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Unit information: Doctoral Unit in 2021/22

Unit name Doctoral Unit
Unit code DENTD0000
Credit points 360
Level of study D/8
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Julie Williams
Open unit status Not open




School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


This unit is part of a programme which aims to:

  • provide a higher degree in orthodontics for dental graduates;
  • prepare students for the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) at one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.

Intended learning outcomes

Conduct a research project in a focussed area of relevance to orthodontic practice. This will comprise a comprehensive literature review, an experimental study (clinical or laboratory based) and completion of a final supervised research dissertation.

Teaching details

  • Independent research and review of current literature in specialised field
  • Research with close supervision

Assessment Details

Summative Assessment:

DDS final examination - Submission and defence of research dissertation - Year 3, Term 3 (must pass)

Formative Assessment:

Year 1 - 1 Research presentation - Term 3

Year 2 - 1 Research presentation - Term 3


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