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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

Course Description

NameBasic Activities in Oral Health Care
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student
• is familiar with the ethical principles and base of health care
• understands the laws, decrees and regulations governing oral health care
• is able to explain health care-related data security and data protection requirements and follow them in his or her work
• is able to explain the basic concepts of oral health care and the process thinking principles guiding the work
• is able to explain the expertise areas and operational environments of an oral hygienist
• knows the professional groups and cooperation partners in oral health care
• understands and uses the basic concepts of oral and dental health care
• is able to record the status in an electronic patient data system following the documentation procedures
• follows the principles of asepsis in the work and when maintaining the environment
• understands the morphology of teeth
ContentEthical principles and base, the Act on the Status and Rights of Patients, the Act on Health Care Professionals. Factors related to legal protection for employees. Basic concepts of oral health care, process thinking underlying the work structuring. The professional groups and cooperation partners in oral health care. Expertise areas and operational environments of an oral hygienist. Internship in oral health care. Oral and dental health care concepts. Oral health care environment. The principles of asepsis in oral health care. Documentation procedures in oral health care. Confidentiality obligation and regulations. Legislation and regulations governing data protection and security in oral health care. Electronic patient data system. Online health care services and electronic patient data system in the seamless service chain. Dental morphology
RequirementsActive participation in contact lessons, completion of assignments, exams including the websites of Duodecim and the National Institute for Health and Welfare. Semi-annual assessment of the development of skills and competence. PLE (personal learning environment).
Alternative completion: Skills demonstration or work-based learning.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialNELSON A, ASH A. Wheeler`s Dental Anatomy, Physiology and Occlusion. Ninth Edition. Saunders Elsevier
Other Considerations
ContactHolopainen Tiina


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