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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: See specific class number

Class Section:

Please see Enrolment Online (EOL) to check the class section and class number.

Course Code: DENT5843C

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

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3393 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Contact: Ms. Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mr. Nicholas Greer
Program Manager

Telephone: +61 3 9341 1420
Email nicholas.greer@rmit.edu.au 

 

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

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


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

Element:

1. Prepare the dental surgery for oral health care procedures

Performance Criteria:

 

1.1 Make accessible in the clean zone of the surgery the patient’s necessary charts and records

1.2 Identify correctly the planned procedure

1.3 Anticipate and select correctly the equipment, instruments materials and medicaments for the planned procedure, and arrange them in their likely order of use

1.4 Give personal protective equipment to the patient and members of the dental team

1.5 Support aseptic techniques to prevent the spread of infection

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Communicate with other members of the dental team using dental terminology

2.2 Receive, understand and document written and oral instructions using dental terminology

2.3 Use and correctly interpret frequently used abbreviations and symbols in dentistry

2.4 Refer to the Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary for interpreting information used in dental assisting work.

Element:

3. Record personal, medical and dental details

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Actively encourage patients to provide complete information without embarrassment or hesitation

3.2 Make accurate, legible and legal records of the patient’s personal, medical and dental information as directed by the operator

3.3 Verify this information in accordance with operator requirements

3.4 Maintain confidentiality of patient information

Element:

4. Select and prepare syringe safely for local anaesthesia

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select and prepare the correct syringe, cartridge and needle for local anaesthesia as directed by the operator

4.2 Check the expiry dates for the local anaesthetic cartridge prior to use

4.3 Transfer the unused local anaesthetic syringe to the operator in accordance with infection control guidelines for the transfer of sharps between health care workers

4.4 Disassemble syringe, cartridge and dispose of needle and cartridge appropriately

Element:

5. Assist the operator during oral health care procedures

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Select and transfer to the operator the instruments, the equipment, materials and medicaments required for oral health care procedures

5.2 Assist the operator to maintain a clear field of vision

5.3 Clear the mouth of oral fluids and debris, and control moisture

5.4 Retract and protect the patient’s soft tissues using instruments and materials appropriate to the procedure

5.5 Monitor the patient’s well-being and take the necessary actions without delay to support the patient and the operator

5.6 Prepare the correct materials and medicaments using the correct technique and to the correct consistency and quantity required, and within the designated timelines as directed by the operator

5.7 Select additional instruments and materials as required without contaminating sterile stock

5.8 Dispose of waste materials appropriately during the cleaning and change-over using sustainable practices and organisation protocols

Element:

6. Maintain and store instruments, equipment materials and medicaments

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Check that instrument sharpness conforms to operator specifications and advise of any deficiency

6.2 Maintain instruments and equipment in good working order

6.3 Store instruments, equipment, materials and medicaments correctly, according to manufacturers’ instructions

6.4 Monitor storage requirements, shelf life and expiry dates of materials and medicaments

6.5 Report faults in equipment or instruments promptly to the operator

6.6 Ensure tracking and maintenance records are legible and accurate

6.7 Arrange for servicing of instruments and equipment in line with manufacturers’ instructions


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.


Details of Learning Activities

 A combination of learning activities will support student’s learning in this unit, such as

  • Facilitator led classroom based lecture and or workshop using PowerPoint Presentations
  • Demonstration and classroom discussion
  • Facilitator led practical clinical demonstration
  • Group discussions
  • Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises
  • Online learning resources accessed via myRMIT Studies (BlackBoard)
  • including online tests or quizzes
  • Practical clinical practice, peer evaluation/feedback session
  • Written classroom tasks


Teaching Schedule

This unit is scheduled for delivery of trainee groups as per the timetable issued in Phase 1 Day 1 and is also located on BlackBoard. The classes will be delivered over the Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the program, on level 3 or 2 of Building 154, RMIT (within the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne).

Notification will be provided via student email if the date or location changes.

The following schedule is as per the timetable issued on Phase 1 Day 1 and is provided on BlackBoard (subject to change at the discretion of RMIT, in this event notification will be provided to your student email).

Phase 1 Day 2: Clinical Dental Assisting 1: Dental Surgery, Stock Control Equipment Maintenance  (Facilitator led class work shop/group activities)

Phase 1 Day 5:  Clinical Dental Assisting 1: Moisture Control, Instrumentation, Dental Materials (Facilitator led class work shop/group activities)

Phase 2 Day 1:  Clinical Dental Assisting 1: Dental Anatomy, Dental Examination, Charting and Notation

Phase 2 Day 3:  Clinical Dental Assisting 2: Oral Pathology and Special needs patients lecture (Facilitator led class work shop/group activities)

Phase 2 Day 4:  Clinical Dental Assisting 2: Restorative and Fixed Prosthodontics (Facilitator led class work shop/group activities)

Phase 2 Day 5:  Clinical Dental Assisting 2: Removable  Prosthodontics and Dental Materials (Facilitator led class work shop/group activities)

Phase 3 Day 2: Clinical Dental Assisting 2: Patient Management, Endodontics (Facilitator led class work shop/group activities)

Phase 3 Day 3: Clinical Dental Assisting 2: Periodontics, Extractions (Facilitator led class work shop/group activities)

Phase 3 Day 5: Clinical Dental Assisting 2:  Workplace Assessment tutorial

Phase 4 Day 2: Clinical Dental Assisting 2: Orthodontics, Oral Surgery (Facilitator led class work shop/group activities)

Phase 5 Day 5: Written Test


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Scheller.C- Basic Guide to Dental Instruments current edition- Blackwell UK -

9781405133791

Bird. D. & Robinson D (2014) Torres & Ehrlich Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Ed. W.B.

