DENT 7244B - Specialist Clinical Paediatric Dentistry III Part 2
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code DENT 7244B Course Specialist Clinical Paediatric Dentistry III Part 2 Coordinating Unit School of Dentistry Office Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 24 Contact up to 30 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites DENT 7244A Restrictions Doctor of Clinical Dentistry only Course Description Specialist Clinical Paediatric Dentistry III Part 2 covers six units of the 72 units/ three year program. The University of Adelaide's postgraduate program in Paediatric Dentistry 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 Paediatric Dentistry. The program plan comprises a mix of coursework, clinical work, action/clinical research, search training and a research project and is designed to conform to the Educational Requirements of Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.
Course Coordinator: Sumant Gue
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Development of the necessary advanced clinical skills expected of a specialist Paediatric Dentist
2. Appreciation of the scientific basis for successful clinical specialist practice
3. Development of scientific and research methodology relating to clinical specialist practice
4. Development research skills related to clinical specialist practice
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 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2,3 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1,4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1-4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-4
Required ResourcesTextbooks, scientific journal, website, Women’s and Children’s Library, University of Adelaide Library, MyUni, access to materials to undertake research, Women’s and Children’s Hospital Clinics and Theatre complex
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLearning & Teaching Modes:
Hands-on clinical sessions, seminars/tutorials, self-directed learning, prescribed reading, literature reviews, case reports and case presentations, log book record, ward rounds, department/discipline case audits and case reviews, research – regular interaction with research supervisors.
The clinical component provides experience within the discipline of Paediatric Dentistry. Clinical sessions occur at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Women's and Children's Hospital. Sessions consist of Specialist Consultation Clinics, Specialist Recall Clinics, Outpatients Treatment Clinics, Inpatient Theatre Sessions, Ward rounds, On call and after hours clinical expereinces and other clinically related activities which form part training programme. Postgraduate students are appointed as Specialist registrars in Paediatric Dentistry through the Division of Paediatric Surgery, Women's and Children's Hospital. These appointments are in general 0.55fte and paid clinical appointments.
Through reading, tutorials, didactic seminars, interdisciplinary clinics, medical seminars and case discussions students will gain knowledge and understanding in the areas of patient examination, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and overall management of patients in paediatric dentistry.
Students will also participate in a range of interdisciplinary activities with students from other specialist areas at the Women's and Children's Hospital.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The workload model is based on 20 teaching weeks and has an approximately work load of 37.5 hours per week. This is a guide only and will vary depending on topics and the students understanding
Learning Activities SummaryClinical Component – 5-6 clinical sessions per week
Clinical Seminar – Diagnosis and treatment planning (5-6 per week )
Departmental Seminar – Departmental journal and case reviews / presentations (13 sessions per semester)
Contemporary Didactic Seminars (12 per semester) (topics included below. These run for the full three years and are also included in the Clinical Components, the Clinical Seminars and Departmental Seminars)
The seminar topics below are broad topics only and each is broken down into specific components.
These broad topics recur throughout the entire programme, but in each semester they are developed into sub topics.
Seminar – Basic Sciences
Seminar – Research methodology and Biostatistics
Seminar – Health Education, Promotion and Epidemiology
Seminar – Evidenced based Diagnosis and Treatment planning
Seminar – Behaviour Science/Patient management
Seminar – Preventive Dentistry
Seminar – Restorative Dentistry
Seminar – Orthodontics
Seminar – Craniofacial and Cleft Lip and Palate conditions
Seminar – Dental Traumatology
Seminar – Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Seminar – Children with Special Needs and Medically compromised Children
Seminar – Dental Anomalies and Genetics
Seminar – General Paediatric Medicine and Surgery
Seminar – Specialist Paediatric Practice
Seminar – Dental Practice in Australia
Each semester students receive a detailed didactic / seminar roster of all the topics prior to the start of the new calendar year of teaching which is highly detailed and this gives them specific reference to what will be examined. The management and execution of significant research project leading to dissertation.
