DENT6852 Oral Medicine Research Dissertation

Credit
30 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Semester 2Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Content
This dissertation unit extends over the three year duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. The research and dissertation foster the development of research skills in the area of oral medicine and oral pathology while under supervision. It provides students with experience and practice in defining a clear research question, preparing a formal research proposal, conducting a review of a body of scientific literature and formal writing at a professional standard.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) undertake a research project and write a dissertation in a research area of their choice that is relevant to their clinical specialty and training and that has been approved by their supervisor (students are encouraged to undertake research projects that are suitable for publication in the professional literature); (2) identify the aim(s) of the research project; (3) broadly sketch the context within which the research is located; (4) review the relevant literature; (5) identify how the research was performed and how the data were collected and analysed [this is assessed by external examiners and results are recorded as an Ungraded Pass (UP) and Ungraded Fail (UF)]; and (6) and discus the results in the context of clinical practice, further research and the literature in general.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation assessed. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Camile Farah
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
a Bachelor of Dental Science of this University
or
equivalent; a Pass in the Primary examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
or
equivalent; and at least two years' full-time equivalent experience in general dental practice
Co-requisites:
Students are required to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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