Comprehensive Oral Health Care

20 Units

There is an emphasis on research throughout the course. Students will undertake a number of online case presentations demonstrating an understanding of the effects of social, cultural and economic factors with a strong evidence-based knowledge of clinical radiology, regional and dental anatomy, dental materials and prevention. Students will undertake a Critical Appraisal Exercise (CAE). This course is a mandatory program component.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Trimester 3 - 2014 (On-Line from Ourimbah Cmp)

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

  1. Use an evidence based approach to the provision of information and care for children and adolescents.
  2. Formulate clinical and preventive treatment plans for children and young people taking into account the social, cultural and economic background of patients.
  3. Recognise and diagnose oral hard and soft tissue conditions utilizing clinical photographs, information and special diagnostic test results.
  4. Demonstrate application and integration of knowledge of the aetiology, and effects of oral disease on the provision of treatment for children and adolescents.
  5. Synthesise an appropriate treatment plan for preventive and restorative oral health care.
  6. Provide individual care appropriate to the medical and oral health history for children and adolescents.
  7. Generate research questions and proposals using evaluation of published literature.
  8. Access, analyse and critically appraise published literature.

This course will contain fundamentals of:

  1. Clinical radiology
  2. Oral pathology
  3. Management of medically compromised patients
  4. Evidence-based clinical practice
  5. Approaches to clinical oral health care
  6. Holistic patient care
  7. Critical appraisal
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge ORHL6001 and ORHL6002
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Critical Appraisal Exercise worth.
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Complete and independently submit the on-line case study task, and Complete and independently submit a clinical case of a patient for whom treatment has been provided over Trimester 1 and/or Trimester 2 and/or Trimester 3. This must include clinical records and radiographhs and a written report covering all aspects of the case.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 280 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy
  • Compulsory Program Component: Compulsory Program Component : Prior Successful Completion of ORHL6001 and ORHL6002
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ORHL6004

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