Course Title: Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: See specific class number

Class Section:

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Course Code: DENT5845C

Course Title: Recognise and respond to oral health issues

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3393 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Contact: Ms. Suzanne Dellas 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

Nominal Hours: 30

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify variations and recognise oral health issues through a visual check, observation of patient behaviour and habits, signs and symptoms and physical condition of patients. This enables the candidate to respond appropriately to the clinical findings to initiate follow up oral health care.

This unit applies to workers in a range of health and community services environments where their work role requires them to recognise and respond to oral health issues.

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHC001 Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Element:

1. Identify variations in patient behaviour and habits

Performance Criteria:

 

1.1 Identify opportunities to observe patient behaviour, physical functions, capabilities and habits that may indicate oral health issues or associated pain or discomfort

1.2 Observe, listen for self-reports and question patient and family/or carer to determine whether the patient is experiencing pain or discomfort that may be associated with oral health issues

1.3 Access relevant information on contributing factors that may produce variation from normal behaviour

Element:

2. Undertake basic visual oral check and questioning

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Obtain consent from the patient to conduct basic visual oral check and questioning from patient and/or family/carer

 

2.2 Ensure comfort of patient by developing trust and rapport, adapting environment and optimal time based on patient needs

 

2.3 Provide support for patient’s head or chin if necessary to enhance visual access without creating discomfort for the patient

 

2.4 Seek assistance from patient to open their own mouth to limit hand contact inside the mouth

 

2.5 Prepare and perform basic visual oral checks in line with own work role and use of standard precautions

 

2.6 Identify signs and symptoms of oral health issues that may indicate variation from normal and actively listen to and be aware of self-reports

Element:

3. Follow up and promote ongoing oral health care

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Complete documentation and reporting processes, using information from patient, and/or family/carer or other relevant people as well as own observations in relation to oral health issues

3.2 Discuss oral health issues with patient and/or carer in line with organisation policies and procedures and respecting patient priorities and choices

3.3 Take appropriate action within work role, including liaising with supervisor in consultation with patient to ensure appropriate referral occurs

3.4 Use appropriate communication strategies to provide information relevant to promoting and maintaining good oral health

3.5 Provide instruction to support patients to take a self-care approach to oral health in line with individual needs where possible

3.6 Identify and address key barriers to management or self-management of oral health

3.7 Review and monitor oral health issues


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements of Competency.

 


Details of Learning Activities

A combination of learning activities have been designed to help students to achieve learning outcomes of this unit:

  • Facilitator led classroom based lecture and or workshop using PowerPoint Presentations
  • Written classroom tasks
  • Demonstration and classroom discussion
  • Group discussions
  • Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises
  • Clinical practice, peer evaluation/feedback session/completion of practical worksheets
  • Online learning resources accessed via myRMIT Studies (BlackBoard)
  • Self-managed research to support completion of assessment tasks. 


Teaching Schedule

This unit is scheduled for delivery as per the timetable issued on Induction Day and is also located on BlackBoard. The classes will be delivered, 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 change.

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 5: Combines theory based lecture and practical workshop sessions  

Phase 6: Combines theory based lecture and practical workshop sessions and practical assessments. 



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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).

  • Evolve Website:
    https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/store?role=student   This website has been set up by the publisher of the textbook, Modern Dental Assisting and offers free student learning resources and is and highly recommended.
  • RMIT Studies (Blackboard) for RMIT Online resources.
  • RMIT Library for textbooks and other resources.
  • RMIT Library (Dental Guides): http://rmit.libguides.com/dental  
  • Workplace Procedure Manuals and Workplace checklists.


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 a visual oral health check on 5 patients, including:
  • identified any signs and symptoms related to oral health care issues
  • gathered relevant information from visual check and questioning to initiate appropriate follow up oral health care
  • used appropriate manual handling techniques when working with patients with special care needs or mental health condition

 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: 

Online Quiz

Assessment 2:

Case Study

Assessment 3:

Clinical LogBook

Assessment 4:

Clinical Assessment

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass 1

Ass 2

Ass 3

Ass 4

1.1

 

 

X

X

1.2

 

 

X

X

1.4

 

 

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

X

2.5

X

X

X

X

2.6

X

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.


Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment 1:   Online quiz

Students will complete the online quiz via BlackBoard and must achieve 90%. You will have three attempts to compete the online quiz 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 Assessment Outline. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Feedback to students will be provided at an allocated time at RMIT

 

Assessment 2: Case Study

Students will submit the Assignment on dental products. 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 Assessment Outline. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Feedback to students will be provided at an allocated time at RMIT.

Assessment Task 3: Clinical Logbook

Logbook is completed in the practical sessions they will be graded with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the Assessment Outline. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Feedback to students will be provided at an allocated time at RMIT.

Assessment Task 4:  Basic visual oral health check (student to student)

Students will attempt the 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 P2 Assessment Outline. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Feedback to students will be provided at an allocated time at RMIT.


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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