DENT 7280 - Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Research A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

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 2
    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 Giampiero Rossi-Fedele

    AProf Neville Gully (Co-ordinator)
    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)
    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)
    1-4
    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
    1-4
    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
    1-4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-4
    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
    1-4
    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
    1-4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    None
    Recommended Resources
    None
    Online Learning
    N/A
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Regular interaction with research supervisors (specific clinical discipline heads)
     
    Workload

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




    Contact Hours (semester)




    Type
    Number of sessions
    Duration of each session (hr)
    Total hours

    Lectures


    0

    Tutorials


    0

    Practicals


    0

    Exam


    0

    Other : Supervisor Meetings
    20
    1
    20


    20




    Assessment Tasks* (semester)




    Type (describe)
    Number of sessions
    Expected preparation time (hr)
    Total hours

    Summative tutorials


    0

    Extended lab report / Assignments


    0

    Practical reports


    0

    Presentation
    1
    10
    10

    Summative tests


    0

    Project design study

    40
    40

    Literature review

    40
    40

    Take home exams


    0

    Other (please specify):


    0




    0




    0

    *E.g, practical reports, tutorial papers

    90




    Non-contact (semester)




    Type
    Number of sessions
    Anticipated time (hr)
    Total hours

    Weekly reading & other study (hours/lecture)


    0

    Preparation for tutorial (hours/tutorial)


    0

    Preparation for practical (hours/practical)


    0

    Preparation for tests (hours/test)


    0

    Exam preparation

    0

    Conducting Research
    20
    6
    120




    0




    0


    120




    Total workload (hrs/semester)
    230





    Workload/week (hr)
    11.50





    Expected workload (hrs/week):


    3 unit course
    12


    6 unit course
    24


    9 unit course
    36


    12 unit course
    48


    Note that the workload model is based on 20 teaching weeks
    Learning Activities Summary
    Undertaking research unnder supervision.
    Specific Course Requirements
    None
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The course is entirely SGDE.
  • 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%


    Research project performance/progress
    Summative (hurdle)
    50%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    None
    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.
     
    Submission
    Thesis submission at 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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