DENT 7254A - Specialist Clinical Periodontics III Part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code DENT 7254A Course Specialist Clinical Periodontics III Part 1 Coordinating Unit Dental Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 21 hour per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites DENT 7253A/B Restrictions Doctor of Clinical Dentistry only Course Description The University of Adelaide's postgraduate Doctor of Clinical Dentistry 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 a specialist registration in the field of Periodontics. The course comprises a mix of coursework, clinical work, didactics 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 Periodontics and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Sushil Kaur
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
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
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 co-ordinator.
Online LearningA list of resourses will be provided by the Coordinator.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesHands on clinical sessions, seminars/tutorials
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.47 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.
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.
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.
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.
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