2021/2022

BDS (Hons) (Non-EU Graduate Entry)

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 for graduate entrants extend over a period of not less than four academic years from the date of registration as a Graduate Entry Dental student. Second, Third and Final Year 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 Examination may be obliged to fulfil other clinical and/or academic requirements prior to re-sitting the examination.

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

This programme is 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. The first year of the degree programme consists of modules to a total value of 75 credits and years 2, 3 and 4 consist of 60 credits per year. 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 (i.e. the First Year), subsequent to entry to the College of Medicine and Health, prescribed modules amounting to 75 credits as follows:

Anatomy
AN1006 Topographical Anatomy (10 credits)
AN2006 Neuroanatomy and Embryology for Dental Students (5 credits)
AN2008 Dental Morphology, Histology and Embryology (5 credits)

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

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

Physiology
PL2034 Physiology for Dental Students (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 Second Graduate Entry Dental Year until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Graduate Entry Dentistry and he/she has satisfactorily attended the University and Hospital courses during the First Graduate Entry Dental Year. In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Graduate Entry Dentistry, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to registration for the Second Graduate Entry 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 Second University Examination in Graduate Entry 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 Third Graduate Entry Dental Year until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Graduate Entry Dentistry. In order to be admitted to the Third Graduate Entry Dental Examination a student must have satisfactorily pursued (i.e. the Third Year), subsequent to passing the Second University Examination in Graduate Entry 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 Third University Examination in Graduate 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 Fourth Graduate Entry Dental Year until he/she has passed the Third University Examination in Graduate Entry Dentistry. In order to be admitted to the Fourth Graduate Entry Dental Examination, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to registration for the Fourth Graduate Entry 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 Fourth (Final) University Examination in Graduate Entry 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, Dean 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:


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