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Course Outlines/Content and Curriculum for BDS Dentistry and Dental Surgery


UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM

INTRODUCTION TO THE BDS CURRICULUM

As early as possible, during their orientation and in the early stage of the course, the attention of all dental students should be drawn to the examination regulations. In every subject, with exception of the subjects taught at the preliminary stage, the pass mark will be 50%. To qualify for sitting any part of the examination, a student to be signed up must attain 75% attendance.

Clinical students shall be required to procure minimum number of hand instruments which shall be under their care. Students shall be surcharged for any loss or willful damage of instruments or equipment as may be assigned to them during their training.

DURATION OF COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE BDS DEGREE PROGRAMME

POSTINGS DURATION
Predental 100 Level 32 weeks
Preclinical: Anatomy; Physiology; Biochemistry.
Examination: Part 1 BDS
72 weeks
Pre-Clinical Dentistry:
Oral Anatomy/Physiology
Operative Technique
Prosthetics
Science of Dental Materials
Examination: Part 4 BDS
16 weeks
Pathology and Pharmacology.
Examination: Part 2 BDS
40 weeks
Clinical Dentistry(5th and 6th Year)
Examination: Part 5(Final) BDS
74 weeks
Block Postings:
Medicine
Surgery
Paediatrics
Anaesthesia
Examination: Part 3 BDS
12 weeks
12 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
2 weeks

 

BDS CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR (100 LEVEL) PRE-MEDICALS

The duration of the year one programme shall be two semesters of 16 weeks each.

 

LIST OF COURSES CODES UNIT
1st Semester 100 Level
Introduction to Animal Physiology ZEB 231 3
General Biology 1 BIO 111 3
General Physics 1 PHY 101 3
Algebra and Trigonometry MATHS 111 3
Use of English 1 GSS 101 2
General Chemistry 1 CHM 101 3
History and Philosophy of Science GSS 131 2
Anti-Corruption Study 1 GSS 141 2
Basic Communication In French GSS 123 2
2nd Semester 100 Level
General Chemistry 2 CHM 102 3
General Biology 2 BIO 112 3
General Physics PHY 102 3
Anti-Corruption Study 2 GSS 142 2
Use of English 2 GSS 102 2
Citizenship Education GSS 112 2
Philosophy and Logic GSS 122 2
Entrepreneurship 1 GST 102 2

 

SECOND YEAR(200 LEVEL) – FIRST YEAR PRE-CLINICAL

 

ANATOMY
COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT UNIT
General Anatomy and Gross Anatomy of the Upper and Lower Limb ANA 211 3
General Histology and Histology of Digestive System ANA 221 3
General Embryology and Embryology of Body Cavities ANA 231 2
Gross Anatomy of Thorax and Abdomen, Pelvis and Preineum ANA 212 3
Histology of Cardiovascular ANA 222 2
Embryology of Cardiolovascular System, Immune and Urogenital Systems ANA 232 2
Neuroanatomy 1 ANA 252 3

 

PHYSIOLOGY
COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT UNIT
Physiology of Excitable Tissues PHS 211 2
Blood Physiology PHS 221 2
Cardiovascular Physiology PHS 231 3
Neurophysiology(Sensory System) PHS 252 2
Renal Physiology, Body Fluids and Temperature Regulation PHS 262 2
Respiratory Physiology PHS 272 2

 

BIOCHEMISTRY
COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT UNIT
Introduction to Biochemistry BCM 211 3
Chemistry and Functions of Biomolecules BCM 221 3
Organic and Bio-inorganic Chemistry BCM 231 2
Metabolism of Carbohydrates BCM 242 3
Metabolism of Lipids BCM 252 3
Metabolism of Proteins BCM 262 3
Metabolism of Nucleic Acids BCM 272 3

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT COURSE
Entrepreneurship Theory GST 202 2
Introduction to Computer GSS 211 2
Computer Application GSS 212 2

 

THIRD YEAR(300 LEVEL) – SECOND YEAR PRE-CLINICAL

 

ANATOMY
COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT UNIT
Gross Anatomy of Head and Neck ANA 311 3
Histology of Respiratory, Nervous System, Special Senses and Endocrine Glands ANA 322 2
Embryology of Urogenital System, Head and Neck, Organs of Special Senses and Endocrine System ANA 331 3
Neuroanatomy 2 ANA 341 2

 

PHYSIOLOGY
COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT UNIT
Gatrointestinal Physiology PHS 311 2
Endocrinology and Reproduction PHS 331 3
Motor System, Higher Cortical Function and Autonomic Nervous System(ANS) PHS 331 3

 

BIOCHEMISTRY
COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT UNIT
Nutritional Biochemistry BCM 311 3
Clinical Biochemistry BCM 321 3
Immuno and Neuro-Biochemistry BCM 309 2
Forensic and Toxicology Biochemistry BCM 310 2

 

4TH YEAR CLINICALS

 

YEAR 4
Chemical Pathology
Pharmacology
Haematology
Histopathology
Medical Microbiology and Parasitology

 

5TH YEAR CLINICALS

 

YEAR 5B(CLINICAL 2B)
Medicine
Surgery
Paediatrics
Anaesthesiology

 

YEAR 5A (PRECLINICAL DENTISTRY)
Oral Biology
Prosthodontics
Science of Dental Materials
Operative Technique

 

6TH YEAR CLINICAL

 

YEAR 6 (CLINICAL DENTISTRY)
Oral Surgery
Oral Medicine and Pathology
Dental Radiology
Child Dental Health
Orthodontics
Community Dentistry
Prosthodontics

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVE OF THE DENTAL CURRICULUM, UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR

AIMS

1. The establishment of a scientific foundation sufficient for understanding the principles of dental practice.

2. The acquisition of adequate knowledge, attitude and skill/clinical competence for the performance of various tasks and roles expected of a dental surgeon in the community.

3. The ability of the trainees to adapt to any changes or variations in local condition and to offer leadership role and on the job training to other paradental staff.

OBJECTIVES

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery(BDS) graduate, at the end of his/her training , should have acquired adequate clinical competence, skills, knowledge and attitude that will enable him/her to:

1. Function broadly as a general duty dental surgeon in any part of the country or outside Nigeria.

2. Identify the country’s present and future dental problems, collate information that will help him manage or resolve them and implement relevant programme in preventive oral health care.

3. Integrate the practice of preventive dentistry in all his professional work.

4. Diagnose and manage promptly common dental emergencies.

5. Collaborate with a health team and if necessary act as a leader of the team.

6. Have sufficient grounding in basic medical sciences and scientific method so that he/she is capable of benefiting from further vocational training to become a specialist.

7. Ensure the continuous improvement and update of his/her skill and knowledge by continuing self-education, through the selection of appropriate learning and evaluation resources.

8. Perform at a level high enough to be compared with international standards and practice his/her profession always with high ethical and moral standard.

9. Supervise and/or to provide job training for paradental staff under him/her as well as provide good leadership for the entire dental team.

Reference: University of Calabar.

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