DENT 7253A - Specialist Clinical Periodontics II Part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Emeritus Professor Mark Bartold
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.
Course Learning Outcomes1. 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
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
Required ResourcesTextbooks, scientific journals, websites, Barr Smith Library access, MyUni, clinical access to materials to undertake research.
Recommended ResourcesA list of resourses will be provided by the Coordinator.
Online LearningA list of resourses will be provided by the Coordinator.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesHands on clinical sessions, seminars/tutorials
Workload47 hours per week
Learning Activities SummarySpecialist 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 .
Journal & Case Review Sessions
Specific Course RequirementsAdvised by co-ordinator on commencement.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe program is focussed on SGDE.
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Clinical assessment and examinations 50% (Hurdle)
Research Dissertation 25% (Hurdle)
Seminar presentation 25% (Hurdle)
Assessment DetailFormative 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 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.
Students submit an essay on aspects of the seminar topics (at least 3000 words)
by the end of semester.
Students are required to present seminars.
All summative assessments are required to be satisfactorily completed.
SubmissionAssessments will be submitted directly to the course co-ordinator.
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.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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