Course Title: Identify and interpret findings on a dental radiograph

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: DENT5816

Course Title: Identify and interpret findings on a dental radiograph

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

Teacher: Marcella Sabo Tel 9341 1409

Marcella.sabo@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 25

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

HLTDA410B - Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
HLTDA411B - Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
HLTDA412B - Produce a radiographic image
 

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and interpret dental radiographic presentation(s) to support dental hygiene diagnosis and clinical practice.
Interpretation and diagnosis should be based on collaborative communication between the dentist, dental specialist and the dental hygienist.
All tasks are carried out in accordance with state or territory legislative requirements.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAFEDH018 Identify and interpret findings on a dental radiograph

Element:

2. Identify and interpret radiographic presentation of normal dental anatomy

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Using a systematic approach, view dental radiographs to identify normal radiographic presentation of dental anatomy

Element:

1. Identify dental radiograph requirements for diagnostic interpretation 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Perform a critical analysis on dental radiographs for diagnostic purposes in relation to film: development/processing density and contrast sharpness of detail distortion of images
1.2 Identify ‘trouble shooting’ methodologies in the taking and development of dental radiographs to prevent retaking of radiograph(s)

Element:

3. Identify and interpret radiographic presentation of pathologic lesions

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Utilize a systematic approach, view dental radiographs to compare and contrast normal radiographic dental anatomy to abnormal radiographic dental anatomy in reference to: breaks in continuity, asymmetry, change in size
3.2 Compare and contrast normal radiographic dental anatomy to abnormal radiographic dental anatomy in reference to, and consideration of: dental trauma lesions pulpal and periapical lesions periodontal disease lesions dental caries lesions bone and other lesions
3.3 Identify and note lesions by location, size and shape
3.4 Correlate radiographic interpretation to clinical findings, practice, patient management and maintenance

Element:

4. Identify and interpret radiographic changes due to common aetiology and dental anomalies

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Using a systematic approach, view dental radiographs to compare and contrast normal radiographic dental anatomy to abnormal radiographic dental anatomy in reference to:
 extraction site(s)
 remaining root fragments/tips
 impacted tooth/teeth
 mandibular and/or maxillary tori
 hyperdontia (supernumery teeth)
 hypodontia
 ankylosis,hypercementosis, multiple and dilaterated tooth roots

4.2 Correlate radiographic interpretation to clinical findings,practice, patient management and maintenance


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this unit you will have developed the skills and knowledge required to identify and interpret dental radiographic presentation(s) to support dental hygiene diagnosis and clinical practice.
 


Details of Learning Activities

These include: Online learning, lectures, tutorial and SIM Lab activities


Teaching Schedule

DateTopicAssessment
April 17th1.Online learning activity, normal anatomical landmarks, learning task on errors 
28th2. Theory class, radiographic interpretation and anomalies 
May 1st3. Online research task, Interpretation of radiographs - Acquired abnormalities 
7th4. Theory class, dental caries 
18th5.Interpret findings on radiographs, case studies, SIM LAB 
June 1st6.Interpret findings on radiographs, case studies, SIM LAB Oral presentations 
3rdPatient case 10 min. per studentTask 1 Oral assessment
5thRadiographic interpretation of radiographsTask 2 Online  test
   


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 tasks and a Clinical assessment
 


Assessment Tasks

There are two summative tasks

Task 1 Oral presentation of case study 3rd June

Task 2 Online test 1.5 hrs.5th 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 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%. 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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