DENT 5005AHO - Dental Science and Practice V Part 1
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code DENT 5005AHO Course Dental Science and Practice V Part 1 Coordinating Unit School of Dentistry Office Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Teaching Hospitals Contact Up to 26 hours Prerequisites DENT 4004A/BHO Restrictions Available to BDS students only Course Description Dental Science and Practice V provides students with the opportunity to develop as dental professionals who, upon successful completion of the course, will be able to manage patients with an increasingly complex range of dental problems. The focus of the course is to emphasise a holistic, preventive-based approach to oral health care, with a minimally invasive approach if restorative treatment is required. Students will be expected to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of relevant biological and medical sciences in managing their patients and demonstrate high levels of professionalism, including an ability to self-assess effectively and a desire to continue to learn and grow as a member of the dental profession.
Course Coordinator: Dr Paul SambrookCourse Coordinators:
Dr Paul Sambrook
Ph:+61 8313 5103
Location: 5th floor ADH
Dr Patrick Collette
Ph: +61 8222 8309
Location: 3rd floor ADH
School of Dentistry - Reception
Ph: +61 8 8313 5256
Location:Level 5Oliphant BuildingNorth Terrace CampusThe University of AdelaideSA 5005 AUSTRALIA
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesKey student learning objectives for Dental Science and Practice V are:
1. To adopt a holistic approach to the delivery of patient care.
2. To demonstrate an ability to integrate concepts and topics relevant to dentistry, drawing on material that is covered within the year and in previous years.
3. To take responsibility for identifying, implementing and monitoring their own learning goals.
4. To understand the principles of research and scholarship; to undertake evidence-based practice and quality assurance activities; and to explore important topics in depth.
5. To demonstrate effective interpersonal skills; communication and team-working skills; appropriate professional behaviours and personal development.
Other course objectives:
6. The Dental Science and Practice V course will ensure substantial opportunities to learn and to practise in the Adelaide Dental Hospital and suburban clinics of the South Australia Dental Service (SADS), and in the University of Adelaide’s new simulation laboratory. The students will comply with University and SADS policies.
7. The Dental Science and Practice V course will be structured to provide clinical experiences that will be of increasing complexity throughout the year.
8. The scientific and medical components of the DSP5 course will underpin and integrate with the clinical components of the course.
9. The instructional approach in Dental Science and Practice V will consist of a variety of integrated learning activities (ILAs) complemented by other learning and teaching activities, including class meetings, tutorials, workshops, simulation laboratory, and clinical sessions during which students provide patient care. 10. Information and communication technology will be used to enhance student learning and will be integral to the design and delivery of the course.
11. Student assessment, both formative and summative, will be closely matched to the integrated learning and teaching activities and to their clearly defined outcomes objectives. An emphasis will be placed on the development of self-assessment skills.
12. A quality assurance system will monitor the implementation and evaluate the outcomes of the course.
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. 1,2,4,5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,3,4,5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1,2,4,5,11 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1,5,9 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3,6,9 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 2,3,5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,3,4,5,12 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,7,11
Required ResourcesInformation will be provided to students during the 'Preparation for clinic 'block
Recommended ResourcesInformation about textbooks and other resources will be provided to students during the 'Preparation for clinic' block.
Online LearningInformation about the materials available on MyUni will be provided to students during the 'Preparation for clinic' block.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesIn the new Dental Science and Practice V course there will be reinforcement of topics covered in previous years to ensure maximal integration and coordination between class meetings, ILAs and clinic/laboratory sessions.
The overarching rationale behind the shift of content to earlier years of the programme is to create an extensive comprehensive care model in the final year during which students spend the majority of their time on clinical placements (city, metropolitan and regional).
The distinctive PBL based philosophy of the Adelaide BDS programme is being built on, with Integrated Learning Activities (ILAs) providing an opportunity for students to apply and to integrate their knowledge in realistic clinical situations. The ILAs may also be used for open sessions on topical issues and to review clinical presentations and management of patients. ILAs are a feature of every year of the revised BDS. Approximately 10 ILAs will be presented during the year, running over 3 weeks each, and the students will be expected to analyse, research and assimilate information both in individual and group settings.
Apart from ILAs and class meetings (which will be used for traditional, online and interactive lectures as well as seminars), there will also be workshops and small group tutorials where students can ask questions and clarify concepts.
The focus of the clinical experience will be a patient-centred approach where the students will be expected to provide holistic care through comprehensive care plans rather than focussing on procedural items.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
A typical weekly timetable will include:
7 x 3 hour clinical sessions for delivery of patient care
1 x 4 hour Integrated Learning Activity (ILA) sessions
1 x 1 hour practice meeting
Please note that attendance at other sessions may occasionally be required (e.g. hospital ward rounds, practice visits).
approximately 23 hours/week
A significant amount of time is required for learning activities outside of clinic and away from the campus in order to prepare for classes and for individual and group study.
Learning Activities SummaryThe pre-clinical component of Dental Science and Practice V will run over 1 week covering the extended clinical competencies, patient management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and mandatory reporting.
Students will be further prepared for the delivery of patient care through a series of orientation sessions covering patient management policies and protocols, record keeping, cultural awareness and orientation to specific clinics and the wards of the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
A typical weekly timetable during the extended clinical semesters will include clinical sessions for delivery of patient care, morning class meetings, a small group tutorial, Integrated Learning Activity (ILA) sessions and a practice meeting.
