Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 63 hours – Didactic and supervised clinical practicum. |
Total Time Commitment:
160 hours Self-directed learning and supported clinical experience hours
Total = 223 hours
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in PC-DENTHRP. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
It is proposed to offer this subject to registered, currently practising dental therapists and oral health therapists in Australia and New Zealand. Previous management of clients aged 18-24 years would be of benefit but not essential.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives 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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:
61 3 9341 1499
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Award Programs Team
Phone: 61 3 9810 3245
The subject Oral Health Practice 4 encompasses all clinical based learning for the Grad Cert Adult Therapy Scope course at the Melbourne Dental School. It will be conducted as a clinically based component. This subject is taught in close conjunction with subjects Oral Health Sciences 4 & Oral Pathology & Adult Oral Function. Clinical teaching and learning activities will be centered at the Melbourne Dental School and further supplementary learning within community dental clinic settings.
This subject has the following components: Comprehensive adult oral health examinations, management of the older adult, communication skills, medically compromised patients, periodontology, dental materials, prosthodontics, oral medicine and pharmacology, local anaesthesia, dental emergency management and cariology.
Student learning will include: the importance of oral medicine, pharmacological interactions and medically compromised patients on the needs/care of adult patients; the skills required to communicate effectively in the management of this client group; the diagnosis and management of disease patterns and dental emergencies; selection and use of appropriate dental materials; the appreciation of an older occlusion and complications to restorative care.
Students who complete this subject will be able to:
Clinical assessment practical workbook –
Part A - includes continuous written assessment in all clinical sessions and a reflective diary.
Part B - Compromised patients, medical therapeutics, preventive therapeutics and dental materials workbook completion with a maximum of 3500 words.
Timing of Assessment - End of Semester
Assessment % - 30%
Clinical case assignment
Timing of Assessment - Mid Semester
Assessment % - 20%
Attendance at all Computer Assisted Learning and practical/laboratory sessions
Assessment % - Hurdle
1 x 25 minute integrative oral examination to assess entry-to-practice competence (viva voca)
Timing of Assessment - End of Semester
Assessment % - 50%
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
All class materials will be provided.
|Recommended Texts:|| |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/courses|
Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) |
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