DENT 7280 - Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Research A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

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 School of Dentistry Office
    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

    No information currently available.

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    Ability to design, manage and execute a significant research project

    Develop skills required that lead to a research dissertation

    Ability to effectively communicate research objectives and findings

    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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-3
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-4
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-4
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Regular interaction with research supervisors (specific clinical discipline heads)

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

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    Other : Supervisor Meetings


    Assessment Tasks* (semester)

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    Summative tutorials


    Extended lab report / Assignments


    Practical reports



    Summative tests


    Project design study


    Literature review


    Take home exams


    Other (please specify):




    *E.g, practical reports, tutorial papers


    Non-contact (semester)

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    Weekly reading & other study (hours/lecture)


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    Conducting Research




    Total workload (hrs/semester)

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    Expected workload (hrs/week):

    3 unit course

    6 unit course

    9 unit course

    12 unit course

    Note that the workload model is based on 20 teaching weeks
    Learning Activities Summary

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  • 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

    Assessment Task

    Assessment Type


    Learning Outcome(s) being addressed

    Literature Review completed
    Summative (hurdle)

    Research project performance/progress
    Summative (hurdle)
    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.

    No information currently available.

    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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