DENT5405 Research and Professional Development 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
This unit provides students marks the completion of the research project and it is expected that most of the work produced by students can be published under the co-authorship of the students. Students also continue to build on concepts of personal and professional development in preparation for clinical practice on graduation.
This unit comprises two modules (1) Research Project and (2) Personal and Professional Development (PPD).
The Research Project Module allows students to understand the process of research and achieve research outcomes by undertaking a research project (commenced in Year 3). Students actively participate, working in a small group as collaborators to research projects supervised by the staff of the School of Dentistry or other schools from this university. The Personal and Professional Development module requires you to attend lectures and case presentations to discuss issues such as legislation, ethics, risk management, planning a professional path and other related topics. Students integrate the learning content through peer discussions, debates and online lecture content.
Students are able to Students complete their research work as part of the small groups collaborating on existing research projects run by the staff of the School of Dentistry or other schools from the University..
This comprises a research project assignment (research project completion and presentation) and an options asignment.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Prof Linda Slack-Smith
Unit rules
DENT5401 Research and Professional Development 1;
DENT5402 Integrated Dental Practice 1;
DENT5403 Integrated Dental Practice 2;
DENT5404 Australian Indigenous, Rural and Remote Oral Health 1
DENT5406 Integrated Dental Practice 3;
DENT5407 Integrated Dental Practice 4;
DENT5408 Australian Indigenous, Rural and Remote Oral Health 2
Approved quota: 56—domestic (50) and international (6). For school leavers—rural (3), Metropolitan Pathway (3), Indigenous (3), high academic achievement (5), international (3). For graduates—rural (2), Metropolitan Pathway (2), Indigenous (2), international (3), graduates (30).
Contact hours
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