Course Title: Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4385 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

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.

Important Information:

This unit is being co-delivered with HLTDEN007 Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice and HLTDEN009 Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image. 

You must enrol in the two units delivered in this cluster and all learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies.

 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5859C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Ms. Sandra Toribca

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1408

Course Contact Email: sandra.torbica@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret a prescribed request for a dental radiographic image. It also includes the preparation of the patient for dental radiography and the selection of equipment requirements.

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:

HLTDEN008 Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image

Elements:

1. Interpret the request for the prescribed dental radiographic image

2. Refer to previous dental radiographic imaging

3. Assess and determine the procedure prior to exposing a dental radiographic image

4. Select and prepare dental radiographic imaging equipment and accessories appropriate to the procedure


Learning Outcomes

1. Interpret the request for the prescribed dental radiographic image

2. Refer to previous dental radiographic imaging

3. Assess and determine the procedure prior to exposing a dental radiographic image

4. Select and prepare dental radiographic imaging equipment and accessories appropriate to the procedure


Overview of Assessment

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

This unit is being co-assessed with HLTDEN007 Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice and HLTDEN009 Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image. 

Assessment: Task 1

Dental Anatomy Written test

Assessment: Task 2

Sim Lab Intra-Oral Practical Assessment

Assessment: Task 3

Case Presentation

Assessment: Task 4

Intra-Oral Patient Portfolio x30 + Reflection

Assessment: Task 5

Workplace Assessment


To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to build up your knowledge and skills throughout all 3 units of competency over multiple tasks.