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  1. 1. School of Dentistry and Oral Health2007DOHPrinciples of Dental Care ISemester 1, 2005Academic Organisation: School of Dentistry and Oral HealthFaculty: Griffith HealthCredit point value: 10CPStudent Contribution Band Band 3(HECS/Cluster Band):Course level: Year 2Campus/Location/Instruction Mode: Gold Coast/On Campus/In PersonConvenor/s: Dr Helen BoocockEnrolment Restrictions: Must be DOH studentThis document was last updated: 15/02/05BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTIONPrinciples of Dental Care I will provide the student with fundamental knowledge and skills to enable themto conduct a basic dental examination, oral hygiene assessment and instruction. They will also developskills to enable them to perform basic dental procedures such as fissure sealants, scaling, simple dentalradiographs, dental impressions and simple restorations in a simulation situation.In addition students will gain knowledge and skills in pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of dentaldisease, including an introduction to preventative care of dental plaque and related disease, cariology andperiodontology.
  2. 2. SECTION A – TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENTCOURSE AIMSThe purpose of Principles of Dental Care is to encourage students to develop a critical understanding ofthe foundations of dental care. Principles of Dental Care will provide students with fundamental knowledgeof oral diagnosis, patient history taking, cariology, oral disease prevention, dental materials, team work,communication, radiology and basic operative dental procedures including scaling, fissure sealants, andsimple restorations.LEARNING OUTCOMESAt the completion of this course students should be able to: 1. Develop a sound knowledge of oral and dental anatomy by the identification of oral structures including the dentition 2. Demonstrate skills in conducting a basic dental examination and head and neck examination 3. Understand the importance of a preventative focus in the practise of clinical dentistry and demonstrate skills in employing preventative dental strategies, including patient dental education and preventative operative procedures 4. Explain the importance of a general medical and dental history and apply these concepts in a clinical setting 5. Understand the use of dental radiography with respect to diagnosis, and perform basic dental radiographs 6. Describe and recognise the clinical presentation of diseases and conditions of the dental tissues including pulp 7. Demonstrate proficiency in the examination and recording of occlusion and an understanding of associated concepts 8. Perform basic dental procedures such as fissure sealants, scaling, simple dental impressions and simple restorations in a simulation situation 9. Monitor and maintain clinical environment to ensure optimal cross infection control and OH and S principles including a sound knowledge of protocol for contamination incidents and needle stick injuries 10. Demonstrate sound teamwork, ethics, confidentiality and communication principles in relation to other members of the dental team 11. Apply and have a knowledge of common dental materialsCONTENT, ORGANISATION AND TEACHING STRATEGIESThis course includes 24 one-hour lectures designed to introduce students to key terminology, conceptsand knowledge relevant to Principles of Dental Care I and to assist students to integrate this newinformation into their existing knowledge.This course also includes 25 three-hour laboratory classes, which are designed to consolidate, review andapply the theoretical material from lectures, via practical exercises of dental skills. Many of the laboratorysessions are conducted using ‘phantom’ / simulated heads. 13 three-hour clinical sessions enable studentsto further develop dental science skills in a clinical/surgery setting. Laboratory classes and clinical sessionsare compulsory.
