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Postgraduate Course: Research Dissertation and Clinical Case Reports (DENT11114)

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) Credits60
Home subject areaDentistry Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe final course is equivalent to three courses or modules. It is designed to draw together all the teaching and clinical activity from the previous courses and allow students to present and demonstrate the accumulated knowledge. The presentation of case reports represents clinical activity and problem solving skills and the research dissertation or clinic management project represents the skills and attributes in research and enquiry.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Introduction to Clinical Evidence (DENT11105) AND Diagnosis and treatment planning (DENT11106) AND Direct Restorations (DENT11107) AND Occlusal management of the restored natural dentition (DENT11108) AND Endodontics in Primary Dental Care (DENT11109) AND Periodontal Management in Primary Dental Care (DENT11110) AND Indirect Restoration (DENT11111) AND Restoration of the Endentulous space (DENT11112) AND Dental Clinic Management (DENT11113)
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: 600 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 50, Online Activities 50, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 470 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes
- To be able to present a review of the current dental literature pertaining to a particular research question
- To be able to select a range of methods of enquiry when researching the dental literature
- To present a portfolio of evidence on completion of this degree programme
- To be able to present a clinical case in a logical sequence
- To have knowledge and critical understanding of the essential theories, principles and concepts of evidence based dentistry and its application in dental primary care.
Assessment Information
The final assessment for the research module will involve the submission of either:
- Two clinical case reports of approximately 5000 words each or
- A literature review of approximately 10-15,000 words or
One clinical case report and one management project based on the clinical environment.
Guidance will be given as to suitable topics.
Satisfactory completion of this final module will give eligibility for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Primary Dental Care of the University of Edinburgh.
Special Arrangements
Computer specification to enable participation
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Detail still 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.
KeywordsResearch dissertation, clinical case report, clinical environment management, literature review
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 4930
Course secretaryMrs Monika Wenham
Tel: 0131 536 4416
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