UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

DENT5401 Research and Professional Development 1

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content In this unit students continue their research work as part of the small groups collaborating to existing research projects run by the staff of the School of Dentistry or other schools from the University. Students also continue to build on concepts of personal and professional development developed in Years 1, 2 and 3 of the DMD in preparation for clinical practice on graduation.
Outcomes Students continue 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 this University. Students undertake a three-week placement where they observe and/or participate in a clinical placement of their choice.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) research project assignment (progress report) and (2) portfolio for personal and professional component. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Linda Slack-Smith
Unit rules
Prerequisites: DENT5301 Microbiology, Oral Pathology and Temporomandibular Disorders; DENT5302 Research, Dental Public Health and Oral Implantology; DENT5303 Complex Oral Rehabilitation 1; DENT5304 Child and Adolescent Comprehensive Oral Care 1 and Orthodontics; DENT5305 Special Needs Dentistry and Orofacial Pain; DENT5306 Introduction to Dental Practice, Maxillofacial Infections and Trauma; DENT5307 Complex Oral Rehabilitation 2; DENT5308 Child and Adolescent Comprehensive Oral Care 2 and Research
Co-requisites: DENT5402 Integrated Dental Practice 1; DENT5403 Integrated Dental Practice 2; DENT5404 Australian Indigenous, Rural and Remote Oral Health 1
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).
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/DENT5401/TS-B-2/2017

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