EDUCATION

Level:

Integrated academic studies

Length of studies:

5 years (10 semesters)

Total ECTS credits earned:

300

Acquired title:

Doctor of Dentistry

Language of instruction:

English



AIMS


  • acquisition and application of a knowledge base for the benefit of the patient
  • promotion of Health, gaining knowledge about diseases and their prevention in the context of the role of dentists in maintaining oral health of every individual in the community
  • sufficient knowledge of basic clinical skills, both in diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases
  • knowledge and demonstration of professional attitudes to achieve high standards of dental practice
  • through dental curriculum, students learn to recognize and accept the responsibility to always act in the best interest of patients
  • possession of the knowledge and understanding of:
    • ethical and legal issues relevant to dental practice,
    • organization, management and provision of dental care including quality of service, economic and social issues,
    • principles of clinical treatment, including management of high-risk groups of patients

  • adoption of the following attitudes essential for the dental practice:
    • awareness of the ethical and moral responsibility to care for each patient,
    • awareness that a doctor should always seek the highest possible quality of care for patients,
    • awareness of personal and professional limitations and willingness to seek help whenever it is needed
    • awareness of the importance of their own health and its impact on the ability to perform high-quality dental care.

    Through the program of study, students should acquire the ability to clearly present the acquired knowledge, use efficiently time and resources, work in teams, and to successfully cope with the current dental problems. The acquired knowledge and skills, together with professional attitudes, will allow dentists greater independence and self confidence in their future practice.


COMPETENCIES

In defining learning outcomes, the study program in Dentistry at the Medical Faculty, University of Novi Sad, followed the criteria for acquiring knowledge in the biological, biomedical and dental scientific fields, as well as the practical skills and professional attitudes necessary for independent work as a dentist. Learning outcomes provided by the structure of the curriculum of the Integrated Studies in Dentistry, enable the acquisition of knowledge, skill and attitude / behavior in the following categories of competence (outcomes):

1. integration of basic knowledge of medicine in dentistry
2. application of clinical knowledge and skills in the management of dental patients
3. professional standards and conduct
4. continual education and personal development


ADMISSION OF STUDENTS

  • completed four-year secondary education
  • passed the test in Chemistry and Biology

CURRICULUM

The curriculum of study programs in dentistry lasts 5 years (10 semesters) and is focused on the clinical treatment of patients. It includes information on compulsory and elective courses, as well as their structure and description. The program includes 53 courses, which include 4 electoral groups. The curriculum of the study program in dentistry contains a total of 4530 hours, wherein the theoretical instruction is included with 1915 hours, practical classes (practice) with 2430 hours, followed by 150 hours of research work during the student’s preparation for the final examination. The description of the course includes: course name, the name of the responsible teacher, year and semester of study, course content and methods of teaching units of all types, references, methods of assessment, examination protocol with the number of points for each exam obligation and the final exam.

After completion of the tasks of the study program and taking all the exams, the student conducts scientific research for the final paper, which, with 20 ECTS credits, is included in the total number of points that define the completion of the studies. Involvement of students in the study program of Integrated Academic Studies in Dentistry through the processes of active training and learning, including the areas outside the same, with the aim of mastering the content of the given program, test preparation, examination and preparation of the final work, is defined with 300 ECTS credits (60 ECTS credits in one year).

During the first year of studies, the curriculum of the study program allows students to adopt a basic knowledge of basic biomedical and preclinical sciences, general-education sciences, a basic knowledge of patient treatment, and basic dental knowledge.

During the second year of study, besides the general - education courses, students adopt the basic knowledge of Medical Sciences as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to master the curricula of dental clinical courses.

The third year of study includes courses in the field of basic medical and dental sciences and clinical medical and dental sciences.

During the fourth and fifth year of study, students gain knowledge and skills in the field of clinical dental disciplines and general medical education.

The study program also includes elective courses that give students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills according to personal preferences and inclinations in various dental and medical disciplines.

The teaching process of all courses lasts one or two semesters in accordance with the plan of teaching. Methods of teaching are:
  • Interactive communication
  • work in small groups
  • independent performance of laboratory, preclinical and clinical skills
  • demonstration of skills
  • theoretical lectures, preclinical and clinical practice with a video presentation

Active teaching includes interactive communication with the review and disclosure of personal attitude about the topics of teaching units acquired on the basis of theoretical or empirical arguments. Interactive communication provides students with opportunities for successful learning of material covered by the program, favoring the forming of their own opinions together with the adoption of defined scientific and technical doctrines.

Teaching in small groups involves 80 students in a group of theoretical and 10, or 5 students in a group for practical instruction in preclinical or clinical courses.

Lab work in preclinical and clinical practice is performed by students independently or through demonstration of teachers and their assistents.

For each clinical skill the level of student’s competence is defined as follows:
  • students have only theoretical knowledge of the skill
  • students observe the procedure without active, i.e. independent participation
  • students independently perform the procedure, but not routinely
  • students independently and routinely perform procedure

Conquering the curriculum of Integrated Academic Studies in Dentistry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, students adopt the knowledge and skills necessary for independent and responsible practice of dental profession.


