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  • 1. School of Dentistry and Oral Health 2007DOH Principles of Dental Care I Semester 1, 2005 Academic Organisation: School of Dentistry and Oral Health Faculty: Griffith Health Credit point value: 10CP Student Contribution Band Band 3 (HECS/Cluster Band): Course level: Year 2 Campus/Location/Instruction Mode: Gold Coast/On Campus/In Person Convenor/s: Dr Helen Boocock Enrolment Restrictions: Must be DOH student This document was last updated: 15/02/05 BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION Principles of Dental Care I will provide the student with fundamental knowledge and skills to enable them to conduct a basic dental examination, oral hygiene assessment and instruction. They will also develop skills to enable them to perform basic dental procedures such as fissure sealants, scaling, simple dental radiographs, dental impressions and simple restorations in a simulation situation. In addition students will gain knowledge and skills in pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of dental disease, including an introduction to preventative care of dental plaque and related disease, cariology and periodontology.
  • 2. SECTION A – TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT COURSE AIMS The purpose of Principles of Dental Care is to encourage students to develop a critical understanding of the foundations of dental care. Principles of Dental Care will provide students with fundamental knowledge of oral diagnosis, patient history taking, cariology, oral disease prevention, dental materials, team work, communication, radiology and basic operative dental procedures including scaling, fissure sealants, and simple restorations. LEARNING OUTCOMES At 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 materials CONTENT, ORGANISATION AND TEACHING STRATEGIES This course includes 24 one-hour lectures designed to introduce students to key terminology, concepts and knowledge relevant to Principles of Dental Care I and to assist students to integrate this new information into their existing knowledge. This course also includes 25 three-hour laboratory classes, which are designed to consolidate, review and apply the theoretical material from lectures, via practical exercises of dental skills. Many of the laboratory sessions are conducted using ‘phantom’ / simulated heads. 13 three-hour clinical sessions enable students to further develop dental science skills in a clinical/surgery setting. Laboratory classes and clinical sessions are compulsory.
  • 3. Required texts Whilst there are a number of required texts for this course, these texts will also be required for Principles of Dental 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. Sturdevant's 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, Geoffrey Contact Summary Dr. Helen Boocock – Course Convenor This course comprises two one-hour lectures per week with a total of 25 three-hour laboratory classes and 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 adequate resources are available in the laboratories. Lecture Times: Monday 1pm–2pm GoldCoastG23_1.14/1.18/1.19 Tuesday 4 pm-5 pm Gold CoastG23_1.14/1.18/1.19 Clinical Session Times: Tuesday 8.00 -11.00am GH1 2.01 Tuesday 12.00-3.00pm GH1 2.01 Wednesday 8.00 -11.00am GH1 2.01 Wednesday 12.00-3.00pm GH1 2.01 Laboratory Session Times: Thursday 8.00 – 11.00am GH 1.09 Thursday 2.00 – 5.00pm GH 1.09 Friday 8.00 – 11.00am GH 1.09 Friday 2.00 – 5.00pm GH 1.09 Laboratory and Clinical Attendance: Attendance at laboratory and clinical sessions is COMPULSORY. Students that are absent from more than one clinical or laboratory session without an acceptable reason may not satisfy the course requirements, subject to assessment board. A medical certificate, presented to your tutor as soon as possible after the missed laboratory must support absence, due to a medical condition. Any other extenuating circumstances and explanations must be documented and forwarded to your laboratory tutor as soon as possible. Students are advised that they are required to comply with the schools dress code for all clinical and laboratory sessions. Students not complying with the code will not be permitted to attend the session. Of particular importance is the wearing of appropriate protective apparel in the clinic and laboratory. Mobile phones must be switched off at all times during the sessions. CONTENT SUMMARY LECTURE CONTENT: This provisional schedule of lectures is subject to change
  • 4. Week Teaching Topic week 28.2.05 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 occlusion 7.3.05 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 practise 14.3.05 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 history 21.3.05 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 Environment 4.4.05 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 support 11.4.05 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 exam 18.4.05 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 preparations 25.4.05 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 preparations 2.5.05 9 Lecture 1: Dental radiology (1)
  • 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 20.6.05 Please note reading requirements for each lecture will be posted on the Learning@Griffith, as will lecture material. ASSESSMENT Summary of Assessment Assessment of this course will comprise a mid-semester exam (25%, 50 minutes duration), submission of a 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 held during a lecture in Week 6. The end of semester exam will cover ALL lecture, clinical and laboratory material. Log books are to be completed by students during each practical and clinical sessions, these will record successful completion of laboratory and clinical tasks and compulsory completions of a reflective exercise following each clinical and laboratory session. Further information regarding assessment tasks will be available on Learning@Griffith.
  • 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 a minimum of 45% in the final examination will not pass the course, and will be required to write a supplementary examination. For the final result a viva-voce will be offered to all students within 3% of a pass. This viva-voce may allow a student to improve their result. Return of Assessment Items Assessment items will be returned during subsequent lectures, clinical or laboratory sessions, at a time determined by the course convenor. Notification of Availability of Feedback on Assessment Feedback on each assessment item will be provided to students at a time convenient to the course convenor. 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 citizenship Professional Skills
  • 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 Saliva TEACHING TEAM
  • 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 , TBA Additional teaching team members There are several additional teaching team members including: Assoc. Prof Mark Behan Ms. Bessie Evelyn Ms. Jessica Hildred Ms. Leonie Short Other members of the Dental School will be part of the teaching team on a sessional basis. Further information regarding the above teaching team members and other sessional staff will be posted on the Learning@Griffith website. COURSE COMMUNICATIONS The course convenor is available via email or via telephone appointment or face to face. Details of the convenors availability and contact telephone number will be available on the convenors office door in GH1 and on the Learning@Griffith website. TEXTS AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS Required 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. Sturdevant's Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, 4th edition, Editors Theodore M. Roberson, Harald. O. Heymann, Edward J. Swift Dental Morphology - An Illustrated Guide, van Beek, Geoffrey
  • 9. SECTION B – ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION Further information regarding recommended readings and additional references will be available at the Learning@Griffith site.
  • 10. SECTION C – LINKS TO KEY UNIVERSITY INFORMATION ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT Students must conduct their studies at the University honestly, ethically and in accordance with accepted standards of academic conduct. Any form of academic conduct that is contrary to these standards is academic misconduct, for which the University may penalise a student. Specifically it is academic misconduct 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 student's 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 student's 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 one's own.) Visit the University’s Policy on Academic Misconduct for further details. KEY STUDENT-RELATED POLICIES All 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-Mail UNIVERSITY SUPPORT RESOURCES The University provides many facilities and support services to assist students in their studies. Links to information about University support resources available to students are included below for easy reference: Learning Centres - the University provides access to common use computing facilities for educational purposes. For details visit www.griffith.edu.au/cuse Learning@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 Services includes: Careers and Employment Service; Chaplaincy; Counselling Service; Health Service; Student Equity 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.

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