Undergraduate

Bachelor  of  dental medicine & surgery  program

Academic Program

The duration of study is six academic years distributed into 12 levels  (12 semesters). The graduation at the end of the 6th year is followed  by one year of internship. The academic program delivers basic,  preclinical and clinical courses so as to impart to its graduates the  knowledge, skills and competencies that are required to practice  General Dentistry with its curative, restorative, and preventive aspects.  Graduates are given a Bachelor's degree in Dental Medicine and  Surgery. 

 

Program Goals

 To graduate professionals able to deliver quality oral health  care

To graduate professionals committed to life-long learning

 To graduate students with sufficient research aptitude in the  fields of patient care and scientific discovery, and able to innovate in their field

 To graduate professionals engaged in community service through voluntary work and community studies

 To graduate professionals committed to the values of professional and Islamic ethics

 

Program Graduate Attributes

Professionalism: Adopt and employ professional values, attitudes and standards

Effective Communication: Communicate effectively with colleagues and community

Collaboration and Team Spirit: Effectively provide ethical  and quality patient care in a team-based practice

Flexibility and Adaptation: Participate and manage in  community health programs, entrepreneurship and  volunteering projects with flexibility and adaptation to the demands and needs

Life Long Learner and Innovation: Utilize information technologies for continuous education, prevention and management of oral health problems through innovational and critical thinking initiate improvements plan

 

Program Graduation Requirements

Pass all courses in the program

 Fulfil an overall GPA of at least 1.5

Complete the internship year

 

Academic Plan: Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Domain 

  1.  Describe the integrated learning of basic and biomedical sciences.
  2.  Describe the concepts of behavioral and clinical sciences
  3.  Recognize evidence-based dentistry and problem solving principles for the  provision of standard oral health care.
  4. Recognize the fundamental elements of dental practice management

 

Skill Domain (S)

  1. Interpret obtained patient information and diagnostic measures to effectively  manage patient concern.
  2. Apply the principles of Islamic ethics and moral values in dental education and  patient care.
  3. Evaluate the outcomes of treatment, recall strategies, and prognosis.
  4. Recognize the complexity of patient treatment and need for referral.
  5. Perform the diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic dental procedures for clinical  management of the patient.
  6. Employ standard method of infection control, patient safety and dental ergonomics.
  7. Deliver oral health promotion services for preventive dental care in community  setting.
  8. Manage effectively emergency situations within the scope of general dentistry.
  9. Provide oral health care for all age groups considering the unique need of geriatric,  special need and medically compromised patients.
  10. Apply critical thinking skills in dental education, research and patient care.
  11. Demonstrate effective oral, written and non-verbal communication skills at  workplace.

Competence Domain (C)

  1. Demonstrate the concept of self-assessment and lifelong learning.
  2. Demonstrate Professionalism, effective teamwork and leadership qualities at  workplace
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