Course Title: Manage patients with simple to moderate dental hygiene treatment needs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: DENT5813

Course Title: Manage patients with simple to moderate dental hygiene treatment needs

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

Teachers:

Sonia Moore Tel 9341 1412

Sonia.moore@rmit.edu.au

Deborah Brown

Deborah.brown@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 250

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

HLTIN403B – Implement and monitor infection control policies and procedures
TAFEDH001 – Provide leadership in promoting effective and professional work practices
TAFEDH032 - Confirm physical health status
TAFEDH003 - Analyse oral status
TAFEDH010 - Research and evaluate patient dental and health history to prevent and/or manage emergencies
TAFEDH012 - Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in dental health
 

Course Description

This unit deals with a moderate level of knowledge, skills, judgments, values and attitudes needed to provide evidence based dental hygiene therapeutic, preventive and supportive services, and educational intervention to patients with simple to moderate periodontal conditions and disorders, within the context of dental hygiene practice and conducted according to occupational health, safety and welfare policy and procedures and infection control policy and procedures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAFEDH015 Manage patients with simple to moderate dental hygiene treatment needs

Element:

1. Establish and maintain an effective and collaborative relationship with a patient

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Demonstrate courtesy and empathy in all communication with the patient whilst developing and
maintaining an effective relationship with the patient

1.2 Promote trust and confidence with patients in all of the relevant work activities that are undertaken whilst
respecting the patient’s rights and role in collaborative decision making
1.3 Socially inclusive communication skills are used at all times and demonstrated behaviours encourage a
supportive environment that is conducive to establishing collaborative relationships
1.4 Seek feedback from patient regarding quality of care and respond to patient’s needs

Element:

2. Prepare and present the surgery

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Gather and prepare all equipment, materials and instruments reasonably expected to be required for
planned procedure catering for any predetermined   special needs of the patient
2.2 Follow manufacturers instructions and guidelines when preparing and using materials, equipment and instruments
2.3 Follow all necessary safety precautions during the preparation and presentation of the surgery

Element:

3. Conduct a periodontal assessment for a simple to moderate patient presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take a comprehensive and systematic medical, dental and social history to collect, collate and record data by:
 interview
 questionnaire
 observation
 measurement
 examination
 radiographic procedures
3.2 Collect relevant clinical data to perform a periodontal health and risk assessment
3.3 Discuss the process and rationale of data collection and recording with the patient
3.4 Preserve and maintain patient privacy and confidentiality at all times

Element:

4. Formulate and validate a dental hygiene diagnosis and treatment plan

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Collect, record and analyse data findings and discuss with the patient and the overseeing dental practitioner responsible for overall patient care
4.2 Formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis in communication with the supervising dental practitioner
4.3 Develop a dental hygiene treatment plan using evidence based criteria, to incorporate treatment, preventive and
supportive dental hygiene interventions, that are prioritized to cater for the patient’s periodontal and oral health needs and takes into consideration the patients own goals, values and preferences
4.4 Integrate the dental hygiene treatment plan within the overall dental treatment plan
4.5 Adhering to the principles of informed consent, the treatment options are discussed comprehensively with the patient, who is provided with the opportunity to clarify issues and is informed of possible treatment
outcomes resulting from any planned treatment.
Consent and acceptance of the hygiene treatment plan
is confirmed with the patient

Element:

5. Implement educational interventions for the management of simple to moderate periodontal diseases and conditions

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Educate and inform the patient considering their needs, goals and treatment expectations based on evidence based criteria
5.2 Deliver educational interventions at a pace that will encourage patient understanding and ownership of their
periodontal and oral health status in relation to their overall health and well-being
5.3 Provide regular opportunities for the patient to actively participate and ask questions to evaluate comprehension and promote compliance
5.4 Instruct the use of specific oral hygiene aids, and any safety precautions associated with the use of these
5.6 Evaluate and review oral health techniques and patient understanding/compliance regularly utilising a variety of
evaluation methodologies as an avenue to provide specific maintenance
5.7 Design educational methodologies to encourage a sense of self responsibility for oral health based on an
understanding of (their) periodontal and oral health status and personal goals
5.8 Adjust methodologies and strategies based on evaluative feedback, to meet the individual patient’s needs and preferences

Element:

6. Implement therapeutic, preventive and supportive interventions for the management of simple to moderate periodontal conditions and disorders within the context of dental hygiene practice

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Adhering to the principles of informed consent, discuss the treatment with the patient, provide opportunity to
clarify issues, inform of possible treatment outcomes resulting from any planned treatment. Consent and acceptance of the hygiene treatment plan is confirmed.
6.2 Discuss proposed therapeutic interventions and outcomes comprehensively with the patient abiding to the principles of informed consent, whilst providing an opportunity to clarify issues, and inform of possible
outcomes resulting from any planned treatment
6.3 Provide selected and prioritized therapeutic interventions according to the dental hygiene treatment
plan, patient expectations and relevant guidelines, to eliminate and/or control local etiologic factors
6.4 Determine the need for pain control through observation and recognition of non-verbal feedback mechanisms
and discussions with the patient, and proceed with any necessary pain control requirements
6.5 Monitor treatment outcomes taking into consideration the patient’s own goals and consequently, the effectiveness of the therapeutic interventions in the elimination and/or control of local etiologic factors
6.6 Implement alternative therapeutic interventions as indicated, if desired treatment outcomes are not being achieved
6.7 Communicate issues or concerns regarding any aspect of treatment with the supervising dental practitioner
6.8 Implement preventive strategies devised from a risk assessment and determine the need for referral to other
health professionals in consultation with the supervising dental practitioner in liaison with the patient
6.9 Evaluate treatment outcomes of periodontal and oral health care and devise an evidence based maintenance program in collaboration with the patient for continuing oral and general health


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this unit you will have developed the knowledge, skills, judgments, values and attitudes needed to provide evidence based dental hygiene therapeutic, preventive and supportive services, and educational intervention to patients with simple to moderate periodontal conditions and disorders, within the context of dental hygiene practice and conducted according to occupational health, safety and welfare policy and procedures and infection control policy and procedures.


Details of Learning Activities

These will comprise:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • SIM lab activities
  • Online learning
  • Clinical work


Teaching Schedule

 DateTopic  Assessment
 February 19th Meeting – unit outline, workbook discussion, self-assessment/reflective journal.
ONLINE: Management of medical emergencies
 
 23rd CLINIC: Student to student scale & prophylaxis 
 24th SIM LAB: Sharpening
Informed consent
Evidence Based Decision Making
 
 25th Am session:
“The pain patient” – diagnostic aids, differential diagnosis & triage
Pm session:
Titanium training
Expected treatment outcomes
Self Assessment
 
 26th Clinic one patient 
 27th ONLINE: Motivational Interviewing & ICDAS training 
March 2ndAm: CLINIC one patient
Pm: SIM LAB – Advanced probing techniques, furcations, mobility & occlusion
 
 
 4th Am session:
Progression of Periodontal Disease,Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
PM session:
Patient’s Role in Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy, Record Keeping
 
 5th CLINIC one patient & case study activity 
 11thCLINIC one patient 
 12th CLINIC one patient & case study activity 
 13th ONLINE: “Treating Periodontitis – the first phase”
Caries Module #1
 
 
 16th Am: CLINIC two patients
Pm: SIM LAB – Risk Assessment
Calculus removal (Module 21)
 
 19th CLINIC two patients 
 23rd Am: CLINIC two patients
Pm: SIM LAB – Area specific curettes
Diagnosis tutorial
 
 25th ONLINE: Periodontal Assessment
Caries Module #2
 
 26th CLINIC two patients 
 30th AM: CLINIC two patients PM: Pm: SIM LAB – Workbook feedback
Posterior Debridement Pain Control
 
 April 1st ONLINE: Case Study
Caries Module #3
 
 2nd CLINIC two patients 
 7th ONLINE: Differential Diagnosis 
 8 - 10th Intensive clinic two patients per day 
 13thAM:  CLINIC two patients PM:SIM LAB – Case study discussion
Evaluation – recall and review
 
 
15th ONLINE: Caries Module #4
Acute lesions & their management
 
16th CLINIC two patients 
20th AM: CLINIC two patients Pm: SIM LAB – Universal curettes
Cultural issues  Social justice principles
 
22nd ONLINE: Decision making during treatment planning
Caries Module #5
 
 
23rd CLINIC two patients 
27th CLINIC two patients 
29th ONLINE: Maintenance for the periodontal patient
Caries Module #6
 
30th Revision Tutorial
Workbook feedback
 
May 4th CLINIC two patients 
6th CLINIC two patients 
11th CLINIC two patients 
13th CLINIC two patients 
18th CLINIC two patients 
20th CLINIC two patients 
25th SIM LAB: Technique refresher
Assessment preparation
Case study feedback
 
27th ONLINE: Workbook
Case study preparation
Caries Module #10
 
 
28th Exam preparation tutorial
Workbook feedback
 
June 1st SIM LAB: Technique refresher
Assessment preparation
 
 
2nd CLINIC two patients 
3rd CLINIC two patientsTask 1 Oral Assessment on patient case
9th - 12th Two patients per student Task 2 Clinical assessment
19th  
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References


Other Resources

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


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include written and oral tasks and clinical assessment


Assessment Tasks

 Task 1 Oral Assessment on patient case 3rd June

Task 2 Clinical assessment 9-12th June ***

Task 3 written exam 19th June

***NOTE: Clinical assessment is co-assessed with TAFEDH013,015,017 & 018


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 (availablewww1.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%. Assignment will be marked as Satisfactory/Not satisfactory.
Students may be given the opportunity to resubmit assignments if this is requested by the teacher and approved by the co-ordinator.

All students will have an additional opportunity to demonstrate competence in their clinical assessment if required.
Students are required to achieve a Pass grade in all tasks to achieve Competence for this course
 

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