Course Title: Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4407 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography)

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.

Important Information:

This unit is being co-delivered with HLTDEN007 Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice and HLTDEN008 Prepare to expose 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)

DENT5860C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2020

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

None



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 intraoral image

4. Operate radiographic imaging equipment safely to produce an extraoral radiograph

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


Learning Outcomes

  1. Position patient to obtain radiograph
  2. Position dental radiographic detector
  3. Operate radiographic imaging equipment safely to produce intraoral image
  4. Operate radiographic imaging equipment safely to produce an extraoral radiograph
  5. Process and provide quality assurance for the exposed dental radiograph


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 HLTDEN008 Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image. 

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.   

Regular attendance is necessary. 

Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.