Oral Health Research Project 4B

Subject ORAL40002 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Approximately 30 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

1 semester


This subject forms 50 points of a 75 point research project required for completion of the BOH Hons degree and as such is not a stand alone subject.

It must be undertaken as follow on from Oral Health Research Project 4A (25 credit points) to enable completion of the degree.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
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


Assoc Prof Julie Satur


Brenda Jackson

Administrative Officer Teaching & Learning

& Section Support

Email: jacksonb@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject offers students the opportunity to gain an understanding and practical experience in oral health research in their own individually designed and supervised research project. Students are required to complete a research project and to produce a written thesis under the guidance of their supervisor(s).

Research projects will be offered in a wide variety of oral health research areas allowing students to choose a topic that interests them.

Students will be enrolled in a combination of research project subjects (4A and 4B) to ensure they complete a 75 point research project by the end of their course.

Learning Outcomes:

In undertaking a research project and writing up a thesis of approximately 10,000 words and completing two oral presentations, the student will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • take joint responsibility for their learning and to accept responsibility for moving towards intellectual independence;
  • read and evaluate the literature and determine that a problem can be addressed;
  • state the problem and develop study questions or hypothesis;
  • design and conduct this study;
  • develop methods, collect data and analyse the results using the appropriate methods;
  • discuss the findings in light of the limitations of the study and in relation to previously published work;
  • consider what further work might arise from the conclusion;
  • express the study in correct English and present it in a form consistent with the acceptable scientific conventions for the particular discipline.
  • Communicate their findings through oral presentation and written thesis.

Type of Assessment Timing of Assessment Assessment %

Research presentation (15 Minutes) End of semester 2 worth 15%

Research Thesis up to 10,000 words (including Literature Review from Semester 1) - End of Semester 2 worth 85%

Prescribed Texts:

Project specific texts will be prescribed as required

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

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