Advances in Oral Health Research

Subject DENT40003 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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:

An estimated total time commitment of 170 hours (including non-contact time)


Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

One of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
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 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


Melbourne Dental School

Currently enrolled students:

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 1 hour lectures and 10 x 1 hour seminars, students are introduced to advances in oral health research.

Learning Outcomes:
  • 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:


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.
Links to further information:

Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Oral Health (Honours) to complete this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Oral Health (Degree with Honours)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Oral Health Science

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