DENT 5005AHO - Dental Science and Practice V Part 1
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code DENT 5005AHO Course Dental Science and Practice V Part 1 Coordinating Unit Dental Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Teaching Hospitals Contact Up to 26 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N 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 Lesley Fung
Ph: +61 8313 8191
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Dr Paul Sambrook
Ph:+61 8313 5103
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
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 or suburban and rural 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 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) 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)
1,2,4,5,6,7,8 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
1,2,4,7,8 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
1,5,6,7,9,11 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, 5,6,7,8,10,12 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
1,2,4,6,7, 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 ResourcesInformation will be provided to students during the 'Preparation for clinic 'block and MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesInformation about textbooks and other resources will be provided to students during the 'Preparation for clinic' block and MyUni..
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 Dental Science and Practice V course there will be reinforcement of topics covered in previous years to ensure maximal integration and coordination between learning activities and clinic/laboratory sessions.
There ia 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 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.
·between 15 to 24 hours of clinical sessions per week
·1 hour per fortnight Learning Exercises in Dental Implantology
· 1 week observation in a private practice
· Clinical placements in a SA Dental Service Community Dental Clinic (ADH or Metropolitan and Rural clinics), and/or
· Clinical placements in Canberra, Tasmania or Wyong
· Three(3) sessions in Radiology
· One week roster to Common Ground
· One week rotation to Oral Surgery Unit
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 clinic, assignments and for individual and group study.
Learning Activities SummaryThe pre-clinical component of Dental Science and Practice V will run over 1-2 weeks covering the extended clinical competencies and patient management.
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, group and individual study time. There will be 2 common weeks during the year. During common week periods there will be intensive class meetings/workshops.
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 RequirementsThere are numerous Clinical Placement requirements that are mandated. Students are required to be up to date with all clinical placement requirements. Refer to information at following location:
Clinical Placements will be held at suburban and rural Community Dental Service and interstate clinics and travelling will be required.
Other specific information will be provided in the 5th year BDS handbook 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 Type of Assessment Task Weighting (%) Learning course objective(s) being addressed End-of-semester 1 written examinations Summative Graded 30%
Satisfactory required (Replacement and Additional Assessment offered)
1,2,4 End-of-semester Progressive Integrated Assessment Sem 2 - Summative Non-graded
(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 70%
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance at all classes eg clinic, sim clinic, ILA sessions, tutorials/workshops student learner activities, subrosters (ie, radiography, Common Ground, private practice visits) are compulsory.
All students in the BDS program are required to notify the School of absences. Students are reminded that the BDS programme is a professional degree, requiring the highest standards of professional behavior. Notification of any absence is also good professional conduct. International students need to be compliant and attend classes as a requirement of the visa obligations and responsibilities under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.
If you are unable to attend your scheduled session the following 3-step protocol must be followed:
1. Contact the clinic asap to inform them of your absence.
2. Email the BDS Yr level/clinic/sim clinic coordinator and inform them of your absence ASAP
3. Complete and lodge a “Clinic Non-Attendance” form. This step is mandatory. This form is located in SONIA.
Further information is on MyUni.
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 and MyUni.
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 and on MyUni.
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 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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- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
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- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
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