Course Title: Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

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.

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

Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019

DENT5847C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Annelize Grech

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: annelize.grech@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.

 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards for maintaining infection control, and industry codes of practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this course.



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

  
  
  
  
  


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.

 

You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals