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SDDM5325: Integrated Clinical Dentistry A2

Semester 2, 2022 [Normal day] - Westmead, Sydney

This unit of study will build on the foundations of semester one - This unit provides students with the necessary skills to expand their treatment planning skills for patients in a general dental practice situation, using non-invasive primary and secondary preventive strategies and to undertake the management of patients presenting in pain. Students will build on their initial clinical experience by expanding the complexity of cavities and range of materials used in their treatment of patients. The foundations of Endodontics will be deepened and broadened to include advanced concepts. The program of Dental Trauma will teach students the guidelines and skills needed for the general management of acute traumatic dental injuries. The area of trauma represents a significant crossover between the disciplines of Endodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Complementary to the clinical work, the Professional practice program covers those domains of dentistry practice that foster the development of oral health professionals who are competent, caring and committed to the healing of their patients. This discipline will explore the topics of social justice, clinical ethics and professional integrity as well as examining behavioural science learning topics including effective communication and management skills. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Unit details and rules

Unit code SDDM5325
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 5
Prohibitions
? 
None
Prerequisites
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SDDM5211 and SDDM5212 and SDDM5213 and SDDM5214 and SDDM5221 and SDDM5222 and SDDM5223 and SDDM5224
Corequisites
? 
SDDM5324 and SDDM5326 and SDDM5327
Assumed knowledge
? 

None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Phillip Burke, phillip.burke@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam hurdle task Theory examination - Semester 2
ICDA Semester 2 - Written exam (Contributes 20% of full yr result)
50% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Placement hurdle task Clinical work and continuous sessional assessment
Clinical work&continuous session assessment (Contributes 40%full yr result)
50% Progressive Continuous clinical assessment Sem 1 + 2
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?

Assessment summary

This is a unit integrated and aggregated with results from semester 1 SDDM5315 Integrated Dentistry for a full year assessment result combining SDDM 5315 + 5325 units.

For Semester 1 (SDDM 5315):

- Theory Exam is worth 80% of the semester 1 SDDM 5315 unit result and contributes 20% of the full year SDDM 5315+5325 combined result

- The Endodontic competency assessment is worth 20% of the semester 1 SDDM 5315 unit result and contributes 20% of the full year SDDM 5315+5325 combined result

– The Integrated Clinical Dentistry Competency Assessment (ICDA Online assessment) is a hurdle exam and requires a pass result to enable clinical practice and hence a prerequisite to satisfactorily completing this unit. This exam does not contribute a numerical value or marks to the final assessment result of this unit.

For Semester 2 (Combined SDDM 5315+5325)

Your semester 1 theory exam result will be aggregated (combined) with your semester 2 theory exam result from SDDM 5325 to calculate a full year theory assessment result. 

Your semester 1 Endodontic competency assessment result will be carried over and (combined) contribute to your semester 2 results from SDDM 5325 as part of the full year combinesd SDDM 5315+5325 assessment result.

Results from the assessments within this unit will contribute to your full year result according to the following assessment blueprint:

Assessments Page: 2022 DMD3 - Integrated Clinical Dentistry A1 & A2 (sydney.edu.au)

A. Theory Exams contribute 40% to the full year assessment result comprising:

  • Semester 1 - 1 x theory exam for SDDM 5315 that contributes 20% to the full year assessment result.
  • Semester 2 - 1 x theory exam for SDDM 5325 that contributes 20% to the full year assessment result.

Both Semester 1 and 2 theory results are aggregated to contribute a total value of 40% of the full year result. The full year theory result must be a pass (50% or more as total mark aggregated for both Semester 1 and 2 theory exams) and is considered separately from results in other assessments such as the Clincal case presentation and your clinical results. A pass result of 50% or more when combining both Sem 1 and 2 theory results must be achieved separately from clinical work and continuous sessional assessment results in order to pass this unit.

B. Clinical work and continuous sessional assessment results from Semester 1 + 2 contributes 40% to the full year assessment result

Semester 1: Your results will not show a mark for clinical work and continuous sessional assessment at conclusion of semester 1 for SDDM 5315. Feedback will be provided to students whose 1st semester performance in this assessment component indicates they are at potentially at risk of achieving an unsatisfactory result for the year. Feedback on your performance, strategies to improve and support in development of a voluntary remedial study plan will be offered for these students. 

