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Master of Science in Dental Sciences: Infectious Diseases

University of Rochester Plan A; 30 Credit Hour Requirement

Required Core Courses: 9 credits

Course

Title

Offered

Credits

DEN 418

Oral Microbiology

Fall semester, odd years

2.0

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

DEN 425

Saliva and Salivary Glands

Spring semester, even years

1.0

IND 506

Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research

Fall semester, annually

0.0

Required Research:  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 Group A:  minimum 6 credits

Course

Title

Offered

Credits

BST 463

Introduction to Biostatistics

Fall semester, annually

3.0

BST 465

Design of Clinical Trials

Spring semester, annually

3.0

IND 408

Advanced Biochemistry

Fall semester, annually

5.0

MBI 414

Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis

Fall semester, annually

3.0

MBI 473

Immunology

Fall semester, annually

3.0

Elective Courses Group B:  minimum 3 credits

Course

Title

Offered

Credits

DEN 421

Craniofacial Growth and Development

Spring semester, odd years

1.0

DEN 422

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Fall 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