Course Title: Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6157 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Title: Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 330

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5848C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

Course Contact Email: rachael.starr@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an individualised oral hygiene program and promote oral health.

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

 

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge and skills from the successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEN004 Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Elements:

1.Implement a prescribed oral health education program

2. Demonstrate oral hygiene techniques to patient or carer

3. Provide appropriate advice on cariogenic food and drinks

4. Perform a saliva diagnostic test and record the results

5. Implement a prescribed prevention program to suit an individual patient


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to:

 

1.Implement a prescribed oral health education program

2. Demonstrate oral hygiene techniques to patient or carer

3. Provide appropriate advice on cariogenic food and drinks

4. Perform a saliva diagnostic test and record the results

5. Implement a prescribed prevention program to suit an individual patient


Overview of Assessment

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.  

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.

 

Assessment:  Task 1

Written test #1

Assessment: Task 2

Clinic log book activities

Assessment: Task 3

Written test #2

Assessment: Task 4

Oral presentation