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DS4101 - Clinical Dentistry 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

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, Study Period 1, Placement/work experience
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth
Lecturers: Dr Shashidhar Venkatesh Murthy, Dr Yousef Abdalla, <Person not found>, Dr Kornelija Sfera, Professor Richard Stoll, Assoc. Professor Andrew Lee, Professor John Abbott, Dr Kate Miller, Dr Kevin Ang, Assoc. Professor Anura Ariyawardana, Dr Amar Sholapurkar, Dr Vahid Sakhaei Manesh, Dr Sonali Mistry, <Person not found>, Mr Jan Du Bruyn, Dr Dileep Sharma, <Person not found>, Mrs Amanda du Bruyn, Dr Clara Jo, Dr Stephen Pearson, <Person not found>, Professor Alan Nimmo.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.

  • 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 placement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); other exams (15%); quizzes or tests (10%); clinical placement (25%); assignments (5%); critical review - research article (5%)and case presentation (eposter)(10%) (15%); preclinical work in simulation clinic (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory attendance is required at (pre)clinical placements. Satisfactory academic and professional standard, as described in the College Assessment Guidelines, must be achieved in order to progress

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.