Oral Epidemiology module (DS52010)

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The aim of the oral epidemiology module is to provide students with the critical understanding and systematic knowledge to acquire a full appreciation of oral health needs assessment, critical awareness and new insights in oral epidemiology and to use this knowledge and skills to plan, execute and interpret oral health surveys.

Indicative topics:

  • Identification of the principles of oral epidemiology using oral health indices, inter and intra examiner reliability measures and oral health trend trajectories.
  • Assessment indices used in oral health needs assessment and interpretation of oral health survey data. 
  • Governance and ethics issues.
  • Design of oral health survey and evaluation of value and limitations


This module is available on following courses: