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Research Methods in Dentistry - DENT6000

Year - 2020

Research Methods in Dentistry is a postgraduate course designed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in clinical research design and Evidence-Based Dentistry for students intending to undertake research at the Faculty of Dentistry. All course material is provided through eLearning via the University of Sydney's website. A detailed series of notes and tutorial exercises are included in the study material. Students are required to complete one tutorial exercise/assignment each week and a final assignment at the end of the course. Topics covered include introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry, epidemiologic study design, basic biostatistics, as well as confounding, bias and measurement error. Considerable attention is paid to critical appraisal of journal articles which is an indispensable tool in the pursuit of clinical practice founded on Evidence-Based Dentistry. An introduction into conducting literature search, diagnostic test studies and systematic reviews is also provided.

Online sessions: 1 x 3hr module and assignment/week x 10weeks

Final Assignment (50%) and weekly assignment (50%)

Class notes and full-text journal articles are provided via the course website.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Shanika Nanayakkara
HECS Band: 3
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