All clinical work and continuous sessional assessment results from Semester 1 will be carried over and combined with Semester 2 clinical work and continuous sessional assessment results to achieve a full year result for this assessment component within SDDM 5325.

The full year clinical work and continuous sessional assessment results will be calculated from clinical sessions and procedures completed during DMD 3 (Sem 1 + 2) integrated and acute care clinic appointments (not specialty or preio clinics). This result must be a pass (50% or more as total mark for both Semester 1 and 2 within clinical work and continuous sessional assessment) when combined as full year result.

The clinical work and continuous sessional assessment result is considered separately from theory assessment results, hence A pass result in the clinical work and continuous sessional assessment component must be achieved separately from theory assessment results in order to pass this unit and will be calculated from: 

- Continuous sessional assessment (CCA) results (25% of full yr result)

CCA grades of Proficient (P) – Satisfactory (S) – Beginner (B) –Unsatisfactory (U) will be assigned for student performance in each clinical session with respect to demonstrated:

  1. Knowledge and Understanding

  1. Technical ability

A result in both these CCA areas will be calculated by converting each session result into an average for your CCA during the year. This average result will be assessed and used by the school to determine if your CCA achievement is demonstrative of an acceptable CCA performance for a competent DMD 3 student. An acceptable result indicative of clinical competence must be achieved to meet requirements to pass this unit.

- Clinical work logbook results (15% of full yr result)

The clinical logbook results will be derived from all clinical procedures completed during DMD 3 integrated and acute care clinic sessions. Grades are provided for each procedure completed and minimum clinical benchmarks in terms of quantity and quality of procedures completed to demonstrate required clinical competence to pass this unit will be advised during semester 1.

C. Endodontic Competency Assessment contributes 20% to both Semester 1 (SDDM 5315) and when carried over to Semester 2, 20% to the combined full year assessment result (SDDM 5315+5325).

The Endodontic Competency Assessment is completed during Sem 1. If an unsatisfactory result is achieved in your performance in this exam, then remediation and re assessment will be required and completed at the end semester 2, after the formal written exam period but prior to university shutdown (anytime up to and including December 23rd, 2022). You must either pass the Semester 1 exam or be available in person up to and including Wed 23rd December 2022 of the reassessment period to complete any re assessment required. The re assessment must be completed in person and an online option is not possible. It is your responsibility to ensure that any planned travel is not booked or is deferred until after this date so you can attend required sessions in person.

. Failure to attend the remediation and reassessment session if you receive a Semester 1 fail result in this assessment will mean you do not meet the requirements of this unit.

The above assessments A, B, C demonstrating competency in theory, clinical work + continuous sessional assessments and endodontic pre clinical performance, all require an independent pass result when assessed at end of Semester 2 to enable you to meet requirements of this unit. Failure to achieve a pass in either of these components, risks failing this unit and not meeting requirements of DMD 3.

Please refer the assessment blueprint in CANVAS for further information relating to full year assessment for units SDDM 5315 + SDDM 5325:
Assessments Page: 2022 DMD3 - Integrated Clinical Dentistry A1 & A2 (sydney.edu.au)

