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DS4102 - Clinical Dentistry 3

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


Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Non-standard start/end 16-Jun-2014 to 21-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth
Lecturers: Dr Felicity Croker, <Person not found>, Professor Robert Jones, Assoc. Professor Robyn Boase, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Professor Richard Stoll, Assoc. Professor Andrew Lee, Professor John Abbott, Dr Kevin Ang, <Person not found>, Dr Mohammed Shorab, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Anura Ariyawardana, Dr Amar Sholapurkar.
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 (20%); quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (15%); clinical skills competency assessment graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory (%); assignments (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass all components of assessment and must receive a Satisfactory grade in Clinical Skills Assessment to pass the subject and 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.