RESEARCH IN DENTISTRY

DEN3RID

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the fundamentals of research in the health sciences. Students will learn the skills to acquire and appraise research and synthesise findings in order to implement evidence-based practice.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMohd Masood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course: HBOHSB and have passed DEN2MDA OR Must be enrolled in course: HZHSDD and must have passed DEN2MED and DEN2CGD and DEN2IDP and DEN2DPH.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the major concepts of scientific enquiry.

Activities:
Tutorial.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Discuss the relationship between study design, analysis, interpretation and application to clinical issues.

Activities:
Tutorial, individual assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

03. Interpret qualitative and quantitative data and discuss their collection, analysis and display.

Activities:
Tutorial, individual assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Frame a research problem and develop specific research questions.

Activities:
Assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

05. Critically appraise research reports.

Activities:
Tutorials, assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

06. Propose a resolution to a clinical practice problem or issue based on analysis of research evidence.

Activities:
Team assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Communication (Communication)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMohd Masood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students undertake 26 hours of online interactive lessons"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a total of 26 hours of interactive FTF classes throughout the year."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000-word equivalent online assessment using weekly quiz20 01, 02
One individual 2,500-word assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One group-based 1,500 word assignment (500 words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06