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Dentistry BDS (Hons) - CK702

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Course Title: Dentistry

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 5 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BDS (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2014/15 the Student Contribution Charge will be €2,750 and the Capitation Fee will be €165.

Entry Requirements: HC3 in chemistry and either physics or biology and passes at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language and mathematics.

Entry Points: 2013: 580. Points may vary from year to year.

Course Code: CK702

Overview

Dentistry provides a rewarding career in the provision of oral healthcare for patients. It is a very satisfying career in terms of social interaction and performing clinical procedures to a high standard. The dentist also fulfils an important function in educating patients regarding their oral care. Dentistry will appeal to students who have empathy for people, who are interested in their welfare, and who like carrying out precision work with their hands.

The University Dental School and Hospital encourages applications from mature students and from qualifying students with special educational backgrounds.

The School and Hospital is an 80-chair facility on the campus of Cork University Hospital, the main hospital in the South of Ireland. Along with facilities on the nearby UCC campus, the Dental School is equipped to deliver each stage of the dental curriculum and to deliver specialised patient care.

This five-year course incorporates the vertical integration of traditional pre-clinical and clinical subjects to deliver an educational experience and training which follows contemporary best practice teaching methodologies. 

Course Details

Year 1: Anatomy; Biochemistry; Fundamentals of Dentistry; Physiology

 

Year 2: Anatomy; Biochemistry; Pathology; Pharmacology; Physiology; Restorative Dentistry

 

Year 3: Restorative Dentistry; Pathology; Pharmacology and Therapeutics

 

Year 4: Dental Surgery; Oral Health and Development; Restorative Dentistry

 

Year 5:  Dental Surgery; Oral Health and Development; Restorative Dentistry

 

The dental course evolves and is modularised over the five years. Initially the main focus is on basic sciences delivered through lectures, tutorials and laboratories.

 

There is an introduction to the Dental School and Hospital in year 1.

 

Year 2 covers a broad range of scientific, clinical and dental topics.

 

By year 3 there is clinical contact coupled with dental laboratory courses.

 

A broade range of clinical topics is covered in year 4.

 

Year 5 is exclusively engaged with clinical care for patients.

 

 See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of Programme Modules.

 

FITNESS TO PRACTISE

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here

Detailed Entry Requirements

  • HC3 in chemistry and either physics or biology and passes at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language and mathematics.
  • Mature applicants should apply directly through the CAO (www.cao.ie) and attend an interview. There are five places available for mature students.

 International Students


This programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policies and Procedures - Click HERE for further information.

GARDA CLEARANCE

All students on this programme will come into contact with the public and assume positions of trust through educational and training opportunities.  To ensure the protection of the public, and to justify public trust and confidence, UCC is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake this programme.

Garda Vetting is carried out by the Admissions Office in UCC once a student has accepted his/her place on the programme in question.  It involves a police check to establish whether the individual being vetted has had criminal convictions in the past or whether there are any criminal proceedings pending.  The Gardai provide this information for students who have resided in Ireland for a period of 6 months or more (including permanent residence).

All students who have resided outside Ireland for a period of 6 months or more must furnish a Police Clearance Certificate from their country or countries or residence.  This Certificate should state that the student has no convictions recorded against him or her while residing there.

FITNESS TO PRACTISE

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policies and Procedures - full details may be found here

Application Procedure

EU Applicants: Application to the first year of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO).  Applicants should apply on-line at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1stFebruary of the year of entry. 

http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/international/noneu-ug/apply/

Course Practicalities

Garda Vetting and Infectious Diseases Policy

FITNESS TO PRACTISE

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policies and Procedures - full details may be found here

 

For further information please contact:

Mary Wade

Dental School Office

E: dentalschooloffice@ucc.ie

T:+353 (0)21 490 1163 

 

Assessment

Throughout the course, a broad range of assessment modalities are used. This reflects the theoretical, clinical, manual dexterity, social and problem-solving skills which you are expected to have developed on graduation from this course. Each module is assessed separately and depending on the content, the assessment may take the form of an end-of-module examination or continuous assessment. Assessment methods include essay-type examination, literature review, competency testing, clinical examination and an ePortfolio of reflective practice. 

Who Teaches This Course

The clinical course is delivered by dentists who bring their experience of working in clinical practice and research to inform their teaching. The sciences, human diseases, communication and law and ethics are taught by experienced practitioners in these fields. The staff who deliver the course include: 

 

 

Further Contact Information

Mary Wade

Dental School Office

E: dentalschooloffice@ucc.ie

T:+353 (0)21 490 1163 

Contact us

E: Mary Wade

P: +353 (0)21 490 1163
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