Subject 511-621 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular arranged meetings with the supervisor.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Students are required to attend classes and be assessed in subjects Research Design 1 and 2 during the first year of their enrolment.
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Subject Overview:

This subject is for students enrolled in the Master of Dental Science by research who wish to conduct their research project in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. It does not include clinical training.

The Didactic Component

The course consists of a combination of any or all of the following components: tutorials, laboratory work, paraclinical and clinical assignments, written assignments and a research project.

Candidates may be required to assist in undergraduate teaching, but this will be limited to one session per week over the teaching semesters.

The Clinical Aspect

This course is essentially research-orientated, but candidates may be able to carry out some clinical work related to their research activities.

The Research Project

Candidates will spend the majority of their time undertaking the research project.

Objectives: In consultation with their supervisors, students will undertake a research project and write a major thesis based on their research findings.

Assessment will be by presentation of a major thesis (of approximately 40,000 words) detailing the results of research activities carried out during the course. (The examiners reserve the right in some circumstances to require the candidate to submit to a written and/or oral examination relating to the subject of the thesis). The thesis must be satisfactorily completed by the candidate and passed by the examiners. It is expected that the thesis will include one or more papers published or in preparation for publication. Pass requirements for each subject are as described above.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: http://www.dent.unimelb.edu.au/dsweb/postgrad_programs/masters_research.html

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