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.

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

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

Not applicable



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

Refer to elements


Overview of Assessment

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

  • correctly interpreted 3 different dental radiographic requests and prepared for procedure including:

-               checking patient’s identify and consent

-               selecting a range of radiographic imaging equipment using appropriate technical variables for the requested radiographic procedure

-               using procedures to minimise the risk of radiation to the patient, the operator and others.

 

Assessment

Assessment: Task 1

Radiographic Equipment report

 

Assessment: Task 2

Written Exam

Assessment: Task 3

Workplace Assessment

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass1

Ass 2

Ass 3

1.1

 

 

X

1.2

 

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

2.1

 

X

X

2.2

X

 

 

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

 

 

X

3.3

 

 

X

3.4

 

 

X

3.5

X

X

X

3.6

 

 

X

3.7

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

 

X

X

4.3

X

X

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.