Course Title: Take impressions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6157 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Title: Take impressions

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5851C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Nicholaas Greer

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411420

Course Contact Email: nicholas.greer@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to take a range of impressions for patients who are dentate or edentulous.

 

This unit applies to work in dental prosthetics.

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit, however the assumed knowledge is that you have successfully competed the Diploma of Dental Technology 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEP003 Take impressions

Elements:

1. Assess the patient

2. Select impression tray and modify if required

3. Select and prepare impression materials

4. Perform impression taking procedure


Learning Outcomes

 

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

- Face to Face classes

- Simulated Workplace Learning

- Online learning via blackboard

- Other forms of structured teaching and learning

You will be observed and assessed through your planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

 

 

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Assess the patient      

1.1 Confirm the patient’s medical history

1.2 Provide full details of the procedure to the patient or where appropriate to their carer

1.3 Obtain and document consent following ethical and legal requirements

1.4 Select the equipment and instruments for the impression

1.5 Prepare personal protective equipment for the patient and members of the dental team

1.6 Adjust the dental clinic set-up to accommodate the patient’s needs

 

2. Select impression tray and modify if required

2.1 Select an appropriate impression tray for the technique and the patient

2.2 Modify the impression tray where necessary to ensure comfort and accuracy

 

3. Select and prepare impression materials          

3.1 Select impression materials in accordance with desired outcome

3.2 Consider the patient’s comfort and the indications for use of particular materials

3.3 Prepare the correct materials and medicaments using the correct technique, to the correct consistency and quantity required

3.4 Modify materials where indicated

 

4. Perform impression taking procedure               

4.1 Position and prepare the patient for the procedure

4.2 Instruct the patient on participation during the procedure

4.3 Place impression tray and mixed material in the patient’s mouth

4.4 Carry out muscle trimming

4.5 Monitor and reassure the patient throughout the procedure and provide first aid support if required

4.6 Remove the impression when set

4.7 Examine the patient’s mouth for injury and impression material debris following removal of the impression

4.8 Restore the patient’s comfort and appearance

4.9 Document details of the procedure in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and relevant guidelines

4.10 Assess the quality of the impression for the required prosthetic appliance

 


Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency, the underpinning knowledge and the skills application. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

 

You must be successful in each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent, including providing complete and appropriate information to at least 10 different patients:

 

Assessment

Assessment:  Task 1

Clinical placement and skills evidence record – observation checklist (4 patients)

Assessment: Task 2

Assignment – student to develop practice manual; undertaken as group work

Assessment: Task 3

Scenario based simulation – undertaken in simulation laboratory

Assessment: Task 4

Reflection (verbal presentation)

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

 

 

Assessment 3

 

 

Assessment 4

1.1

X

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

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1.5

X

X

X

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1.6

X

X

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X

2.1

X

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

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3.4

X

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

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4.3

X

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4.4

X

X

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4.5

X

X

X

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4.6

X

X

X

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4.7

X

X

X

X

4.8

X

X

X

X

4.9

X

X

X

X

4.10

X

X

X

X