DENT6882 Oral Pathology Research Dissertation

Credit
30 points
Offering

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
Not available in 2021Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
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 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 speciality 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)
Professor Camile Farah, Dr Omar Kujan and Associate Professor Norman Firth
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).
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