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SDDM5324: Research 6

Semester 2 Early, 2020 [Normal day] - Westmead, Sydney

This unit of study will build on the foundations of semester one. Refer to semester one description.

Unit details and rules

Unit code SDDM5324
Academic unit Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Credit points 2
Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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SDDM5211 and SDDM5212 and SDDM5213 and SDDM5214 and SDDM5221 and SDDM5222 and SDDM5223 and SDDM5224 and SDMD5211 and SDMD5212 and SDMD5213 and SDMD5214 and SDMD5215 and SDMD5216 and SDMD5217 and SDMD5221 and SDMD5222 and SDMD5223 and SDMD5224 and SDMD5225 and SDMD5226 and SDMD5227
Corequisites
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SDDM5325 and SDDM5326 and SDDM5327
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Shanika Nanayakkara, shanika.nanayakkara@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment hurdle task group assignment Critical appraisal assignment (for SDDM5324)
Written assessment
30% Week 03
Due date: 21 Aug 2020 at 23:00
Assignment
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4
Assignment hurdle task group assignment Preliminary research project (for SDDM5324)
Written assessment
70% Week 08
Due date: 28 Sep 2020 at 23:00
2500 words/6000 words for qualitative
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO5 LO6
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

  • Critical appraisal assignment (for DENT5324): Students will be asked to critically appraise a scientific article using a provided template. Students’ skills to critically appraise the components of a research article for its validity, relevance, and applicability will be assessed.
  • Preliminary research project (for DENT5324): This assessment will be of the preliminary report of the individual/group research project.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Critical appraisal of scientific literature 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Week 02 Critical appraisal of scientific literature 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Week 04 Academic writing for research reports for original/experimental research Tutorial (1 hr) LO3 LO6
Academic writing for research reports for critical literature review Tutorial (1 hr) LO3 LO6

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: Attendance is a professional responsibility required of all students admitted to academic programs within the Sydney Dental School. All programs in the Sydney Dental School have a 90% attendance policy, for all compulsory components of Units of Study, as detailed in the Faculty of Dentistry Attendance Provisions 2015. This includes all clinical and practical sessions. The course requirements cannot be satisfied if more than 10% of any section of a course is missed for any reason.

  • Professionalism: Students in all Sydney Dental School programs are subject to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Professionalism Requirements 2019 and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Professionalism Provisions 2019. Professionalism is an essential component of developing competency to practice. It is important for students to demonstrate professional behaviour in all contexts and environments. In accordance with these local provisions: candidates who demonstrate serious or repeated unprofessional behaviour may be required to show cause as to why their enrolment should be continued. Failure to show cause may result in exclusion from the course..

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 2 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 40-50 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply principles of evidence-based dentistry in clinical, research, and health education settings
  • LO2. appraise scientific evidence for their validity and applicability in clinical decision making
  • LO3. collect, organise, and present oral health data
  • LO4. place your clinical research experience in context of the level of evidence spectrum, determined by the principles of evidence-based dentistry
  • LO5. appropriate application of theoretical research methodology in a practical domain to research projects
  • LO6. synthesise a preliminary report on your individual/group research projects which demonstrates basic competence in academic writing.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
3.1. locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support oral health care
6.2.4. formulate and record a comprehensive, patient-centred, evidence-based oral health treatment plan
LO2
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
3.1. locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support oral health care
6.2.4. formulate and record a comprehensive, patient-centred, evidence-based oral health treatment plan
LO3
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
3.1. locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support oral health care
LO4
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
3.3. understand scientific method and the role of research in advancing knowledge and clinical practice
LO5
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
3.3. understand scientific method and the role of research in advancing knowledge and clinical practice
LO6
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist - ADC
3.3. understand scientific method and the role of research in advancing knowledge and clinical practice
Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist -
Competency code Taught, Practiced or Assessed Competency standard
3.1 A T P locate and evaluate evidence in a critical and scientific manner to support oral health care
3.3 A T P understand scientific method and the role of research in advancing knowledge and clinical practice

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

No changes have been made since this unit was last offered

Work, health and safety

Students must comply with work health and safety, infection control and dress standard policies of all laboratories, placement sites and Local Health Districts (LHDs).

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