ODONT 6116B - Forensic Odontology Research T/Y Final
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ODONT 6116B Course Forensic Odontology Research T/Y Final Coordinating Unit Dental Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Supervision as required Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to Grad Dip Forensic Odontology students only Course Description Students will undertake a small research project in an aspect of Forensic Odontology or related discipline
Course Coordinator: Dr Denice HigginsDirector and Senior Specialist Odontologist
Forensic Odontology Unit/ Adelaide Dental School
Helen Mayo South, North Terrace Campus
Phone: 8313 6292
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Course Learning Outcomes
Be able to critically review scientific publications with reference to applicability to forensic science in the current climate and to be able to identify potential biases and confounding factors
Be able to effectively seek, analyse and evaluate data, materials and technology relating to the scope of forensic odontology to formulate valid conclusions
Be able to use highly effective interpersonal skills to enable effective communication of scientific and discipline specific knowledge to a range of audiences
Be able to develop appropriate unbiased methodologies to address a research question
Be able to demonstrate a commitment to furthering the scientific base of knowledge in the specialised area of forensic odontology and to disseminate this knowledge to the dental, allied professions and scientific community
Be able to demonstrate the ability and desire to engage in self-directed, life-long learning by using reflection and critical self-assessment to inform evidence-based practice through continuing professional development
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)
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
1, 2, 4, 6 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
3, 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
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Specialised equipment is available in the forensic odontology unit.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This subject is an integral part of the Graduate Diploma and involves independent research which will draw from knowledge and skill developed during the other components of the program.
Assistance will be provided by the forensic odontology staff as required.
Students are also required to undertake the Research Methods and Ethics course.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Structured Learning Sessions
Tutorials: 12 x 1 hour sessions
Practicum Placement 21 x 2 hours
Non Contact Preparation
Weekly Reading/Other Study: 24 hours
Learning Activities SummaryDetails will be made available in MyUni.
Specific Course Requirements
Access to clinics and laboratories may require credentialing and police checks.
Small Group Discovery Experience
Students will be involved in undertaking a major research component in this course, relevant to their field of interest within the discipline. All students will work in a small discovery and inquiry based team environment under the guidance of a researcher/expert in the discipline of forensic odontology.
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COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
Written research proposal
Assessment Related RequirementsN/A
Assessment DetailDetails will be made available in MyUni.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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