Course Title: Join alloy structures
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: DENT5263C
Course Title: Join alloy structures
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5312 - Diploma of Dental Technology
Course Contact: Matthew Clayton
Course Contact Phone: +61 93411417
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Join Alloy Structures
Contact: Matthew Clayton
P: 9341 1417
Nominal Hours: 20
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.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
HLTDT301C Construct models
HLTDT302C Construct custom impression trays
HLTDT303C Construct registration rims
HLTDT304C Articulate models and transfer records
HLTDT507C Construct immediate dentures
HLTDT508C Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
HLTDT509C Cast metal alloy removable partial denture framework
HLTDT510C Construct crown and bridge structures
HLTDT519B Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to join dental alloys using thermal processes.
All procedures are carried out in accordance with occupational health and safety policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards, state/territory legislative requirements and organisation policy.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
HLTDT511C Join alloy structures
1. Solder components
1.1 Identify and position component materials accurately to comply with the design and in a manner that enables the optimum join to be made
1.2 Select appropriate solder and flux according to the component materials
1.3 Select appropriate heating methods
1.4 Apply and control solder
1.5 Evaluate each finished join
1.6 Clean, trim, shape and finish components to produce a smooth surface free of sharp edges and irregularities
2. Weld components
2.1 Identify and position component materials accurately to comply with the design and in a manner that enables the optimum join to be made
2.2 Select appropriate welding techniques and equipment
2.3 Weld components
2.4 Evaluate each finished weld
2.5 Clean, trim, shape and finish components to produce a smooth surface free of sharp edges and irregularities
On completion of this course the participants will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in join alloy structures.
Details of Learning Activities
- Facilitator led discussions using Powerpoint presentations
- In class activities
- Simulated laboratory activities
- Reading chapters from Anatomy of Orofacial Structures and answering questions
- Written assessment
As per your timetable located on Blackboard under the relevant Group - The class is scheduled for delivery to the SECOND YEAR NON-APPRENTICE group (FT2) on Thursday July 23 and to the THIRD YEAR APPRENTICE group on Monday June 22 in the Lecture theatre of Building 154 RMIT (within the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne) Notification will be provided via student email if the date or location change.
Following the delivery of the theory class, practical exercises will be undertaken in the laboratory.
Class schedules are detailed in the timetables provided on Blackboard (subject to change at the discrection of RMIT, in this event notification will be provided to your student email);
- FT2 - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
- DT3 - Two-week block release
Practical classes will be delivered in the simulated environment at RMIT where the Teacher will provide demonstration and assistance as you engage in the following techniques:
- Laser welding
The TIER 2 exercises are made available if you complete all of the previous exercises and are seeking further practice prior to the assessments. The time guides for the TIER 2 exercises are reduced and require a ’self-managed approach’ to complete the exercise.
- TIER 2 - Join alloy structure (either technique as above)
Anatomy of Orofacial Structures
Mosby's Dental Dictionary
- Powepoint available on MYRMIT Blackboard under the program code C5312 and the Unit of Competence Join Alloy Structures HLTDT511C/DENT5263C
- RMIT online learning Hub www.rmit.edu.au/online
- Library www.rmit.edu.au/library
- Internet links
- Journals, Brochures, Pamphlets, Newspapers, Magazines
Overview of Assessment
This unit is to be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.
Practical exercises, presentation of competency assessment exercises & written tests are used.
To undertake practical exercises and /or assessment students MUST present for the assessment process as follows:
- Please note these are also WH&S requirements for laboratory safety. In appropriate practical class attire (Protective clothing for legs - if shorts, must cover knees, lab coat, safety glasses)
- Fully covered in leather(not suede) footwear
- Hair to be contained by tying back or in appropriate hair cover.
- No artificial fingernails to be worn
- The wearing of henna is acceptable.
- Short, clean fingernails (no nail polish or artificial nails)
- No jewellery to be worn on the hands or wrists. Wedding rings or jewellery that cannot be removed for cultural reasons must be taped with an appropriate waterproof tape
- All cuts/ skin abrasions on the hands or wrists must be covered with a waterproof dressing
- A student that is non-compliant with any of the above requirements will not be permitted to undertake practical exercises or assessment at the scheduled time. The student will be rescheduled to undertake assessment at a later date.
You will attempt the following practical exercises under supervision of the teacher and you will be graded with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines outlined in the practical exercise book
Join Alloy structures using:
- LASER WELDING
The TIER 2 exercises are made available if you complete all of the previous exercises and are seeking further practice prior to the assessments. The time guides for the TIER 2 exercises are reduced and require a ’self-managed approach’ to complete the exercise. If you attempt the following practical exercises you will be graded with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines outlined in the practical exercise book
- TIER 2 - Select one of the techniques as above
Upon completion of an exercise and prior to submission for assessment, all exercises undertaken in the practical classes will require you to provide a detailed reflection of your own work focussing on areas of the appliance that were successful as well as areas that could be improved upon next time.
The practical exam will take place under supervision in the simulated working environment at RMIT. The exam will take place under exam conditions and you will be given details of the requirements and assessment guidelines in the practical book available in class and on BlackBoard.
- PRAC EXAM - Join Alloy Structures (soldering)
The theory exam will be conducted under supervision at RMIT under exam conditions.
- THEORY EXAM - Join Alloy Structures, pass mark 60%
To achieve a grade of CA (Competency Achieved) for the unit Join Alloy Structures HLTDT511C/DENT5263C you are required to obtain a pass result for all of the following theoretical and practical assessments.
- PRAC EXAM - Join Alloy Structures (soldering) FT2 - Wednesday September 30, DT3 - Wednesday October 14
- THEORY EXAM - Join Alloy Structures - pass mark 60% FT2 - Wednesday September 30 @ 9am, DT3 - Wednesday October 14 @ 9am
Failure to complete any of the above listed tasks/assessments will result in an NYC (not yet competent) result for unit Join Alloy Structures HLTDT511C/DENT5263C. An NYC (Not Yet Competent) result will be entered in the student record. This will result in non-completion of this unit of competence requiring re-enrolment incurring fees and a return to class work and completion of any relevant assessments at the time of the re-enrolment.
(The assessment process must be finalised and a result entered by November 27 2015)
RMIT University requires that you present YOUR work for assessment. Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is the presentation of the work or idea of another person. Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. Penalities can include charges of acedemic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Please note: It is also a disciplinary offence to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. When signing the coversheet to submit your learning guides and assessments.
Please note: Students may apply for Special Consideration as per the information via the RMIT website http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
if they believe complete assessment for this unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date. The application for Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application.
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