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks Endodontics: Simple endodontic case (1 or 2 canals) to be completed for a patient in the integrated clinics - Sem 1 or 2 2022 Clinical practice (3 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5
Endo + Trauma: Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Dental Injuries (1 session x 2 a session for each half yr group) - September 2022 Lecture (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week -01 Tooth Cons: Conservative management of the compromised pulp - July 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Tooth Cons: Restoration repair and replacement - July 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week -02 Tooth Cons: Dental Amalgam Including Advanced Restorative Uses - July 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO5
Endodontics: Surgical endodontics - July 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Prof Practice and Pop Oral Health: Getting paid: Dental finance systems - July 2022 Online class (1 hr) LO2
Week -03 Tooth Cons: Advanced composite resin course: overview - July 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3
Week -04 Tooth Cons: Advanced restorative course - Session 1 - July 2022 Simulation laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO3
Tooth Cons: Advanced restorative course - Session 2 - July 2022 Simulation laboratory (3 hr) LO1
Tooth Cons: Advanced restorative course - Session 3 - Posterior - July 2022 Simulation laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO3
Tooth Cons: Advanced restorative course - Session 4 - Posterior - July 2022 Simulation laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO3
Tooth Cons: Advanced restorative course - Session 5 - July 2022 Simulation laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO3
Week 01 Endodontics: Compulsory Attendance Medico-legal and litigation considerations - August 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Endodontics: Endodontic diagnosis revisited - August 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Endo + Trauma: Open apex teeth management and revascularization - August 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO5
Week 02 Endodontics: Modern methods of canal instrumentation and obturation techniques - August 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO5
Endo + Trauma: Dental Trauma 1 - Introduction, resorption, concussion and subluxation - August 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 03 Tooth Cons: Tooth whitening - August 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 04 Endo + Trauma: Dental Trauma 2 - Luxation and Crown Fractures - August 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Prof Practice and Pop Oral Health: Workforce, oral health dental team and public dental service - August 2022 Online class (1 hr) LO2
Week 05 Endo + Trauma: PBL Part 1 Cases A and B - Release cases, initial group discussions and case work - August 2022 Workshop (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 07 Endo + Trauma: PBL Part 2 Cases A and B - Panel session, Q and A, review cases, solution discussion in groups - September 2022 Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 08 Tooth Cons: Introduction to CAD CAM - September 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO5
Endo + Trauma: Dental trauma - Avulsions - September 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Prof Practice and Pop Oral Health: Social marketing - September 2022 Online class (1 hr) LO2 LO3
Week 11 Tooth Cons: Infection Control - The regulatory environment - October 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO5
Week 12 Endo + Trauma: Paeds and Endo trauma - splinting SIM session (1 session x 2 half yr groups A or B) - October 2022 Simulation laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO3 LO5
Week 13 Tooth Cons: Practical Infection control concepts in clinical and private practice - Nov 2022 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO5

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: Attendance is a professional responsibility required of all students admitted to academic programs within the Sydney Dental School. All programs in the Sydney Dental School have a 90% attendance policy, for all compulsory components of Units of Study, as detailed in the Faculty of Dentistry Attendance Provisions 2015. This includes all clinical and practical sessions. The course requirements cannot be satisfied if more than 10% of any section of a course is missed for any reason.

