Thesis/Final examination

The student has 10 ECTS credits available for the preparation of the dissertation under the supervision of the supervisor instructor at facilities accredited by the Master's Degree Course in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics (MDCDP), including foreign facilities. This activity must be carried out outside the hours dedicated to official teaching activities and must not overlap with elective teaching activities (ADE - TAF D).
The final examination (graduation examination) consists of the presentation and discussion, before the graduation examination committee, of a thesis written in Italian or English, elaborated and written in an original manner by the student under the guidance of a MDCDP instructor or researcher supervisor. The dissertation, the contents of which are set out in a public dissertation, in which the student can demonstrate mastery of method and the ability to tackle problems independently and critically, can be either compilative or experimental.
The rapporteur is the guarantor of the scientific, ethical and also linguistic quality and adequacy of the paper, as well as compliance with the authorisation procedures of ethics committees, whether human or animal, which must be explicitly referred to in the manuscript so as to be easily verifiable.
The rapporteur may propose a second rapporteur for the thesis to the president. The second supervisor may appear in the thesis and participate in the graduation session; he may not contribute to the awarding of marks.
The examination committee is appointed by the rector on the recommendation of the study course president; the committee president appoints the secretary responsible for recording the proceedings of the examination.
Admission to the final examination requires the acquisition of all the ECTS credits envisaged by the didactic regulations, with the exclusion of the 10 credits that can be acquired in the examination itself.
The graduation examination normally takes place in July, October and March/April. The following parameters shall contribute to determining the graduation mark, expressed in hundredths of a second, to determine the grade:
a) the weighted average of the ECTS credits of the marks obtained in the curricular examinations, expressed in hundredths of a second and rounded to a whole number;
b) the points, up to a maximum of 9 overall, awarded by the graduation committee during the discussion of the thesis, according to the following criteria:
type and quality of the thesis (experimental study; systematic review with meta-analysis; retrospective study; case report; compilative review) maximum 2 points;
dissertation in English: maximum 1 point;
mastery of the topic, quality of the presentation and ability in the discussion: maximum 1 point;
current student, for the July and October graduation sessions: maximum 1 point;
study periods abroad of at least one semester: maximum 1 point;
particular commitment demonstrated within the CoS: maximum 1 point;
performance of the international excellence course: maximum 2 points.
Honours may be awarded by unanimous decision of the committee to candidates who achieve a final mark of at least 110 and are on course. The 'honourable mention' may be awarded to a student who has obtained at least 10 honours in the proficiency examinations, or at least 5 honours and achieved international excellence.
In case the service is offered to support the functioning of the University bodies, the activity will have an "ad-hoc" mention by the president at graduation.