Course Title: Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: DENT5848C

Course Title: Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6157 - Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

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

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.

 

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEN004 Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Element:

1.Implement a prescribed oral health education program

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow a prescribed oral health education program

1.2 Review patient's current oral hygiene routines

1.3 Provide information on the causes and prevention of oral diseases to patient or carer appropriately and completely using language that can be easily understood

1.4 Provide an appropriate environment for patient or carer to ask questions and become involved in improving their oral health

1.5 Actively encourage patient or carer to follow an effective individual oral health program

1.6 Implement a review strategy to determine the effectiveness of the oral health education program

Element:

2. Demonstrate oral hygiene techniques to patient or carer

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Demonstrate the presence of plaque to patient or carer using disclosing solution

2.2 Demonstrate a variety of relevant oral hygiene techniques specific to patient needs

2.3 Provide information about the advantages of different oral hygiene techniques and involve patient or carer in the decision-making process

2.4 Assist patient or carer in implementing relevant oral hygiene techniques

2.5 Demonstrate how to use appropriate aids specific to patient needs and necessary to achieve and maintain effective oral hygiene

2.6 Evaluate patient or carer oral hygiene techniques and give further instruction when appropriate

2.7 Provide information appropriately on the effectiveness and availability of fluoride as directed by the operator

Element:

3. Provide appropriate advice on cariogenic food and drinks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Involve patient or carer in a review of current dietary habits

3.2 Develop and give patient or carer appropriate information on acids and fermentable carbohydrates in a manner they can understand

3.3 Actively encourage patient or carer to ask questions or express views

Element:

4. Perform a saliva diagnostic test and record the results

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Provide full details of the procedure to patient or carer

4.2 Provide specific instructions to patient or carer before the appointment where a saliva diagnostic test is planned

4.3 Select and prepare appropriate materials for a saliva diagnostic test

4.4 Perform a resting or unstimulated saliva test and record the result in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions

4.5 Perform a stimulated saliva test and record the result in accordance with manufacturers' instructions

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Provide information appropriately, and as directed by the operator, on lifestyle change to assist with diminished salivary flow

5.2 Provide appropriate information on materials that can provide additional external protection to the teeth

5.3 Explain methods to increase salivary stimulation as directed by the operator

5.4 Assist the patient or carers to implement prescribed oral hygiene programs in response to saliva quality and composition


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


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency.  You will be observed and assessed through your planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

- Face to Face classes

- Simulated Workplace Learning

- Online learning

- Other forms of structured teaching and learning


Teaching Schedule

As per Timetable


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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

Clinical placement with observation checklist

Assessment: Task 2

Assessment (written)

Assessment: Task 3

Oral presentation 1/2

Assessment: Task 4

Oral presentation 2/2


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competence and have provided complete and appropriate information to at least 10 different patients including:'

 

Assessment:  Task 1

Clinical placement with observation checklist

Assessment:Task 2

Assessment (written)

Assessment:Task 3

Oral presentation 1/2

Assessment:Task 4

Oral presentation 2/2


Assessment Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Assessment 4

1.1

X

X

X

 

1.2

X

X

X

 

1.3

X

X

X

 

1.4

X

X

X

 

1.5

X

X

X

 

1.6

X

X

X

 

2.1

X

 

X

 

2.2

X

 

X

 

2.3

X

X

X

 

2.4

X

 

X

 

2.5

X

 

X

 

2.6

X

 

X

 

2.7

X

X

X

X

3.0

X

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

X

3.3

X

 

X

X

4.1

X

 

X

 

4.2

X

 

X

 

4.3

X

 

X

 

4.4

X

 

X

 

4.5

X

 

X

 

5.1

X

X

X

 

5.2

X

X

X

 

5.3

X

X

X

 

5.4

X

 

X

 

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

 

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant

• Current

• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

 

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

 

 

Study and Learning Support:

 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice

• Maths and science developmental support and advice

• English language development

 

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

 

 

Disability Liaison Unit:

 

If you are suffering from long­ term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

 

 

Late Submission:

 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

 

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

 

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

 

 

Special Consideration:

 

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

 

 

Plagiarism:

 

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

 

 

Email Communication:

 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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