Course Title: Identify, select and prepare instruments, equipment and materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: DENT5849C

Course Title: Identify, select and prepare instruments, equipment and materials

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: 75

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 identify, select and prepare appropriate instruments, equipment, materials and medicaments for specific removable dental prosthetic procedures. This unit applies to work in dental prosthetics. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice.

 

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEP001 Identify, select and prepare instruments, equipment and materials

Element:

1. Prepare the clinic for the removable dental prosthetic treatment of patients

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Make accessible in the clean zone of the surgery the patient’s required laboratory work, necessary charts and records

1.2 Give personal protective equipment to the patient and members of the dental team

1.3 Ensure emergency procedures are in place and ready

Element:

2. Identify and select instruments and equipment for a range of removable dental prosthetic procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Implement infection prevention and control techniques

2.2 Select the correct equipment, instruments and materials for the planned prosthetic procedure

2.3 Arrange instruments in order of use for a range of prosthetic procedures

Element:

3. Prepare instruments and equipment for the range of removable dental prosthetic procedures

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Prepare instruments and equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions

3.2 Maintain and store instruments and equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions and in accordance with infection control guidelines

Element:

4. Prepare materials according to manufacturers' instructions for the range of removable dental prosthetic procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Prepare the correct materials and medicaments using the correct techniques, to the correct consistency and quantity required, and within the designated timelines

4.2 Monitor storage requirements and shelf life of materials and medicaments

4.3 Check materials for integrity prior to use

4.4 Monitor expiry dates of materials and medicaments and re-order materials correctly

4.5 Store materials and medicaments according to manufacturers’ instructions

4.6 Confine materials to clean zone of surgery to minimise contamination by aerosols and splatter

4.7 Follow workplace health and safety policies and procedures when preparing materials


Learning Outcomes


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

 

1. Prepare the clinic for the removable dental prosthetic treatment of patients

2. Identify and select instruments and equipment for a range of removable dental prosthetic procedures

3. Prepare instruments and equipment for the range of removable dental prosthetic procedures

4. Prepare materials according to manufacturers' instructions for the range of removable dental prosthetic procedures


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

You must successfully demonstrate each of the following assessment tasks covering both skills and knowledge in order to be deemed competent.

 

Assessment:  Task 1

Clinical placement and skills evidence record – observation checklist 

Assessment: Task 2

Clinical placement and skills evidence record – observation checklist 

Assessment: Task 3

 Written assessment

 


Assessment Tasks

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.

You will need to obtain Satisfactory (S) in all assessment tasks.  Marks from assessments will count towards your final grade only if the individual assessment result is satisfactory (S)

 

Assessment 1 - prepared the clinic for at least 4 different dental prosthetic procedures including: - locating each patient’s required laboratory work and necessary charts and records - selecting and preparing instruments and equipment as required for specific procedures - preparing relevant materials and medicaments for treatment - maintaining and storing equipment correctly and in good working order

Assessment 2 - consistently applied standard and additional precautions during preparation for 4 different prosthetic procedures including: - using personal protective equipment - using clean and sterile techniques where appropriate - maintaining and storing equipment correctly and in good working order.

 

Assessment:  Task 1

Clinical placement and skills evidence record – observation checklist (Clinic preparation - 4 different prosthetic procedures)

Assessment: Task 2

Clinical placement and skills evidence record – observation checklist (Standard and additional precautions - 4 different prosthetic procedures)

Assessment: Task 3

 Written assessment - Practice manual


Assessment Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

 

X

X

1.3

 

X

X

2.1

 

X

 X

2.2

X

 

X

2.3

X

 

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

4.1

X

 

X

4.2

X

 

X

4.3

X

 

X

4.4

X

 

X

4.5

X

 

X

4.6

X

X

X

4.7

X

X

X

Other Information

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