Course Title: Implement an oral health promotion program

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4385 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Implement an oral health promotion program

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 Contact: Sue Delas Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

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



Course Description

Provide an oral health promotion program.

This unit applies to dental assistants and to other health care workers who are actively involved in promoting general well-being through the promotion of healthy eating habits and good oral health.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applcable



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEN011 Implement an oral health promotion program

Elements:

1. Deliver an oral health promotion program

2. Develop oral health promotion strategies for a target group

3. Integrate oral health promotion with targeted National Health Priorities


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to;

  1. Deliver an oral health promotion program
  2. Develop oral health promotion strategies for a target group
  3. Integrate oral health promotion with targeted National Health Priorities


Overview of Assessment

There must be evidence that the candidate has:

developed 1 oral health program for a specific target group within the community, including:

  • identifying the target group and key concerns
  • developing specific promotion strategies and resources to reach the target group
  • integrating promotion with targeted National Health Priorities

facilitated discussion with 10 people on oral health care including:

  • causes and prevention of oral diseases -
  • dietary habits and the impact of healthy eating on oral health -
  • behavioural change for improved oral health.

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.