Management of Acute Conditions in Oral Health

20 Units

This course integrates knowledge of dental and regional anatomy, tooth and tissue physiology and clinical radiology with extraction of primary and permanent teeth and minor oral surgery. This course considers the oral manifestations of systemic disease and oral pathology in infants and children and pays attention to pharmacological and clinical techniques for the management of pain and infection. This course is a mandatory program component.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Trimester 3 - 2014 (Ourimbah)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Diagnose and manage common dental emergencies
  2. Remove primary and permanent teeth and tooth fragments
  3. Apply knowledge of pharmokinetics to provide effective management of dental pain and sepsis
  4. Develop strategies for the management of adverse effects of drugs and medications
  5. Understand clotting mechanisms and haemostasis
  6. Identify intra-oral pathology in children
  7. Provide safe and effective treatment mindful of general health status and psychosocial welfare
  8. Provide advice on the management and treatment options for the anxious patient
  9. Have advanced knowledge of radiological interpretation of hard and soft tissue pathology affecting the oral cavity
  10. Provide safe and effective treatment for the child with dental pain

This course will contain fundamentals of:

  1. Dental pharmacology
  2. Exodontia and haemostasis
  3. Oral pathology
  4. Management of anxious patients
  5. Management of common dental emergencies
  6. Dental radiology
Assumed Knowledge ORHL6001 and ORHL6002
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Class - Pre-clinical Examination, undertaken at the end of the simulated learning block. Students must pass this exam to progress to treating patients. The examination includes a short written paper and a practical exercise on phantom heads. A single remedial examination will be offered to unsuccessful candidates.
  • Examination: Formal - 2 hour short answer paper to be held in the examination period.
  • Other: (please specify) - Continuous clinical assessment (assesses objectives 1-10) - This will comprise a reflective portfolio containing evidence of competency of practice.
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Clinical: for 24 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Clinical: for 12 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
  • Experience Based Learning: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
  • Integrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
  • Practicum: for 12 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy
  • Compulsory Program Component: Compulsory Program Component : Prior Successful Completion of ORHL6001 and ORHL6002. First Aid Certificate.
  • Compulsory Course Component: PLACEMENT INFORMATION and REQUIREMENTS This course includes a period of professional placement. The term professional placement includes all activities (clinical, fieldwork, industry placement, work experience) undertaken in a facility where patients or clients are seen and you are present as a student of the University of Newcastle. Placement is a compulsory course component of this course andplacement must be passed to pass this course. To attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate the following Placement Requirements prior to placement: • a National Police Certificate • a completed and signed NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement • a completed and signed NSW Health Student Declaration • all specified immunisations and evidence of immunity • a completed NSW Health Form 2. - Tuberculosis (TB) assessment tool • a completed NSW Health Form 3. - Student Undertaking/Declaration International Students (additional requirements) • Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy) All School of Health Sciences students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into their Programs in year 1, and students have been provided with information and assistance to complete the necessary placement requirements. Any student excluded from placement because they are unable to demonstrate the above compulsory course components will not be able to pass this course and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. Any student not able to fulfill the requirements above, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, is required to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and their degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the necessary placement requirements.
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ORHL60031

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