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Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Clinical Evidence (DENT11105)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaDentistry Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis is the first course in a series of courses which introduces the postgraduate students to online distance education and the skills necessary to search for and make use of relevant clinical scientific literature. The broad aims are:
To provide an introduction to this modular course of study.
To help participants understand the difference between Masters level education and that of undergraduate teaching or traditional short courses of didactic teaching or skills coaching.
To adapt to online distance education and understand how to navigate the virtual learning environment.
To direct participants towards a wide range of resources and give guidance on how to find, use and reflect on the available evidence.
To introduce clinical photography and the gathering of data for a portfolio of evidence
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Online Activities 12, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 75 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 90 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Understand the concept of self-directed learning and the level of assessment for this Masters degree
Have a logical approach to data gathering
Understand forward planning and consideration of resource and time management
Understand the basic research principles of literature search, critical appraisal, and types of clinical trials and be able to perform a Medline search.
Present a range of information using the appropriate audio-visual techniques.
Be able to navigate the virtual learning environment and participate in the online educational experience
Assessment Information
Participation in tutorials and discussion board 20%
Written assignment 20%
Clinical images 20%
Project 40%
Special Arrangements
Computer specification to enable participation
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Details to be finalised
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern A mixture of reading material, virtual classroom tutorials, recorded lectures, labyrinth scenarios, screen capture videos and video demonstrations.
KeywordsIT skills, Evidence based dentistry, Virtual learning environment, Primary care research
Contacts
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 4930
Email: Oonagh.Lawrie@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Monika Wenham
Tel: 0131 536 4416
Email: Monika.Wenham@ed.ac.uk
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