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.
About this paper
|Biomedical Sciences 4
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- DENT 560
- Limited to
- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Jithendra Ratnayake
- Paper Structure
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.
- Teaching Arrangements
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