The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Oral Health Education - WL516
This module is not running this academic year.
Method of assessment
- Blinkhorn, AS. (2001) Notes on Oral Health, 5th Edition. Eden Bianchi Press, Manchester. (ISBN- 978-1898274209)
- Department of Health., British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry. (2007) Delivering Better Oral Health; An Evidence Based Toolkit For Prevention.
- Department of Health. (2005) Choosing Better Oral Health. London, Department of Health Publications.
- Felton.A,, Chapman, A., Felton,S. (2009) Oral Health Education and Promotion. Chichester , Wiley-Blackwell. (ISBN- 978-1405161626)
- Levine, RS., Stillman-Lowe, CR., (2004) The Scientific Basis of Oral Health Education. London, BDJ Books. (ISBN-978-0904588842)
- Office for National Statistics. (2000) Adult Dental Health Survey (1998): Oral Health in the United Kingdom, 1998. Stationery Office Books, London. (ISBN- 978-0116212689)
- Office for National Statistics. (2004) 2003 Dental Health Survey of Children and Young People. Stationery Office Books, London
- A fundamental understanding of selected aspects of dental anatomy, dental diseases, oral conditions and behaviour associated to the delivery of effective evidence based oral health educational messages within an interdisciplinary Primary Dental Care (PDC) setting.
- A critical understanding of theoretical concepts, literature, research and epidemiology significant to oral health and well- being; analysing inequalities and sociological, economic, cultural, environmental, behavioural, dietary and life-stage factors.
- A fundamental understanding of how attitudes, values, beliefs, perception and constraints influence communication and the ability to develop and apply patient centred oral health communication strategies and educational treatment interventions within PDC setting.
- Analyse and evaluate the relationship of educational principles on the provision and delivery of ethical oral health care education messages within PDC.
- Assess, apply, deliver and evaluate oral health education messages for a selected patient population which may include; individual or groups, children, adolescents, young adults, adults, special needs groups, elderly.
- Demonstrate an ability to reflect constructively, evaluate and develop own ability related to the delivery of oral health education.
- Evaluate contemporary theoretical sources of oral health educational services, information, literature and guidelines available to Dental Care Professional (DCP) to support evidence based prevention, control and promotion of oral health.