DENT 7280 - Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Research A
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Dr Neville GullyAProf Neville Gully (Co-ordinator)
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.N/A
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
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesRegular 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.
Contact Hours (semester)
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Duration of each session (hr)
Other : Supervisor Meetings
Assessment Tasks* (semester)
Number of sessions
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Extended lab report / Assignments
Project design study
Take home exams
Other (please specify):
*E.g, practical reports, tutorial papers
Number of sessions
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Weekly reading & other study (hours/lecture)
Preparation for tutorial (hours/tutorial)
Preparation for practical (hours/practical)
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Total workload (hrs/semester)
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 SummaryUndertaking research unnder supervision.
Specific Course RequirementsNone
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe course is entirely SGDE.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Literature Review completed
Research project performance/progress
Assessment Related RequirementsNone
Assessment DetailAll 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.
SubmissionThesis submission at end of year 3.
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
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