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One viva voce examination on integrated treatment planning. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ability of the student to formulate an appropriate treatment plan after analysis of clinical data of a patient (not present). The student will be presented with a patient's clinical records (eg. histories, dental charts, radiographs, photographs, study casts, etc.) one hour before the viva voce examination of 25 minutes. The student will make a written treatment plan to be taken into the oral examination and may also prepare personal notes.
|At the end of semester 2||25%|
One patient case presentation (without the patient present) and complete records. Preparation of a patient log and portfolio to be submitted two weeks before the end of Semester 2. Students need to nominate three cases from their patient log and portfolio and will be examined on one of them.
|Throughout the teaching period||25%|
One integrated multiple station Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) presented in an electronic format and based on clinical scenarios with appropriate photographs and radiographs.
|At the end of Semester 2||30%|
An oral presentation of the research project (during Semester 2) and a written report of no more than 3000 words at the end of Semester 2.
|Throughout the teaching period||15%|
An oral presentation on the Shepparton (rural) rotation.
|Hurdle requirement: A pass in each section of the assessment is required to pass Dental Practice 5 overall. If a student does not perform satisfactorily in one Section, he/she may have to undertake further assessment in a form to be determined by the relevant examiner/s.||Throughout the teaching period||N/A|
Although there are no numerical quotas for any particular clinical treatments, students should endeavour to obtain exposure to as wide a range as possible of all forms of dental treatment. Students should note carefully that their lack of experience in any clinical area will not be acceptable as an excuse or reason for unsatisfactory progress in Dental Practice 5.
All students are required to complete a log and attendance book of clinical procedures in order to sit the final examinations. Students should also note that it will be necessary to have completed a wide range of treatment procedures to be permitted to sit the final examinations. This will be determined by completion of the clinical log forms.
Last updated: 29 July 2022