SCHEDULE OF SUBJECTS BY YEAR OF STUDY AND SEMESTER:



1. Year

Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
Winter semester Summer semester
No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
1Anatomy 3 3 3 3 90 90 180 0 14
2Histology and Embryology 3 2 3 2 90 60 150 0 12
3English Language I 2 2 60 60 0 4
4Biochemistry 3 3 45 45 90 0 7
5Human Genetics 3 2 45 30 75 0 5
6Medical Ethics and Sociology 3 45 45 0 3
7First Aid 2 30 30 0 2
8Dental Anatomy 1 2 15 30 45 0 4
9Medical Statistics and Informatics 2 2 30 30 60 0 3
10Gnathology 2 3 30 45 75 0 6
Total
Active teaching 45036081060
Professional practice 0
Teaching hours at 1. study year 810


2. Year

Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
Winter semester Summer semester
No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
11Physiology 3 2 3 2 90 60 150 0 10
12Dental Prosthetics - Preclinical 2 3 2 3 60 90 150 0 11
13Operative Dentistry - Preclinical 1 2 1 3 30 75 105 0 8
14English Language II 2 30 30 0 2
15General and Oral Pathology 4 2 60 30 90 0 6
16Physiopathology 4 2 60 30 90 0 6
17Microbiology and Immunology 4 2 60 30 90 0 6
18General Pharmacology 3 2 45 30 75 0 5
19 Elective 1* 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
Medical Informatics 0
Microscopic Laboratory Techniques in Medicine 0
History of Medicine and Dentistry 0
Clinically Oriented Embryology 0
20 Elective 2* 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
Introduction to Research Scientific Work 0
Computer Use in Dentistry 0
Experimental Animals and Experimental Pharmacology in Medical Research 0
Communication Skills 0
Total
Active teaching 49537587060
Professional practice 0
Teaching hours at 2. study year 870


3. Year

Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
Winter semester Summer semester
No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
21Special Pharmacology 2 2 30 30 60 0 3
22Operative Dentistry - Clinical I 1 3 1 6 30 135 165 0 12
23Preventive Dentistry 1 1 2 3 45 60 105 0 8
24Radiology 3 2 45 30 75 0 5
25Internal Medicine 3 4 45 60 105 0 7
26General Medicine 3 2 45 30 75 0 5
27Dental Materials 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
28Dental Anaesthesiology 1 1 15 15 30 0 1
29Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 1 1 15 15 30 0 2
30Surgery 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
31Otorhinolaryngology 2 2 30 30 60 0 4
32Public Health 3 1 45 15 60 0 4
33 Elective 3* 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
Clinical Immunology 0
Medical Psychology 0
Dental Prevention in the Community 0
Experimental Pharmacodynamic Methods in Experimental Animals 0
Rational Administration Of Drugs During Pregnancy And Lactation 0
Total
Active teaching 42048090060
Professional practice 0
Teaching hours at 3. study year 900


4. Year

Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
Winter semester Summer semester
No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
34Clinical Prosthetics I 1 6 1 6 30 180 210 0 14
35Oral Surgery 2 3 2 3 60 90 150 0 10
36Oral Medicine 2 2 1 3 45 75 120 0 8
37Maxillary Orthopaedics I 2 2 1 3 45 75 120 0 8
38Periodontology I 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
39Operative Dentistry - Clinical II 3 45 45 0 3
40Emergency Medicine 2 2 30 30 60 0 4
41Endodontics I 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
42Implantology 2 2 30 30 60 0 4
43 Elective 4* 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
Esthetics in Dentistry 0
Mathematical Models in Dental Research 0
Pharmacotherapy of Infection in Dentistry 0
Dental Care of Elderly Patients 0
Rational Phytotherapy 0
Integrative Medicine 0
Total
Active teaching 30060090060
Professional practice 0
Teaching hours at 4. study year 900


5. Year

Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
Winter semester Summer semester
No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
44Clinical Prosthetics II 1 5 1 4 30 135 165 0 8
45Paediatric Dentistry 1 3 2 3 45 90 135 0 8
46Periodontology II 1 3 1 3 30 90 120 0 4
47Endodontics II 1 6 6 15 180 195 0 6
48Maxillofacial Surgery 2 2 2 2 60 60 120 0 6
49Maxillary Orthopedics II 1 2 15 30 45 0 2
50Dental Care of Patients with Special Needs 2 30 30 0 1
51Forensic Medicine 2 1 30 15 45 0 2
52 Elective 5* 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
Nanostructured Biomaterials in Dentistry 0
Basics of Periodontal Surgery 0
Risk Diseases in Dentistry 0
Clinical Gnathology 0
Mouth and Dental Injuries in Children 0
Clinical Toxicology 0
Expertise in Dentistry 0
Interprofessional Education 0
53Graduation Paper 150 20
Total
Active teaching 28561590060
Professional practice 150
Teaching hours at 5. study year 1050