DENT 7262A - Specialist Clinical Prosthodontics I Part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code DENT 7262A Course Specialist Clinical Prosthodontics I Part 1 Coordinating Unit School of Dentistry Office Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 21 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Doctor of Clinical Dentistry only Course Description The University of Adelaide's postgraduate program in Prosthodontics is of three years duration and leads to the degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry. This is a specific program plan designed to lead to a specialist registration in the field of Prosthodontics. The course comprises a mix of coursework, clinical work, action/clinical research and a research project and is designed to conform to the educational requirements of the University of Adelaide and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Prosthodontists.
Course Coordinator: Professor Lindsay Richards
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Development of the necessary advanced clinical skills expected of a specialist Prosthodontist
2. Appreciation of the scientific basis for successful clinical practice
3. Development of scientific and research methodology
4. Develop research skills to underpin clinical competency
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 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 3 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1-4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1 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
Supervised clinical sessions, small group teaching, seminars/tutorials, laboratory sessions, self-directed learning, prescribed reading, essays and literature reviews.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
4 tutorials per week (duration 2 hours)
5 practical sessions per week (duration 3 hours)
Learning Activities Summary
Clinical work focuses mainly on
All students are rostered to a minimum of four clinical sessions per week for management of patients with prosthodontic needs. Multidisciplinary patient care also forms part of the clinical experience. In addition, all students are required to participate in one undergraduate clinical teaching session per week and to attend clinical meetings. Clinical work is assessed on a continuing basis by supervising tutors, feedback is provided.
Through reading, tutorials, seminars and case discussions students gain knowledge and understanding in the areas of patient examination, assessment and management in prosthodontics, diagnosis, treatment planning and a range of prosthodontic techniques.
Students also participate in a range of interdisciplinary activities with students from other specialist areas.
NB. For tutorial, resource session, assignment deadlines, tests and online activities consult the detailed timetable available on MyUni.
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 Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed
Clinical assessment Summative 50% clinical competency required 1
Seminar performance Summative 50% satisfactory requirement 1-4
Assessment DetailThe assessment of this component of the programme is composed of the following:
Clinical performance and the presentation and participation in seminars are continuously assessed by staff with formative feedback provided by the Course Director every three months.
The summative assessment activities are defined by the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (AANZP) and endorsed by the Australian Dental Council and the Dental Council (New Zealand) for accredited specialist training programmes in Prosthodontics.
These activities extend over the three years of the programme and include:
Satisfactory progress in acquiring and demonstrating clinical knowledge and skills which is assessed:
- at the end of Semester One each year by a review of case notes and clinical logbooks undertaken by the Course Director, senior academic staff and clinical consultants, and;
- at the end of Semester Two each year by clinical case presentations and a logbook of completed clinical cases assessed by external examiners chosen from a panel nominated by the AANZP.
A written examination on all aspects of prosthodontics at the end of Semester Two each year
No information currently available.
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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