PROGRAMME - BSc. Degree in Dental Science — UCM
Dental Science graduates practise the profession according to the principle of social solidarity, without distinction of gender or race, particularly in relation to the most vulnerable groups.
They oversee the public’s oral health and promote patient wellbeing and benefits from both a pathological and an aesthetic point of view. Dental Science graduates pay particular attention to diagnosis and prevention, providing patients with clear and complete information. They help to promote and safeguard public health in collaboration with other health professionals and constantly update their knowledge and skills,
- improving living standards, lifestyles and human dignity in all forms. A particular focus is placed on applied ethics, research and relations with the patient, who is seen as a person and not just a number.
The Dental Science graduate will be able to:
- practise the profession with the best working techniques
- master communication techniques to build a trust-based relationship with the patient
- know and apply professional techniques based on ethics and fairness, considering the patient as a human being and not just as a client.
MODE OF STUDY
In order to be admitted, students must hold one of the following qualifications:
The course lasts three years (MQF 6, 240 ECTS) with required attendance from October to July, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The course is taught in Italian for the first and second years (lessons at the L.U.de.S. Campus in Lugano). In the third year (III-IV-V), the course is taught in English (lessons at the UCM Campus in Malta).
PLAN OF STUDIES
The main course objectives are an understanding of specialised subjects, the development of an ethical perspective and the promotion of critical thinking in order to enable students to improve and continue their studies with a lifelong learning perspective.
Students will become aware of ever-evolving knowledge and technology, allowing them to understand the importance of staying constantly up to date.
Chemistry and propaedeutic biochemistry
Basics of information technology
Scientific English (level B2)
Preventive and community dentistry
Safety on the work place and performance evaluation
Normal human anatomy
|Histology and Cytology||6|
|Biochemistry and molecular biology||6|
|Biology ‐ genetics||7|
|General and special microbiology||5|
|Human Anatomy of the stomatognathic apparatus||4|
|Ethics of the Medical Profession and dental history||3|
|Public hygiene and healthcare||4|
New dental technologies
|Clinical pharmacology and chemotherapy||5|
|Acute and chronic craniofacial pain medicine||2|
|Internship in First aid||4|
|Pathological anatomy and electron microscopy||3|
|Internship on risk management and performance||1|
|Anesthesiology and conscious sedation||4|
|Dental restoration 1||3|
|Professional dental restoration||3|
|General and specialist dental and oral radiology||3|
|Special oral and dental pathology||6|
|Internship in dentures 1||5|
|Internship in dental restoration 1||4|
|Internship in general and special oral and dental radiology||2|
|Internship in special oral and dental pathology||5|
|Sexually transmitted diseases and skin diseases||2|
|Internship in orthodontics and gnathology 1||4|
|General and specialist pediatrics||2|
|Pediatric dentistry ‐ Interceptive orthodontics||2|
BACHELOR'S DEGREE DISSERTATION
At the end of the course, the student must present and discuss a dissertation under the supervision of a tutor. A special committee will evaluate the dissertation. The final dissertation requires the student to defend a project and its results, and demonstrate adequate methodological knowledge on the development of scientific work.
The student must show that they can deal with a specific subject with sound knowledge and astery of the scientific literature, and are able to identify and refer to the most significant scientific data and work.
During the course, the student will have
- acquired the ability to understand statistical concepts underlying certain data and to interpret results;
- learned how to manage the basic statistics needed to support and defend their dissertation results.