Use basic oral health screening tools

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 HLTOHC005, 'Use basic oral health screening tools'.
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. Prepare for and participate in basic routine oral health screening services

1.1 Explain screening procedure and rationale to patient/s, check understanding and obtain consent from patient and/or carer to conduct screening

1.2 Prepare screening materials, instruments and tools

1.3 Take into account patient’s ability to self-report and select most suitable tools and approach

1.4 Comply with directions of screening tool instructions, guidelines and/or training approved by the oral health sector

1.5 Use screening tool to question patients about their oral health and take into account specific individual issues

1.6 Demonstrate an understanding of existing health conditions and impacts on oral health

2. Follow screening tool questioning, observation and recording requirements

2.1 Record and document observations about patient’s oral health in appropriate format according to tool and organisation guidelines

2.2 Consult with other health personnel where necessary to confirm or clarify screening results, and record processes and outcomes

2.3 Interpret findings based on screening results and report results to health practitioner or oral health team

2.4 Document reporting processes, use information from patient and/or carer and own observations

3. Review screening process and referral outcomes

3.1 Address identified needs for oral health education and/or assessment in consultation with others and refer where necessary

3.2 Where appropriate, discuss with patients and other relevant stakeholders any issues or obstacles relating to referrals made

3.3 Where screening was unsuccessful report and follow up appropriately

3.4 Clarify screening effectiveness by obtaining feedback from patients and other relevant stakeholders and identify any issues in own use of screening tool/s