  3. 3. Required textsWhilst there are a number of required texts for this course, these texts will also be required for Principles ofDental Care 2 in Semester 2. 1. Dental Hygiene Theory and Practise, 2nd Edition, Darby M, L., and Walsh M, M. 2. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, 3rd Edition, Mitchell, L., and Mitchell, D. A. 3. Sturdevants Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition, Editors Theodore M. Roberson, Harald. O. Heymann, Edward J. Swift 4. Dental Morphology - An Illustrated Guide, van Beek, GeoffreyContact SummaryDr. Helen Boocock – Course ConvenorThis course comprises two one-hour lectures per week with a total of 25 three-hour laboratory classesand 13 three-hour clinic sessions. Students are required to attend the class in which they enrol.Swapping between classes is not permitted, in order to prevent overcrowding and to ensure adequateresources are available in the laboratories.Lecture Times:Monday 1pm–2pm GoldCoastG23_1.14/1.18/1.19Tuesday 4 pm-5 pm Gold CoastG23_1.14/1.18/1.19Clinical Session Times:Tuesday 8.00 -11.00am GH1 2.01Tuesday 12.00-3.00pm GH1 2.01Wednesday 8.00 -11.00am GH1 2.01Wednesday 12.00-3.00pm GH1 2.01Laboratory Session Times:Thursday 8.00 – 11.00am GH 1.09Thursday 2.00 – 5.00pm GH 1.09Friday 8.00 – 11.00am GH 1.09Friday 2.00 – 5.00pm GH 1.09Laboratory and Clinical Attendance:Attendance at laboratory and clinical sessions is COMPULSORY. Students that are absent from morethan one clinical or laboratory session without an acceptable reason may not satisfy the courserequirements, subject to assessment board. A medical certificate, presented to your tutor as soon aspossible after the missed laboratory must support absence, due to a medical condition. Any otherextenuating circumstances and explanations must be documented and forwarded to your laboratory tutoras soon as possible.Students are advised that they are required to comply with the schools dress code for all clinical andlaboratory sessions. Students not complying with the code will not be permitted to attend the session. Ofparticular importance is the wearing of appropriate protective apparel in the clinic and laboratory. Mobilephones must be switched off at all times during the sessions.CONTENT SUMMARYLECTURE CONTENT:This provisional schedule of lectures is subject to change
  4. 4. Week Teaching Topic week28.2.05 1. Lecture 1: Introduction to Course, Revision of dental morphology Lecture 2: Tooth identification, numbering systems and introduction to occlusion Clinical Session: (In Laboratory) Dental Morphology and tooth identification Laboratory Session 1: Dental Morphology and tooth identification Laboratory Session 2: Tooth identification, numbering systems and occlusion7.3.05 2. Lecture 1: Review of the dental tissues, Occlusion Lecture 2: Introduction to cariology Clinical Session(In Laboratory): Dental Tissues, Occlusion Laboratory Session 1: Cariology Laboratory Session 2: Communications, ethics and good practise14.3.05 3. Lecture 1: Cariology lecture 2 Lecture 2: Communications practical Clinical Session: (In Laboratory) Patient history taking Laboratory Session 1: Classification of carious lesions, nomenclature of carious lesions Laboratory Session 2: Patient history taking including the medical history21.3.05 4. Lecture 1: Introduction to dental plaque and periodontal disease Lecture 2: Recording of periodontal condition and oral hygiene, risk assessment basics Clinical Session: Introduction to the Clinical Environment Laboratory Session 1: Recording of periodontal condition and oral hygiene Laboratory Session 2: Introduction to the Clinical Environment4.4.05 5. Lecture 1: Managing the Clinical Environment – Infection control Lecture 2: Caries management and introduction to instrumentation Clinical Session: Managing the Clinical Environment (1) Laboratory Session 1: Caries management – introductory practical exercises, instrumentation and hand pieces Laboratory Session 2: (In clinic) Dental chairsiding and close support11.4.05 6. Lecture 1: The Clinical Environment (2) Lecture 2: Cariology continued Clinical Session: Managing the Clinical Environment (2) Laboratory Session 1: Dental impression materials and impression taking Laboratory Session 2: Practical exam18.4.05 7. Lecture 1: Dental Examination and Charting Lecture 2: Dental examination and Charting Clinical Session: Dental examination and charting Laboratory Session 1: (In clinic) Oral hygiene assessment and supragingival polishing and scaling, hygiene instrumentation and basics of scaling, plaque management, preventative advice Laboratory Session 2: Caries management –Whipmix blocks and Class One cavity preparations25.4.05 8. Lecture 1: Introduction to dental materials: liners, amalgam and composite Clinical Session: Dental Examination and Charting (2) Laboratory Session 1 (In clinic) : Dental Materials practical Laboratory Session 2: Caries management: Class one cavity preparations2.5.05 9 Lecture 1: Dental radiology (1)
