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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Year long. 442 hours of lectures, seminars, computer assisted learning, clinical practice and field placements plus clinical experience outside of semester. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMs Pam Leong
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject comprises lectures, seminars and preclinical and clinical experience in aspects of dental hygiene patient care and student directed problem based learning covering ageing and oral care for the elderly; social and psychological aspects of ageing; medical problems of, and medication for the elderly; epidemiology of oral disease in older adults, oral health education for older people and oral health services for the elderly; aetiology and management of early childhood caries; oral health care for preschool children; treatment planning and evaluation of treatment; and advanced clinical experience in dental hygiene and dental therapy patient care. Clinical experience in various aspects of dental therapy and hygiene practice and field placement in general and specialist dental practices in the public and private sectors and outreach dental care programs; the philosophy of total oral care for each patient and the interaction of dental therapy and hygiene care with general and specialist oral health care in the overall treatment and care plan for the individual; a public health approach to practice and advanced clinical experience in dental therapy patient care. Selected patients will receive oral health care as necessary including, examination, diagnosis and treatment planning; preventive procedures (such as oral hygiene instructions, placement of fissure sealants, application of topical fluorides and diet counselling); clinical photography and clinical care.
|Assessment:||1) Continuing assessment of clinical procedures performed during the year, including written reports and practical tests; 2) a 25-minute viva voce examination on integrated treatment planning for dental therapy practice . Particular emphasis will be placed on the ability of a student to formulate an appropriate treatment plan after analysis of patient clinical data. The student will be presented with a patient's clinical records (e.g. history, dental charts, radiographs, study casts etc) one hour before the 25 minute viva voce examination. The student will make a written treatment plan to be taken into the oral examination and may also prepare personal notes 3) a 25-minute viva voce examination on integrated treatment planning for dental hygiene practice . Particular emphasis will be placed on the ability of a student to formulate an appropriate treatment plan after analysis of patient clinical data. The student will be presented with a patient's clinical records (e.g. history, dental charts, radiographs, study casts etc) one hour before the 25 minute viva voce examination. The student will make a written treatment plan to be taken into the oral examination and may also prepare personal notes.|
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Bachelor of Oral Health |
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