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|
|Teaching period||Full Year (29 January 2018 - 24 October 2018)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,308.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$13,617.00|
- DENT 560
- Limited to
- Paper Structure
- Self -“directed learning and tutorials with supervisors.
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- The final written report and student contribution/endeavor is assessed by the research supervisors. The elective colloquium presentation is assessed by one internal and one external examiner.
- Completed BDS4
- Teaching staff
- Mrs Dorothy Boyd
- 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