DENT6866 Paediatric Dentistry Research Dissertation

Credit
30 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Multi-mode
Semester 2Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Multi-mode
Content
This research component is conducted throughout the entire degree course and provides students with experience and practice in defining a clear research question. The research component is reported either as a formalised dissertation or in the format of a series of published research reports.
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) or Ungraded Fail (UF); and (6) and discuss 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. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Robert Anthonappa
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).
Advisable prior study:
paediatric dentistry textbooks and journals
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Texts

Andreasen, J. O. and Andreasen, F. M. Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, 4th edn: Munksgaard 2007

Cameron, A. and Widmer, R. Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry, 4th edn: Mosby 2013

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