedback.
Students found the residential school to be of great benefit by gaining an overview of the dental world and a helpful insight to students who weren't sure if they were ready to make the move to Rockhampton. Students felt it was a good introduction to second and third years. Some students felt they could benefit more from increase staff and student ratio for the activities in the simulation laboratory at residential school. Course evaluation and in-class The residential school will continue with a similar format to previous years. The difficulties with staff /student ratios for practical tasks are recognized and more help will be given.
Students found the oral presentations were a great way to learn while listening to each other's presentations and a good way to make friends while studying by flexible delivery. Some students felt they would benefit from more directions as to the requirements of the presentations Course evaluations and in-class Oral presentations will continue to be part of the residential school. Students will be given directions as to the target audience for the presentations and the venue for the presentation.
Many students found the weekly quizzes were very helpful and relevant to their study. Course evaluations and in-class Quizzes will continue to be part of the weekly schedule, and updated regularly to reflect current issues in the dental workforce and practice.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe tooth structure, periodontal tissue and dentition for children and adults, and describe and recognise stages of development in occlusion and malocclusion.
  2. Examine and differentiate the pathogenesis and prevention of common oral diseases including the role of diet and nutrition.
  3. Detect and describe dental diseases and oral pathology on radiographs.
  4. Demonstrate and review the principles of workplace health and safety, record management and practice management.
  5. Categorise, assemble and demonstrate dental instruments and equipment.
  6. Explain the legislative framework for members of the dental team.
  7. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.
  8. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.

The learning outcomes of this unit are part of the overall learning outcomes for each unit in the BOralHlth course at CQUniversity form part of the documentation which as been submitted to the Australian Dental Council for review for accreditation as a new course.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Presentation        
2 - Portfolio          
3 - On-campus Activity    
4 - Examination  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Communication              
2. Problem Solving        
3. Critical Thinking      
4. Information Literacy              
5. Team Work              
6. Information Technology Competence              
7. Cross Cultural Competence              
8. Ethical practice              

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Presentation    
2 - Portfolio    
3 - On-campus Activity              
4 - Examination

Prescribed Textbooks

Modern Dental Assisting
Author/s: Bird, DL & Robinson, DS Year: 2015
Edition: 11th edition revised Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
City: Philadelphia State: PA
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note: This textbook will also be used as a reference text in Years 2 and 3 of your Bachelor of Oral Health program.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Bird, D. and Robinson, D. 2014 (11th Edition) Torres and Ehrlich Modern Dental Assisting. St Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorCeinwen Fay (c.m.fay@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Overview of the Course and of the BOralHlth (CQU) program.

  • Oral Health Therapy as a career
  • Dental Therapy, Dental Hygiene and Oral Health Therapy
  • Members of the Dental Healthcare Team

Tsang (2010) Chapters 1 and 2 Course Resource Online (CRO).

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapters 1 and 3

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Week 2 13-03-2017

The Legislative Framework for Members of the Dental Healthcare Team

  • The Australian Context
  • Dental Ethics
  • Dentistry and the Law

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapters 4 and 5.

Resources on Moodle

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Week 3 20-03-2017

Introduction to Oral Anatomy Part 1

  • Introduction to the bones and landmarks of the skull
  • Surface anatomy of the head and neck
  • Facial changes from infancy to adulthood
  • Facial differences by gender
  • Surface anatomical features of the oral cavity

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapters 8, 9 and 10.

Resources on Moodle

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Week 4 27-03-2017

Introduction to Oral Anatomy Part 2

  • The Deciduous dentition
  • The Mixed Dentition phase
  • The Permanent Dentition
  • Basic tooth morphology, structure and function
  • Nomenclature and Notation
  • Introduction to Occlusion and Malocclusion

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapter 11 and 12.

Resources on Moodle

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Week 5 03-04-2017

Workplace Health and Safety

Dental Instruments and Equipment

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapters 18-25,32-37. Relevant sections for Australian dental practice to be advised in the lecture notes.

Resources on Moodle.

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Vacation

Vacation

Vacation

Week 6 17-04-2017

Compulsory Residential School 20th-22nd April 2017

  • Student Oral Presentation Assessment
  • Simulation Laboratory exercises
  • Practice OSCE
  • Presentations by Dental Representatives

Compulsory Residential School.