  5. 5. Week Teaching Topic week Clinical Session: Dental radiology Laboratory Session 1: Scaling exercises Laboratory Session 2: Written assessment 9.5.05 10. Lecture 1: Preventive restorations and fissure sealants Lecture 2: Class Two restorations Clinical Session: Fissure sealants Laboratory Session 1: Preventive resin restorations Laboratory Session 2: Caries management - class two restorations 16.5.05 11. Lecture 1: Dental materials continued- composites and amalgams – restorative considerations Lecture 2: Radiology (2) Clinical Session: Practical radiology – bitewing radiography Laboratory Session 1: Radiology interpretation Laboratory Session 2: Caries management – class two restorations 23.5.05 12. Lecture 1: Cariology and pulp disease Lecture 2: Cariology risk assessment and Class V preparations Clinical Session: Practical radiology- the periapical radiograph Laboratory Session 1: Risk assessment Laboratory Session 2: Caries management – class two restorations 30.5.05 13. Lecture 1: Introduction to pain management – concepts of pain Lecture 2: Introduction to local anaesthesia Clinical Session: Introduction to local anaesthesia Laboratory Session 1: Local anaesthesia practical Laboratory Session 2: Revision and review 6.6.05 14. Study Week 13.6.05 14 –16. Examinations 20.6.05Please note reading requirements for each lecture will be posted on the Learning@Griffith, as will lecturematerial.ASSESSMENTSummary of AssessmentAssessment of this course will comprise a mid-semester exam (25%, 50 minutes duration), submission ofa log book of practical exercises (25%), a written assessment in the form of a written assignment (10%)and an end-of-semester exam (40% 180 minute). The mid-semester exam will focus on lecture / clinical /lab material covered in WEEKS 1 to 5. The mid-semester exam, unless informed otherwise is to be heldduring a lecture in Week 6. The end of semester exam will cover ALL lecture, clinical and laboratorymaterial. Log books are to be completed by students during each practical and clinical sessions, these willrecord successful completion of laboratory and clinical tasks and compulsory completions of a reflectiveexercise following each clinical and laboratory session.Further information regarding assessment tasks will be available on Learning@Griffith.
  6. 6. Item Assessment Task Length Weighting Total Relevant Due Date and Marks Learning Time Outcomes 1 Mid-semester Exam 50 minutes 25% TBA 1-2,4,7,8,10-11 Week 6 . 2 Log book 25% TBA 1-11 During each . clinical and laboratory session 3 Written assessment 10% TBA 1,3-7,9-11 Week 9 . 4 End of semester Exam 180 minutes 40% TBA 1-11 Week 14 -16 .A student is required to sit all assessment tasks to qualify for a passing grade. Students not obtaining aminimum of 45% in the final examination will not pass the course, and will be required to write asupplementary examination. For the final result a viva-voce will be offered to all students within 3% of apass. This viva-voce may allow a student to improve their result.Return of Assessment ItemsAssessment items will be returned during subsequent lectures, clinical or laboratory sessions, at a timedetermined by the course convenor.Notification of Availability of Feedback on AssessmentFeedback on each assessment item will be provided to students at a time convenient to the courseconvenor.GRADUATE SKILLS Practised Assessed Taught Graduate Skills (select appropriate boxes ) Effective communication (written, oral and interpersonal) Information literacy Problem solving Critical evaluation Work autonomously / in teams Creativity and innovation Ethical behaviour in social / professional / work environments Responsible, effective citizenshipProfessional Skills
  7. 7. Practised Assessed Taught Professional Skills (select appropriate boxes ) Behavioural sciences including communication Biology, including oral biology Community dentistry Dental materials Endodontics Dental Occlusion Emergency procedures, CPR Ethics and Jurisprudences Fluorides Forensic Odontology General dental practise, utilisation of assistants General medicine General pathology General physiology Imaging, including radiology Infection control Material Science Molecular Biology Nutrition Oral anatomy Oral biochemistry Oral biology Oral diagnosis Oral histology and embryology Oral medicine Oral microbiology and immunology Oral pathology Oral physiology Orthodontics Paediatric dentistry Pain control Periodontology Pharmacy and therapeutics Preventative dentistry Prosthodontics, fixed and removable including implants SalivaTEACHING TEAM
