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SDDM5114: Research 1

2022 unit information

This Unit of Study will commence with introducing the basic concepts in epidemiology, research and Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Students will become familiar with University of Sydney Library resources and services to DMD students, sources of dental information, conducting literature searches and managing scientific information. Students will also gain skills in identifying different study types, critically appraising clinical research literature and assigning levels of evidence to published research. Students will apply EBP principles in developing patient care plans for simple clinical case scenarios. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Population Oral Health

Code SDDM5114
Academic unit Discipline of Population Oral Health
Credit points 1
SDDM5111 and SDDM5112 and SDDM5113
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. define and identify the steps in evidence-based dentistry
  • LO2. identify the importance of, and challenges in evidence-based dentistry
  • LO3. formulate well-built clinical questions, and demonstrate skills in developing a search strategy to attain information to answer the clinical questions
  • LO4. understand the principles of searching computerised databases for research evidence, and select appropriate databases to find information to answer clinical questions
  • LO5. demonstrate knowledge of various study designs, their strengths, and their weaknesses
  • LO6. identify scholarly refereed or peer-reviewed journal articles, and assess the strength of evidence provided based on study methodology.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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