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DS6101 - Dentistry Honours (Full Time) Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: DS6101 DS6102
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Available only to BDS Hons students or by permission of Head of Discipline

This subject is the first of two subjects (the other being DS6102) that in combination constitute a full-time Honours option for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery course. The subject consists of research undertaken for preparation of a thesis and seminars that accompany the research process. Students will be able to choose a research project related to a dental discipline. All projects are subject to approval by the Honours coordinator in the Discipline of Dentistry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop advanced skills in information retrieval/organisation, evaluation and analysis;
  • Develop skills necessary to formulate a research question and project plan;
  • Develop an independent ability to plan, execute, write up and verbally report on a research project;
  • Develop insights into a specialised study area that facilitates graduates to progress faster in their chosen speciality field;
  • Develop the required preparation for a potential career in research.

Subject Assessment

  • See DS6102 for assessment detail - (%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: DS4101 AND DS4102
DS6103 DS6104 DS6105 DS6106


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr Ernie Jennings
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours - Consultation with Honours supervisors
  • 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.