  • Professionalism: Students in all Sydney Dental School programs are subject to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Professionalism Requirements 2019 and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Professionalism Provisions 2019. Professionalism is an essential component of developing competency to practice. It is important for students to demonstrate professional behaviour in all contexts and environments. In accordance with these local provisions: candidates who demonstrate serious or repeated unprofessional behaviour may be required to show cause as to why their enrolment should be continued. Failure to show cause may result in exclusion from the course.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 5 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 100-125 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. In areas of: Tooth Conservation + Cariology, Endodontics, Professional Practice and Ethics, Population Oral Health, Dental Trauma: Develop knowledge in and understand the scientific methods relevant to biological, behavioural and social sciences. Apply this knowledge to understand the complex interactions between nutrition, general health, medications, systemic diseases and their impact on oral health and disease. Combine this with clinical skills for the provision of patient-centered care as part of the dental team by being flexible, adaptable, and working collaboratively with other oral health practitioners.
  • LO2. Demonstrate respect for all members of our community, with an appreciation of the diversity of human background and cultural values and whilst doing so comply with the ethical principles and legal responsibilities involved in the provision of dental care for individual patients, to communities and populations, practicing with personal and professional integrity, honesty and trustworthiness.
  • LO3. In the areas of Tooth Conservation + Cariology, Endodontics, Professional Practice and Ethics, Population Oral Health, Dental Trauma: Assess, interpret and provide integrated management of the complex needs of dental patients through sound clinical reasoning and provision of evidence based clinical care within the scope of practice, as defined by the national professional accrediting body; AHPRA
  • LO4. Educate patients, patients’ family or carers/guardians at all stages in their life, about the aetiology and prevention of oral disease using effective, culturally competent and evidence-based education and communication strategies to improve oral health and quality of life outcomes for patients given their oral health status
  • LO5. Develop the ability to evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner, apply clinical reasoning and judgement in a reflective practice approach, and engage in scientific methods and research to advance and integrate knowledge in clinical practice. Use this as a premise to demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning, with the ability to acquire and apply knowledge, develop existing skills, adapt to a changing environment and acquire new skills.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
1. Professionalism (covers personal values, attitudes and behaviours) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
1.1. demonstrate that patient safety is paramount in all decisions and actions
1.2. demonstrate appropriate caring behaviour towards patients and respect professional boundaries between themselves and patients, patient’s families and members of the community
1.3. demonstrate that all interactions focus on the patient’s best interests and provide patient-centred care, respect patients’ dignity, rights and choices
1.4. recognise professional and individual scopes of practice
1.5. recognise the importance of continuing professional development for all members of the dental team
1.6. understand the ethical principles and their application underpinning the provision of dental care
1.7. understand Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation relevant to practise as a dental practitioner
1.8. understand the principles of efficient, effective and equitable utilisation of resources, and recognise local and national needs in health care and service delivery across Australia’s geographical areas
1.9. provide culturally safe and culturally competent practice that includes recognition of the distinct needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in relation to oral health care provision
2. Communication and Leadership (covers the ability to work cooperatively and to communicate effectively) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
2.1. communicate and engage with patients, patient’s families and communities in relation to oral health
2.2. present clear information in a timely manner that ensures patients are advised of and understand care and treatment options to be provided
2.3. communicate with other health professionals involved in patients’ care
2.4. engage in mentor/mentee activities and leadership within a health care team
2.5. recognise the importance of one’s own, colleagues’ and team members’ health to occupational risks and its impact on the ability to practise
2.6. understand the importance of intra and interprofessional approaches to health care
2.7. understand effective information management
2.8. understand the principles of dispute resolution
2.9. communicate responsibly and professionally when using media
3. Critical Thinking (covers the acquisition and application of knowledge) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
3.1. locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support oral health care
3.2. apply clinical reasoning and judgement in a reflective practice approach to oral health care
3.3. understand scientific method and the role of research in advancing knowledge and clinical practice
4. Health Promotion (covers health education and the promotion of health in the community) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
4.1. understand the determinants of health, risk factors and behaviours that influence health
4.2. understand the theories and principles of health promotion
4.3. understand health promotion strategies to promote oral and general health
4.4. understand the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health promotion
5. Scientific and Clinical Knowledge (covers the underlying knowledge base required by dental practitioners) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
5.1. understand the biomedical, physical and behavioural sciences in relation to oral health and disease
5.2. understand the theories and principles of population oral health
5.3. understand the scientific principles and application of infection prevention and control
