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

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 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.
Course description Detail still to be finalised
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
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The final assessment for the research module will involve the submission of either:
- Two clinical case reports of approximately 5000 words each
- One clinical case report (5000 words) and a literature review of approximately 5000-8000 words or
- One clinical case report (5000 words) and one management project based on the clinical environment (5000 words)
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.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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.
Reading List
Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Computer specification to enable participation
KeywordsResearch dissertation,clinical case report,clinical environment management,literature review
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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