EDUCATION

Level:

Integrated academic studies

Length of studies:

6 years (12 semesters)

Total ECTS credits earned:

300

Acquired title:

Doctor of Dentistry

Language of instruction:

English



AIMS

The objective of the study programme is for students to acquire knowledge:
  • From biomedical sciences which form the basis for the understanding of growth, development and human health
  • About the normal structure and function of the human organism, with special emphasis on the orofacial system
  • About oral biology, with detailed knowledge of form and function of teeth and surrounding structures, both in the state of health and in sickness
  • About the diseases of orofacial system from the standpoint of prevention, diagnosis and therapy
  • About the violation of the structure and/or function of the human organism and the aetiology of the occurrence of disorders, especially of the orofacial system and the impact of these diseases on the whole organism
  • About the sources of infection and the ways to control infections
  • From respective clinical disciplines which enable the acquisition of manual skills necessary to work in dental medicine
  • About the communication between a doctor of dentistry and patients, their family, colleagues and the public in general
  • About the interpersonal skills necessary to work in a team
  • About the significant principles for the promotion of health, health education and disease prevention concerning the orofacial region
  • About the mental and physical diseases of humans and about human reproduction
  • About the understanding of the relationship between the health status and diseases of the orofacial region and the social environment
  • From the specific disciplines of dental medicine, including the sciences of dental biomaterials, fear and pain control, dental public health, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine, oral microbiology, oral pathology, oral radiology, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, pharmacology and therapeutic tools, preventive dentistry, periodontology, operative dentistry and dental prosthetics
  • From deontology, ethics and legal responsibilities of doctors, especially in the field of dental medicine
  • From the necessary clinical experience, under expert supervision in healthcare institutions
  • About scientific methods and application of biomedical measurement, assessment of scientific facts and data analysis


COMPETENCIES

After completing the study programs of Integrated Academic Studies in Medicine, students develop competencies and use their theoretical knowledge, clinical skills and professional communication standards during their professional and research activities.

Learning outcomes provided by the structure of the Curriculum Integrated studies of medicine, enabling the acquisition of knowledge, skill and attitude/behaviour in the following categories of competencies (outcomes): integration of basic sciences in medicine, integration of clinical knowledge and skills in the care of patients, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, organization and systematic approach to medicine and continuing education and personal development.

1. Integration of basic sciences in medicine
  • knowledge of the normal structure of the human body (cell tissues and organs)
  • knowledge of the normal function of the human body (cell tissues and organs)
  • knowledge of the nature of the agents and mechanisms that lead to changes in the structure and functioning of the human body
  • knowledge of the nature and pace of change in the function produced by etiological agents and mechanisms (Pathophysiology) of the body
  • knowledge of the nature and pace of change in the structure produced by the etiological agents and mechanisms (Pathological Anatomy) of the body
  • knowledge of the appropriate use of laboratory techniques to identify diseases or health problems
  • knowledge of the effects, metabolism and toxic effects of drugs
  • knowledge of the therapeutic use of drugs
  • knowledge of the normal growth and development
  • knowledge of the principles of health promotion and disease prevention
  • knowledge of the reaction / response of patients to disease

2. Integration of clinical knowledge and skills in patient care
  • ability to perform adequate physical / dental examination
  • ability to take adequate history
  • ability to use data from the history, the physical examination and the laboratory tests to identify health problems
  • ability to establish an appropriate differential diagnosis
  • ability to design an effective patient management (diagnostic, therapeutic and prevention strategies) in disease conditions and other problems related to dental health
  • ability to monitor the course of oral diseases and undertake appropriate revision of patient management plan
  • ability t to perform routine technical procedures specific to a particular field of dental medicine
  • ability to keep record on clinical examination of the patient
  • ability to administer appropriate therapeutics and apply the acquired skills in patient management
  • ability of identify the relationship between healthy and disease condition, patient and his /her environment
  • ability to apply the principles and techniques of prevention and maintenance of oral health in providing of services within oral healthcare system
  • ability to make appropriate use of laboratory methods to identify oral diseases or problems related to oral health
  • knowledge of methods for pain management
  • ability to apply the principles of evidence-based dental medicine in clinical decision making
  • ability to recognize patients with a life-threatening condition
  • ability to interpret the findings obtained from history, clinical and laboratory examination of a specific area of dental medicine
  • ability to adopt therapeutic protocols based on the principles of modern dental medicine

3. Interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to demonstrate the skills for effective patient-physician interactions
  • ability to use appropriate communication skills in history taking, diagnosis and implementation if an effective treatment plan
  • ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, and their families, without prejudice to the language, culture, gender, race and lifestyle
  • ability to respect patient's right to refuse treatment or participation in educational or research activities
  • ability to act in accordance with the professional code of ethics and keep patients` data confidential, and to reveal it only in exceptional circumstances, i.e., if the patient or others at risk
  • ability to collect and arrange information, including the use of information technology
  • possession of communication competence, covering written and oral communication in one of the leading European languages

4. Professionalism
  • ability to apply humanistic values in dental health care
  • ability to collaborate with other health professionals in the provision of health care services
  • ability to respect the dignity, privacy and professional secrecy in the provision of health care services
  • ability of effective interactions with patients, colleagues and other health care workers from culturally diverse backgrounds

5. Organization and systemic approach to medicine ability to apply concepts and principles of primary care and family medicine in the provision of health care services
  • ability to apply the principles of health promotion and prevention of oral diseases
  • ability to apply the principles and techniques of limiting the cost of providing oral healthcare services
  • knowledge of different health care systems , including social, economic and political dimensions
  • understanding of needs and values of consultation and reference of patients to different specialists in the provision of oral healthcare services
  • knowledge of ethical and legal issues relevant to the practice of medicine.

  • 6. Continuing education and personal training
    • recognizing the need for continuous education throughout the professional career in order to follow the latest relevant scientific achievements
    • ability to identify one`s own needs concerning education and to use appropriate educational resources
    • ability to critically evaluate medical / scientific literature
    • ability to conceive, design, implement and develop research.



    ADMISSION OF STUDENTS

    • completed four-year secondary education (gymnasium or medical school)
    • passed the test in Chemistry and Biology

    CURRICULUM

    The Integrated academic studies in Dental Medicine leading to the degree Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) last 6 years and include 12 semesters - 5.805 classes of active training (that is done in the form of lectures - 2.160 classes, practical training - 2.820 classes, 600 classes of clinical practice, 105 classes of scientific work (active teaching), and 75 other classes for final diploma thesis preparation.

    The total student workload throughout the Integrated Academic Studies in Dental Medicine (active training, continuous training programs, exams and colloquia preparation, and final written exam preparation) equals 360 ECTS credit points.

    The implementation of the ECTS credit system has been done in a non-modular fashion (the number of credits can be changed, but the total number of credits in one academic year must be 60). The number of credits per course is determined in regard to the established goals a student has to fulfil in order to achieve them as well as the study outcome. Activities relevant for achieving the goals and study outcomes are defined for each course, as well as the time needed, so that the total student workload corresponds with the number of credit points defined for the course. Students get ECTS credits after passing final exams.

    The aim of this study program is to allow the 1st year students to acquire the basic knowledge in basic biomedical and preclinical sciences (Biophysics, Medical Chemistry, Biology and Human Genetics, Medical Biochemistry and Anatomy), general comprehensive courses (Medical Statistics and Informatics, Ethics in Dental Medicine and English language I) and get to know the principles of approaching the patient (First Aid). Apart from comprehensive general courses (Communication skills and English language II), 2nd year students study basic medical sciences (Dental Anatomy, Physiology, Histology and Embryology, and Microbiology, parasitology and immunology), as well as skills necessary for mastering curricula of clinical dental courses (Operative Dentistry – Preclinical, Cariology, Gnathology and Dental Materials). The curriculum of the 3rd year students includes courses in basic medical and dental sciences (General and Oral Pathology, Patophysiology, Pharmacology, Dental prosthetic – Preclinical), and clinical medical and dental sciences (General Radiology, Operative Dentistry - Clinic I, Propedeutics to Paedodontics, Dental Radiology and Dental Anaesthesiology). During the 4th and 5th years of studies, students gain knowledge and skills in general medical clinical sciences (Internal medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Dermatovenerology, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine), and knowledge and skills in dental clinical disciplines (Clinical Prosthetics 1, Operative Dentistry - Clinic II, Paediatric Dentistry I, Oral Surgery with Implantology 1, Periodontology I, Endodontics I, Oral Medicine, Clinical Prosthetics II, Endodontics 2, Oral Surgery with Implantology 2, Paediatric Dentistry 2, Periodontology 2 and Orthodontics). During 6th year of studies, apart from the clinical medical disciplines (Maxillofacial Surgery, Ophthalmology, Public Health, Basics of Physical Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology, and Forensic Medicine) and Management in Dental Medicine, students gain skills in all clinical fields of dental medicine (Clinical Practice).

