90 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Aims/Description: In this module, students will develop the abilities and skills to plan and conduct an independent research project under supervision through primary data collection in dental public health. Individual tutorial sessions and independent study will provide students with the framework whtin which to identify a relevant research question that is compatible with a public health problem located in a specific country. The module will enable students to develop a suitable research plan using qualitative and/or quantitative methods considering the cultural background of the population of study. Students will then work on the preparation to fieldwork data collection, including ethics approval, sampling, questionnaires selection, interview training. Students will spend a few months in the field collecting data. The progress of field work will be monitored by their supervisors at a distance using fieldwork reports and online discussions using Adobe connect which is a reliable and tested online plataform. In the final report, students should show evidence on appropriate data analysis and interpretation of the findings as well as critical discussion contrasting their findings and the published literature. In this module, students will develop the abilities and skills to plan and conduct an independent research project under supervision through primary data collection in dental public health. Individual tutorial sessions and independent study will provide students with the framework whtin which to identify a relevant research question that is compatible with a public health problem located in a specific country. The module will enable students to develop a suitable research plan using qualitative and/or quantitative methods considering the cultural background of the population of study. Students will then work on the preparation to fieldwork data collection, including ethics approval, sampling, questionnaires selection, interview training. Students will spend a few months in the field collecting data. The progress of field work will be monitored by their supervisors at a distance using fieldwork reports and online discussions using Adobe connect which is a reliable and tested online plataform. In the final report, students should show evidence on appropriate data analysis and interpretation of the findings as well as critical discussion contrasting their findings and the published literature.

Staff Contact: PATRICK ALISON
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project work, Presentation

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK