DENT 7212B - Specialist Clinical Endodontics I Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code DENT 7212B
    Course Specialist Clinical Endodontics I Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Dental
    Term Semester 2
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Giampiero Rossi-Fedele

    Associate Professor Giampiero Rossi-Fedele
    Contact Email: giampiero.rossi-fedele@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge, and advanced research skills including competency in investigative techniques and technologies relating to endodontics.
    Understand and demonstrate professional and ethically-appropriate research principles and workplace behaviours.
    Critically interpret, evaluate and synthesise understanding of background literature, and critically interpret and evaluate the methodology used and results obtained in a research context.
    Communicate scientific information including research context, approach, findings and significance clearly and concisely in written and spoken English.
    Work effectively in teams in small group and research contexts.
    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)
    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)
    GA1
    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
    GA2
    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
    GA3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    GA4
    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
    GA5
    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
    GA6
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
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    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

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    Learning Activities Summary
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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    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
    Assessment tasks within all courses require students to demonstrate that they are able to find, evaluate, utilise, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.

    Clinical assessment is provided by examinations by internationally accredited examiners. The examinations include case presentations and discussions at specialist level.

    Assessment tasks within research project courses require students to demonstrate understanding and application  of discipline and project-specific technical skills, knowledge and intellectual understanding including evaluation of outcomes.

    Communication of research proposal and outcomes are assessed. Assessment is in both verbal and written form.

    Demonstration of professional and ethical behaviours within a research context are assessed within oral presentations and by supervisor assessment of behaviours in a research context.

    Research presentations are incorporated in annual examinations, presentation to Society groups and at International research meetings.

    The sensitive management of patient data is assessed at clinical examination periods by the masking of confidential material.

    Assessment tasks include individual oral and written activities that require locating and evaluation of existing information.

    These include preparation and delivery critical literature review related to the research topic and preparation of a thesis and or portfolio describing and evaluating the project findings.

    These tasks test the ability of students to critically analyse/review data/information and produce written or verbal outputs that demonstrate comprehension and/or synthesis of new ideas/understanding.

    Clinical literature is prepared for seminar presentation, discussion and group assessment via participation.

    Written communication is assessed through tasks including critical literature reviews, poster presentation of research findings and preparation of a research thesis to present research project findings.

    Oral presentation is assessed through participation in clinical tutorials including journal clubs, case preparation and presentation of seminars related to patient treatment plans, and individual and oral research presentations to the School.

    Team work performance in research projects are assessed within by the supervisory panel.

    Clinical effectiveness is assessed by external examination during designated assessment periods.

    Multiple assessment tasks, often requiring long lead times and planning occur across the DClinDent program and overlap with requirements for preparation of assessment tasks.

    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:

    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.

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    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.

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