Course Title: Implement an oral health promotion program
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Teaching Period: VE 2018
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Course Code: DENT5877C
Course Title: Implement an oral health promotion program
School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4385 - Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
Course Contact: Suzanne Dellas Fatone
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406
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Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Ms. Rachael Starr
Ms. Eleanor Schroeder
Nominal Hours: 130
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
HLTDEN011 Implement an oral health promotion program
1. Deliver an oral health promotion program
1.1 Identify the target group and appropriate teaching and learning styles to effectively communicate an oral health promotion program 1.2 Prioritise the oral health issues for the target group and the potential for effective interventions 1.3 Prepare oral health promotion materials suitable for use across age groups 1.4 Ensure flexibility of delivery of oral health promotion taking into account the target group's location, economic and physical circumstances, language, culture and communication needs 1.5 Actively involve community groups in health decision-making and in setting oral health promotion priorities 1.6 Implement a review strategy to determine the effectiveness of the oral health promotion program
2. Develop oral health promotion strategies for a target group
2.1 Provide information on the causes of oral diseases to an identified target group appropriately and completely using language that can be easily understood 2.2 Provide information on the prevention of oral diseases appropriately and completely using language that can be easily understood 2.3 Develop and give appropriate information on acids and fermentable carbohydrates in a manner that can be easily understood 2.4 Involve the target group in a review of current dietary habits and the development of an approach to healthy eating which improves general and oral health 2.5 Provide information appropriately on a dentally healthy lifestyle and behavioural change 2.6 Provide an appropriate environment for the target group to ask questions and become involved in oral health
3. Integrate oral health promotion with targeted National Health Priorities
3.1 Work collaboratively with other health care workers in a culturally sensitive and competent manner to address risk factors that oral diseases have in common with other diseases 3.2 Personalise the delivery of health information so that it is immediately relevant to the individual and clarifies the consequences of behaviour
On completion of this course, you should be able to;
- Deliver an oral health promotion program
- Develop oral health promotion strategies for a target group
- Integrate oral health promotion with targeted National Health Priorities
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 workshop using PowerPoint Presentations
- Classroom written tasks
- Facilitator led practical demonstration
- Facilitator led group discussion
- Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace case studies.
- Supported clinical practice.
- Formative structured study tasks accessed via CANVAS Learning Management System. (myRMIT Studies)
- Guest Presentations
As per Timetable
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Additional materials maybe provided in class and lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.
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.
Health Promotion Plan Assessment
Health Promotion Final Project
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- Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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