ODONT 6016B - Forensic Odontology Research Part 2
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code ODONT 6016B Course Forensic Odontology Research Part 2 Coordinating Unit Dental Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to Grad Dip Forensic Odontology students only Course Description Students will undertake a small research project in an aspect of Forensic Odontology or related discipline.
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
University Graduate Attributes
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
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
3,5,6,7 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,3,5,7,8 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,3,6,7 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,3,4,7 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
2,3,6,8 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- 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
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Attendance and participation at research seminars
Self guided learning
Research team interaction
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 Summary
Attend weekly research meetings
Attend journal review run by the Craniofacial Biology Research Group
Attend Dental School Research Days
Self directed learning
Specific Course Requirements
Only available to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
Small Group Discovery Experience
Details will be made available in MyUni.
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Student will deliver a seminar presentation on completed Research Project to fellow researchers and a wider interest group
Students will be expected to complete a written research report containing a results section in a format applicable for submission to a peer reviewed journal and a comprehensive literature review.
Assessment Related Requirements
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Assessment DetailSeminar presentation graded out of 20
research report graded out of 60
SubmissionHard copy and electronic copy of research report
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
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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