    Elective courses provide the students an opportunity to confirm their liabilities towards some fields of medicine and dental medicine.

    The teaching process for each particular course is conducted during one or maximum two semesters in accordance with the curriculum.

    The most important teaching methods include: interactive communication, teaching in small groups, demonstrations and individual laboratory, preclinical and clinical practice skills lectures and practical classes illustrated by slides and video clips,.

    All forms of active teaching are based on interactive teaching characterized by discussions on the topic, explanation of personal attitudes supported by theoretical or experience-based arguments, defining dilemmas regarding the topic and their solutions. It enables students to master the program content, and particular emphasis is laid on individual standpoint of the students in adopting relevant scientific and professional doctrines.

    Work in small groups, being an important method of current teaching process, means attendance of 80 students per lecture, 15 and 7 students at preclinical and clinical practical classes, respectively. Students’ activities during laboratory, preclinical or clinical practical classes are performed individually by the student of through teachers’ demonstration.

    Each clinical skill requires a defined level of student competence: the student has only theoretical knowledge about the skill; the student watches the procedure, but does not perform it on his own; the student individually performs the procedure, but not as a routine; the student routinely performs the procedure.

    A student has to master the knowledge and clinical skills to the planned level of competence during the learning process, which is a prerequisite for working as a dentist independently and take responsibility The teacher records the student`s mastered clinical skills by signing in an evidence booklet (Guide for Students) that each student shall submit when taking the final examination for clinical courses.

    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  
    1Biophysics 2 1 30 15 45 0 5
    2Medical Chemistry 3 2 45 30 75 0 6
    3Biology with Human Genetics 3 2 45 30 75 0 6
    4Ethics in Dental Medicine 2 30 30 0 2
    5First Aid 2 30 30 0 3
    6Anatomy 3 3 3 3 90 90 180 0 17
    7English Language 1 2 2 60 60 0 4
    8Medical Statistics and Informatics 2 2 30 30 60 0 4
    9Medical Biochemistry 3 3 45 45 90 0 7
    10Elective 1 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    Medical Sociology 0
    Health Psychology 0
    11Elective 2 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
    Oral Hygiene 0
    Introduction to Dental Medicine 0
    Introduction to Scientific Research Work 0
    Total
    Active teaching 42031573560
    Professional practice 0
    Teaching hours at 1. study year 735


    2. Year

    Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
    Winter semester Summer semester
    No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
    12Histology and Embriology 4 3 60 45 105 0 8
    13Physiology 2 2 2 2 60 60 120 0 10
    14English Language 2 2 2 60 60 0 4
    15Operative Dentistry - Preclinical 1 3 1 3 30 90 120 0 10
    16Cariology 1 15 15 0 2
    17Dental Anatomy 1 2 15 30 45 0 4
    18Communication Skills 2 1 30 15 45 0 2
    19Microbiology with Parasitology and Immunology 4 2 60 30 90 0 6
    20Elective 3 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    History of Medicine and Dental Medicine 0
    Clinically Oriented embriology 0
    General and Special Medical Cytology 0
    21Elective 4 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
    Prevention and Infection Control in Dental Medicine 0
    Prophylaxis of Oral Diseases 0
    22Gnathology 2 3 30 45 75 0 5
    23Dental Materials 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    Total
    Active teaching 43537581060
    Professional practice 0
    Teaching hours at 2. study year 810


