Course Title: Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3393 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 300

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5843C

City Campus

TAFE

155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2016

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5843C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2017 ()

Course Contact: Ms. Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for a dental assistant to assist the operator by preparing the dental surgery including preparing necessary equipment, instruments and materials for oral health care procedures, and to assist the operator during the delivery of these procedures. 

This unit applies to dental assisting work.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

Elements:

1. Prepare the dental surgery for oral health care procedures

2. Use dental terminology in communication within the health care setting

3. Record personal, medical and dental details

4. Select and prepare syringe safely for local anaesthesia

5. Assist the operator during oral health care procedures

6. Maintain and store instruments, equipment materials and medicaments


Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.


Overview of Assessment

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a minimum period of 50 hours of dental assisting work in a simulated environment using scenarios based on general and specialised dentistry including endodontics and oral surgery
  • performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a minimum period of 250 hours of dental assisting work in a dental clinic workplace
  • prepared at least 3 patients in the dental clinic workplace for oral health care procedures at the chair-side
  • provided chair-side support to the operator in the dental clinic workplace on at least 3 occasions during oral health care procedures for general dentistry and specialised dentistry

 

Assessment

Assessment: Task 1

Written Test

Assessment: Task 2

Workplace Assessment 1

Assessment: Task 3

Workplace Assessment 2

Assessment: Task 3

Workplace Assessment 2

Assessment: Task 4

Instrumentation Portfolio

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass1

Ass 2

Ass 3

Ass 4

1.1

 

X

X

X

1.2

 

X

X

X

1.3

 

X

X

X

1.4

 

X

X

X

1.5

 

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

X

2.4

 

X

X

X

3.1

 

X

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

X

3.3

 

X

X

X

3.4

 

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

X

4.3

 

X

X

X

4.4

 

X

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

X

5.3

 

X

X

X

5.4

 

X

X

X

5.5

 

X

X

X

5.6

X

X

X

X

5.7

X

X

X

X

5.8

 

X

X

X

6.1

X

 

 

 

6.2

X

 

 

 

6.3

X

 

 

 

6.4

X

 

 

 

6.5

X

 

 

 

6.6

X

 

 

 

6.7

X

 

 

 

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.