Research Track phase 1A


Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008: II g, h (4), IV f (3)
The student
• is able to translate a scientific question into a research
project that is aimed to answer that question in a research proposal.
This includes a well-considered application of a study design and
experimental methods.
• is able to design a research protocol that is considered to be
feasible, taking into account a limited amount of time to perform the
experiments and possible setbacks that can be experienced practically.
• is able to present and defend the relevant contents of a research
• If relevant, the student has knowledge regarding the national and
international requirements for performing experiments that include human
or animal subjects. Furthermore, he/she has knowledge regarding
procedures that leads to permission of the appropriate Ethical Board.

Course Content

The Research track continues throughout the whole period of the
postgraduate Master’s programme. Part of the necessary theoretical
background will be provided by modules such as "Evidence Based Dentistry
in Oral Health Care" and "Methods and Statistics".
Each student is required to define a research project, design a research
protocol, perform the relevant experiments and present the results in a
thesis that will be part of the final exam. In the first phase, the
subject of the research project has to be defined in agreement with the
relevant department and the instructor. Furthermore, the research
protocol has to be designed. At the end of the first semester a
preliminary research protocol has to be produced in preparation of the
final one, at the end of the second semester.

Teaching Methods

Self-study; Assignment

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
The student needs to pass all components undermentioned
• a written abstract of the research protocol
• completion of the corresponding research protocol

• Good; Pass; or Fail


Scientific literature, selection based on research topic.

Additional Information

All communication about the research track, including forms, deadlines
and course manuals will be through the digital learning environment

General Information

Course Code T_G1RESA
Credits 1 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. ir. J.H. Koolstra
Examiner dr. ir. J.H. Koolstra
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

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