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SDDM5214: Research 3

2024 unit information

During the second year, students will commence engaging in hands-on research. Students will continue to apply skills gained in DMD1 in identifying different study types, critically appraising clinical research literature and assigning levels of evidence to published research. The key concepts in research ethics and research data management will be introduced during this semester. This unit of study will help the students to further develop their skills in academic writing, accessing, organising and using information for ongoing learning.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Population Oral Health

Code SDDM5214
Academic unit Discipline of Population Oral Health
Credit points 1
SDDM5111 and SDDM5112 and SDDM5113 and SDDM5114 and SDDM5121 and SDDM5122 and SDDM5123 and SDDM5124
SDDM5211 and SDDM5212 and SDDM5213
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. apply principles of evidence based dentistry in clinical, research, and health education settings
  • LO2. demonstrate an ability to search and critically appraise scientific literature
  • LO3. synthesise a coherent research hypothesis after critically appraising scientific literature, and demonstrate an ability to design research projects using both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • LO4. show familiarity with basic principles of data collection, data analysis, and presentation
  • LO5. demonstrate ability to collect, organise, and present research data
  • LO6. place your clinical research experience in context of the level of evidence spectrum, determined by the principles of evidence-based dentistry
  • LO7. communicate health-related information to a diverse audience.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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