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Course Code: 
DENT 399
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Course Type: 
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Course Objectives: 
This course will facilitate student's understanding of terminology and main concepts of research methodology and design. The other objectives of the course are to enable students to: Reflect on the ethical principles of research Understand the steps involved in conducting a research project. Plan a research proposal and write a research report
Course Content: 

This course provides an overview of research methods, designs, and techniques It includes the main priciples of research methodology; ethics,  study design, data collection and analysis as well as a research proposal example. 

Course Methodology: 
1. Conference 2.Sample case 3. Problem solving 4. Discussion 5. Group study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Presentation 2. Assignment 3. OSCE exam

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Course Learning Outcomes

Course learning outcomes  Program learning outcomes  Teaching methods  Evaluation methods 
By the end of this course, the student will be able to ;    1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3,
Identify the  main  concepts of research and its


15 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3
Identify a research topic and  select appropriate research problem 1,15 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3
Be able to plan and analyse a research project 4, 7,8,13,15 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3
Conduct a comprehensive literature review related to the study proposal 15 1,2,3,4,5, 1,2,3
Understand the importance of research ethics and integrate research ethics into their research project. 3,5 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3
Be able to write  a  research report 15 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3

Course Flow

Week  Topics  Preliminary studies 
1 The Basic Concepts  of Scientific Research  Recommended resources
2 Research Methods  Recommended resources
3 Types of Research Recommended resources
4 Basic Statistical Methods Used in Health Research  Recommended resources
5 Steps of the Scientific Method  Recommended resources
6 Searching of scientific evidence Recommended resources
7 Ethics of Scientific research Recommended resources
8 Sampling in research Recommended resources
9 Types of data, data collection and analysis Recommended resources
10 Writing the scientific report and  manuscript Recommended resources
11 Examining of the different types of research studies Recommended resources
12 Planning Research  (practical training) Recommended resources
13 Collecting and Analyzing Data (practical training) Recommended resources
14 Reporting and Presenting Research Report Recommended resources

Recommended Sources

Course notes  Slides and presentations given by the instructor 
Diğer Kaynaklar Dişçi R. Temel ve Klinik Biyoistatistik. İstanbul Tıp Kitabevi, 2008

K. Sümbüloğlu, V. Sümbüloğlu, Sağlık Bilimlerinde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Hatiboğlu

Yayıncılık, Ankara 2004.

O. Hayran, Sağlık Bilimlerinde Araştırma ve İstatistik Yöntemler, Nobel Tıp Kitapevi, İstanbul, 2012

Ranjit Kumar. Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners, fourth  edition,  SAGE Publications Ltd, 2014

Material Sharing

Documents  Presentations and  slides 
Assignments  Preparing a research  proposal 
Exams  OSCE exam as a mid-term examination and final exams 


Assignment  1 50%
Mid-term assignment  -  
Final Assignment  1 50%
Toplam 2 100%
Finalin Başarıya Oranı 1 50%
Yıl içinin Başarıya Oranı 1 50%
Toplam 2 100%

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning outcomes  Katkı Düzeyi
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Adopt a lifelong learning principle , make necessary planning for continuous Professional development and practice.        x    
2 Planning a teamwork in the practicetaking into consideration patient safety and clinical risk management             
3 Using ethical principles in all patients and using ethical decision making principles in solving ethical issues.          x  
4 Provision of an effective communication with the dental staff and patients.      x      
5 Showing primary care to the privacy of patient information and keeping and maintaining patient records correctly          x  
6 Using the necessary anamnesis, examination and auxiliary diagnostic methods for the detection of oral and dental diseases and interpreting the relationship between the general health status of the patient and planning of dental treatments             
7 Making a comprehensive treatment planning that includes all preventive measures by taking the protection and maintenance of health as a priority in all dental applications.        x    
8 Planning alternative treatment options for the patient and make a decision on treatment planning with the patient by explaining the advantages and disadvantages.        x    
9 Integrating basic medical sciences in clinical sciences and using this information in all procedures of the patient.             
10 Making a tretment planning by taking oral health risks into consideration and referring to a specialist in cases beyond one’s expertise.             
11 Performing first step health services with makimum psychomotor skills and using the principles of  evidence based dentistry.             
12 Establishing communication with pediatrc patients considering  the stages of mental development and provision of behavioral management.             
13 Planning, execution and evaluation of community based programs focusing on groups.        x    
14 Making necessary suggestions in reorganization and national health politics area.            
Following international literature, evaluating publications critically , applying research results and evidence based dentistry in practice. 


Activity  No  Duration
(Hours )
Total workload
Course duration   14 1 14
Sınıf Dışı Ders Çalışma Süresi(Ön çalışma, pekiştirme)

Studies outside the classroom  Preliminary studies, enhancement) 

11 1 11
Assignment  0 0 0
Mid-term assignment  0 0 0
Final Assignment 0 0 0
Total workload  25 1 25
Total workload  / 25 (s)     1
ECTS credits of the course      1