Course Title: Research and evaluate patient dental and health history to prevent and/or manage emergencies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: DENT5807

Course Title: Research and evaluate patient dental and health history to prevent and/or manage emergencies

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6119 - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411406

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Sonia Moore

Tel 9341 1419

Sonia.moore@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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

TAFEDH032 - Confirm physical health status
TAFEDH003 - Analyse oral status
TAFEDH005 – Examine, record and assess patient histories and dental records to formulate a dental hygiene treatment plan
 

Co-Delivered with: TAFEDH031 - Design an Oral Health plan  

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the application of in-depth level of knowledge of medicine and pharmacology required to analyse, interpret a patient’s medical history and available health information to prevent and/or safely manage a medical emergency.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAFEDH010 Research and evaluate patient dental and health history to prevent and/or manage emergencies

Element:

1. Identify medical conditions that may influence oral tissues and dental treatment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Collect and analyse patient health information in relation to dental and medical history                                                                                        

1.2 Recognise normal patient presentations against the signs and symptoms of medical and dental disorders
1.3 Identify the likely impact of medical condition on oral tissues

Element:

2. Identify, implement and evaluate clinical precautions and/or modifications to dental treatment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify medical disorders that require special consideration and management in the dental environment
2.2 Identify clinical precautions and/or modifications in the management of patients with medical or dental disorders
2.3 Interpret, evaluate and record strategies applied in the management of medical and dental disorders

Element:

3. Identify administered drugs and their action in relation to patient medical status and dental implications

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Classify drugs using medical nomenclature and terminology used in pharmacology
3.2 Identify and implement strategies to avoid adverse drug reactions, tolerance and dependence
3.3 Identify drugs taken by patients to ascertain and contradictions for dental treatment

Element:

4. Identify and manage a medical emergency and/or disorder in the dental environment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify medical and oral disorders and/or emergencies in the clinic environment
4.2 Identify special considerations required to manage medical and dental disorders and/or emergencies in the clinic environment
4.3 Locate and use emergency equipment as needed in the dental clinic following the emergency protocol


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this unit you will have developed an in-depth level of knowledge of medicine and pharmacology required to analyse, interpret a patient’s medical history and available health information to prevent and/or safely manage a medical emergency.
 


Details of Learning Activities

These will include:

  • lectures
  • online workbook
  • project research
  • class discussion


Teaching Schedule

DateTopicAsessment
JULY 15th Health history – research and evaluate
Identify medical conditions that may influence oral tissues and dental treatment
Identify administered drugs & their actions in relation to patient medical status & dental implications
Workbook issued
 
17th ONLINE: Research medical conditions and their influence on oral health and dental treatment 
22nd Identify, implement and evaluate clinical precautions and/or modifications to dental treatment 
24th ONLINE: Continue workbook.
Task issued: Research a medication and it’s impact
 
 
31st ONLINE: Continue workbook. MIMS activity 
August 10th ONLINE:
Continue workbook
 Task 1 issued. (Case presentation)
11th Student presentations: Medications and their impact 
September 9th Identify & manage a medical emergency 
25th ONLINE: Continue workbook 
October 14th  Task 1 Oral presentations
21st Revision class 
November 4th  Task 2 Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A complete book list will be provided during Orientation and is available on Blackboard
 


References


Other Resources

A range of additional resources and references will be provided through My Studies on Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes an Oral presentation.and written tasks


Assessment Tasks

There are two summative assessment tasks

Task 1 Oral case presentation October 14th

Task 2 Written exam 4th November


Assessment Matrix

Available on Blackboard

Other Information

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.

• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 3 of Dental Hospital. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.

• For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsiderationNote: The Pass mark for the exam is 60%. Assignment will be marked as Satisfactory/Not satisfactory.
Students may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment if this is requested by the teacher and approved by the co-ordinator.
Students are required to achieve a Pass grade in both tasks to achieve Competence for this course
 

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