DENT6866 Paediatric Dentistry Research Dissertation

Credit
30 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
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
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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