DENT5639 Dissertation (full-time)

48 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit represents the equivalent of two semesters of full-time study towards a final dissertation. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. The unit involves original research by the student under supervision. The dissertation gives students practice and experience in defining a clear research question, preparing a formal research protocol, conducting a review of a body of scientific literature and formal writing at a professional standard.
Students are able to (1) define a clear research question; (2) prepare a formal research proposal; (3) conduct a review of a body of scientific literature; (4) analyse and interpret a body of data; and (5) write formally at a professional standard.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal; (2) literature review; and (3) scientific writing of dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Estie Kruger
Unit rules
DENT5600 Principles of Dental Public Health, DENT5627 Oral Health Promotion, DENT5626 Oral Health Care Provision, DENT5628 Management and Financing of Oral Health Services, DENT5629 Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health, DENT5630 Dental Epidemiology, PUBH4403 Epidemiology I, PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics
Advisable prior study:
completion of relevant coursework units prior to enrolment
Approved quota: 7—based on successful completion of core course units
Contact hours
2 hours per week
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