Course Title: Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4385 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 130

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)

DENT5860C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Ms. Sandra Torbica

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 operate dental radiographic equipment and position the patient correctly to produce an intraoral and extraoral diagnostic radiographic image.

Where work relates to extra-oral radiography this includes orthopantomogram and may include lateral cephalograms (for orthodontic radiographic work-ups) and excludes cone beam radiography.

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:

HLTDEN009 Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

Elements:

1. Position patient to obtain radiograph

2. Position dental radiographic detector

3. Operate radiographic imaging equipment safely to produce an extra oral radiograph

4. Position dental radiographic detector

5. Process and provide quality assurance for the exposed dental radiograph


Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements


Overview of Assessment

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

  • produced 30 acceptable dental radiographic images in a simulated environment including:

        applying safe work practices for dental radiography work including:

              following standard and additional precautions

              operating a radiographic unit correctly

              safely using radiation in dentistry

  • produced and critiqued 20 acceptable dental intra-oral radiographic images taken on a minimum of 10 different people demonstrating skills in peri apical (PA) and bitewings (BW)
  • produced and critiqued 10 acceptable dental extra oral radiographic images taken on a minimum of 10 different people.

 

 

Assessment

Assessment: Task 1

Simulated Radiographic Portfolio

Assessment: Task 2

Workplace Intra oral Radiographic Portfolio

Assessment: Task 3

Workplace Extra oral Radiographic Portfolio

Assessment: Task 4

Written Exam

Assessment: Task 5

Simulated Extra-Oral Practical Assessment

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass1

Ass 2

Ass 3

Ass 4

Ass 5

1.1

 

 

 

X

 

1.2

X

X

X

 

 

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

2.1

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

 

3.1

X

X

X

 

 

3.2

X

X

X

X

 

3.3

X

X

X

 

 

3.4

X

X

X

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

 

 

4.1

X

 

X

X

X

4.2

 

 

X

X

X

4.3

 

 

 

X

 

4.4

X

 

X

 

X

4.5

X

 

X

 

X

5.1

X

X

 

 

 

5.2

X

X

 

X

 

5.3

X

X

 

X

 

5.4

X

X

 

X

 

5.5

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.