Course Title: Analyse oral status

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: DENT5800

Course Title: Analyse oral status

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6119 - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)

Course Contact : Eleanor Schroeder

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411412

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachr: Sonia Moore

Tel 9341 1419

Nominal Hours: 80

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

This unit should be assessed after the achievement of

TAFEDH032 - Confirm physical health status

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the application of in-depth level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to analyse available health information in relation to dental health.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAFEDH003 Analyse oral status


1. Analyse health information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse client health information in relation to oral health care
1.2 Recognise normal clinical findings, observations and physical assessments that assist in determining oral health status
1.3 Use detailed knowledge to identify common pathophysiologies (or changing pathologies) through
observation and analysis of associated available
1.4 Identify the likely impact of specific interventions


2. Analyse oral health information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Compare and contrast distinguishing characteristics of oral epithelial and connective hard and soft tissue in the oral cavity
2.2 Apply the histological characteristics of cells and tissues present in the oral cavity to the form and function of the periodontium
2.3 Identify and apply the histological appearance, composition and function of oral tissues
2.4 Identify the clinical appearance of the oral mucous membrane and gingival tissues and relate to
development, anatomy and physiology and histological structure


3. Analyse and identify developmental stages from zygote to birth for the face, primitive mouth and oral cavity

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess and respond to planning dental treatment for a pregnant patient with regard to phases of zygote and foetus development
3.2 Identify the development of the oral cavity, tongue, nasal cavity and teeth
3.3 Identify the embryological development of oral tissues


4. Analyse and interpret oral microbiology and immunology

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify and apply basic anatomical and histological organization of the lymphatic system to:
 host-defence mechanisms
 specific versus non-specific immunity
 hypersensitivity reactions
4.2 Identify the structure of micro-organisms and apply to their role in health and disease
4.3 Analyse the principles of sterilisation and disinfection
4.4 Relate oral microorganisms and micro flora to dental biofilm


5. Plan action(s) to address identified oral health status

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Apply detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of disease to take a problem solving approach to plan services to reflect identified health status and address needs
5.2 Consider and record implications of any contraindications in relation to oral health examination findings
5.3 Document treatment plan in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit you will have developed an in-depth level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to analyse available health information in relation to dental health.

Details of Learning Activities

Activities for this course include

  • lectures
  • role plays
  • online learning/readings
  • laboratory demonstrations
  • student to student clinical practice

Teaching Schedule

14th AprilHuman needs theory Health Hx components Activity: Hx interview/role play 
16th AprilONLINE Charting & DHSV forms Histology, A&P review course 337 The intra & extraoral exam 
23rd AprilVital signs & clinical observation Intra oral & extra oral exam Gingival descriptions 
27th AprilONLINE Pharmacology intro Gingival descriptions Soft tissue lesions 
29th AprilGingival descriptions Normal clinical findings Oral diseases & pathologies Hard & soft tissue charting Extra & intra oral exam demo – RAD LAB 
4th MayONLINE OH products Pregnancy & zygote development Revise micro & biofilm 
5th MayMicro & immunology Biofilm Host defence OHI 
7th MayRDHM CLINIC ALL DAY Tutorial 9am: Plaque scoring Extra & Intraoral Examination, OHI Student to student Student groups of 3 rotation 
 12th May Micro & immunology Caries & Perio indices Two-tone plaque disclosing  Task 1: course 53. Periodontal screening and recording (PSR)
14th MayRDHM CLINIC ALL DAY Tutorial 9am: CPITN Examination, OHI Student to student Student groups of 3 rotation 
15th MayONLINE   Analyse the principles of sterilisation and disinfection   
 19th May

 Morning: Micro & immunology (sterilisation & disinfection principles review) Oral diseases & pathologies review

Afternoon: 3M Caries Risk Assessment Stephen Langdon

 Task 1 PSR due
 20th May Johnson and Johnson seminar -Motivational interviewing -Smoking cessation -Pre-procedure mouth rinses Jane Rossi 
21st MayRDHM CLINIC ALL DAY Tutorial 9am: PSR Examination, OHI Student to student Student groups of 3 rotation 
27th MayAssessment preparation Case study 
28th MayRDHM CLINIC ALL DAY Tutorial 9am: Diet analysis/ review nutrition task Examination, OHI Student to student Student groups of 3 rotation 
3rd JuneTutorial. 
4th JuneStudent to student via appointment (1.5 hr per student) Task 2 Practical assessment
12th June Task 3 Written exam

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A complete book list will be provided during Orientation and available on Blackboard



Other Resources

A range of additional resources and references will be provided through My Studies on Blackboard.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment comprise a Practical assessment and a written exam

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will comprise three tasks

Task 1: course 53. Periodontal screening and recording (PSR) Due 19th May

Task 2 Practical assessment student to student 4th June

Task 3 Written exam 2 hours 12th June

Assessment Matrix

Available on Blackboard

Other Information

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.

• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 3 of Dental Hospital. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.

• For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination
Note: The Pass mark for the exam is 60%. Assignment will be marked as Satisfactory/Not satisfactory.
Students may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment if this is requested by the teacher and approved by the co-ordinator.
Students are required to achieve a Pass grade in both tasks to achieve Competence for this course

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