  8. 8. Convenor Details Gold Coast Campus Convenor Dr. Helen Boocock Email h.boocock@grififth.edu.au Office Location GH1 Phone TBA Fax TBA Consultation times Please refer to learning@griffith , TBAAdditional teaching team membersThere are several additional teaching team members including:Assoc. Prof Mark BehanMs. Bessie EvelynMs. Jessica HildredMs. Leonie ShortOther members of the Dental School will be part of the teaching team on a sessional basis. Furtherinformation regarding the above teaching team members and other sessional staff will be posted on theLearning@Griffith website.COURSE COMMUNICATIONSThe course convenor is available via email or via telephone appointment or face to face. Details of theconvenors availability and contact telephone number will be available on the convenors office door in GH1and on the Learning@Griffith website.TEXTS AND SUPPORTING MATERIALSRequired Texts:Dental Hygiene Theory and Practise, 2nd Edition, Darby M, L., and Walsh M, M.Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, 3rd Edition, Mitchell, L., and Mitchell, D. A.Sturdevants Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition, Editors Theodore M. Roberson, Harald.O. Heymann, Edward J. SwiftDental Morphology - An Illustrated Guide, van Beek, Geoffrey
  9. 9. SECTION B – ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATIONFurther information regarding recommended readings and additional references will be available at theLearning@Griffith site.
  10. 10. SECTION C – LINKS TO KEY UNIVERSITY INFORMATIONACADEMIC MISCONDUCTStudents must conduct their studies at the University honestly, ethically and in accordance with acceptedstandards of academic conduct. Any form of academic conduct that is contrary to these standards isacademic misconduct, for which the University may penalise a student. Specifically it is academicmisconduct for a student to: present copied, falsified or improperly obtained data as if it were the result of laboratory work, field trips or other investigatory work; include in the students individual work material that is the result of significant assistance from another person if that assistance was unacceptable according to the instructions or guidelines for that work; assist another student in the presentation of that students individual work in a way that is unacceptable according to the instructions or guidelines for that work; cheat; (Cheating is dishonest conduct in assessment); plagiarise (Plagiarism is knowingly presenting the work or property of another person as if it were ones own.)Visit the University’s Policy on Academic Misconduct for further details.KEY STUDENT-RELATED POLICIESAll University policy documents are accessible to students via the University’s Policy Library website at:www.griffith.edu.au/policylibrary. Links to key policy documents are included below for easy reference: Student Charter Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Policy Student Administration Policy Policy on Student Grievances and Appeals Assessment Policy Examinations Timetabling Policy and Procedures Academic Calendar Guideline on Student E-MailUNIVERSITY SUPPORT RESOURCESThe University provides many facilities and support services to assist students in their studies. Links toinformation about University support resources available to students are included below for easyreference:Learning Centres - the University provides access to common use computing facilities for educationalpurposes. For details visit www.griffith.edu.au/cuseLearning@Griffith - there is a dedicated website for this course via the Learning@Griffith student portal.Student Services facilitate student access to and success at their academic studies. Student Servicesincludes: Careers and Employment Service; Chaplaincy; Counselling Service; Health Service; StudentEquity Services (incorporating the Disabilities Service); and the Welfare Office.Learning Services within the Division of Information Services provides learning support in three skill areas:computing skills; library skills; and academic skills. The study skills resources on the website include self-help tasks focusing on critical thinking, exam skills, note taking, preparing presentations, referencing,writing, proof reading, and time management.