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DS4102 - Clinical Dentistry 3

Credit points: 12
Year: 2021
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 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Dileep Sharma
Lecturers: Dr Felicity Croker, Dr Shashidhar Venkatesh Murthy, Assoc. Professor Yousef Abdalla, Dr Kornelija Sfera, Dr Erica Martin, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth, Assoc. Professor Andrew Lee, Professor John Abbott, Dr Kate Miller, Dr Kevin Ang, Dr Anita Griffin, Dr Candy Mason, Assoc. Professor Anura Ariyawardana, Dr Amar Sholapurkar, Dr Alex Dancyger, Dr Sonali Mistry, Mr Jan Du Bruyn, Dr Dileep Sharma, Dr Poornima Ramamurthy, <Person not found>, Mrs Amanda du Bruyn, Dr Clara Jo, <Person not found>, Mr Manjunath Rajashekhar, Professor Peter Thomson, Assoc. Professor Marguerite Reith, Dr Tulio Fernandez Medina, Dr Harini Mani, Assoc. Professor Justin Curtin.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 52 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials - Clinically Oriented Active Learning Sessions (COALS)
  • 39 hours practicals - Simulation Clinic Sessions
  • 13 hours workshops - Integrative 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.