Advances in Oral Health Research

Subject DENT40003 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: At least 1 hour per week to attend a seminar or consult with their supervision about assignments.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

Study Period Commencement:
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Recommended Background Knowledge: Dependent on the research project chosen by the student in consultation with the subject co-ordinator.
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


Dr Laila Huq


Academic Coordinator:

Dr Laila Huq

Administrative Coordinator
Ms Brenda Jackson

Subject Overview: This subject aims to extend the student’s education and intellectual development in the field of biomedical science. This subject uses a structured approach to introduce students to advances in biomedical research with an emphasis on oral health science. In a series of 10 x 1hr lectures and 10 x 1 hr seminars, students are introduced to advances in oral health research.
  • To become aware of the scientific advances in oral health research within the context of contemporary biomedical research.
  • To develop an understanding of the scientific and technical basis of selected advanced techniques in oral health research.
  • To appreciate the need for multi-disciplinary approaches to research within oral health science.
  • To gain a familiarity with the role of industry-based collaborations for the development of diagnostics and therapeutics through to clinical trials and the commercialisation process.

  • Assignment 1 - a literature review, no more than 3000 words, based on advances in oral health science= 50%;
  • Assignment 2 – scientific critique of a selected journal article, no more than 3000 words = 50%
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

You should expect to develop skills in the following areas:

  • critical analysis and decision making;
  • how to seek and retrieve relevant information;
  • how to work effectively in a team environment;
  • planning and organization;
  • problem solving;
  • time management;
  • extended observation;
  • good oral and written communication.
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Notes: Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Science to complete this subject.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Oral Health Science

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