DENT 7212B - Specialist Clinical Endodontics I Part 2
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code DENT 7212B Course Specialist Clinical Endodontics I Part 2 Coordinating Unit Dental Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 18 Contact Up to 18 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites DENT 7212A in previous Semester Restrictions Doctor of Clinical Dentistry only Course Description The endodontic Doctor of Clinical Dentistry postgraduate program covers the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human tooth and in particular the dental pulp, root and peri-radicular tissues. Emphasis is placed on the biology of the normal pulp, crown root and peri-radicular tissues and the aetiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries that affect these tissues. Endodontic theory and modern methods of treatment are covered as comprehensively as possible during clinical sessions.
Course Coordinator: Professor Giampiero Rossi-FedeleAssociate Professor Giampiero Rossi-Fedele
Contact Email: email@example.com
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge, and advanced research skills including competency in investigative techniques and technologies relating to endodontics. 2 Understand and demonstrate professional and ethically-appropriate research principles and workplace behaviours. 3 Critically interpret, evaluate and synthesise understanding of background literature, and critically interpret and evaluate the methodology used and results obtained in a research context. 4 Communicate scientific information including research context, approach, findings and significance clearly and concisely in written and spoken English. 5 Work effectively in teams in small group and research contexts. 6 Work effectively as an individual to plan and deliver outcomes.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesClinical Experience
The clinical component provides experience within the discipline of endodontology in the form of technique work on extracted teeth, clinical practice and interdisciplinary seminars.
Through reading, tutorials, seminars and case discussions students will gain knowledge and understanding in the areas of patient examination, assessment and management in endodontics, diagnosis, treatment planning and a range of endodontic techniques. Students will also participate in a range of interdisciplinary activities with students from other specialist areas.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Note that the workload model is based on 20 teaching weeks
Contact Hours (per Semester)
Number of sessions x duration of each session (hrs)
16 x 1 = 16 hours
60 x 1 = 60 hours
80 x 3 = 240 hours
2 x 3 = 6 hours
Other undergrad teaching:
16 x 3 = 48 hours
Total Hours: 370
Assessment Tasks* (semester)
Number of sessions x expected preparation time (hrs)
Extended lab report / Assignments:
20 x 3 = 60 hours
20 x 3 = 60 hours
20 x 3 = 60 hours
Total hours: 180
Number of sessions x anticipated time (hrs)
Preparation for tutorial (hours/tutorial)
60 x 2 = 120 hrs
20 x 3 = 60 hrs
1 x 1 = 1 hr
Total workload (hrs/semester): 731
Workload/week (hrs): 36.55
Expected workload (hrs/week)
3 unit course = 12
6 unit course = 24
9 unit course = 36
12 unit course = 48
Learning Activities SummaryClinical Component.
Clinical sessions treating patients.
Supervision/teaching undergraduates in endodontics either in the clinic or in the simulation clinic
Includes case presentations, problem solving and topic related literature reviews, including the following:
Themes include - Endodontology, oral and general pathology, oral microbiology, immunology, lecturing and public speaking, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, periodontology, management of endodontic emergencies and radiology.
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
Clinical assessment (competency required) Summative 50% 1, 2 Assignment (satisfactory required) Summative 20% 1 - 4 Tutorial performance and presentation
Summative 30% 1 - 4 Clinical performance (continual)
Formative 0% 1, 2
Assessment DetailClinical Assessment/Case Reports/Log Book
The emphasis of this program is self-motivated learning and evaluation. However, regular formative review is also held with senior teaching and clinical staff. Postgraduate students are assessed continuously throughout their training. Assessment reviews clinical case mix, amount of clinical experience and standard of patient care. Deficient areas are discussed with clinical supervisors and remedied together with the postgraduate student.
In all years, students are assessed on a continuing basis in the conduct of their clinical activities, patient management, treatment planning, case report presentation, presentations of patients seen in the clinics and the log book. Clinical assessment will include pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative management in lines with the specialist discipline and established guidelines on the overall management of endodontic dentistry patients.
Students will receive continuous assessment of their clinical work, clinical case presentations and log book. These form the overall clinical assessment and lead to the clinical barrier written examinations and viva voce examinations at the end of 1st year.
Achievement Case Reports
Twelve “achievement” case presentations are required at the end of the 3rd year. These “achievement” cases are cases selected by the student to highlight their achievements during the program and the range of cases managed. The principle of the “achievement” cases is to ensure a broad range of clinical cases is obtained and treatment is provided and supported by current research and literature. During each semester, students will be expected to prepare and present their clinical achievement cases. There is an expectation that students present five to six clinical cases each year, the most comprehensive of these will be included in the “twelve achievement cases” submitted for their final assessment in third year. These case reports will be assessed based on the presentation style, pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative management. In addition, appropriate literature to support their respective management of each case.
Students will complete a comprehensive logbook of patients. The patient logbook satisfies the requirements of the Dental Board of Australia and other registering authorities such as the Australian New Zealand Academy of Endodontists. The logbook will serve as a reference of the relative clinical case mix of patients seen; treatments performed and will aid continual assessment of each postgraduate. The registrar logbooks will be audited at the end of each semester. This process will aid in the clinical experience all postgraduate students receive and to expose the postgraduate students to a wide variety of cases. The logbook will also form part of the clinical assessment for each semester and will form part of their overall assessment during their final examination in October of the third year.
Assignments / Presentations
In each semester there are a series of traditional didactic teaching seminars, as well as departmental / discipline meetings. Students will be required to present comprehensive reviews of selected topics as directed on their individual didactic roster and departmental / discipline meetings. The students are required to present two assignments in the 1st year, and one in semester 1 of the 2nd year. The research undertaken should be written up in a format suitable for publication and this satisfies the requirement of an assignment for semester 2 of the 2nd year. The end of year examination will assess the specific topics from that year. In following years, examinations will include all relevant information covered by the student to provide a continuous assessment of knowledge related to endodontic dentistry.
Comprehensive internal written and oral examinations are held at the completion of each year. In the first two years there are two three-hour written examinations, and one hour oral examination including achievement case reports. During the final year in October of the 3rd year, a comprehensive external examination will be conducted. This consists of two three-hour written examinations and a three-hour viva voce examination which includes achievement case reports and the students Log Book. Students must complete the examination satisfactorily before proceeding to the next semester.
In order to fulfil the requirements for this course, the student will need to have satisfactorily completed all components of the program.
SubmissionPlease refer to MyUni.
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.
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.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Support
- AUU 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
- LinkedIn Learning
Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
- 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.
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.