Course Title: Provide or assist with oral hygiene

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3393 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Provide or assist with oral hygiene

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)

DENT5846C

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)

DENT5846C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2017 ()

Course Contact: Ms. Suzanne Dellas Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

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



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide or assist a patient with their oral hygiene where the patient is unable to perform all or part of these tasks by themselves. The oral hygiene tasks for the patient are carried out within the framework of an individualised care support plan and within the workers designated role and responsibilities.

This unit applies to workers who provide direct patient care in a range of health and community services environments.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards for maintaining infection control and industry codes of practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHC004 Provide or assist with oral hygiene

Elements:

1. Identify patient's oral hygiene requirements to ensure good oral health

2. Assist and support patients in an appropriate manner

3. Assist and support patients in their identified oral hygiene needs

4. Recognise and report changes in patient oral hygiene requirements


Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements. 


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:

  • performed effective oral hygiene practices on 3 different patients in the workplace
  • used processes, aids and equipment appropriately in provision of oral hygiene, including performing the following tasks at least 1 time:
  • tooth brushing
  • soft tissue cleaning
  • use of mouthwash
  • care of dentures
  • care of crown or bridge or implant or braces

 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: 

Video Assessment (three patients)

Assessment 2:

Assignment (Oral Hygiene)

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

 

Ass 1

 

Ass 2

1.1

X

X

1.2

X

X

1.4

X

X

2.1

X

X

2.2

X

X

2.3

X

X

2.4

X

X

2.5

X

X

2.6

X

X

3.1

X

 

3.2

X

 

3.3

X

 

3.4

X

 

3.5

X

 

3.6

X

 

3.7

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.