5.4. understand the scientific basis, application and risks of using ionising radiation
5.5. understand the scientific basis, application, limitations and risks of using dental materials
5.6. understand the principles of pharmacology, the risks and limitations in using therapeutic agents and the implication of the Prescribing Competencies Framework on dental practice
5.7. understand the principles of risk management and quality improvement
6. Patient Care
6.1. Clinical Information Gathering (covers the collection and recording of information that is necessary and relevant) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.1.1. obtain and record a relevant history of the patient’s medical, social and oral health status
6.1.2. perform an examination for health, disease and abnormalities of the dentition, mouth and associated structures
6.1.3. select necessary clinical, pathology and other diagnostic procedures and interpret results
6.1.4. take radiographs relevant to dental practice
6.1.5. evaluate individual patient risk factors for oral disease
6.1.6. maintain accurate, consistent, legible and contemporaneous records of patient management and protect patient privacy
6.2. Diagnosis and Management Planning (covers the identification of disease or abnormalities that require treatment or investigation) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.2.1. recognise health as it relates to the individual
6.2.2. diagnose disease or abnormalities of the dentition, mouth and associated structures and identify conditions which require management
6.2.3. determine the impact of risk factors, systemic disease and medications on oral health and treatment planning
6.2.4. formulate and record a comprehensive, patient-centred, evidence-based oral health treatment plan
6.2.5. determine when and how to refer patients to the appropriate health professional
6.2.6. obtain and record patient informed consent and financial consent for treatment
6.3. Clinical Treatment and Evaluation (covers the provision of evidencebased patient-centred care) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.3.1. apply the principles of disease and trauma prevention and early intervention in the management of the dentition, mouth and associated structures
6.3.12. administer, apply and/or prescribe pharmaceutical agents
6.3.13. evaluate and monitor the progress of treatment and oral health outcomes
6.3.14. manage dental emergencies
6.3.15. manage medical emergencies
6.3.2. apply the principles of behaviour management
6.3.3. manage a patient’s anxiety and pain related to the dentition, mouth and associated structures
6.3.4. manage surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the periodontium and supporting tissues of the teeth or their replacements
6.3.5. manage surgical and non-surgical treatment of pulp and periapical diseases and conditions with endodontic treatment
6.3.6. manage the loss of tooth structure by restoring the dentition with direct and indirect restorations
6.3.9. manage oral conditions, pathology and medically related disorders and diseases associated with the dentition, mouth and associated structures
LO2
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
1. Professionalism (covers personal values, attitudes and behaviours) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
1.1. demonstrate that patient safety is paramount in all decisions and actions
1.2. demonstrate appropriate caring behaviour towards patients and respect professional boundaries between themselves and patients, patient’s families and members of the community
1.3. demonstrate that all interactions focus on the patient’s best interests and provide patient-centred care, respect patients’ dignity, rights and choices
1.4. recognise professional and individual scopes of practice
1.5. recognise the importance of continuing professional development for all members of the dental team
1.6. understand the ethical principles and their application underpinning the provision of dental care
1.7. understand Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation relevant to practise as a dental practitioner
1.8. understand the principles of efficient, effective and equitable utilisation of resources, and recognise local and national needs in health care and service delivery across Australia’s geographical areas
1.9. provide culturally safe and culturally competent practice that includes recognition of the distinct needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in relation to oral health care provision
2. Communication and Leadership (covers the ability to work cooperatively and to communicate effectively) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
2.1. communicate and engage with patients, patient’s families and communities in relation to oral health
2.2. present clear information in a timely manner that ensures patients are advised of and understand care and treatment options to be provided
2.3. communicate with other health professionals involved in patients’ care
2.4. engage in mentor/mentee activities and leadership within a health care team
2.5. recognise the importance of one’s own, colleagues’ and team members’ health to occupational risks and its impact on the ability to practise
2.6. understand the importance of intra and interprofessional approaches to health care
2.7. understand effective information management
2.8. understand the principles of dispute resolution
2.9. communicate responsibly and professionally when using media
6. Patient Care
6.1. Clinical Information Gathering (covers the collection and recording of information that is necessary and relevant) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.1.1. obtain and record a relevant history of the patient’s medical, social and oral health status
6.1.2. perform an examination for health, disease and abnormalities of the dentition, mouth and associated structures
6.1.3. select necessary clinical, pathology and other diagnostic procedures and interpret results
6.1.4. take radiographs relevant to dental practice
6.1.5. evaluate individual patient risk factors for oral disease
6.1.6. maintain accurate, consistent, legible and contemporaneous records of patient management and protect patient privacy
6.2. Diagnosis and Management Planning (covers the identification of disease or abnormalities that require treatment or investigation) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.2.1. recognise health as it relates to the individual
6.2.2. diagnose disease or abnormalities of the dentition, mouth and associated structures and identify conditions which require management
6.2.3. determine the impact of risk factors, systemic disease and medications on oral health and treatment planning
