This subject is only available to those students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental
This subject integrates a clinical program with research that underpins evidence based
practice. Students participate in a clinical program (the foundations of which were
developed in DS3101:12 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry and DS3102:09 Clinical Dentistry
1) that exposes them to a wide range of clinical practice. This allows the development
of competency in procedures which are examined at the end of Year 4. This includes
further exposure to the disciplines focused on children (Paedodontics and Orthodontics),
adults (Restorative, Periodontics and Endodontics) and Gerodontics and Oral Medicine.
The cross-age disciplines of Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry are a strong focus
of the clinical program. This dental specific content is augmented by a medicine and
surgery component and has a strong ethical base. The development of clinical skills
continues across the year to achieve competencies in all the key areas of dentistry.
Ethical, evidence-based practice is reinforced throughout Year 4 as students deepen
their theoretical and applied knowledge about research in dental science. Groups of
students build on earlier studies by designing a research project and developing an
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
|Non-standard start/end 20-Jan-2014 to 20-Jun-2014
||Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth
||Dr Felicity Croker, Assoc. Professor Robyn Boase, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Professor Richard Stoll, Assoc. Professor Andrew Lee, Professor John Abbott, Dr Kevin Ang, Dr Anita Griffin, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Mohammed Shorab, <Person not found>, Dr Anura Ariyawardana, Dr Amar Sholapurkar, Dr Ashwin Prabhu, Dr Dwight Elvery.
- 52 hours lectures
- 39 hours tutorials - Clinically oriented active learning sessions (COALS)
- 39 hours practicals - Simulation Clinic
- 13 hours workshops/Seminars - Integrative sessions
- 300 hours clinical placement
||end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (5%); clinical skills assessment graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory (%); assignments (15%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must pass all components of the assessment to pass the subject. Satisfactory
progress towards completion of specified clinical competencies. Students must receive
a Satisfactory grade in Clinical Skills Assessment in order to progress to Year 5.