4. Name of faculty member responsible for the course
PROF. FATIN ARAB AWARTANI
5. Level/year at which this course is offered :
First years graduate students
6. Pre-requisites for this course (if any)
7. Co-requisites for this course (if any)
8. Location if not on main campus
College of Dentistry (DUC) Room (47A)
Saturday 9:30-11:30 am
COURSE DESCRIPTION/LITERATURE REVIEW
This seminar is designed to provide the Periodontics graduate students with background in both current and historical literature. The approach to study is directed toward concepts of preventive dentistry, periodontal diseases and periodontal therapeutics.
The course is divided into two parts given through the academic year
Literature Review (Sat/Am)
Book review (Wed/Am)
Perform a Medline search of the appropriate literature and prepare a reading list of current library references
Be able to prepare a written abstract. prepare an oral critique
Understanding the content of a book chapter and revising the information to be given in a lecture format.
Ability to summarize a book chapter in very precise manner.
Understand the principles of gathering important information from different books covering the same topic and join them in a scientific informative way.
1. Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.
At the completion of this course the student shall:
When given a topic from the periodontal literature, be able to perform a Medline search of the appropriate literature and prepare a reading list of library references consistent with the style used in the Journal of Periodontology.
When assigned an article from the periodontal literature, be able to prepare a written abstract of the article consistent with the form and guidelines outlined in “How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper” by Day (1979) that is suitable for submission to the Journal of Periodontology or Periodontal Abstracts.
When given a scientific article, prepare an oral critique and deliver it to the satisfaction of the supervising faculty in which the following items are covered:
a. Categorize the study as a descriptive, experimental or correlational.
b. Define the purpose of the study and describe the method and materials used in the investigation and compare with previous studies.
c. Summarize the study design using brackets to show how, where comparison between and within groups were made.
d. Summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the study.
e. Describe the clinical applications of the results of the study and compare those results with those of other investigators.
Demonstrate their knowledge of the periodontal literature by passing comprehensive written examination.
Relate the significance of information to the clinical problem.
Understand the basic skills needed to summarize and conclude a topic from book review.
Analyze the relative information in one topic and join the overall information in a scientific simplified manner.
Carry out simple format for lecture preparation and knowledge delivery. Perform discussion, justification and conclusion
2. Briefly describe any plans for developing and improving the course that are being implemented. (eg increased use of IT or web based reference material, changes in content as a result of new research in the field)
Improve student ability to use the internet for learning and research.
Introduce the students to different journals in their field of speciality.
Prepare the students to find research idea for their thesis projects.
Introduce to the students evidence base decision making and clinical relevant.
C. Course Description (Note: General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or Handbook should be attached)