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Unit information: MSc Dissertation in 2016/17

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Unit name MSc Dissertation
Unit code ORDSM0026
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Pring
Open unit status Not open

Registration as a dentist with General Dental Council



School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


The aims of the research project are to:

  • Give the student guided experience in the planning and execution of projects/ literature searches.
  • Enable the student to critically evaluate experimental data/ published papers.

Expose the student to the processes by which scientific data are communicated and debated.

Intended learning outcomes

Students successfully completing this module will be able to:

  • Undertake a literature search in their field of study within the area of oral pathology/ medicine.
  • Design and undertake a project (either literature or laboratory based).

Critically analyse data and present findings.

Teaching details

  • Self-directed study
  • Discussion with project supervisor

Assessment Details

  • Critical literature review or laboratory based project contributing 70% to the unit mark
  • Presentation and viva session contributing 30% to the unit mark

Reading and References

References will be relating to each one of the topics of the projects that will be given and students will be guided to this via their individual specific project supervisors.