DS702 - Programme Structure



The MScDPH programme is a course work project with research occupying 30% (maximum) of total program time. This project may be a new and independent one or be a discrete part of an existing research program. Another 70% comes from the coursework of the programme which address the requirement in training dental professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in Dental Public Health.

The programme of study shall consist of Core courses (Multidisciplinary Health Sciences, Research Design and Biostatistic) together with the MScDPH programme courses and a programme of supervised research, leading to the submission of a dissertation. The MScDPH courses, Professional Examination, continuous assessments and the dissertation must each be completed satisfactorily or passed.

Core courses are:

  1. Multidisciplinary Health Sciences
  2. Research Design
  3. Biostatistics
  4. Dissertation

Programme Specific MScDPH Modules are:

  1. Dental Public Health
  2. Health Promotion
  3. Epidemiology
  4. Oral Health Policies and Health Economics
  5. Oral Health Related Quality of Life
  6. Evidence Based Practice
  7. Oral Health Services
  8. Oral Health & Disease in Populations
  9. Social And Behavioral Science
  10. Ethics And Jurisprudence
  11. Planning
  12. Comparative Study

The candidate shall, before commencing the dissertation to be described in the research proposal presentation, secure the approval of the Faculty of Dentistry for the topic chosen and the supervisors.


 Core Courses  Code Semester 1 Semester 2
 Multidisciplinary Health Sciences   DMH902  √
 Research Design and Biostatistic  DRD901  √
 Programme Courses      
 Dental Public Health  DCH701  √  √ 
 Dissertation (MScDPH)  DCR701  √  √



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