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DENT552 Biomedical Sciences 4

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Research analysis. Completion of a research project and presentation of a research report.

DENT 552 is a self-directed research paper in which students undertake work to set up and run a research project with the support of research supervsiors. Commonly known as the "dental elective" this paper is an 18-point paper, with an expected workload of 225 hours. Students conduct their project through the final year, and present their findings in a report in the format of a scientific paper for publication. The Elective Colloquium is a 2-day mini-conference held at the end of the academic year in which students also present their findings in a 10 minute verbal presentation.

Paper title Biomedical Sciences 4
Paper code DENT552
Subject Dentistry
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Full Year (17 February 2020 - 13 November 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,401.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $15,012.75

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DENT 560
Limited to
Teaching staff
Mrs Dorothy Boyd
Paper Structure

Self directed learning and tutorials with supervisors.

To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper, students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to:
  • Critically examine current and relevant published literature that is pertinent to an oral health or disease topic
  • Develop an oral or dentally-related research proposal and address the relevant ethical issues
  • Communicate scientific knowledge through presentation of their research plan to an academic and peer audience

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Full Year (17 February 2020 - 13 November 2020)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system