6.2.4. formulate and record a comprehensive, patient-centred, evidence-based oral health treatment plan
6.2.5. determine when and how to refer patients to the appropriate health professional
6.2.6. obtain and record patient informed consent and financial consent for treatment
LO3
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
1. Professionalism (covers personal values, attitudes and behaviours) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
1.1. demonstrate that patient safety is paramount in all decisions and actions
1.2. demonstrate appropriate caring behaviour towards patients and respect professional boundaries between themselves and patients, patient’s families and members of the community
1.3. demonstrate that all interactions focus on the patient’s best interests and provide patient-centred care, respect patients’ dignity, rights and choices
1.4. recognise professional and individual scopes of practice
1.5. recognise the importance of continuing professional development for all members of the dental team
1.6. understand the ethical principles and their application underpinning the provision of dental care
1.7. understand Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation relevant to practise as a dental practitioner
1.8. understand the principles of efficient, effective and equitable utilisation of resources, and recognise local and national needs in health care and service delivery across Australia’s geographical areas
1.9. provide culturally safe and culturally competent practice that includes recognition of the distinct needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in relation to oral health care provision
2. Communication and Leadership (covers the ability to work cooperatively and to communicate effectively) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
2.1. communicate and engage with patients, patient’s families and communities in relation to oral health
2.2. present clear information in a timely manner that ensures patients are advised of and understand care and treatment options to be provided
2.3. communicate with other health professionals involved in patients’ care
2.4. engage in mentor/mentee activities and leadership within a health care team
2.5. recognise the importance of one’s own, colleagues’ and team members’ health to occupational risks and its impact on the ability to practise
2.6. understand the importance of intra and interprofessional approaches to health care
2.7. understand effective information management
2.8. understand the principles of dispute resolution
2.9. communicate responsibly and professionally when using media
3. Critical Thinking (covers the acquisition and application of knowledge) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
3.1. locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support oral health care
3.2. apply clinical reasoning and judgement in a reflective practice approach to oral health care
3.3. understand scientific method and the role of research in advancing knowledge and clinical practice
4. Health Promotion (covers health education and the promotion of health in the community) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
4.1. understand the determinants of health, risk factors and behaviours that influence health
4.2. understand the theories and principles of health promotion
4.3. understand health promotion strategies to promote oral and general health
4.4. understand the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health promotion
5. Scientific and Clinical Knowledge (covers the underlying knowledge base required by dental practitioners) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
5.1. understand the biomedical, physical and behavioural sciences in relation to oral health and disease
5.2. understand the theories and principles of population oral health
5.3. understand the scientific principles and application of infection prevention and control
5.4. understand the scientific basis, application and risks of using ionising radiation
5.5. understand the scientific basis, application, limitations and risks of using dental materials
5.6. understand the principles of pharmacology, the risks and limitations in using therapeutic agents and the implication of the Prescribing Competencies Framework on dental practice
5.7. understand the principles of risk management and quality improvement
6. Patient Care
6.1. Clinical Information Gathering (covers the collection and recording of information that is necessary and relevant) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.1.1. obtain and record a relevant history of the patient’s medical, social and oral health status
6.1.2. perform an examination for health, disease and abnormalities of the dentition, mouth and associated structures
6.1.3. select necessary clinical, pathology and other diagnostic procedures and interpret results
6.1.4. take radiographs relevant to dental practice
6.1.5. evaluate individual patient risk factors for oral disease
6.1.6. maintain accurate, consistent, legible and contemporaneous records of patient management and protect patient privacy
6.2. Diagnosis and Management Planning (covers the identification of disease or abnormalities that require treatment or investigation) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.2.1. recognise health as it relates to the individual
6.2.2. diagnose disease or abnormalities of the dentition, mouth and associated structures and identify conditions which require management
6.2.3. determine the impact of risk factors, systemic disease and medications on oral health and treatment planning
6.2.4. formulate and record a comprehensive, patient-centred, evidence-based oral health treatment plan
6.2.5. determine when and how to refer patients to the appropriate health professional
6.2.6. obtain and record patient informed consent and financial consent for treatment
6.3. Clinical Treatment and Evaluation (covers the provision of evidencebased patient-centred care) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.3.1. apply the principles of disease and trauma prevention and early intervention in the management of the dentition, mouth and associated structures
6.3.12. administer, apply and/or prescribe pharmaceutical agents
6.3.13. evaluate and monitor the progress of treatment and oral health outcomes
6.3.14. manage dental emergencies
6.3.15. manage medical emergencies
6.3.2. apply the principles of behaviour management
6.3.3. manage a patient’s anxiety and pain related to the dentition, mouth and associated structures
6.3.4. manage surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the periodontium and supporting tissues of the teeth or their replacements
