DENT6913 Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology Research Dissertation

Credit
30 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This dissertation unit extends over the three-year duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. The dissertation unit requires students to define a project and develop research questions or hypotheses, set objectives and aims, plan and execute the research, interpret the results and present those results in oral and/or written forms. The final output of the research project will be a research dissertation, which is typically in one of the following forms, as determined by the Program Convenor/research supervisor:
a) a 12,000 - 18,000 word text object (with embedded figures and tables); or
b) one or more research manuscript(s) of at least 6,000 words each in a format suitable for publication in a peer reviewed reputable academic journal of the discipline.

Students may have to present their results of their research in a short oral presentation to the external examiners, which is subject to the supervisor's discretion. The external examiners will assess all components of the dissertation namely: research proposal; literature review; description of relevant research methods; interpretation of the research findings; oral presentation (where appropriate, subject to the supervisors discretion); and appropriate use of the discourse conventions of research in the discipline.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) gather background information relevant to a predefined field of enquiry; (2) develop skills to critically assess the relevant literature; (3) write a literature review and research proposal outlining the research project; (4) collect relevant data involving primary and secondary sources as appropriate; (5) utilise appropriate means of quantitative and/or qualitative analysis to explore the data; and; and (6) write the results in a professional academic manner in the format of a dissertation or an academic journal paper..
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 Johan Aps
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Must be enrolled in DClinDent (90840) program
Contact hours
Regular meetings with supervisor
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