College of Dental Medicine—Postdoctoral Programs 533 3. o fficial transcripts certifying any coursework since being admitted to NSU’s CDM clinical training program Coursework taken at a foreign institutionmust be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed following. • W orld Education Services, Inc. Attn: Documentation Center Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org • J osef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax firstname.lastname@example.org • jsilny.org • E ducational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to Nova Southeastern University, Enrollment Processing Services, College of Dental Medicine Admissions, 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905. 4. two letters of recommendation completed by dental school faculty members who are well acquainted with the applicant’s abilities or by individuals who can provide information relevant to the applicant’s potential Upon receipt of the completed application, the required credentials, and the approval of the director of each program, the Master’s Degree Admissions Committee will select applicants to be interviewed. Those selected will be notified in writing. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2021–2022 will be posted on our website (dental. nova.edu). A Dental Medicine Program General Access Fee of $145 and an NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 are both required annually. A registration fee of $30 is required each semester. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. It is required that each student carry adequate personal medical and hospital insurance. Students may avail themselves of the hospitalization insurance plan obtainable through the university. Course Descriptions WRIT 5110—Writing Science Through weekly writing exercise, feedback, and instruction, this course provides tools and techniques for lively and compelling scientific writing. Students will findmuch to use when tackling a master’s degree thesis, future article, study proposal, or even an effective memorandum or professional communications. CVR 7200—Bioethics and Ethical Issues in Health Care Health care professionals are required to act morally and ethically. This course is designed to expand the student’s basic understanding of ethics, promoting ethical awareness and enabling students to derive better health care decisions that reduce the risk of potential ethical consequences. Exposing students to bioethics and controversial ethical issues typically encountered in current health care allows them to practice making difficult decisions. Students will synthesize and implement strategies for applying morals, values, and ethics systematically in the various settings in which health care is delivered. Considering the perspectives of all stakeholders and the role of the health care provider, patient advocate, professional, and consumer of medical care, students will gain workable knowledge of contemporary ethical issues and appreciate that ethics permeate the majority of decisions made in health care. CVR 7300—Biostatistics This introductory statistical course will introduce elementary methods for presenting biological data in summary form, analyzing biological data, and designing experiments. It is not a mathematics course, so will not stress derivations of formulae but, rather, will emphasize the application of statistical ideas and methods to the analysis and interpretation of biological experiments and comparative data. The student will be able to assess a situation involving data analysis, state the null and alternative hypotheses proposed, decide on the correct statistical procedure to test the null hypothesis and the assumptions of the test used, calculate the statistic, assess its statistical significance, and interpret the data in light of the calculated result. Assessment of a student’s performance will be done through the use of problem sets, quizzes, and a final exam. CVR 7310—Fundamentals of Statistical Inference This course is the second course in the biostatistics sequence and is intended for consumers of statistics in the biological and medical fields, as well as researchers. It will concentrate on the more advanced methods of statistical analysis that are typical of biological and medical applications of statistics. For this course, the student will need to be familiar with basic statistics and statistical techniques as presented in CVR 7300. Students will be using the statistical program R to perform statistical processing; therefore, students must have basic skills in the use of R.