Course Title: Assist with dental radiography

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3393 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Assist with dental radiography

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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)

DENT5844C

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)

DENT5844C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2017 ()

DENT5844C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2018 (All)

DENT5844C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2019 (All)

Course Contact: Suzanne Dellas 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 prepare patients for dental radiography. It also describes the skills and knowledge to process and mount conventional dental radiographs. 

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 codes of practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEN002 Assist with dental radiography

Elements:

1. Prepare for dental radiography

2. Prepare equipment and materials for dental radiography

3. Process and mount dental radiographs

4. Maintain stock of unexposed radiographic film and chemicals

5. Assure the quality of dental radiographic processing


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Prepare for dental radiography
  2. Prepare materials and equipment for dental radiography
  3. Process and mount dental radiographs
  4. Maintain stock of unexposed radiographic film and chemicals
  5. Assure the quality of dental radiographic processing 


Overview of Assessment

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:

• prepared at least 3 patients for dental radiographic imaging procedures

• consistently applied safe work practices for dental radiography work including:
- using protective equipment to minimise the risk of ionising radiations to self and patient
- correctly handling, storing and disposing of radiographic films and processing solutions receptors

• correctly processed, mounted and filed radiographic films and digital images on at least 3 occasions, including:
- applying the correct processing procedure
- implementing remedies for common processing faults
- recognising common processing errors
- handling digital receptors carefully
- attaching accurate, legible and complete records 

Assessment:Task  1

Workplace Assessment 1

Assessment:Task 2

Mounting of Dental Radiographs 1

Assessment:Task 3

Patient Management Practical Assessment 

Assessment:Task 4

Online Test

Assessment: Task 5

Mounting of Dental Radiographs 2

Assessment:Task 6

Simulated Manual Developing Practical Assessment

Assessment: Task 7

Workplace Assessment 2

 

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.