Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

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 HLTOHC002, 'Inform and support patients and groups about oral health'.
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 specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Develop and maintain understanding of oral health information and issues

1.1 Build on understanding of what constitutes good oral health

1.2 Maintain current knowledge on the risk factors and outcomes associated with poor oral health and hygiene practices

1.3 Identify oral health hygiene techniques used to address specific patient needs and preferences

1.4 Demonstrate own commitment to oral health through awareness and application of effective self-care oral health practices

1.5 Recognise social and cultural determinants of health as well as varying individual motivations and capacity to carry out good oral health care practices

2. Provide information related to oral health using a person-centred approach

2.1 Address agreed outcomes in planning for oral health care needs by explaining the link between oral health and general health

2.2 Prepare information so that it is relevant to the target audience and use a person-centred approach to identify and respond effectively to individual needs

2.3 Engage and respond to concerns of patient by providing oral health care information, including issues associated with poor oral health and hygiene

2.4 Negotiate with patient a flexible approach to delivery of oral health information

2.5 Explain relevant information on the importance of regular oral checks with an oral health practitioner

3. Provide specific information and instruction on oral hygiene self-care techniques and appropriate aids

3.1 Collect data specific to patient by questioning, observing and accessing available information from patient and/or carer

3.2 Instruct and explain tooth brushing and soft tissue techniques and use of appropriate aids, explain their advantages in terms of achieving and maintaining effective oral health

3.3 Demonstrate and provide instruction on the care of partial and full dentures

3.4 Identify opportunities for participants to demonstrate learned skills

3.5 Encourage and support patients, including people with special needs to follow effective self-care techniques for oral hygiene practices to make knowledge, attitude and behavioural changes where possible

4. Evaluate effectiveness of oral health information session

4.1 Obtain feedback from the patient and/or group to determine whether the information is correctly received and understood

4.2 Implement changes to information or delivery processes based on feedback