Master of Science (M.Sc.) Dental Sciences (Thesis) (45 credits)

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Offered by: Dentistry     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24-33 credits)

  • DENT 650 Thesis Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Independent work under the direction of a supervisor on a research problem in the student's designated area of research: Literature Review and Hypothesis Generation.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • DENT 651 Thesis Research 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Independent work under the direction of a supervisor on a research problem in the student's designated area of research: Literature Review and Protocol Development.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • DENT 652 Thesis Research 3 (9 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Independent work under the direction of a supervisor on a research problem in the student's designated area of research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • DENT 653 Thesis Research 4 (15 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Independent work under the direction of a supervisor on a research problem in the student's designated area of research: Data Analysis & Thesis Preparation.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • DENT 663 Introduction to Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Research topics and methodology, including critical thinking and evaluating evidence, scientific responsibilities, academic integrity, scientific writing, and publishing basics.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Mari Tuulia Kaartinen, Laura Stone, Martin Morris (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken DENT 563.

  • DENT 671D1 Advanced Research Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Topics in current research in Oral Health Sciences.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Richard Hovey (Fall)

  • DENT 671D2 Advanced Research Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : See DENT 671D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Richard Hovey (Winter)

  • EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Sciences (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Basic principles of statistical inference applicable to clinical, epidemiologic, and other health research. Topics include: methods of describing data, statistical inference for means, statistical inference for proportions, non-parametric statistics, correlation and introduction to linear regression.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Gabrielle Simoneau (Fall) Leila Golparvar (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Human Nutrition, Medical Residents, and Clinical Fellows.

    • Course not opened to students registered in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics programs.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course during the summer session, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day. The standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines apply for sections of this course offered during the Fall or Winter semesters.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

* or equivalent

Complementary Courses (6-15 credits)

6-15 credits chosen from the following courses:

  • ANAT 663D1 Histology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : The study of the cytology and structure of tissues and organs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ANAT 663D2 Histology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : See ANAT 663D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 663D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 663D1 and ANAT 663D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • DENT 504 Biomaterials and Bioperformance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Overview

    Dentistry : Biological and synthetic biomaterials, medical devices, and the issues related to their bioperformance. The physicochemical characteristics of biomaterials in relation to their biocompatibility and sterilization.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Maryam Tabrizian (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Graduate and final year undergraduates from physical, biological, medical and dental sciences, and engineering.

  • DENT 654 Mechanisms and Management of Pain (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Presentation of the neurobiology of pain and analgesia, clinical pain conditions, basic and applied research methods in the study of pain, and the theory and practice of pain management. The course is designed for graduate students interested in pain mechanisms and clinical residents interested in pain management.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to all health professionals

  • DENT 655 Health Technology Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Introduction to methods used in assessing health technologies, and material on implementing these types of assessments in health decision-making.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Shahrokh Esfandiari (Winter)

    • Note 1: The course is written in English and all the scientific articles are in English. Assignments and exams can be handed over in English or in French.

    • Prerequisites: EPIB 507 and permission of instructor

    • Restriction: It is advisable for students to have completed a Bachelor-level University degree or have working experience in a relevant field.

  • DENT 664 Introduction to Research Communication (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Practical training in written and oral communication skills for biomedical sciences and oral health research.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Laura Stone, Marc Martel (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Dent 663 or permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken DENT 564.

    • Students will participate in a series of lectures and workshops to develop and practice scientific writing and oral communication skills.

  • DENT 665 Leadership and Management Skills in Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Introduction to leadership theory, models and practice, as well as the development of project and time management skills, resource allocation, team and consensus building.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students enrolled in the MSc Dental Sciences (Thesis), MSc Dental Sciences (Non-Thesis) or the Faculty of Dentistry's PhD program, or with permission of instructor.

  • DENT 672 Applied Mixed Methods in Health Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Exploration of how qualitative and quantitative methods can be combined in health research using appropriate mixed methods research questions, designs, and pertinent data collection/analysis.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Pierre Pluye, Belinda Farias Nicolau, Alissa Levine (Winter)

    • Note: Contact hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Faculty of Dentistry: 514-398-7203, extensions 096455 & 00059); language of instruction: English.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking FMED 672.

    • Only open to students who have had prior graduate training in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

  • DENT 681 Readings in Dentistry and Health Research 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Advanced readings in student's area of research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructors.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students enrolled in a graduate program at the Faculty of Dentistry. In some circumstances, it may be opened to students from another Faculty.

  • DENT 682 Readings in Dentistry and Health Research 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Advanced readings in student's area of research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • DENT 683 Readings in Dentistry and Health Research 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Advanced readings in student's area of research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructors.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students enrolled in a graduate program at the Faculty of Dentistry. In some circumstances, it may be opened to students from another Faculty.

  • DENT 685 Theory of Dental Public Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Theory and principles of public health, as applied to the concepts and determinants of oral health and disease, oral disease prevention and health promotion, dental care delivery systems and professional issues related to dental care delivery.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Paul J Allison, Belinda Farias Nicolau, Richard Hovey, Christophe Bedos, Nareg Apelian (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry

  • EPIB 621 Data Analysis in Health Sciences (4 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Univariate and multivariate statistical techniques for continuous categorical and survival data. Topics include generalized linear models, multiple linear and logistic regression, introductory survival analysis, model selection. Maximum likelihood and Bayesean approaches will be presented.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alexandra Schmidt (Winter)

  • EPIB 635 Clinical Trials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Lectures and discussions on issues, approaches and techniques of clinical trials including assessment of feasibility, ethics, randomization, strengths and weaknesses of alternative designs, sample size requirements, protocol development, trial management and analysis, reporting and interpretation of trial results.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EXMD 610 Molecular Methods in Medical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Different molecular methods used in biomedical research, including chromatography, purification and analysis of proteins and nucleic acids, various techniques in molecular biology, transgenic technology, and stem cells. Lectures, some demonstrations, and short seminars given by the students.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: William S Powell, Simon Rousseau (Winter)

Other complementary 500- or 600-level courses may be taken with the approval of the supervisor or the research director and GPS.

Faculty of Dentistry—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)