THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2016/2017

University Homepage
DRPS Homepage
DRPS Search
DRPS Contact
DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Dentistry

Postgraduate Course: Dental Implant Research (DENT11146)

This course will be closed from 13 January 2017

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe project forms an extremely important component of the degree course since it brings together many aspects of the skills and knowledge acquired during the course. All students will undertake an individual project. Topics investigated may be chosen by the student or suggested by the staff. The area of research will need to be agreed with a supervisor and the course tutors before commencement of the project.

The research need not be on an original topic but should increase information in the chosen area. It must be conducted according to the accepted methods of scientific investigation, and be presented bound in the agreed University format.

Aims:

. To introduce or reinforce and develop the principles of scientific research methodology
. To enhance the students┐ understanding of the knowledge in one particular aspect of implantology.
. To enhance their ability to be critical and creative thinkers
. To implement IT skills learnt on other parts of the course
. To facilitate the students┐ personal development of transferable skills, including the collection, manipulation and use of information relating to dentistry.
. To develop the skills to design and execute a research project

Objectives:
On completion of the course the student should be able to:
. Use basic IT proficiently
. Show a deeper knowledge and understanding of one particular aspect of dentistry
. To collate, analyse and assimilate research data to a high standard.
. Show the ability to produce a logical, relevant and comprehensive account on a particular topic.
. Show the ability to carry out a piece of research independently.
. Show the ability for critical appraisal of their own work.
. Show the ability to defend personal opinions based on a critical appraisal of the evidence produced.
. Place their findings in the context of other published works.
. Show the ability to communicate their findings to others.

Topics to be covered include:

1. Project options
2. How to read a scientific paper/paper critical appraisal
. What is a research protocol / how to plan a research project
4. Basic Statistics
5. Ethics in clinical research
6. Informed consent
7. How to give a scientific / clinical presentation make a scientific poster.

Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
Aims:

. To introduce or reinforce and develop the principles of scientific research methodology
. To enhance the students┐ understanding of the knowledge in one particular aspect of implantology.
. To enhance their ability to be critical and creative thinkers
. To implement IT skills learnt on other parts of the course
. To facilitate the students┐ personal development of transferable skills, including the collection, manipulation and use of information relating to dentistry.
. To develop the skills to design and execute a research project

Objectives:
On completion of the course the student should be able to:
. Use basic IT proficiently
. Show a deeper knowledge and understanding of one particular aspect of dentistry
. To collate, analyse and assimilate research data to a high standard.
. Show the ability to produce a logical, relevant and comprehensive account on a particular topic.
. Show the ability to carry out a piece of research independently.
. Show the ability for critical appraisal of their own work.
. Show the ability to defend personal opinions based on a critical appraisal of the evidence produced.
. Place their findings in the context of other published works.
. Show the ability to communicate their findings to others.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Must have access to a computer and the internet (i.e. world wide web)
KeywordsInformation technology, dental research, critical appraisal
Contacts
Course organiserProf Angus Walls
Tel:
Email: Angus.Walls@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Jacqueline Mcgurk
Tel: 0131 536 3979
Email: Jackie.McGurk@ed.ac.uk
Navigation
Help & Information
Home
Introduction
Glossary
Search DPTs and Courses
Regulations
Regulations
Degree Programmes
Introduction
Browse DPTs
Courses
Introduction
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Engineering
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Other Information
Combined Course Timetable
Prospectuses
Important Information
 
© Copyright 2016 The University of Edinburgh - 3 February 2017 3:41 am