    3. Year

    Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
    Winter semester Summer semester
    No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
    24General and Oral Pathology 4 2 60 30 90 0 6
    25General Radiology 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    26Patophysiology 4 2 60 30 90 0 6
    27Dental Prosthetic – Preclinical 2 3 2 3 60 90 150 0 12
    28Operative Dentistry - Clinic I 1 3 1 6 30 135 165 0 12
    29Pharmacology 2 2 3 2 75 60 135 0 8
    30Propedeutics to Paedodontics 1 1 15 15 30 0 2
    31Elective 5 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
    Dental Protection in the Community 0
    Microscopic Laboratory Techniques in Medicine 0
    32Elective 6 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    Computer Use in Dental Medicine 0
    Rational Phytotherapy 0
    33Dental Radiology 1 1 15 15 30 0 2
    34Dental Anaesthesiology 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    Total
    Active teaching 42045087060
    Professional practice 0
    Teaching hours at 3. study year 870


    4. Year

    Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
    Winter semester Summer semester
    No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
    35Internal Medicine 2 3 30 45 75 0 4
    36Surgery 2 1 1 2 45 45 90 0 5
    37Paediatrics 1 1 15 15 30 0 2
    38Dermatovenerology 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    39Infectious Diseases 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
    40Clinical Prosthetics 1 1 6 1 6 30 180 210 0 11
    41Operative Dentistry - Clinic 2 3 45 45 0 3
    42Elective 7 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    Dental Care of Elderly Patients
    Dental Traumatology
    Pharmacotherapy of Infections in Dentistry
    43Elective 8 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
    Bloodborne Diseases and Professional Prophylaxis
    Experimental Animals and Experimental Design in Medical Research
    44Paediatric Dentistry 1 1 2 1 3 30 75 105 0 7
    45Oral Surgery with Implantology 1 2 3 1 4 45 105 150 0 7
    46Anaesthesia with Perioperative Medicine 1 1 15 15 30 0 2
    47Periodontology 1 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
    48Endodontics 1 1 3 15 45 60 0 4
    Total
    Active teaching 330690102060
    Professional practice 0
    Teaching hours at 4. study year 1020


    5. Year

    Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
    Winter semester Summer semester
    No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
    49Neurology 1 1 15 15 30 0 2
    50Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine 1 1 15 15 30 0 2
    51Elective 9 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
    Aesthetics in Dental Medicine
    Clinical Genetics in Dental Medicine
    Nanostructured Biomaterials in Dentistry
    Patients at Risk in Dentistry
    52Elective 10 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    Special Care Dentistry
    Interprofessional Education
    Ethics in Paediatrics
    Health of School-Age Children and Adolescents
    Rational Drugs Use in Pregnancy and Lactation
    Gynecology with Obstetrics
    53Oral Medicine 2 2 1 3 45 75 120 0 6
    54Clinical Prosthetics 2 2 5 4 30 135 165 0 9
    55Endodontics 2 1 6 6 15 180 195 0 10
    56Oral Surgery with Implantology 2 1 2 15 30 45 0 4
    57Paediatric Dentistry 2 1 2 1 3 30 75 105 0 5
    58Periodontology 2 1 3 1 3 30 90 120 0 6
    59Orthodontics 2 4 2 4 60 120 180 0 10
    Total
    Active teaching 300780108060
    Professional practice 0
    Teaching hours at 5. study year 1080


    6. Year

    Course   Hours/week Hours/year ECTS
    Winter semester Summer semester
    No. Title Theory Practices Theory Practices Theory Practices Total. Other  
    60Management in Dental Medicine 2 1 30 15 45 0 2
    61Maxillofacial Surgery 2 2 2 2 60 60 120 0 6
    62Public Health 3 1 45 15 60 0 3
    63Basics of Physical Medicine 1 1 15 15 30 0 2
    64Ophthalmology 1 1 15 15 30 0 2
    65Clinical Practice 600 (150+450) 12
    66Elective 11 1 2 15 30 45 0 3
    Basics of Periodontal Surgery
    Health Promotion
    Healthcare Management
    Professionalism in Healthcare
    67Elective 12 2 1 30 15 45 0 3
    Salivary Theranostics
    Orofacial Pain
    68Otorhinolaryngology 2 2 30 30 60 4
    69Forensic Medicine 1 1 15 15 30 3
    70Graduation Paper 150 75 20
    Total
    Active teaching 25521061560
    Professional practice 675
    Teaching hours at 6. study year 1290