All students must undertake and complete a research project as part of the Periodontology program. Students must select a research project that is relevant to Periodontology. Supervision is required and one or more of the academic staff members may supervise the research project.
The research report may take the format of a minor thesis or it may be submitted in the form of one or more manuscript(s) for submission to refereed journals. The thesis is examined by at least two examiners (one internal within HBMCDM and one external examiner). Examiners are selected on the basis of their experience, interest and knowledge within the field of research. Publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals is expected of all students.
Year 1, Semester 2: Finalizing the research proposal, grant and ethics applications.