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DS4102 - Clinical Dentistry 3

Credit points: 12
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: DS3101 AND DS3102DS3101 AND DS3102 AND DS4101 AND ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR DS4101


Cairns, Study Period 2, Placement/work experience
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Non-standard start/end 02-Jul-2012 to 05-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Professor Robert Jones, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Professor Richard Stoll, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Andrew Lee, Professor John Abbott.
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 (30%); other exams (15%); presentations (15%); on-line quiz (10%); school-administered final exam (30%).

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.