Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image

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 HLTDEN009, 'Produce a prescribed dental radiographic image'.
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. Position patient to obtain radiograph

1.1 Implement and maintain radiation safety measures for the patient, operator and others throughout the procedure

1.2 Correctly position patient according to the radiographic detector unit used

1.3 Ensure that communication with patient can be maintained after positioning

2. Position dental radiographic detector

2.1 Select the appropriate exposure variables for either an intraoral or extraoral image on the dental radiographic unit according to manufacturers’ instructions, procedure and patient requirements

2.2 Select the appropriate radiographic technique for either an intraoral or extraoral image prescribed by dental practitioner for the oral structure under investigation

2.3 Position correctly the appropriate film or film plate or sensor and setting for the prescribed request and patient’s requirements

2.4 Select and use locating devices or guides to apply the appropriate horizontal and vertical planes for the radiograph

2.5 Use accessories when appropriate according to manufacturers’ instructions

3. Operate radiographic imaging equipment safely to produce intraoral image

3.1 Operate intraoral radiographic equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions and legislative requirements for the safe use of radiation

3.2 Ensure the patient remains visible throughout the procedure to observe positioning and safety precautions and expose the X-ray

3.4 Remove the exposed intraoral dental radiographic detector package carefully from the mouth

3.5 Separate the packaging and barrier sleeve when required from the detector and label image correctly prior to processing

4. Operate radiographic imaging equipment safely to produce an extraoral radiograph

4.1 Operate extraoral radiographic equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions and legislative requirements for the safe use of radiation

4.2 Ensure the patient remains visible throughout the procedure to observe positioning and safety precautions, and expose the X-ray

4.3 Undertake, for wet processing only, removal of the exposed extraoral image from the radiographic unit

4.4 Ensure digital radiograph is downloaded correctly

4.5 Label the radiograph with all necessary details for patient identification and time of procedure

5. Process and provide quality assurance for the exposed dental radiograph

5.1 View or process the radiograph correctly

5.2 Assess visual qualities of the radiograph and refer to dental practitioner

5.3 Identify and correct processing errors or artefacts

5.4 Identify and critique errors in imaging technique to optimise exposure times for each individual patient

5.5 Mount and store radiographs correctly