Odontology: Thesis

Summary

Admission requirements

Degree in dentistry, minimum 180 credits. Admission may also be granted to applicants who, by virtue of education in Sweden or abroad, practical experience or some other circumstance, have the potential to benefit from the course applied for.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2017, autumn 2015

Course Code:
TV634A revision 1
Swedish name:
Odontologi: Examensarbete
Level of specialisation
A2E
Main fields of study:
Odontology
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
28 May 2011
Date of ratification:
28 May 2011
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Odontology
Enforcement date:
01 January 2012

Course description

The aim of the course is for the student to acquire advanced knowledge and the skills necessary for the student to be able to conduct and defend a degree project of high quality, which entails methodological, scientific and research ethical issues at an advanced level.

Entry requirements

Degree in dentistry, minimum 180 credits. Admission may also be granted to applicants who, by virtue of education in Sweden or abroad, practical experience or some other circumstance, have the potential to benefit from the course applied for.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
On successful completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • describe current research and development work in the field of Odontology
  • describe the importance of working in line with principles of research ethics and scientific principles

Skills and abilities
On successful completion of the course, the student shall be able to:
  • under supervision, independently plan and conduct, and then present and defend a piece of scientific work
  • demonstrate an ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate issues and to plan and, using appropriate methods, carry out advanced tasks within specified time limits, thus contributing towards the development of knowledge, and to evaluate this work
  • demonstrate an ability in both national and international contexts to clearly present and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments behind them, in dialogue with different groups, orally and in writing
  • demonstrate the skill required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in other advanced contexts

Judgement and approach
On successful completion of the course, the student shall be able to:
  • explain and identify their need for further knowledge and take responsibility for their continued skills development
  • show insight into the importance of developing a scientific approach

Assessments

Students must submit a written thesis and take part in an opposition seminar. At this seminar, the student will be required to act as the opponent to another student’s thesis and respond to comments on his or her own work. The written work and performance at the seminar will together form the basis for assessing the student’s overall performance on the course. The examination will involve assessing the knowledge and understanding of the issues that the thesis addresses, and assessing the student’s ability, based on the given timeframe and general examination conditions, to critically analyse, assess and address relevant problems. A thesis that fails to make the grade can be reworked in line with the examiner’s comments and then re-submitted.

Course content

The course involves identifying and delimiting a relevant research area and, based on a chosen problem, formulating a hypothesis, before choosing a suitable method and examining the ethical considerations. Ethical assessment follows the prevailing regulations. Knowledge will be collected and data gathered, processed and analysed, and a written report in the form of a thesis will be drawn up with the support of sound scientific principles. The thesis will go into some depth in discussing problem formulation, data gathering and analysis methods, results and principles of research ethics. The thesis will be presented orally and defended in a seminar. The ability to criticallyreview scientific work will be tested by acting as opponent to another thesis.

Learning activities

The majority of the course will be individual work and self-study, based on the chosen subject for the thesis. In addition, there will be individual supervision and group seminars. At the half-way point, students will be required to present a written and oral status report at a seminar, where the method and content will be reviewed.

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Course evaluation

The course ends with an individual written assessment of the course, based on its objectives. These course assessments will form the basis for the feedback given by the course leader and the students at the end of the course.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Odontology.

Further information

Sofia Petrén, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-6658474

Application

28 August 2017 - 03 February 2019 Day-time 25% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 62000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 62000 SEK