Course Title: Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3393 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5845C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2018 (All)

DENT5845C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2019 (All)

DENT5845C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2020 (All)

DENT5845C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2021 (All)

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify variations and recognise oral health issues through a visual check, observation of patient behaviour and habits, signs and symptoms and physical condition of patients. This enables the candidate to respond appropriately to the clinical findings to initiate follow up oral health care.

This unit applies to workers in a range of health and community services environments where their work role requires them to recognise and respond to oral health issues.

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHC001 Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Elements:

1. Identify variations in patient behaviour and habits

2. Undertake basic visual oral check and questioning

3. Follow up and promote ongoing oral health care


Learning Outcomes

 On completion of this unit, you will be able to :

  1. Identify variations in patient behaviour and habits
  2. Undertake basic visual oral check and questioning
  3. Follow up and promote ongoing oral health care


Overview of Assessment

You must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that you have:

  • performed a visual oral health check on 5 patients, including:
  • identified any signs and symptoms related to oral health care issues
  • gathered relevant information from visual check and questioning to initiate appropriate follow up oral health care
  • used appropriate manual handling techniques when working with patients with special care needs or mental health condition

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. 

Regular attendance is necessary.  Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.