Disciplines to be reinforced during Dental Science and Practice V:
Dental & Human
DisordersScientific Basis of Dental Practice
Health & the Community
Extended Clinical Competencies
Comprehensive Oral Care Practice:
• Preventive Minimum Intervention
• Surgical Minimum Intervention
• Oral Diagnosis & Radiology
• Minor oral surgery including routine dental extractions
• Observe major oral surgical procedures (day stay and in patients) and maxillofacial surgical procedures
• Endodontics & Dental Traumatology
• Fixed Prosthodontics
• Geriatric Dentistry
• Paediatric Dentistry
• Removable Prosthodontics
• Temporoamndibular Disorders
Specific Course Requirements
- Criminal History Clearance, PCI, TB and other mandated checks are required for dental students on clinical placements.
- Clinical Placements will be held at suburban Community Dental Service and interstate clinics and travelling will be required.
- Other specific information will be provided in the 5th year BDS handbook.
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 Type of Assessment Task Weighting (%) Learning course objective(s) being addressed End-of-semester written examinations Formative & Summative Graded 20%
Satisfactory required(Replacement and Additional Assessment offered)
1,2,4 End-of-semester Progressive Integrated Assessment Sem 1 - Formative
Sem 2 - Summative
(Replacement and Additional Assessment offered)
1,2,4 Performance in ILAs, tests of understanding, tutorials and other assessment activities Formative or
Satisfactory required(Replacement Assessment offered)
1,2,3,4,5 Clinical performance Formative & Summative Graded 80%
Hurdle (additional clinics may be provided for under performing students during the semesters but Additional Assessment will not be offered)
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance at all classes is compulsory.
Absence from classes must be notified to the School of Dentistry Reception Desk phone (voice mail) +61 8 8313 5256 as well as to the clinic to which you are rostered. Please see MyUni and the 5th year BDS handbook for details and clinic phone numbers.
Assessment DetailDetails of specific assessment tasks and their timing will be provided to students in the 5th year BDS handbook during the “Preparation for clinic” week.
There will be four components to the assessment:
1) Written Examinations
Two written examinations will be held at the end of semester 1 and at the end of Semester 2. The Semester 2 exams will draw on topics from the whole year. Various question formats will be used in the written exams including single best answers (SBAs), extended matching questions (EMQs), key feature problems (KFPs), clinical reasoning short-answer questions and Observed Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). Blueprinting and standard setting procedures will be applied. Results will be presented as grades not as marks (GS8). An end-of-year Progressive Integrated Assessment (PIA) that will assess knowledge and understanding that students should be ‘carrying in their heads’. The PIA will address key topics from BDS1, 2,3 and 4. Students must pass to obtain a satisfactory result in the PIA and Replacement Assessment will be allowed. An opportunity for redemption will be offered in the PIA. A ‘practice’ PIA will be scheduled earlier in the year to provide formative feedback.
2) Performance in the ILAs tutorials, tests of understanding and other activities will be assessed by tutors/facilitators following criteria that have been developed to assess student participation in small and larger group settings and to assess the quality of written assignments such as case reports.
3) Assessment of performance in clinical sessions will be based on tutor assessment and student self-assessment, including log books. Assessment will cover a range of clinical skills, patient management skills and professional conduct. Apart from direct observations of performance/behaviour in these sessions, mini-CEX or other clinical assessments may be used, especially for students whose performance is borderline. Replacement Assessment may be provided for under performing students during the year by way of additional clinic sessions but Additional Assessment with not be offered.
4) All tests of understanding will be non-graded assessments with opportunities for redemption.(Hurdle)
5) All summative assessments during the year include the borderline grade, and final year results will be recorded as High Distinction , Distinction, Credit, Pass and Fail.
6) Formal summative written examination comprises two written examinations at the end of each semester and one end-of-year Progressive Integrated Assessment. (Hurdle.)
7) Assessment of performance in Integrated Learning Activities, tests of understanding, tutorials and other assessment activities will be summative and formative. (Hurdle)
8) Continuous formative assessment and end-of-semester summative assessment of patient care in clinical sessions will comprise student self-assessment and tutor assessment. (Hurdle.)
9) Students will not be eligible for the final end of year examinations unless they have passed the clinical component and all hurdles outlined above of the course.
SubmissionDetails regarding submission of specific assessment tasks, clinical self assessments and logbooks will be provided to students in the 5th year BDS handbook during the “Preparation for clinic” week.
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.The School follows the University’s SELT policy regarding the use of SELTs to evaluate its programmes, courses and teachers. The School has developed its own SELT/Evaluation policy in line with that set out by the University but forms include additional questions to provide more detailed feedback to staff. The results are reviewed with by Year and Course Coordinators and actions taken as appropriate. A summary of changes that have been made are circulated to staff and students after the review process.
The year co-ordinators will meet with students on a regular basis to discuss the delivery of the course, content, clinical and other matters.
Student representative across the BDS program also meet periodically with the Head of School.
Students returning from a period of leave or repeating the year will have their ‘special program’ documented in writing following discussion with the Assistant Dean (Undergraduate – Student Affairs). Regular follow-up meetings will be required.
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- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
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- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
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