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapters 18-25,32-37.

Compulsory Residential School 20th-22ndApril

Mandatory Checks will be monitored by the Work Integrated Learning Officer at residential school to ensure checks are completed before commencing the clinical placements.

Practical and Written Assessment Due Friday (21 Apr 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Introduction to Dental Caries and Prevention

  • What is dental caries?
  • What causes dental caries?
  • Introduction to enamel and dentine structure
  • Classification of dental caries by affected site and progression
  • The role of saliva, oral hygiene and diet.
  • Diagnosis and detection
  • Introduction to methods of prevention

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapter 13 and 14

Resources on Moodle

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Week 8 01-05-2017

Introduction to Periodontal Diseases and Prevention

  • Introduction to the periodontal tissues
  • Plaque and calculus
  • Periodontal examination
  • Symptoms and signs of periodontal diseases
  • Classification of periodontal diseases
  • Risk factors
  • The non-surgical management of periodontal diseases
  • Periodontal disease and Systemic Health

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapter 14 and 15.

Resources on Moodle

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Week 9 08-05-2017

Introduction to Dental Examination Procedures

  • Medical and dental histories
  • Extra-Oral and Intra-Oral clinical examination
  • Examination of the teeth
  • Periodontal charting
  • Radiographic examination
  • Caries Risk Assessment
  • Further diagnostic procedures

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapter 28.

Resources on Moodle.

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Week 10 15-05-2017

Record Management and Communication in the Dental Office

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapter 26, 61 and 62. Relevant sections to be advised in lecture notes.

Resources on Moodle.

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Week 11 22-05-2017

Practice Management

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapters 62 and 63. Relevant sections to be advised in lecture notes.

Resources on Moodle.

Formative Assessment - Online Quiz

Week 12 29-05-2017

Revision and preparation for the written examination.

Time available to complete 32 hours Clinical Placement.

Bird and Robinson (2014) Chapter 33. Delivering Dental Care.
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017 Review week. Standard examination period commences 8th June 2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017 Examination week
Portfolio Due Friday (16 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST

All clinical placements for this course are compulsory - failure to attend clinical placement opportunities will lead to failure in the course.

Clinical attire: All students are required to wear their oral health polo or an outer protective garment such as a theatre gown or clinic coat. The outer protective garment must be placed in a plastic bag after the session or day and washed appropriately. All garments must be freshly laundered and ironed. The outer protective garment cannot be worn in the Oral Health Prosthetic Laboratory or Simulation Laboratory. All students must wear trousers and low-heeled closed-in shoes, wear their protective eye-wear, have their hair tied back and wear no jewellery on their hands or arms except for a simple wedding ring.

Students must abide by infection control policies, guidelines and procedures at each clinical placement.

1 Presentation

Assessment Title Oral Presentation
Task Description

Communication skills are important to the Oral Health Therapist, for their role in oral health promotion, the delivery of care to patients and to be able to communicate effectively with other dental professionals. To develop these skills a number of the core units for the Bachelor of Oral Health will include presentations as part of the assessment. Initially, these will be as part of a group and short in duration. In final year you will be asked to deliver a case presentation to internal and external examiners by yourself.

During Residential School in week 6, you and a partner will be asked to present a five minute presentation. To prepare for this assessment, you will research a selected topic, and create a short concise power point presentation.You must choose from a list of topics listed on the Moodle site which relate to the roles and responsibilities of an Oral Health Therapist in a variety of dental practices.

Your presentation will describe one type of general or specialty dental practice. In your description you will explain the dental treatment provided and the patients treated in this type of practice. You will describe the different roles and interactions of the dental team members. Specifically, you will describe the role of the OHT and procedures performed by the OHT. Your talk should include the legislation applicable to this practice, the requirements for registration and education of the OHT, practice management issues (such as eligibility for CDBS, Veterans Affairs, Health Care etc), opportunities for employment and job satisfaction.

Your presentation should consider the level of knowledge of the student audience. You should take into consideration the size of the room and the audiovisual resources available. Please note, the size, colour and font used in your slides will need to be clearly visible in a large lecture theatre.

It is advised to choose your student partner early in the term. You may use the discussion forum to ask for a partner. Select a topic from the list available on the assessment task in Moodle. When you have selected a topic and partner, please advise the class via the discussion forum and email the Unit Coordinator.

