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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 the student should be able to: Develop an appropriate research proposal and protocol that complies with ethical principles and addresses a research question or evaluates an area of professional dental practice within the discipline area of the programme for which the student is registered Demonstrate self-direction and originality in the critical evaluation and synthesis of the research evidence in an area of dental practice relevant to the students clinical specialty and consider possible developments and improvements for implementation. Apply 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 in an area of professional dental practice within the discipline area of the programme for which the student is registered. Justify the choice of methodology and how this applies to dental research or enquiry. Demonstrate competence in the interpretation and use of medical statistics and research data. Demonstrate independent analytical and critical thinking skills. Write succinctly in the format of an academic article for an appropriate dental journal and present work visually in the format of an academic poster.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lasts for 1 year

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
40 CATS (Module code: MD955-40)
A1 (Assessed work only) Poster 20%
  Journal Article (4000 words) 80%

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