2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
DSUR3014 Undergraduate Projects
20 creditsClass Size: 96
Module manager: Xuebin Yang
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsOn completion of Level 1 and Level 2 Dental Surgery modules
|DSUR2122||Social Sciences Related to Dentistry|
|DSUR2200||Clinical Skills A|
|DSUR2220||Introduction to Biomedical Sciences|
|DSUR2240||Clinical Practice 2|
|DSUR3015||Clinical Skills B|
|DSUR3019||Child Centred Dentistry 1|
|DSUR3210||Illness and Well-being|
|DSUR3240||Clinical Practice 3|
|DSUR3250||Personal Professional Development 3|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryIn this module you will further undertake research-based learning with the central focus being your acquisition of research skills necessary to progress to study at M-level.You will have learning and teaching related to clinical statistics, critical appraisal, research ethics and systematic searching of the scientific literature.You will undertake a group project involving a relatively complex clinical case or situation. You will be expected to explore the literature in depth and summarise your findings.
ObjectivesThe aim of this module is for the students to acquire the research-related skills of systematic literature searching, statistical analysis, critical appraisal and interpretation of evidence expected of a graduate. Students will build on the research led teaching delivered earlier in the programme of study and prepare them for participation in a Master‘s level research project.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research skills including critical appraisal, statistical analysis and interpretation of the different types of evidence which underpin evidence-based dentistry.
2. Understand the importance of ethical practice in relation to research.
3. Formulate a systematic search and summary of the scientific literature related to clinical practice.
Critical appraisal and analysis of evidence.
Literature searching and evaluation.
Project, extensive small group work, supported by a clinical/academic supervisor, cumulating in an annotated bibliography evidencing acquisition of research-related skills.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||2.00||2.00|
|Private study hours||155.00|
|Total Contact hours||45.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyIndependent learning: Project work, completion of search strategy, reading and appraisal of scientific papers of annotated bibliography.
Private study: Preparation for Lectures, Tutorials and Practicals. Preparation for assessment.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents are provided with formative feedback through the following opportunities:
Tutorials and Seminar.
Written feedback will be provided to each group on their search strategy and Medline search.
Verbal feedback will be provided by the group supervisors.
Practice examination questions will be available.
Students with difficulties with progress during the module are encouraged to seek advice from the Module Leader or their group supervisor.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Group Project||Completion of Search Strategy and Medline. Formative assessment.||0.00|
|Tutorial Performance||Participation in Research Ethics Seminar. Progressional.||0.00|
|-------------------------||Completion of Annotated Bibliography 1800 words.||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||25.00|
Annotated Biblography is non-compensatable.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||2 hr 00 mins||75.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||75.00|
The examination will compose of a combination of MCQ and SAQ style questions related to medical statistics and critical appraisal. Prior to the examination students will be provided with a research paper. One third of the marks available for the examination (25% of the overall module marks) will be derived from questions in relation to this paper. The written exam will assess learning in relation to any areas of modular learning outcomes 1 and 3. Online time limited assessment with a duration of 48 hours. The exam is non-compensatable.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 06/10/2021
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