Course Title: Apply knowledge of oral medicine and pathology to individualize patient management and treatment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: DENT5812

Course Title: Apply knowledge of oral medicine and pathology to individualize patient management and treatment

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 Email:eleanor.schroeder@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Additional staff details will be posted on Blackboard

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This unit should be assessed after achievement of the following
related competency units:

HLTFA301B - Apply first aid
TAFEDH032 - Confirm physical health status
HLTAP501A - Analyse oral status
TAFEDH010 - Research and evaluate patient dental and health history to prevent and/or manage emergencies
TAFEDH013 – Interpret and analyse patient medical and drug history
 

Course Description

This unit deals with the identification, recognition and recording of oral pathologies and the role of the Dental Hygienist in contributing to diagnosis and management of these conditions in collaboration with Dentists and Dental Specialists. It also describes the application of knowledge in oral medicine and pathology required to investigate, interpret and analyse a patient’s medical history and available health information in order to individualise their dental hygiene management.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAFEDH014 Apply knowledge of oral medicine and pathology to individualize patient management and treatment

Element:

1. Identify, recognise and record deviations from the normal appearance and function of oral tissues

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the presence of oral pathology and the affect of a systemic disease in the oral cavity.
1.2 Describe the changes occurring at a cellular level and relate them to clinical signs and symptoms.
1.3 Accurately record a detailed description of medical history and clinical findings in patient records using a descriptive professional vocabulary.
1.4 Notation of pathological lesions should include a description of the size, appearance and location.

Element:

2. Identify the causative factors for the development of common oral conditions and systemic conditions with oral manifestations and apply this knowledge in the prevention of disease

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Describe the aetiology of a range of common oral conditions and systemic conditions which may have an effect on the oral cavity
2.2 Apply preventive strategies within the scope of dental hygiene practice to reduce the occurrence and severity of these conditions

Element:

3. Collaborate with a dentist or dental specialist to manage oral pathologies and the oral effects of systemic conditions

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Discuss medical history and pathology findings with the dentist/dental specialist.
3.2 Individualise treatment plans and patient management in response to the presence of common systemic disease or oral pathology.
3.3 Refer oral conditions outside the scope of dental hygiene practice to the dentist for advice or management.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this unit you will have the skills to identify, recognise and record oral pathologies and the role of the Dental Hygienist in contributing to diagnosis and management of these conditions in collaboration with Dentists and Dental Specialists. It also describes the application of knowledge in oral medicine and pathology required to investigate, interpret and analyse a patient’s medical history and available health information in order to individualise their dental hygiene management.


Details of Learning Activities

Activities will include lectures, tutorials and online activities


Teaching Schedule

DateTopicAssessment
May 1stONLINE: study outline/workbook /assessment requirements issued 
7thIntroduction to pathology and terminology 
8thONLINE: Inflammation and repair 
21st. Immune system and immunity 
22ndONLINE: . Neoplasia 
28thDevelopmental, genetic and congenital disorders 
29thONLINE: Endocrine disorders 1 
June 4thONLINE: Endocrine disorder 2: Diabetes 
July 14th Workbook activities from semester 1 due
28thEndocrine disorders: Tutorial Revision 
31stCardiovascular disorders and Blood diseases 
August 4thRespiratory, GI, Neurological, Skeletal disorders 
6thPathogenic diseases: bacterial/viral/parasitic 
7thFungal infections and Lichen Planus 
11thLesions with vesicular appearance 
14thUlcerations 
18thWhite lesions 
21stRed and red/white lesions and pigmented lesions 
25thRaised lesions with a papillary surface 
September 8thHard tissue enlargements 
15thTutorial: revisionReview of workbook
22nd. Radio-opaque lesions 
24thRadiolucent lesions 
29thDisorders of tooth development and related tissues 
October 1stDental caries 
6thPulpitis, apical periodontitis, resorption, hypercementosis 
9thSalivary gland disease, Abnormalities of teeth 
20thOral Cancer 
21stHIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C , and sexually transmitted diseases 
22ndtutorial ,exam preparation 
November 4th Workbook activities due
9th Written exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A complete booklist is available on Blackboard


References


Other Resources

All other resources will be provided on Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will comprise Workbook of task activities and a written exam


Assessment Tasks

Task 1 Workbook (task activities) will be provided via BB prior to and also following each class. Tasks will involve short answer and multiple choice questions and cases studies. Each task will be revised in the class following, for discussion and self/peer assessed. The tutor will ask students to collate all tasks at the mid- way point and at the end of each semester for submission/review.

Task 2 Written exam 2 hours 9th November


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 www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) 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 www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Note: The Pass mark for the exam is 60%.
Students are required to achieve a Pass grade in both tasks to achieve Competence for this course

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