DOH100 Clinical Practice and Theory 1 (16)


This subject introduces students to the fundamental knowledge and skills required in the Bachelor of Oral Health. Through classroom and simulation clinic participation, students begin to develop the cognitive and fine motor application skills needed for proficient oral health care delivery. The concepts of clinical preparation and patient centred care will be examined with a focus on instrumentation, dental materials, communication and professionalism. The development of oral health disease mechanisms will be explored along with prevention and treatment modalities. Critical reflective thinking, along with evidenced based practise standards and introductory epidemiology are embedded in the subject content. 

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Holmesglen
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Holmesglen
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
Two sessions
School
School of Dentistry and Health Sciences
Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy/Hygiene) course.

Assumed Knowledge

Year 12 biology and chemistry

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate foundation skills in simulated oral health practice
  • be able to demonstrate an emerging knowledge of the scope of oral health practise and the roles, skills and scope of practise of all members of the oral health team in public, private and community settings
  • be able to establish concepts and skills in patient centred care, which facilitate optimal oral health
  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in identifying key aspects of the oral cavity
  • be able to demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes at all times in all learning environments including the patient and simulation clinics
  • be able to demonstrate beginner level reflective practice and apply these reflective skills across all learning opportunities
  • be able to demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour and communication
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Professional Issues
  • Introduction to ethical practice
  • Learning styles and skills needed to succeed in a University degree course
  • The library and its databases
  • Introduction and developing skills with IT at CSU
  • Life-long learning and critical/reflective practise skills
  • Introduction to patient centred care and professionalism
  • Effective communication skills
  • Introduction and development of technical skills required in oral health therapy practise
  • Introduction to collecting clinical records for oral health practise
  • Nomenclature and terminology used in the Australian Health Care system
  • introduction to oral health assessment gathering
  • Introduction to risk assessment concepts and the role of preventive care
Workplace Learning
This subject contains a 1 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

The one day workplace content is observation only, with a small assessment task allocated.

Special Resources

Existing clinical teaching areas in the Wagga Wagga CSU campus. Registered clinicians are required to tutor / teach students in these environments

Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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