Advanced Seminars in Specialty 3

Subject DENT90027 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: ENDO, ORAL MED, PED DENT: 3 hours per week of seminars and case presentations, PERIO: 4-5 hours per week of seminars, PROS: 5 hours per week of seminars and case presentations, SND: 5 hours per week seminars, journal club and case presentations, ORTHO: 5-6 hours per week of seminars and case presentations
Total Time Commitment:

ENDO, ORAL MED, PED DENT, PERIO, PROS: 6-8 hours of non-contact hours of private study. ORTHODONTICS: 5-7 hours of non-contact hours of private study. SND: 4-6 hours of non-contact hours for assignments and private study.





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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:


Prof David Manton


Melbourne Dental School

Specialist Coordinators

Endodontics - Professor Peter Parashos

Oral Medicine - Professor Michael McCullough

Orthodontics - Associate Professor Paul Schneider

Paediatric Dentistry - Professor David Manton

Periodontics - Professor Ivan Darby

Prosthodontics - Associate Professor Roy Judge

Special Needs Dentistry - Associate Professor Mina Borromeo

Currently enrolled students:

Subject Overview:

This subject is offered as part of the third year of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry. It is taken in the following specialties:

ENDODONTICS: Current endodontic texts and current literature reviews on topics of interest in clinical endodontics.

ORAL MEDICINE: A series of seminars, assigned readings and student prepared assignments on a wide range of clinical conditions including atypical facial pain and persons with a large psychological contribution to their condition.

ORTHODONTICS: A series of seminars, assigned readings, student-prepared assignments in the specialty.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY: A series of seminars, assigned readings, student-prepared assignments and case presentations on clinical aspects of the specialty.

PERIODONTICS: A series of seminars discussing current literature; student-prepared assignments on the applied clinical aspects of the specialty of periodontics as they relate to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of periodontal diseases; and case presentations related to the management of patients with a variety of conditions related to the periodontium.

PROSTHODONTICS: A series of seminars and student-prepared assignments in prosthodontics.

SPECIAL NEEDS DENTISTRY: A series of seminars, case presentations, and student-prepared assignments on current issues in special needs dentistry.

Learning Outcomes:

To provide seminars, assigned readings and/or assignments on the basic and applied sciences that form the basis of the student's chosen specialty.


An overall pass mark on the assignments, case presentations and examinations (written and/or oral) for the semester must be achieved for a pass in this subject. All seminars are to be attended unless by prior arrangement with the specialty convener.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

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