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Course Description for the Thesis - MSc Degree (45 credits)

Objectives

For the Thesis Master’s in Dental Sciences, we aim to train students to: 1) perform a literature review, 2) identify important issues in a specific field and understand the scientific approach to research questions, 3) carry out a scientific study and appropriately managing its data, 4) appreciate the ethics involved in animal and/or human research, and 5) express oneself clearly in science (when speaking and writing).

Biological and Medical Sciences (GPS) Thesis Requirements

Each student will have a Research Advisory Committee consisting of the research supervisor and two or three other staff or invited members. This Committee will evaluate the research proposal and monitor student progress. A research proposal must be submitted, in writing, to the Research Advisory Committee no later than the end of the second semester of the program. If the proposal is approved, the student may continue in the program. If it is inadequate, a revised proposal must be submitted within three (3) months. Upon its approval, the student will complete the research work and be required to present the results at a Faculty seminar before a thesis is written for submission to the Thesis Office of GPS.

Graduate students should consult the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website, and more particularly the guidelines for thesis preparation and submission, for regulations and updated information pertaining to their program of study. In order to meet thesis submission deadlines, it is recommended that graduate students allow approximately two months time at the end of their research program to coordinate and perform the writing of the thesis in collaboration with their supervisor.

Curriculum

Required Courses (8 credits)

DENT 671D1 Advanced Research Seminar 2 Credits
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DENT 671D2 Advanced Research Seminar 2 Credits
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DENT 563 Introduction to Research 1 Credits
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EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Professnls 3 Credits
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Required Thesis Research Courses (Choose for 24-30 credits)

The required number of Master's thesis credits (minimum 24) will be made up from among the following courses which comprise independent work under the direction of a supervisor on a research problem in the student's designated area of research:

DENT 650 Thesis Research 1 3 Credits
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DENT 651 Thesis Research 2 6 Credits
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DENT 652 Thesis Research 3 9 Credits
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DENT 653 Thesis Research 4 15 Credits
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Listing of Suggested Complementary Courses (Choose for 7-14 credits)

ANAT 663D1 Histology 3 Credits
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ANAT 663D2 Histology 3 Credits
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BUSA 699 Health Care Management 3 Credits
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DENT 504 Biomaterials & Bioperformance 3 Credits
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DENT 564 Intro to Resrch Communication 1 Credits
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DENT 654 Mechanisms&Management of Pain 3 Credits
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DENT 669 Extracellular Matrix Biology 3 Credits
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DENT 671D1 Advanced Research Seminar 2 Credits
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DENT 671D2 Advanced Research Seminar 2 Credits
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DENT 672 Applied Mix Meth in Health Res 3 Credits
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DENT 673 Biotechnology&Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
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DENT 680 Linear&Log Regr in Health Sci 3 Credits
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DENT 681 Readings in Dent&Health Res 1 1 Credits
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DENT 682 Readings in Dent&Health Res 2 2 Credits
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DENT 683 Readings in Dent&Health Res 3 3 Credits
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EPIB 621 Data Analysis in Health Sci 4 Credits
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EPIB 635 Clinical Trials 3 Credits
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EXMD 610 Molecular Meths in Medical Res 3 Credits
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