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SDDM5124: Research 2

This unit of study continues from semester one, developing skills in research methodology and Evidence Based Practice. Students will continue their research skills using University of Sydney library resources and services to DMD students, sources of dental information, conducting literature searches and managing scientific information. Students will also continue to gain skills in identifying different study types, critical 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.

Code SDDM5124
Academic unit Discipline of Population Oral Health
Credit points 2
SDDM5121 and SDDM5122 and SDDM5123

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. demonstrate knowledge of various study designs, their strengths, and their weaknesses
  • LO5. identify scholarly refereed or peer-reviewed journal articles, and assess the strength of evidence provided based on study methodology.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.