Other languages of instruction: Catalan, Spanish
A solid training in dentistry should be based on the scientific literature. This course aims to prepare the student in the field of scientific literature in a practical and efficient way. This subject consists of searching the biomedical literature for original, relevant articles on the subjects of dental surgery, dental aesthetics and rehabilitation.
A high level of English and the relevant prior background necessary to acces to the Master's Degree
1. Learn to carry out a bibliographic search on the topics of the subject
2. Carry out a critical, comprehensive and detailed reading of the articles.
3. Know the differences between the different types of studies.
4. Learn to synthesise concepts and present them in public.
5. Be up-to-date on the different materials in dental surgery and restoration.
6. Know the latest in vivo or in vitro study techniques.
- CB6 - Students should have and understand knowledge that provides the basis for or opportunity to be original in terms of the development and application of ideas, often within a research context.
- CB7 - Students should know how to apply the knowledge they have acquired and be able to resolve problems in new or little known environments within a broader (or multidiciplinary) context, related to their area of study.
- CB9 - Students should know how to express their conclusions, and the knowledge and reasoning these are based on, to specialised and non-specialised audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
- CE10 - Students should acquire the ability to apply scientific methods, and apply the knowledge acquired to resolving problems in a scientific field. They should learn how to develop research projects both in vitro and in vivo, within the fields of mechanics, biology and microbiology applied to prosthetic and restorative dentistry and dental implants.
- CE11 - Students should be autonomous in terms of developing and applying new technologies to aesthetic restorative dentistry and searching for new scientific information, as well as acquiring the ability to evaluate and undertake the research and development projects the industry offers in an ethical way, and manage the financial and human resources, as well as be aware of the strategic basis for the transfer of new knowledge to the industry.
- CE5 - To be able to give public presentations on your own clinical cases based on the scientific literature, and correctly use the scientific terminology related to temporomandibular dysfunction and aesthetic restorative dentistry.
- CE6 - To acquire the ability to make scientific informed opinions so as to choose the type of material a dental prosthesis is built of in order to fit the patient with it, as well as know how to continuously update your knowledge of the dental biomaterial used in the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry, know how to manipulate it, and about its properties, indications, biocompatibilities, toxicity and environmental impact.
- CE7 - To be able to search for, organise and analyse, from a critical point of view, and using biomedical sources of information, scientific literature on issues related to temporomandibular dysfunction and aesthetic restorative dentistry, in order to pursue continuing education in a self-directed and autonomous way.
- CE8 - To know how to apply epistemological, ethical, legislational and humanitarian factors to research and the disclosure of scientific data in the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry.
- CE9 - To recognise and interpret images and specialised diagnostic techniques that are significant in research, as well as know how to apply bioinformatic tools and new technologies to the fields of prosthetic and restorative dentistry and dental implants.
1. The student can carry out a bibliographic search on the course topics.
2. The student develops the ability to critically read articles.
3. The student has a knowledge of the different types of studies.
4. The student can synthesise concepts and make presentations in public.
5. The student is up-to-date on the different materials in dental surgery.
6. The student is familiar with the latest in vivo or in vitro study techniques.
Basic principles for bibliographic searches.
Basic principles of different types of study.
Basic principles and processes of the different investigation techniques.
Critical reading of articles.
Basic principles of adhesion.
Basic pronciples of the materials of adhesion
Teaching and learning activities
Seminars in which the students present the articles and discuss the contents. If the in-person classes were suspended, this activity can be continued online for as long as necessary.
Evaluation systems and criteria
- Presentations in public, presentation of articles (20%)
- Attendance in class (in-person or live online) (20%)
- Participation in class and debate (20%)
- Exam at the end of the course (short question) (40%)
Bibliography and resources
Journal of Dental Research
Clinical Oral Implants Research
Clinical Oral Investigations
International Journal of Oral and maxilofacial Implants
Journal of prosthetic dentistry
Journal of oral rehabilitation