DENT 7222A - Specialist Clinical Oral Pathology I Part 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

The University of Adelaide postgraduate Doctor of Clinical Dentistry program in Oral Pathology is of three years duration and leads to the degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry. This course is part of a specific program designed to lead to a specialist registration in the field of Oral Pathology. The course comprises a mix of coursework, clinical work, and is designed to conform to the Educational Requirements of the University of Adelaide the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code DENT 7222A
    Course Specialist Clinical Oral Pathology I Part 1
    Coordinating Unit School of Dentistry Office
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact Up to 12 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions Doctor of Clinical Dentistry only
    Course Description The University of Adelaide postgraduate Doctor of Clinical Dentistry program in Oral Pathology is of three years duration and leads to the degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry. This course is part of a specific program designed to lead to a specialist registration in the field of Oral Pathology. The course comprises a mix of coursework, clinical work, and is designed to conform to the Educational Requirements of the University of Adelaide the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Richard Logan

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Ensure students have a detailed knowledge of the normal anatomy and histology of the teeth, the jaw bones, oral soft tissues and the salivary glands
    2. Ensure students have a knowledge of core pathological processes affecting the body at an organ and particularly the tissue level
    3. Provide students with a detailed knowledge of the pathology and histopathological diagnosis of diseases affecting the teeth, the jaw bones, the oral soft tissues and the salivary glands
    4. Provide students with a clinical perspective to oral disease processes
    5. Provide student with the necessary knowledge and skills in relation to tissue handling, processing and report writing
    6. Provide training and experience in research relevant to the discipline
    7. Encourage interdisciplinary management of patients
    8. To produce oral and maxillofacial pathologists who can ultimately practice unsupervised in oral pathology, contributing to comprehensive, safe and high 
quality dental (and medical) care, including in the general roles required for routine dental practice and within the ethical standards of the profession and the community.
    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. 1-6
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4-6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1-6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1-7
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-6
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-6, 8
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-7, 8
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 5-7, 8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    • Full University of Adelaide library resources • Access to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Diagnosis clinics and Special Needs Clinics, Adelaide Dental Hospital • Access to Head & Neck Clinic, Royal Adelaide Hospital • Access to case notes and archival histopathology slide collections in Oral Pathology • Access to anatomical pathology cases and rotations through pathology laboratories
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    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

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

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

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    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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