DENT 7232A - Specialist Clinical Orthodontics I Part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code DENT 7232A Course Specialist Clinical Orthodontics I Part 1 Coordinating Unit Dental Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 24 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Doctor of Clinical Dentistry only Course Description The University of Adelaide's postgraduate Doctor of Clinical Dentistry program in Orthodontics is of three years duration and leads to the specialist degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry. This is course is part of a specific program designed to lead to specialist registration in the field of Orthodontics. The course comprises a mix of coursework, clinical work, and is designed to conform to the Educational Requirements of the University of Adelaide and the Australian Society of Orthodontists.
Course Coordinator: Professor Craig DreyerProfessor Craig Dreyer
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes for the year are to provide students with the skills and knowledge to progress into the higher years of the course.
Ultimately, the learning outcome is to provide students with the abilities to practise independent clinical orthodontics.
The outcomes to be acquired are:
GA1 Deep discipline knowledge
GA2 Critical thinking and problem solving
GA3 Teamwork and communication skills
GA4 Career and leadership readiness
GA5 Intercultural and ethical competency
GA6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
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, 3 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, 3 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
3, 4, 5 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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 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
2 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
Required ResourcesAdequate learning resources will be provided by the university.
Practical resources will be detailed at the beginning of the course by the co-ordinator.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended resources for the course are a high level of enthusiasm and dedication.
Online LearningOn-line learning is not applicable to this course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesTeaching and learning will be largely self directed.
However, there will be programmed lectures, daily seminars and tutorials as well as structured reading lists provided.
Clinical experience will be gained by 5-6 seesions per week of supervised clinical practice. Learning and teaching will be facilitated by lectures, seminars, tutorials and small group discussions with a high level of self direction.
In addition, clinical experience of 5 sessions per week or more will provide the patient management training required for clinical specialist practice.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This is a full-time course and the workload is immense. Only the strong survive. Students must have no illusion regarding the intensity of the course which is to prepare them for registrable specialist clinical practice.
Learning Activities SummaryThe learning activities are designed to provide students with the knowledge and clinical skills to successfully and uneventfully transition into private orthodontic practice. Long hours of small group and case based discussion characterise the course.
Specific Course RequirementsA list of specific requirements will be provided by the course co-ordinator. Each student must have their own laptop computer and clinical camera details of which will be discussed.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceBecause of the nature of the course and the number of students, all teaching is by small group discovery. This is achieved by case-based discussions.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- 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.
Assessment SummaryClinical assessment is ongoing and provided by the sessional supervisors.
Academic assessment is based on seminar and tutorial participation and knowledge. This is augmented by annual examinations which comprise written papers, oral viva voce assessments, the clinical presentation of patients (seen and unseen) and a research discussion.
Assessment Related RequirementsNot applicable.
Assessment DetailDetails regarding assessment will be provided by the course co-ordinator at the beginning of the programme.
SubmissionThe submission of a research thesis ocurs at the end of the programme and need not be considered here.
Discussions regarding a research topic and proposal will be held with the course co-ordinator early in the programme
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.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
Student support is provided by the university.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Counselling Service - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Care - Ongoing support
- Student Care - Advocacy, confidential counselling, welfare support and advice
- Students with a Disability - Alternative academic arrangements
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
However, support for individuals may be obtained from the course co-ordinator or any of the visiting teaching staff.
Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
Students are advised to acquaint themselves with the university's policy and guidelines related to the course.
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.
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