DENT 7253A - Specialist Clinical Periodontics II Part 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

The University of Adelaide's postgraduate program in Periodontics 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 specialist registration in the field of Periodontics. The program plan 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, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code DENT 7253A
    Course Specialist Clinical Periodontics II Part 1
    Coordinating Unit Dental
    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
    Prerequisites DENT 7252B
    Restrictions Doctor of Clinical Dentistry only
    Course Description The University of Adelaide's postgraduate program in Periodontics 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 specialist registration in the field of Periodontics. The program plan 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, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Emeritus Professor Mark Bartold

    Course Timetable

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

    A detailed timetable will be provided by the course co-ordinator on commencement.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge, and advanced research skills including competency in investigative techniques and technologies relating to one or more disciplines in dental science.
    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)
    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)
    1,3
    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
    1,3
    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
    3,4,5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    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
    2
    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
    5,6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Textbooks, scientific journals, websites, Barr Smith Library access, MyUni, clinical access to materials to undertake research.
    Recommended Resources
    A list of resourses will be provided by the Coordinator.
    Online Learning
    A list of resourses will be provided by the Coordinator.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Hands on clinical sessions, seminars/tutorials
    Workload

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

    47 hours per week
    Learning Activities Summary
    Specialist Clinical Practice
    Students are supervised in management of patients with periodontal needs. Multidisciplinary patient care also forms part of the clinical experience. Students participate in one undergraduate clinical teaching session per week and attend clinical meetings .

    Seminar series
    Journal & Case Review Sessions

    Specific Course Requirements
    Advised by co-ordinator on commencement.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The program is focussed on SGDE.
  • 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
    Summative
    Clinical assessment and examinations 50% (Hurdle)
    Research Dissertation 25% (Hurdle)
    Seminar presentation 25% (Hurdle)

    Formative
    Formative Review

    Assessment Detail
    Formative Review
    The emphasis of this program is self-motivated learning and evaluation. Regular
    formative review is held with the Program Director and senior teaching
    staff.  Students are continuously provided feedback throughout their
    training.  Assessment reviews clinical case mix and amount of diagnostic
    clinical experience.  Deficient areas are discussed and remedied.

    In all years, students are reviewed on a continuing basis in the conduct of
    their clinical activities, and case presentations.

    Clinical assessment
    Clinical work is assessed on a continuing basis by supervising tutors, feedback
    is provided. The student’s log book of cases is reviewed at the end of the
    semester. All patients allocated to each student are formally documented by
    production of a case folder which details the examination information,
    diagnosis and treatment plan decisions. The folders are essential documentation
    for medico-legal and academic purposes; in addition, they are scrutinized in
    the end of year examinations. 

    Students also must keep a log book in tandem with the case folders and this
    forms part of their portfolio of achievements during the course.  The log
    book is also useful for specialty registration purposes and is evidence of
    achievement.  The patient case folders are assessed at the end of semester
    during the case note review period between semesters.

    Assignment
    Students submit an essay on aspects of the seminar topics (at least 3000 words)
    by the end of semester.

    Seminars
    Students are required to present seminars.

    All summative assessments are required to be satisfactorily completed.

    Submission
    Assessments will be submitted directly to the course co-ordinator.
    Course Grading

    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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