Course Title: Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6157 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Title: Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 330

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5848C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5848C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2018 (DOC2)

Course Contact: Matt Clayton

Course Contact Phone: +61 435 933 052

Course Contact Email: matthew.clayton@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an individualised oral hygiene program and promote oral health.

This unit applies to dental assistants and to other health care workers who are actively involved in promoting the general well-being of patients through promotion of healthy eating habits and good oral health.

 


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEN004 Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Elements:

1.Implement a prescribed oral health education program

2. Demonstrate oral hygiene techniques to patient or carer

3. Provide appropriate advice on cariogenic food and drinks

4. Perform a saliva diagnostic test and record the results

5. Implement a prescribed prevention program to suit an individual patient


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Implement a prescribed oral health education program

2. Demonstrate oral hygiene techniques to patient or carer

3. Provide appropriate advice on cariogenic food and drinks

4. Perform a saliva diagnostic test and record the results

5. Implement a prescribed prevention program to suit an individual patient


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:

• provided complete and appropriate information to at least 10 different patients including:

  • providing information on the prevention of oral diseases
  • providing advice and demonstrating oral hygiene techniques
  • using learning and motivational skills to inform and motivate behaviour change.

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.