A new DHF Award was introduced in 2018 for the Best Capstone Portfolio for the BSc in Dental Practice Management & Oral Health Promotion programme, Athlone Institute of Technology.
The Capstone Portfolio is based on a chosen subject within the Dental Practice Management or Oral Health Promotion theme. The Capstone Portfolio is written in thesis format, 5000 words maximum where a critical review of relevant literature involving a comprehensive search of current and historic published articles and journals within the dental practice management and oral healthcare sector. The Capstone Portfolio should communicate ideas effectively in written, oral and visual format. Included in the assignment students are expected to source, evaluate, summerise and reference information. The student should demonstrate self directed independent learning while applying effective research methods.