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MD955 - Professional Project

  • Module code: MD955
  • Module name: Professional Project
  • Department: WMS, Dentistry
  • Credit: 40

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aims of this module are: To develop students’ability to critically evaluate an area of professional practice; To expose students to systematic critical analysis of key service and organisational; developments in their professional field; To develop students’ ability to undertake substantial independent study; To develop students’ ability to produce a piece of work informed by the forefront of research and evaluation, and with the potential for publication for a professional audience.

Principal learning outcomes

"By the end of the module you should be able to: Subject knowledge and understanding: Demonstrate a systematic critical understanding of knowledge informed by the forefront of research and/or service evaluation in a specific area relevant to their professional practice. Key skills: Give an effective oral presentation of work in progress and of project findings, taking appropriate account of the audience's level of experience and understanding; Produce an extended piece of writing with the potential for publication for a professional audience; Critically evaluate an area of professional practice and suggest possible developments and improvements for implementation; Work confidently with a range of information technology (for example: WP, spreadsheets, www, databases) as applicable to the project aims and methods. Cognitive skills: Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems. Act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level. Subject specific/professional skills: Use the principles and techniques of critical appraisal to evaluate the limitations of research evidence, including complex interventions and studies at the forefront of methodological development, relating to an aspect of health care. Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new expertise to a high level."

Timetabled teaching activities

Lasts for 1 year

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
40 CATS (Module code: MD955-40)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Endodontics with Supervised Dental Clinical Training (B92N) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry (B93D) - Year 1