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Last modified: 21 Oct 2022 15:01

Course Overview

This course covers the basic principles behind appraising literature and undertaking research in order to assess and develop an evidence base for special care dentistry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Robert Mcgregor

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

It is an essential component as it allows the student to develop an understanding of the literature and any research around special care dentistry as well as providing the tools to undertake their own research project.

The student will be able to critically review relevant literature in order to assess evidence on which to base clinical decision making and health promotion activities.

They will demonstrate the ability to frame a suitable research question and develop a project taking in to consideration ethics and potential implications of the research project.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Assessment will take place as part of DE5051: Critical Appraisal and Research 1

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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