Course Title: Construct orthodontic appliances
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: DENT5266C
Course Title: Construct orthodontic appliances
School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5206 - Diploma of Dental Technology
Course Contact : Mark Doherty
Course Contact Phone: +61 93411407
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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P: 9341 1402
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Nominal Hours: 60
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
• HLTIN301B Comply with infection control policies
• HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes
• HLTDT301B Construct models
• HLTDT302B Construct custom impression trays
• HLTDT303B Construct registration rims
• HLTDT304B Articulate models and transfer records
• HLTDT519A Construct simple complete removable
acrylic dentures and appliances
• HLTDT507B Construct immediate dentures
• HLTDT508B Set up and wax removable partial
• HLTDT509B Cast metal alloy removable partial
• HLTDT510B Construct metal, crown and bridge
• HLTDT511B Join alloy structures
This unit of competency describes the skills and
knowledge required to construct removable orthodontic
All procedures are carried out in accordance with
occupational health and safety policies and procedures,
current infection control guidelines, Australian and New
Zealand Standards, state/territory legislative
requirements and organisation policy
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
HLTDT514C Construct orthodontic appliances
1. Select or construct and assemble components and materials
1.1 Select materials for removable orthodontic appliances according to design and function specified by prescription
2.1 Secure components to model by appropriate means
3.1 Select techniques, materials and equipment for trimming, finishing and polishing that are appropriate to the type and materials of the appliance
On completion of this course the participants will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in the construction of orthodontic appliances
Details of Learning Activities
Participation in group activities based on a simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out requirements of competency.
Student experiences in workplace “on job training”
- HLTDT514C Construct orthodontic appliances appliances 30/09/2013 (0830 -1230 - 4 hours)
Practical: Various sessions delivered dependent on the group.
Anatomy of Orofacial Structures
Mosby's Dental Dictionary
- RMIT online learning Hub www.rmit.edu.au/online
- Library www.rmit.edu.au/library
- Internet links
- Primal Pictures
- Journals, Brochures, Pamphlets, Newspapers, Magazines
Overview of Assessment
This unit is to be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.
Practical exercises, presentation of competency assessment exercises & written tests are used.
- Hawley expansion retainer & soldering orthodontic appliance
Assessment guidelines for the practical exercises, as outlined in the practical exercise book.
Practical competency examination
- Orthodontic retainer
Construct orthodontic appliances appliances
One element of the 3 hour exam (divided into competencies) PASS MARK 60%, If ’NYC’ (Not Yet Competent) result is achieved the student will be provided with detailed feedback of the shortcomings and given a further opportunity to sit a secondary exam.
If a grade of 40% or less is achieved the student will NOT be granted an opportunity to sit a secondary exam and the student will be required to re-enroll in the unit which will be incurr fees.
Please note: A subsequent NYC result for any of above mentioned assessments may require the student to attend further class work within their enrolment period or may result in the student re-enrolling in the unit which will be incurring fees.
Please Note: Students may apply for Special Consideration as (per the information provided in the Student Handbook ) via the RMIT Hub @ http:/www.rmit.edu.au/students/special consideration if they believe their ability to complete Assessment for this Unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special Consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date.
The application for Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application.
Students are required to support the learning outcomes this Unit with work based experience and/ or further self managed research to support positive outcomes in this Unit.
To undertake practical exercises and /or assessment students MUST present for the assessment process as follows:
Please note these are also WH&S requirements for clinical safety.
In appropriate practical class attire (Protective clothing for legs - if shorts, must cover knees, lab coat, safety glasses)
Fully covered in leather(not suede) footwear
Hair to be contained by tying back or in appropriate hair cover.
No artificial fingernails to be worn
The wearing of henna is acceptable.
Short, clean fingernails
No jewellery to be worn on the hands or wrists. Wedding rings or jewellery that cannot be removed for cultural reasons must be taped with an appropriate waterproof tape
All cuts/ skin abrasions on the hands or wrists must be covered with a waterproof dressing
A student that is non-compliant with any of the above requirements will not be permitted to undertake practical exercises or assessment at the scheduled time. The student will be rescheduled to undertake assessment at a later date.
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