DENT 5006EX - Dental Clinical Practice: International Placement Vietnam

External - Quadmester 4 - 2018

This course consists of a 2 week intensive overseas clinical placement, introducing final year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students to Vietnam, its culture and society. These include providing consultations and dental treatments in hospital and school dental clinic settings as well as gaining unique insight into the day to day life in Vietnam. The clinical placement experience will further develop cultural awareness and basic language skills. This course will be taken in lieu of one 4 week long rural clinical placement in Australia and contribute directly/gain credit towards the clinical assessment component of BDS 5.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code DENT 5006EX
    Course Dental Clinical Practice: International Placement Vietnam
    Coordinating Unit Dental
    Term Quadmester 4
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s External
    Contact Up to 23.5 hours structured learning activities per week for the 2 week clinical placement in Vietnam. Up to 20 hours for independent immersion experiences in Vietnam. Additional pre-departure and post-arrival learning activities contact hours.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites DENT4000; DENT 4004AHO; DENT 4004BHO
    Corequisites DENT5000; DENT 5005AHO; DENT 5005BHO
    Restrictions Only Bachelor of Dental Surgery students who have successfully completed DENT 4000. A cumulative GPA minimum of 4.5 is required at the completion of DENT 3000 (ie, BDS 3).
    Course Description This course consists of a 2 week intensive overseas clinical placement, introducing final year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students to Vietnam, its culture and society. These include providing consultations and dental treatments in hospital and school dental clinic settings as well as gaining unique insight into the day to day life in Vietnam. The clinical placement experience will further develop cultural awareness and basic language skills. This course will be taken in lieu of one 4 week long rural clinical placement in Australia and contribute directly/gain credit towards the clinical assessment component of BDS 5.
    Course Staff

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    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Practice in a culturally safe and sensitive manner
    2. Identify and reflect on the cultural and social context of the practice of dentistry in an international context
    3. Adapt your clinical practice (e.g., patient-dentist interactions and treatment planning) to improve engagement with patients and their health outcomes in an international context
    4. Demonstrate effective teamwork skills in an international context
    5. Demonstrate appropriate problem solving skills in an international context
    6. Identify the way in which they can provide an ongoing contribution to volunteer work as a dentist in a different country
    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)
    1,2,3
    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
    3,5
    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
    3,5
    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
    1,2,3,4,5
    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
    1,2,3,5,6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Background material relevant to the study tour (course and assessment information, a reading list, templates for the Reflective Portfolio, presentations) will be provided online. Students will also identify and source relevant information as they progress through this course. This course will require students to bring along a personal computer or hand held device. The accompanying academic staff member will also bring along School of Dentistry laptop for students to borrow as required.
    Recommended Resources
    This course will include use of books/journals/online resources (readings) accessible via Barr Smith Library.
    Online Learning
    Use of MyUni/Canvas – announcements, discussion board for students to pose any questions to the coordinator, assessment information; templates to use for Reflective portfolio will be available in course information area; submission of assessment tasks. Material will be released on MyUni/Canvas pre-departure, during placement and post-placement
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • 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

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    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.

    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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