Comm. Algebra, 33 (5), 1617-1626, 2005.
In this paper, the authors introduce the concept of integrally closed modules and characterize Dedekind modules and Dedekind domains. They also show that a given domain R is integrally closed if and only if a finitely generated torsion-free projective R-module is integrally closed. In addition, it is proved that any invertible submodule of a finitely generated projective module over a domain is finitely generated and projective. Also they give the equivalent conditions for Dedekind modules and Dedekind domains.