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DS4101 - Clinical Dentistry 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

This subject is only available to those students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery

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 ethics application.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform an expanding range of dental procedures under supervision;
  • Understand the use of drugs commonly used in oral medicine, their side effects and drug interactions;
  • Understand the special needs of children with disabilities;
  • Develop a research proposal;
  • Prepare an ethics proposal for the research project following a structured template.
Prerequisites: DS3101 AND DS3102


Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Non-standard start/end 20-Jan-2014 to 20-Jun-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth
Lecturers: 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.
Workload expectations:
  • 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
Assessment: 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.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.