978-1-4557-7451-7


References


Other Resources

Students will be expected to utilise a range of recent and appropriate library, electronic, text and other resources. Students will be provided with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies (BlackBoard).

Workplace Procedure Manuals and Workplace checklists


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.

 


Assessment Tasks

 To demonstrate competency in this course, students will need to complete all the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. 

 

  1. HLTDEN001 Written test

This is conducted on Phase 5 Day 5 as per timetable. The written test will be conducted under supervision at RMIT under exam conditions. Detailed information will be discussed with students during their attendance to lectures. 

In order to achieve a Satisfactory result, student must score 60% of the overall mark. Feedback to students will be provided via Grade Centre on Blackboard. 

 

  1. HLTDEN001 Workplace Assessment 1

This is conducted at the workplace between Phase 3 and Phase 4. Allocated assessor will contact the student and/or Workplace Assessor for discussion and scheduling of the suitable time for this assessment. Student knowledge and skills will be observed in the workplace based on two separate performances completed on the same day. Detailed information will be provided to students during their class attendance.

To undertake a practical workplace assessment students MUST present for the assessment process as follows:

  • Appropriate clinical attire (no shorts, jeans or tracksuit pants, no bare midriff, no singlet tops).
  • Footwear fully covered in leather/vinyl (not suede) clinical footwear.
  • Hair is to be contained by tying back or in appropriate hair cover.
  • Fingernails must be short and clean and no nail varnish to be worn. No artificial fingernails are to be worn.
  • The wearing of henna is acceptable.
  • No jewellery to be worn on the hands or wrists. Wedding rings or jewellery that cannot be removed for cultural reasons must be taped with an appropriate waterproof tape .
  • All cuts/ skin abrasions on the hands or wrists must be covered with a waterproof dressing

A student that is non-compliant with any of the above requirements will not be permitted to undertake workplace assessment at the scheduled time which will result in assessment being rescheduled. 

Student will attempt the practical assessments under supervision of the assessor and they will be graded with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTINF001 Assessment Overview. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Student will receive verbal feedback on this assessment on the day of the workplace assessment

 

  1. HLTDEN001 Workplace Assessment 2 and Workplace Assessment 3

This is conducted after Phase 6. Allocated assessor will contact the student and/or Workplace Assessor for discussion and scheduling of the suitable time for this assessment. Student knowledge and skills will be observed in the workplace based on two separate performances completed on the same day. Detailed information will be provided to students during their class attendance.

To undertake a practical workplace assessment students MUST present for the assessment process as follows:

  • Appropriate clinical attire (no shorts, jeans or tracksuit pants, no bare midriff, no singlet tops).
  • Footwear fully covered in leather/vinyl (not suede) clinical footwear.
  • Hair is to be contained by tying back or in appropriate hair cover.
  • Fingernails must be short and clean and no nail varnish to be worn. No artificial fingernails are to be worn.
  • The wearing of henna is acceptable.
  • No jewellery to be worn on the hands or wrists. Wedding rings or jewellery that cannot be removed for cultural reasons must be taped with an appropriate waterproof tape .
  • All cuts/ skin abrasions on the hands or wrists must be covered with a waterproof dressing

A student that is non-compliant with any of the above requirements will not be permitted to undertake workplace assessment at the scheduled time which will result in assessment being rescheduled. 

Student will attempt the practical assessments under supervision of the assessor and they will be graded with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTINF001 Assessment Overview. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Student will receive verbal feedback on both assessments on the day of the workplace assessment.

 

    4. HLTDEN001 Instrumentation Portfolio

This is conducted in the workplace at the same time as the Workplace Assessment 2 & 3. The student presents their completed Instrumentation Portfolio, for review and oral questioning.

Student will attempt present their completed Instrumentation Portfolio and explain the dental procedures. they will be graded with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTDEN001 Assessment Overview. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result. Detailed information will be provided to students during their presentation of their Instrumentation Portfolio.

 


Assessment Matrix

AS PER ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT Student Page for extensive information about study support, assessments, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: 

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

 

RMIT provides all students with an extension range of online and campus based study support services ranging from:

 

Plagiarism

RMIT University requires that you present only YOUR work for assessment.

Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is the presentation of the work or idea of another person. Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. Please note: It is also a disciplinary offence to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. When signing the coversheet (electronic or paper based), you are declaring that the work is not plagiarised.

 

Special Consideration

Please note: Students may apply for Special Consideration as per the information via the RMIT website http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  if they believe that to complete assessment for this unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date. The application for Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application.

 

RMIT Assessment Appeal Process

Students may appeal against their assessment result as per the information via the RMIT website. The Appeals Against Assessment policy and procedure applies to all coursework programs in all careers. The appeal process is staged and students are required to follow each stage in order to ensure their full entitlement to appeal, this is available on http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=nwjxaifdrgle (unresolved) 

 

Attendance

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensure the maximum opportunity to gain competency. 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

If you think you have some or all of the knowledge and competencies described, please discuss the Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer options that may be available to you with the Program Coordinator. For more information go to:

 http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

 

 

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