6.3.5. manage surgical and non-surgical treatment of pulp and periapical diseases and conditions with endodontic treatment
6.3.6. manage the loss of tooth structure by restoring the dentition with direct and indirect restorations
6.3.9. manage oral conditions, pathology and medically related disorders and diseases associated with the dentition, mouth and associated structures
LO4
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
1.2. demonstrate appropriate caring behaviour towards patients and respect professional boundaries between themselves and patients, patient’s families and members of the community
1.3. demonstrate that all interactions focus on the patient’s best interests and provide patient-centred care, respect patients’ dignity, rights and choices
1.9. provide culturally safe and culturally competent practice that includes recognition of the distinct needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in relation to oral health care provision
2. Communication and Leadership (covers the ability to work cooperatively and to communicate effectively) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
2.1. communicate and engage with patients, patient’s families and communities in relation to oral health
2.2. present clear information in a timely manner that ensures patients are advised of and understand care and treatment options to be provided
2.3. communicate with other health professionals involved in patients’ care
2.6. understand the importance of intra and interprofessional approaches to health care
2.9. communicate responsibly and professionally when using media
3. Critical Thinking (covers the acquisition and application of knowledge) - On graduation a dental practitioner must be able to:
3.1. locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support oral health care
3.2. apply clinical reasoning and judgement in a reflective practice approach to oral health care
3.3. understand scientific method and the role of research in advancing knowledge and clinical practice
4. Health Promotion (covers health education and the promotion of health in the community) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
4.1. understand the determinants of health, risk factors and behaviours that influence health
4.2. understand the theories and principles of health promotion
4.3. understand health promotion strategies to promote oral and general health
4.4. understand the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health promotion
5. Scientific and Clinical Knowledge (covers the underlying knowledge base required by dental practitioners) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
5.1. understand the biomedical, physical and behavioural sciences in relation to oral health and disease
5.2. understand the theories and principles of population oral health
5.3. understand the scientific principles and application of infection prevention and control
5.4. understand the scientific basis, application and risks of using ionising radiation
5.5. understand the scientific basis, application, limitations and risks of using dental materials
5.6. understand the principles of pharmacology, the risks and limitations in using therapeutic agents and the implication of the Prescribing Competencies Framework on dental practice
5.7. understand the principles of risk management and quality improvement
6. Patient Care
6.1. Clinical Information Gathering (covers the collection and recording of information that is necessary and relevant) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.1.1. obtain and record a relevant history of the patient’s medical, social and oral health status
6.1.2. perform an examination for health, disease and abnormalities of the dentition, mouth and associated structures
6.1.3. select necessary clinical, pathology and other diagnostic procedures and interpret results
6.1.4. take radiographs relevant to dental practice
6.1.5. evaluate individual patient risk factors for oral disease
6.1.6. maintain accurate, consistent, legible and contemporaneous records of patient management and protect patient privacy
6.2. Diagnosis and Management Planning (covers the identification of disease or abnormalities that require treatment or investigation) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
6.2.1. recognise health as it relates to the individual
6.2.2. diagnose disease or abnormalities of the dentition, mouth and associated structures and identify conditions which require management
6.2.3. determine the impact of risk factors, systemic disease and medications on oral health and treatment planning
6.2.4. formulate and record a comprehensive, patient-centred, evidence-based oral health treatment plan
LO5
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
1.5. recognise the importance of continuing professional development for all members of the dental team
2.3. communicate with other health professionals involved in patients’ care
2.4. engage in mentor/mentee activities and leadership within a health care team
2.6. understand the importance of intra and interprofessional approaches to health care
2.7. understand effective information management
3.1. locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support oral health care
3.2. apply clinical reasoning and judgement in a reflective practice approach to oral health care
3.3. understand scientific method and the role of research in advancing knowledge and clinical practice
4. Health Promotion (covers health education and the promotion of health in the community) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
4.1. understand the determinants of health, risk factors and behaviours that influence health
4.2. understand the theories and principles of health promotion
4.3. understand health promotion strategies to promote oral and general health
4.4. understand the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health promotion
5. Scientific and Clinical Knowledge (covers the underlying knowledge base required by dental practitioners) - On graduation a dentist must be able to:
5.1. understand the biomedical, physical and behavioural sciences in relation to oral health and disease
5.2. understand the theories and principles of population oral health
5.3. understand the scientific principles and application of infection prevention and control
5.4. understand the scientific basis, application and risks of using ionising radiation
5.5. understand the scientific basis, application, limitations and risks of using dental materials
5.6. understand the principles of pharmacology, the risks and limitations in using therapeutic agents and the implication of the Prescribing Competencies Framework on dental practice

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