From 2023 most subjects will be taught on campus only with flexible options limited to a select number of postgraduate programs and individual subjects.
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Portfolio incorporating reflective practice
|End of the teaching period||40%|
ECCA (No more than 4 hours)
|End of the assessment period||20%|
Clinical record audit
|End of first half of year and end of year||N/A|
|To be conducted in the final Back to Base of the year (usually September)||15%|
Rural placement written assessment and presentation Group written assignment and oral presentation equiv to 500 words per person
|During the rural placement||5%|
*The portfolio assessment is formative throughout the teaching period. Students may be asked to demonstrate progress and may also seek feedback throughout the year. It is submitted as a body of work at the end of the teaching period.
**This is a shared assessment with DDS4 and this is the wording from that approved assessment. The wording of this assessment will be reviewed as part of the MDS Curriculum Review.
Essential Requirements to pass this subject
To gain a Pass grade (or better) in this subject, students must:
- Complete all assessment items
- Gain at least 50% of the total marks available from all assessment items over the course of the year.
- Pass assessment item 2
- Demonstration of ‘fitness to professional practice’ through
- Attendance at all rostered simulation and clinical sessions.
- Demonstrating Satisfactory performance for Assessment items 4
‘Fitness to practice’ will formally be reviewed for each student at the mid-year and end of year Board of Examiners. If the BOE deems a student a ‘fitness to practice concern’, this will be investigated by the school in accordance with the university ‘fitness to practice policy’ and faculty guidelines. Outcomes may include additional supports and remediation for the student, withdrawal from simulation clinics and/or dental teaching clinics, or it could result in the removal of the student from the subject. If it is deemed that a student has not complied with the professional code of conduct, or the requirements of a registered student practitioner and are operating in any way that risks the safety of patients, other students, themselves, or faculty, they could be flagged and escalated as a ‘fitness to practice’ concern, prior to the Board of Examiners.
Last updated: 10 November 2023