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Assessment Summary1. Clinical assessment /Case Reports/Log Book/Assignments and Presentations
Competency required 1-4
2. Research Dissertation
Satisfactory required 1-4
Satisfactory required 1-4
ASSESSMENT OF THE STRUCTURED PROGRAM
Clinical Assessment / Case reports / Log Book
The assessment of this component of the programme is composed of the following:
The emphasis of this program is self-motivated learning and evaluation. However, regular formative review is also held with senior teaching and clinical staff.
Postgraduate students are assessed continuously throughout their training. Assessment reviews clinical case mix, amount of clinical experience and standard of patient care. Deficient areas are discussed with clinical supervisors and remedied together with the postgraduate student.
In addition, there are regular short 30 minute test papers and/or viva voce-style assessments aimed at consolidating the clinical topics covered previously. In all years, students are assessed on a continuing basis in the conduct of their clinical activities, patient management, treatment planning, case report presentation, presentations of patient seen in the clinics and the log book. Clinical assessment will include pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative management in lines with the specialist discipline and established guidelines on the overall management of paediatric dentistry patients.
Students will receive continuous assessment of their clinical work, clinical case presentations and log book.
Achievement Case Reports
Twelve “achievement” case presentations are required at the end of the 3rd year.
These “achievement” cases are cases selected by the student to highlight their achievements during the program and the range of cases managed. The principle of the “achievement” cases is to ensure a broad range of clinical cases is obtained and treatment is provided and supported by current research and literature.
There is an expectation that students present five to six clinical cases each semester, the most comprehensive of these will be included in the “twelve achievement cases” submitted for their final assessment in third year. These case reports will be assessed based on the presentation style, pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative management. In addition, appropriate literature to support their respective management of each case.
Students will complete a comprehensive logbook of patients in accordance with the Guidelines for Accreditation and Training in Paediatric Dentistry, 2010. The patient logbook is computerised and satisfies the requirements of the Dental Board of Australia and other registering authorities overseas such as the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. The logbook will serve as a reference of the relative clinical case mix of patients seen; treatments performed and will aid continual assessment of each postgraduate. The registrar logbooks will be audited at the end of each semester. This process will aid in the clinical experience all postgraduate students receive and to expose the postgraduate students to a wide variety of cases. The logbook will also form part of the clinical assessment for each semester and will form part of their overall assessment during their final examination in October of the third year.
Assignments / Presentations
In each semester there are a series of traditional didactic teaching seminars, as well as fortnightly departmental / discipline meetings. Students will be required to present comprehensive reviews of selected topics as directed on their individual didactic roster, and departmental / discipline meetings. Students will be assessed on their ability to review the literature and prepare an appropriately written, referenced literature review related to the specific topic. In addition, students are expected to present their review in the form of a power point presentation. Both the literature review and the power point presentation will be assessed. A fail in a specific component of the review will result in the need for the student to repeat this until the appropriate standard is achieved. At the conclusion of the review, a viva voce session, or short written assessment may be held to ensure that the topic is fully understood by all students involved.
The final examination will assess all the topics from the three years.
During the final year in October/November of the 3rd year, a comprehensive external examination will be conducted.
This will consist of a 3 hour written paper, 1 hours oral examination of an unseen patient and unseen case, 2 hour oral examination of achievement cases, log book, and general final oral examination to be conducted by both internal and external examiners as indicated.
Students will be expected to submit a comprehensive research dissertation in either the format of a traditional thesis or a thesis by publication format for examination prior to the completion of the programme.
The research dissertation format will be decided upon by the student and the principle supervisor.
The examination of the thesis will be performed by two external examiners, one a Paediatric Dentist academic and the second a clinician or academic who has a special interest in the research field.
The research dissertation will not be able to be submitted until the principal supervisor is satisfied that it is examinable and the research is reflective of the degree.
In order to fulfil the requirements for this course, the student will need to have satisfactorily completed all components of the program. If any of the components are not completed satisfactory the degree cannot be conferred. In the case of unsatisfactory progress with the examination process, all or specific sections of the examination will need to be repeated. The decision upon whether all or some of the examination will need to be repeated will be dependent on the external examiners report and recommendations.
If the research dissertation is unsatisfactory, recommendations and corrections will need to be completed as per the external examiners recommendations. If this cannot be fulfilled the degree will not be conferred.
Finally, completion of the log book, achievement cases, clinical and didactic must be completed prior to the final examinations.
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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
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