RESEARCH IN DENTISTRY

DEN3RID

2015

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-ordinatorMark Gussy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DEN2MED & DEN2CGD & DEN2IDP & DEN2DPH

Co-requisites DEN3TPC & DEN3ICP

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, 2015, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMark Gussy

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a total of 26 hours of lectures throughout the year."

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a total of 13 hours of tutorials throughout the year."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word online assessment20 01, 02
one individual 2,500-word assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one team-based 1,500 word assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06