Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Clinical Evidence (DENT11105)
|School||School of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Dentistry
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This 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)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: No
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Online Activities 12,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|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
|Participation in tutorials and discussion board 20%|
Written assignment 20%
Clinical images 20%
|Computer specification to enable participation|
||Details to be finalised
||Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library
||A mixture of reading material, virtual classroom tutorials, recorded lectures, labyrinth scenarios, screen capture videos and video demonstrations.
|Keywords||IT skills, Evidence based dentistry, Virtual learning environment, Primary care research
|Course organiser||Dr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 4930
|Course secretary||Mrs Monika Wenham
Tel: 0131 536 4416
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