MSc Advanced Restorative Dentistry / Course details

Year of entry: 2019

Course unit details:
Understanding Academic Malpractice

Unit code DENT77007
Credit rating 0
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Variable teaching patterns
Offered by School of Dentistry
Available as a free choice unit? No


All students at the School of Dentistry are required to undertake the Understanding Academic Malpractice course.

This is a compulsory course and the aims and objectives have been designed to ensure that you are:

  • provided with guidance on good referencing and academic writing for postgraduate students;
  • able to understand and demonstrate what constitutes plagiarism, collusion, copying, falsification and fabrication of results;
  • aware of best practice in order to avoid committing academic malpractice;
  • aware of how we as a University detect academic malpractice and the consequences.

Throughout the course, there are five short videos where the Faculty Trainer Judy Williams talks about the different aspects of academic malpractice.


The aims of this course are to:

  • provide an innovative course in restorative and aesthetic dentistry;
  • establish the academic and clinical parameters and standards for restorative and aesthetic dentistry at all levels of dental education;
  • integrate ongoing materials and technological research in association with clinical evaluation;
  • provide the community with access to state of the art restorative and aesthetic dental treatment;
  • contribute to research in terms of providing an evidence based approach to patient care in restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Set exercise 100%

Feedback methods

Marks and general feedback will be published by course unit leads, approximately three weeks after the assignment deadline.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Work based learning 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
David Watts Unit coordinator

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