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Master of Science in Dental Sciences: Clinical and Translational Science

University of Rochester Plan A; 30 Credit Hour Requirement

Required Core Courses: 13 credits

Course Title Offered Credits
DEN 419 Dental Research Seminar (total of 4.0 credits required) Fall and Spring semesters, annually 1.0/ 4.0 overall
DEN 420 Biology of the Periodontium Spring, odd years 1.0
DEN 426 Fundamentals of Dental Caries Fall semester, annually 1.0
IND 506 Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research Fall semester, annually 0.0
IND 417 Workshop in Scientific Communications Spring semester, annually 1.0
BST 463 Introduction to Biostatistics Fall semester, annually 3.0
BST 465 Design of Clinical Trials Spring semester, annually 3.0

Required Research:  10-12 credits

Course Title Offered Credits
DEN 495 Master’s Research Fall, Spring, Summer annually 10.0-12.0

Elective courses are selected in consultation with the research advisor and program director.  The following courses are only some of the possible elective courses from which degree candidates can choose.          

Elective Courses: 5-7 credits

Course Title Offered Credits
DEN 418 Oral Microbiology Fall semester, odd years 2.0
DEN 421 Craniofacial Growth and Development Spring semester, odd years 1.0
DEN 423 Oral Epidemiology I Fall semester, annually 1.0
DEN 424 Oral Epidemiology II Spring semester, annually 1.0
DEN 425 Saliva/Salivary Glands Spring semester, even years 2.0
PM 401 Quantitative Methods in Public Health Research Fall semester, annually 3.0
PM 410 Introduction to Data Management (SAS) Fall and summer semesters, annually 3.0
PM 413 Field Epidemiology Fall semester, annually 3.0
PM 416 Epidemiological Methods Spring semester, annually 3.0
PM 419 Recruitment/Retention of Human Subjects Fall semester, annually 3.0
PM 442 Nutritional Epidemiology Spring semester, annually 3.0
PM 458 Qualitative Health Care Research Spring semester, annually 3.0
PM 488 Experimental Therapeutics Fall, even years 3.0