(PROVISIONAL)

2021/2022

BDS (Hons) [CK702]

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The approved areas of study for the Degree of BDS (Hons) extend over a period of not less than five academic years from the date of registration as a dental student. Third, Fourth and Fifth Year Dental students are reminded that evidence of the satisfactory completion of schedules of work must be presented before they will be permitted to sit the relevant examinations. A student who fails the Third, Fourth or Final BDS (Hons) Examination may be obliged to fulfil other clinical and/or academic requirements prior to re-sitting the examination.

The Dentistry modules are scheduled on a full five days per week basis. Full attendance is required at all scheduled clinical and teaching activities in Dentistry. Students are required to notify the Dental School Office of the reason for non-attendance and to provide medical certificates or explanation of other mitigating circumstances for all absences. Students must make formal application to the Dean for planned leave of absence. Such leave may be granted by the Dean in exceptional circumstances, in consultation with the relevant module coordinators. The Deputy President and Registrar will be informed if a student's attendance has not been satisfactory. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in a student being deemed not to have fulfilled the requirements for entry to the relevant examinations.

Garda Vetting
Students, or applicants in receipt of an offer, on this programme will be subject to Garda Vetting as relevant. Students will be prohibited from engaging in a relevant work placement unless the vetting process has been cleared. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy.

Fitness to Practise
Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake of first year students (including repeats), this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BDS (Hons)
In each year of the BDS (Hons) programme, each subject consists of modules which are measured in terms of credits. A module may correspond to 5, 10, 15 or 20 credits. One year of a degree programme consists of modules to a total value of 60 credits. Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

In order to be admitted to the First University Examination in Dentistry, a student must have satisfactorily attended, for at least one year (i.e. the First Year) subsequent to entry to the College of Medicine and Health, prescribed modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

Anatomy
AN1005 Principles of Human Structure for Dentistry (5 credits)
AN1006 Topographical Anatomy (10 credits)

Biochemistry
BC1024 Introduction to Biomolecules and Metabolic Pathways (10 credits)

Physiology
PL1001 Introduction to Physiology for Dentistry I (5 credits)
PL1002 Introduction to Physiology for Dentistry II (10 credits)

Dentistry
OH1001 Fundamentals of Dentistry I (15 credits)
OH1002 Fundamentals of Dentistry II (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may enter the Second Dental Year until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Dentistry. In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Dentistry, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to registration for the Second Dental Year, prescribed modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

Anatomy
AN2006 Neuroanatomy and Embryology for Dental Students (5 credits)
AN2007 Mammalian Cell and Tissue Structure (5 credits)
AN2008 Dental Morphology, Histology and Embryology (5 credits)

Biochemistry
BC2103 Molecular Biology (5 credits)

Physiology
PL2033 The Nervous System (5 credits)
PL2034 Physiology for Dental Students (10 credits)

Pathology
FM2004 Foundations of Medicine: Mechanisms of Disease (10 credits)

Pharmacology
PT2201 Principles of Dental Pharmacology (5 credits)

Restorative Dentistry
RD2007 Introduction to to Primary Care Dentistry (10 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Note: Each Third Year Dentistry student and each Second Year Graduate Entry to Dentistry student is required to make a payment of €1,500 for the use of dental hospital equipment and instruments as part of the total charge of €4,000. The remaining payments will be made at the start of Fourth Year and Final Year in the amounts of €1,500 and €1,000 respectively. For Graduate Entry this applies to Third Year and Fourth Year.

Students may also opt to pay the full amount of €4,000 instead of the first instalment. Payments must be made at an appointed date during orientation week (you will be informed of this date/time in advance). Failure to make payment as scheduled will mean that access to instruments will be withdrawn immediately and access will not be reinstated until the scheduled payment has been made in full.

No student may enter the Third Dental Year until (a) he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Dentistry and (b) he/she has satisfactorily attended the University and Hospital courses during the Third Semester of the Second Dental Year. In order to be admitted to the Third Dental Examination, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to registration for the Third Dental Year, prescribed modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

Pharmacology
PT3201 Dental Pharmacology (5 credits)

Pathology
PM3009 Manifestations of Systemic and Oral Disease (10 credits)

Restorative Dentistry
RD3002 Foundations of Primary Care Dentistry (20 credits)
RD3006 Clinical Skills Development in Primary Care Dentistry (10 credits)
RD3009 Theoretical Primary Care Dentistry I (15 credits)

Note: Unsatisfactory attendance at the prescribed Hospital or University courses will debar a student from admission to the Third University Examination in Dentistry.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

BSc (Ordinary) (Oral Health Studies) Degree - NFQ Level 7, Major Award
Students passing the Third University Examination in Dentistry at the Summer and/or Winter Examination and who subsequently exit the BDS programme will be eligible for the award of the BSc (Ordinary) (Oral Health Studies) Degree.

No student may enter the Fourth Dental Year until he/she has passed the Third University Examination in Dentistry. In order to be admitted to the Fourth Dental Examination a student must have satisfactorily pursued for at least one year (i.e. the Fourth Year) subsequent to passing the Third University Examination in Dentistry, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Dental Surgery
DS4003 Clinical Medical Sciences in Dentistry (5 credits)
DS4004 Introduction to Dental Surgery (15 credits)

Oral Health and Development
OH4003 Introduction to Oral Health and Development I (15 credits)

Restorative Dentistry
RD4003 Theoretical Primary Care Dentistry II (5 credits)
RD4005 Clinical Primary Care Dentistry (20 credits)

Note: Unsatisfactory attendance at the prescribed University or Hospital courses will debar a student from admission to the Fourth University Examination in Dentistry.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may enter the Fifth Dental Year until he/she has passed the Fourth University Examination in Dentistry. In order to be admitted to the Fifth Dental Examination, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to registration for the Fifth Dental Year, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Part A
Restorative Dentistry
RD5003 General Dental Practice (15 credits)

Part B
Dental Surgery
DS5001 Dental Surgery (10 credits)

Oral Health and Development
OH5002 Oral Health and Development (15 credits)

Restorative Dentistry
RD5001 Clinical Dental Practice (20 credits)

Note: Unsatisfactory attendance at any of the above prescribed University or Hospital courses will debar a student from admission to the Fifth (Final) University Examination in Dentistry.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

RECOGNISED TEACHING HOSPITAL FOR DENTAL STUDENTS

University Dental School and Hospital

Head of Dental School and Hospital
Dr Christine McCreary, MA, MD, FDS(OM), RCPS, FFD, RCSI

The Dental School Year commences in August. For further particulars and information apply to: Dr Christine McCreary, MA, MD, FDS(OM), RCPS, FFD, RCSI, Head of the Dental School and Hospital, University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BDS (Hons) Degree (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc (Ordinary) (Oral Health Studies) Degree (NFQ Level 7, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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