ODONT 6008BHO - Casework in Forensic Odontology Part 2
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code ODONT 6008BHO Course Casework in Forensic Odontology Part 2 Coordinating Unit Dental Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Teaching Hospitals Units 6 Contact By supervision Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to Grad Dip Forensic Odontology students only Course Description This course will require students to participation in routine casework undertaken by the Forensic Odontology Unit. Students will perform and report on casework, including Coronial oral autopsies, bite-mark examinations and age estimations. Preparation of case records and reports will be required for all cases. Attendance at the city mortuary and Courts of Law is required.
Course Coordinator: Dr Denice HigginsDirector and Senior Specialist Odontologist
Forensic Odontology Unit/ Adelaide Dental School
Helen Mayo South, North Terrace Campus
Phone: 8313 6292
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Course Learning Outcomes
1. Adopt and employ professional attitudes and standards/values by displaying the highest levels of integrity in all aspects of professional life.
2. Use highly effective interpersonal skills to enable empathetic and effective communication with a range of audiences
3. Provide forensic odontology services of the highest quality in a contemporary, ethical and legal environment and apply a broad understanding of social, political and cultural perspectives to inform quality practice
4. Be committed to take a leadership role in actively promoting the importance of forensic odontology in dental, judicial, and community settings with emphasis on world “best practice” standards
5. Effectively seek, analyse and evaluate data, materials and technology, as well as to produce expert opinions relating to the scope of forensic odontology
6. Be committed to furthering the scientific base of knowledge in the specialised area of forensic odontology and to disseminate this knowledge to the dental, allied professions and the scientific community
7. Effectively join or lead a national or international forensic odontology team in Disaster Victim Identification by working effectively with other odontology personnel and with allied professional teams. Utilise information technology for communication, data management and identification methods
8. Engage in self-directed, life-long learning by using reflection and critical self-assessment to inform evidence-based practice and by undertaking continuing professional development
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
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- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
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- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
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- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
1 3 6 8
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesPractical
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Details will be made available on MyUni.
Learning Activities SummaryParticipation in routine casework and cold cases as required
Specific Course RequirementsOnly available to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
Small Group Discovery ExperienceN/A
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
(i) Preparation of case files and reports (ongoing)
(ii) Present Case-book of casework undertaken (November)
(iii) Seminar presentation on Cases (November)
(iv) Viva (November)
Assessment Related Requirements
Details will be made available in MyUni.
Direct observation of practical skills in mock disaster and crime scene scenarios. Students are encouraged to take leadership roles under the guidance of a supervising practitioner.
Direct observation of practical skills (DOPs). The purpose of the DOPS assessment is to indicate Trainee’s acquisition of practical, clinical and mortuary skills; to show that they can work safely in the mortuary; and to provide feedback on their progress by highlighting strengths and areas for improvement, thereby encouraging their professional development. Grade satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Casebook completion. Grade out of 20
Production of casework reports. Grade out of 50
Viva. Grade out of 20
Casebook oral presentation. Grade out of 10
SubmissionHard copies of reports and casebook
Oral presentation of casebook
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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