Module II: Scientific Endodontic Methodology

Identification number

II. 1.16


120 h




1st sem.

Course frequency:

once in two-year

Length of course:

1 semester

Course structure during contact time:

seminars: 40%
exercises: 40%
lectures: 20%

Contact time:

(4 days)



Planned class size:

max. 28 students

Learning outcome / competence

The students

-       know the aims of evidence-based dentistry;

-       make systematic use of electronic literature data bases to solve endodontic problems;

-       research a given endodontic subject without assistance;

-       analyse the significance of literature regarding specific endodontic problems;

-       are able to present the content of an endodontic essay in front of a group;

-       are acquainted with the essential statistical parameters of endodontic in vitro and in vivo research


-       Evidence-based odontology

-       Data base research and literature search

-       Literature analysis

-       Literature review

-       Statistics

Teaching methods:
Lectures with course-related exercises, seminars with group work and seminar papers
(presentation with a projector)

Participation requirements: none

Type of exam: Delivery of 2 literature ideas as a presentation, (judging by criteria; pass mark: 60% of the criteria are met [8% of the total note of the masters)

Requirements for the allocation of credits: Module exam passed

Module leader: Hülsmann (Göttingen), Hugger (Düsseldorf)

Further information
Further lecturers:
.05 Statisticteam (Düsseldorf), Sonntag (Düsseldorf)

-       "Deutsche zahnärztliche Zeitschrift" (German dental journal) - "EbM Splitter" (Journal published by the German Network for Evidence Based Medicine)

-       Compulsory reading to be announced prior to the beginning of the module

-       Hand-out with up-to-date bibliography will be put at the participants' disposal prior to the course

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