Oral Health Research Project 4A

Subject ORAL40001 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
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: Approximately 30 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available



This subject forms 25 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 in conjunction with Oral Health Research Project 4B (50 credit points) to enable completion of the degree.

The two subjects listed below are corequisites in a full-time load:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Bachelor of Oral Health: ORAL30001 Oral Health Therapy Research or Equivalent

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


Melbourne Dental School

Currently enrolled students:

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 %

  • An assignment (up to 3,000 words) End of semester 1 - 65%
  • Research design presentation (15 minutes) End of semester 1 - 35%
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
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Oral Health (Degree with Honours)

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