Please submit a draft copy of your power point presentation at the beginning of week 6. This should include the brief outline of the content which will assist the lecturers marking your presentation.

Upload the final power point presentation on the day of the presentation.

This assessment is worth 20% of the overall mark. The minimum mark is 50% to pass and you must pass this assessment to pass the unit overall .

Assessment Due Date This assessment will be conducted at the compulsory residential school on the final day Saturday 22nd April. Students are requested to submit a draft copy of their presentation at the beginning of week 6.
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017)
Students will receive feedback on the oral presentations by Friday Week 8.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The presentation will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. Content. The Presentation contains accurate information and is supported by references. 45%
  2. Communication. The mode of delivery is appropriate for the audience with use of effective visual aids and clear and audible speech. 40%
  3. Organization. The information must be presented in a logical sequence 15%

Marking Criteria and Rubric are included in the Oral Presentation Assessment page on Moodle.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Please submit a draft copy of the presentation 18th April 2017 and final copy of the presentation by Saturday 22nd April. 2017

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Examine and differentiate the pathogenesis and prevention of common oral diseases including the role of diet and nutrition.

6. Explain the legislative framework for members of the dental team.

7. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.

8. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

A portfolio is a collection of documents that represent your skills and accomplishments. Upon your graduation and throughout your career in Oral Health Therapy, it will be necessary to collect certain documents for your employment such as a copy of your degree, a copy of your registration, your membership of professional organizations and a copy of your work experience, continuing education and special skills. A Reflective Journal is part of this Portfolio as it is an important part of the learning experience as student and continuing education in your professional career.

There are three parts to your Portfolio:

  1. Evidence of completed Mandatory Checks, which must be completed prior to Clinical Placement.
  2. A record of your 32 hour Clinical Placement, including Student Self-Assessment, Supervisors record of attendance and feedback. Please note: You may be exempt from this placement if you have a Certificate II or IV in Dental Assisting or equivalent qualifications. In this situation you should apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). The details can be found on the Moodle site for this unit. However you must complete the mandatory requirements and reflective journal as part of this portfolio assessment.
  3. A Reflective Journal. You are asked to write 600 words on how your experience in the Clinical Placement (or as a Certificate III or IV Dental Assistant) will inform your practice as a student and Oral Health Therapist in the future. Further information on writing a Reflective Journal is included on Moodle in the assessment page.

Important notes on Mandatory Checks and the Clinical Placement:

The Mandatory Checks for all Oral Health students are displayed beneath the general information box on Moodle and must be completed before you begin your clinical placement.

Before commencing your Clinical Placement the Clinical Placement agreement form must be signed and approved. The necessary documents are available on Moodle .

Documents for Mandatory Checks and the Clinical Placement agreement must be uploaded online in SONIA. The link is available on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Mandatory Checks are due by Week 6 Friday 21st April. 2017. These Checks must be complete or in the process of completion (i.e relevant forms completed and submitted and immunizations in progress).Attendance Record of the Student Placement, Student Self-Assessment, Supervisors comments and the reflective journal are due on the last week of exams. However, the due date will be extended for students completing the clinical practicum after the examination period to 30th June. Permission by the Unit Coordinator is required for this extension. Please be aware that if you complete the placement after the examination period and fail the final examination you will not be eligible for a supplementary examination.
Return Date to Students Feedback on the reflective journal will be given one week after the journal has been submitted online.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

1. Mandatory Checks must be completed to pass this unit and continue in the Oral Health program. This is a pass/fail assessment. Submission of Mandatory Checks are via SONIA.

2. 32 hours Clinical Placement is a pass/ fail assessment and must be completed in order to pass this unit. The Student Self-Assessment and Record of Attendance and Supervisors comments must be completed submitted online when the placement has been completed.

3. The Reflective Journal comprises 20% of your overall grade and 100% of this assessment mark. You will be assessed on structure or organisation of your thoughts, correct spelling and grammar awareness of your personal and professional growth during the period of your clinical work experience. There is a 600 word limit. Submit your journal online via Turn It In. In the case of students with an exemption to clinical placement (Certificate III or IV Dental Assisting), students are advised to submit the journal as early as possible in the term.


Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Details for submission in SONIA for the Mandatory Checks are included on Moodle. Details for submission of forms for the Clinical Placement are on moodle. The completed and signed Clinical Agreement form must be uploaded to SONIA. Student Self-Assessment and Supervisor's feedback comments and Record of Attendance should be submitted online. The reflective journal should be submitted online.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Demonstrate and review the principles of workplace health and safety, record management and practice management.

7. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.

8. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence



3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description

Practical and written exercises will be undertaken at the Compulsory Residential School in the Oral Health Simulation Laboratory. At this residential school, you will be tested on the operation of the dental simulation units and the performance of a number of practical tasks and written exercises. You must complete all the tasks and have a peer and supervisor assess your work. You will be expected to write reflective comments and strategies for improvement.

All written and practical exercises and marking criteria are included in the Workbook. The Workbook will also provide you a place to record Self and Peer Evaluation, Student Reflective Practice, Grades and place to Sign off the task with the Supervisor. You will use similar workbooks in all Oral Health courses with a practical component. The process of self and peer evaluation, marking criteria and the reflective practice are similar for all pre-clinical and clinical procedures in the Bachelor of Oral Health program.

A printed and bound copy of the Workbook will be provided for you at Residential school. It is also available on Moodle. Information about the compulsory Residential School can be found on Moodle in Week 6.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
The workbook will be submitted on the last day of the simulation laboratory activities at Residential School.
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017)
Workbook results will be communicated to students by Week 8 Friday 5th May
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The Practical and Written exercises are a Pass/Fail assessment, however each exercise is graded and you must gain at least 50% to pass this assessment. The workbooks will be collected at the completion of the simulation laboratory sessions at residential school.

You will be instructed and assessed on:

1. Hand washing technique.

2. Personal protective equipment.

3. Ergonomic posture and position of the simulator manikin.

4. Identification of dental instruments and accessory items for examination restoration and hygiene therapy.

5. Attachment of rotary instruments.

6. Methods of isolation and maintaining a dry field using high volume evacuator, cotton rolls and mouth rinse on the simulation units.

7. Methods of toothbrushing , floss and mouth rinse and recommendations for different needs.

8. Identification of anatomical landmarks on the face and oral cavity of your peers peers.

9. Tooth and surface identification on charts.

10. Function and maintenance of hand pieces.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must obtain at least 50% in this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Practical and written exercises are recorded in the Workbook. The workbook is submitted offline at the completion of the residential school

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe tooth structure, periodontal tissue and dentition for children and adults, and describe and recognise stages of development in occlusion and malocclusion.

2. Examine and differentiate the pathogenesis and prevention of common oral diseases including the role of diet and nutrition.

3. Detect and describe dental diseases and oral pathology on radiographs.

4. Demonstrate and review the principles of workplace health and safety, record management and practice management.

5. Categorise, assemble and demonstrate dental instruments and equipment.

8. Satisfy the requirements of an evolving dental practitioner utilising appropriate interpersonal / team communication skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviours.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

7. Cross Cultural Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 60%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - A Student must obtain at least 50% in this assessment task in order to pass the course overall.
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe tooth structure, periodontal tissue and dentition for children and adults, and describe and recognise stages of development in occlusion and malocclusion.

2. Examine and differentiate the pathogenesis and prevention of common oral diseases including the role of diet and nutrition.

3. Detect and describe dental diseases and oral pathology on radiographs.

4. Demonstrate and review the principles of workplace health and safety, record management and practice management.

5. Categorise, assemble and demonstrate dental instruments and equipment.

6. Explain the legislative framework for members of the dental team.

7. Communicate information regarding oral health in oral and written forms.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice

Engagement

Students are engaged with various members of the dental profession in this unit by completing off-campus clinical placements in dental practice settings and engaging with members of the dental profession at residential school..

Graduate Attributes

This unit prepares students to work across various roles and settings as an oral health therapist.

Indigenisation of Curriculum

Students will have the opportunity to study with other students who may identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Internationalisation of Curriculum

Students will have the opportunity to study with other students from various cultural backgrounds.

Sustainability

Students will be instructed to minimize waste and conserve limited resources during their clinical placement.

Work Related Learning

Students undertake work integrated learning in this unit by completing 32 hours clinical placement.


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