DENT 7280 - Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Research A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

The research required for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry program includes dedicated time for this component. This course represents time allocated to this activity for Semester 2 of the first year of the program.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code DENT 7280
    Course Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Research A
    Coordinating Unit Dental
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 1 hour per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites DENT 7200
    Restrictions Available to Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Students only
    Course Description The research required for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry program includes dedicated time for this component. This course represents time allocated to this activity for Semester 2 of the first year of the program.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor James Dudley

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    N/A
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes


    1. Ability to design, manage and execute a significant research project


    2. Develop skills required that lead to a research dissertation


    3. Ability to effectively communicate research objectives and findings


    4. Maintenance of currency in the field of research
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1-4

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1-4

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1-4

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1-4

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1-4

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1-4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    None
    Recommended Resources
    None
    Online Learning
    N/A
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Time allocated for design and conduct of Research Project
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    10 hours per week
    Learning Activities Summary
    N/A
    Specific Course Requirements
    N/A
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Literature Review completed
    Summative (hurdle)
    50%
    2,3,4

    Research project performance/progress
    Summative (hurdle)
    50%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    N/A
    Assessment Detail
    All summative assessments are required to be completed satisfactorily.

    Students to have achieved satisfactory research progress as assessed by a panel including Assistant Dean Graduate Studies and supervisors.
    Students required to have satisfactorily completed literature review of research topic of at least 5,000 words. N/A
    Submission
    Thesis submisson at the end of year 3.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing
    FNS Fail No Submission
    NFE No Formal Examination
    F Fail
    NGP Non Graded Pass
    P Pass
    C Credit
    D Distinction
    HD High Distinction
    RP Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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