Oral Health

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Oral Health

Students must successfully complete:
(i) a fixed curriculum of 144 credit points in the order prescribed in the following table
(ii) attend clinical simulation and clinical placements
Year 1
ORHL1101 Foundations of Oral Health I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Wendy Currie Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: ORHL1102 and ORHL1104 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study introduces students to the concepts and foundational knowledge of Tooth Morphology, Oral Health in Society, Periodontics theory and Cariology and Prevention.
Textbooks
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ORHL1102 Oral Health Clinical Practice I

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Terry Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: ORHL1101 and ORHL1104 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study introduces students to the practice of dental radiography, professionalism and ethics, communication and motivational behaviour change and the development of periodontal and tooth conservation knowledge and skills in the simulation clinic.
Textbooks
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ORHL1104 Life Sciences I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jinlong Gao Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: ORHL1101 and ORHL1102 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study occupies as a significant portion of learning in Year 1 and is gradually replaced by clinically focused units of study as the course progresses. As a foundational unit of study, students are introduced to the head and neck anatomy and the biochemical and biological processes which are fundamental to life, cells and tissues.
Textbooks
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ORHL1201 Foundations of Oral Health II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Wendy Currie Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL1101 Corequisites: ORHL1202 and ORHL1204 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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In this unit of study students build on the theoretical knowledge of periodontics cariology and prevention and are introduced to the foundations of health and the framework for health promotion.
Textbooks
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ORHL1202 Oral Health Clinical Practice II

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Terry Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL1102 Corequisites: ORHL1201 and ORHL1204 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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In this unit, students continue to develop the skills needed for Periodontal Instrumentation and Tooth Conservation in a simulation environment, and begin to apply these periodontal instrumentation skills in the pre-clinical setting. Additionally, students continue to build on foundational theory and practice of dental radiography, professionalism and ethics, communication and motivational behaviour change.
Textbooks
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ORHL1204 Life Sciences II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jinlong Gao Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL1104 Corequisites: ORHL1201 and ORHL1202 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study further builds on head and neck anatomy knowledge and also introduces major human organ systems in health and disease that are significant in the oral disease diagnosis and patient management.
Textbooks
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Year 2
ORHL2101 Foundations of Oral Health III

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Lansdown Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL1201 Corequisites: ORHL2102 and ORHL2104 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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In semester 1, this unit of study continues to deepen the knowledge and understanding of students in periodontics, cariology and health promotion, and introduce paediatrics and evidence based practice.
Textbooks
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ORHL2102 Oral Health Clinical Practice III

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Lansdown Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL1202 Corequisites: ORHL2101 and ORHL2104 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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In semester 1, this unit of study, students are introduced to periodontal clinical practice, the theory and practice of medical emergency management, and build on radiography knowledge. Students learn the theory and practice of local anaesthesia, the application of the Caries Management System to patient care and engage in pre-clinical practice.
Textbooks
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ORHL2104 Life Sciences III

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jinlong Gao Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL1104 and ORHL1204 Corequisites: ORHL2101 and ORHL2102 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study continues introducing major human organ systems in health and disease and related pharmacotherapeutics principles that are significant in the oral disease diagnosis and patient management.
Textbooks
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ORHL2201 Foundations of Oral Health IV

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Lansdown Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL2101 Corequisites: ORHL2202 and ORHL2204 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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In semester 2, this unit of study continues to deepen the knowledge and understanding of students, expanding their knowledge relevant to periodontics, paediatrics, and health education and promotion.
Textbooks
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ORHL2202 Oral Health Clinical Practice IV

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Lansdown Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL2102 Corequisites: ORHL2201 and ORHL2204 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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In semester 2, students are introduced to restorative clinical practice and continue to build on periodontal and radiographic knowledge and skills. Students learn the application of evidence-based practice in the clinic and further investigate the ethical and professional concepts required for accepted behaviour in clinical practice.
Textbooks
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ORHL2204 Life Sciences IV

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jinlong Gao Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL1104 and ORHL1204 and ORHL2104 Corequisites: ORHL2201 and ORHL2202 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit introduces the complexity of host-microbial interactions, advanced oral physiology and related oral facial dysfunction, and oral pathobiology of common dental and oral conditions to support understanding of the clinical disciplines.
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Year 3
ORHL3101 Foundations of Oral Health V

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Cathryn Forsyth Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL2201 Corequisites: ORHL3102 and ORHL3103 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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In semester 1, this unit of study continues to broaden the student's knowledge and understanding in the profession of Oral Health Therapy. Tutorials and assessments take the form of scenarios, encouraging the integration and application of critical thinking and clinical decision-making based on evidence. Students also plan, deliver and evaluate an effective oral health education program, includes a 2-week Student Placement.
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ORHL3102 Integrated Oral Health Clinical Practice I

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Kelly-Jean Burden Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL2202 Corequisites: ORHL3101 and ORHL3103 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study aims to provide students a comprehensive experience in Oral Health clinical practice providing treatment of patients of all ages, including those individuals who are medically compromised. Students are required to demonstrate evidence based clinical decision-making, and high standards of professional conduct and ethics as an oral health professional.
Textbooks
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ORHL3103 Comprehensive Oral Health Management I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Lansdown Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL2201 and ORHL2202 Corequisites: ORHL3101 and ORHL3102 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study aims to tie together all of the clinical and theoretical knowledge gained through evidence based oral health clinical practice related to the scope of practice for Oral Health Therapists. This includes extended age range for restorative treatment.
Textbooks
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ORHL3201 Foundations of Oral Health VI

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Cathryn Forsyth Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL3101 Corequisites: ORHL3202 and ORHL3203 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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In this unit of study, students discuss, critique and defend theoretical and practical Oral Health Therapy concepts related to evidence based patient care. Assessments take the form of case study scenarios which encourage the integration of knowledge, understanding and sound decision-making. Additionally, students reflect on their oral health promotion experiences.
Textbooks
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ORHL3202 Integrated Oral Health Clinical Practice II

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Kelly-Jean Burden Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL3102 Corequisites: ORHL3201 and ORHL3203 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study aims to provide students a comprehensive experience in Oral Health clinical practice providing treatment of patients of all ages, including those individuals who are medically compromised. Students are required to demonstrate evidence based clinical decision-making, and high standards of professional conduct and ethics as an oral health professional.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
ORHL3203 Comprehensive Oral Health Management II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Lansdown Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: ORHL3103 Corequisites: ORHL3201 and ORHL3202 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description.
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