DENT 7264B - Specialist Clinical Prosthodontics III Part 2
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code DENT 7264B Course Specialist Clinical Prosthodontics III Part 2 Coordinating Unit Dental Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 24 Contact up to 23 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites DENT 7264A Restrictions Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Course Description The Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics is a three-year, full time training program leading to a specialist qualification in Prosthodontics. The program comprises a mix of the following:
- Clinical treatment of patients referred for specialist prosthodontic treatment, under the supervision of prosthodontic teaching staff
- Didactic, clinical and case presentation seminars
- A major research project in prosthodontics culminating in a thesis and journal article submitted for publication.
The program conforms to the educational requirements of the University of Adelaide and is accredited by the Australian Dental Council.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor James DudleyPhone: +61 8 8313 6546
Location: AHMS, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Dental School
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 Prosthodontist
2. Appreciation of the scientific basis for successful clinical practice
3. Development of scientific and research methodology
4. Develop research skills to underpin clinical competency
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
- 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
1-4 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
1-4 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
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesSupervised clinical sessions, small group teaching, seminars/tutorials, laboratory sessions, self-directed learning, prescribed reading, essays and literature reviews.
Workload4 tutorials per week (duration 2 hours)
4.5 clinical sessions per week (duration 3 hours)
1 undergraduate teaching session per week (duration 3 hours)
Learning Activities SummaryClinical work focuses mainly on:
All students are rostered to a minimum of four clinical sessions per week for management of patients with prosthodontic needs. Multidisciplinary patient care also forms part of the clinical experience. In addition, all students are required to participate in one undergraduate clinical teaching session per week and to attend clinical meetings. Clinical work is assessed on a continuing basis by supervising tutors, feedback is provided.
Through reading, tutorials, seminars and case discussions students gain knowledge and understanding in the areas of patient examination, assessment and management in prosthodontics, diagnosis, treatment planning and a range of prosthodontic techniques.
Students also participate in a range of interdisciplinary activities with students from other specialist areas.
NB. For tutorial, resource session, assignment deadlines, tests and online activities consult the detailed timetable available on MyUni.
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryAssessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed
Clinical assessment Summative 50% Hurdle 1
and presentation Summative 50% Hurdle 1-4
Assessment DetailThe assessment of this component of the programme is composed of the following:
Clinical performance and the presentation and participation in seminars are continuously assessed by staff with formative feedback provided by the Course Director every three months.
The summative assessment activities are defined by the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (AANZP) and endorsed by the Australian Dental Council and the Dental Council (New Zealand) for accredited specialist training programmes in Prosthodontics.
These activities extend over the three years of the programme and include:
Satisfactory progress in acquiring and demonstrating clinical knowledge and skills which is assessed:
at the end of Semester One each year by a review of case notes and clinical logbooks undertaken by the Course Director, senior academic staff and clinical consultants, and;
at the end of Semester Two each year by clinical case presentations and a logbook of completed clinical cases assessed by external examiners selected in consulatation with a panel nominated by the AANZP.
Satisfactory presentation of and participation in seminars
A written examination on all aspects of prosthodontics at the end of Semester Two each year
SubmissionDetails will be made available on MyUni.
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
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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