Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTDEN007, 'Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Apply the principles of radiation biology to protect patient, operator and others from ionising radiation

1.1 Implement safe work practices to minimise risks to operator, patient and others of immediate and long-term effects of radiation

1.2 Identify correctly the main components of the X-ray unit to assist the operator taking a dental radiograph

1.3 Identify correctly and select the exposure variables of dental X-ray generating equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions and patient requirements

1.4 Apply the correct units of radiation dose

2. Determine image characteristics of a dental radiographic image to minimise the necessity for re-takes

2.1 Ensure visual qualities of the radiograph are of a diagnostic standard

2.2 Ensure geometric qualities of the radiograph are of a diagnostic standard

3. Minimise radiation by maintaining quality in processing

3.1 Identify the contents of the film package and determine the use of each item

3.2 Maintain quality assurance for processing dental radiographic images

3.3 Follow quality assurance processes for the use of radiographic chemicals in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions

3.4 Maintain appropriate conditions for manual and automatic processing in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications

3.5 Identify a range of processing errors and implement corrective measures to produce a diagnostic radiograph