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Unit Overview


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 Prosthodontics 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 level. Students are encouraged to undertake a research project that is suitable for publication in the professional literature.

30 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

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 in Prosthodontics and that has been approved by their supervisor.; (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) discuss the results in the context of clinical practice, further research and the literature in general.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the dissertation component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Adam Hamilton
Unit rules
Enrolment in
90840 Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (ID 100)
and PUBH4401 Biostatistics I (ID 698)
and DENT5603 Dental Research Methodology (ID 2888)
and DENT6883 Prosthodontics Theory I Part 1 (ID 6607)
and DENT6885 Prosthodontics Clinical Practice I Part 1 (ID 6608)
6 Points Unit(s) DENT6849 Oral and Maxillofacial Radiography and Radiology (ID 2981)
, 6 Points Unit(s) DENT6884 Prosthodontics Theory I Part 2 (ID 6642)
, 6 Points Unit(s) DENT6886 Prosthodontics Clinical Practice I Part 2 (ID 6643)
, 6 Points Unit(s) DENT6887 Prosthodontics Theory II (Part 1) (ID 6644)
, 6 Points Unit(s) DENT6888 Prosthodontics Theory II (Part 2) (ID 6645)
, 12 Points Unit(s) DENT6889 Prosthodontics Clinical Practice II (Part 1) (ID 6652)
, 12 Points Unit(s) DENT6890 Prosthodontics Clinical Practice II (Part 2) (ID 6646)
, 6 Points Unit(s) DENT6891 Prosthodontics Theory III (Part 1) (ID 6647)
, 6 Points Unit(s) DENT6892 Prosthodontics Theory III (Part 2) (ID 6649)
, 12 Points Unit(s) DENT6893 Prosthodontics Clinical Practice III (Part 1) (ID 6648)
, 12 Points Unit(s) DENT6894 Prosthodontics Clinical Practice III (Part 2) (ID 6650)
Contact hours
6 hours per week (average)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.