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DS4102 - Clinical Dentistry 3

Credit points: 12
Year: 2023
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 conducting research that underpins evidence based practice. Students continue to participate in the clinical program that exposes them to the provision of general dental clinical care, including disciplines focused on children (Paedodontics and Orthodontics) and adults (Gerodontics and Oral Medicine). An important part of the subject is the management of people with special needs. The cross-age disciplines of Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry remain a strong core focus of the clinical program. The development of clinical skills continues across the year to achieve competencies in all the key areas of dentistry. The research strand of DS4102:12 Clinical Dentistry 3 continues to reinforce the research processes, principles, methods and skills required for evidence based practice in dental science. In this subject, groups of students conduct the research projects designed in DS4101:12 Clinical Dentistry 2. The students will give presentations of their study results.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply diagnostic and treatment planning skills in the provision of dental care to simple and moderately complex patients;
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and ability to treat complete or partially edentulous patients with either fixed or removable prosthesis;
  • Apply professional conduct in addressing the health care needs of patients including both their direct clinical needs as well as their social and cultural expectations;
  • Apply theoretical concepts of research in practice, and understand how research projects are implemented with an appreciation of the problems and limitations of studies;
  • Interpret data and report on research findings.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (45%) - Individual
  • Oral > Viva - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Clinical assessment 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • On-course (includes essay, oral presentation/poster) - (20%) - Group & Individual.

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.

Prerequisites: DS3101 AND DS3102 AND DS4101 AND ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR DS4101


Cairns, Study Period 2, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Pratibha Dabas
Lecturers: Dr Felicity Croker, Assoc. Professor Yousef Abdalla, Dr Kornelija Sfera, Professor John Abbott, Dr Kate Miller, Dr Kevin Ang, Dr Anita Griffin, Dr Candy Mason, Ms Doris Pierce, Dr Amar Sholapurkar, Dr Alex Dancyger, Mr Jan Du Bruyn, Mrs Amanda du Bruyn, Dr Manjunath Rajashekhar, Professor Peter Thomson, Assoc. Professor Marguerite Reith, Dr Tulio Fernandez Medina, Dr Harini Mani, Assoc. Professor Justin Curtin, Dr Pratibha Dabas, Dr Rodrigo Rodrigues Amaral, Dr Joao Martins de Mello Neto.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 52 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials - Clinically Oriented Active Learning Sessions (COALS)
  • 13 hours seminars - Integrative sessions
  • 39 hours specialised - Simulation Clinic Sessions
  • 315 hours placement
  • 26 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.