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

On this post, I will give you the dental surgery course outline and the course outline for dentistry in Nigeria. You will also be able to access the official undergraduate curriculum for dentistry in Nigeria and so much more.

Dentistry and dental surgery course codes, oulines.

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.

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DURATION OF COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE BDS DEGREE PROGRAMME

POSTINGSDURATION
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
Clini cal Den tistry (5th and 6th Year).
Exami nation: Part 5 (Final) BDS
74 weeks
Block Postings:
Medicine
Surgery
Paediatrics
Anaesthesia
Examination: Part 3 BDS
1 2 weeks
12 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
2 weeks

BDS CURRICULUM

Dentistry and Dental Surgery First Year (100 Level) Pre-medicals

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

LIST OF COURSESCODESUNIT
1st Semester 100 Level
Introduction to Animal PhysiologyZEB 2313
General Biology 1BIO 1113
General Physics 1PHY 1012
Algebra and TrigonometryMATHS 1113
Use of English 1GSS 1012
General Chemistry 1CHM 1013
History and Philosophy of ScienceGSS 1312
Anti-Corruption Study 1GSS 1413
Basic Communication In FrenchG S S 1232
2nd Semester 100 Level
General Chemistry 2CHM 1023
General Biology 2BIO 1123
Gen eral PhysicsPHY 1022
Anti-Corruption Study 2GSS 1422
Use of English 2GSS 1023
Citizenship EducationG S S 1122
Philosophy and LogicGSS 1222
Entrepreneurship 1GST 1023

Dentistry and Dental Surgery Second Year (200 Level) – Second Year Pre-clinicals

ANATOMY
COURSE TITLECOURSE CODECREDIT UNIT
General Anatomy and Gross Anatomy of the Upper and Lower LimbANA 2113
Gene ral Histology and Histology of Digestive SystemANA 2213
General Embryology and Embryology of Body CavitiesA N A 2312
Gross Anatomy of Thorax and Abdomen, Pelvis and PreineumANA 2123
Histology of CardiovascularANA 2222
Embryology of Cardiolovascular System, Immune and Urogenital SystemsA N A 2322
Neuroanatomy 1ANA 2523

 

PHYSIOLOGY
COURSE TITLECOURSE CODECREDIT UNIT
Physiology of Excitable TissuesPHS 2112
Blood PhysiologyPHS 2212
Cardiovascular PhysiologyP H S 2313
Neurophysiology(Sensory System)PHS 2522
Renal Physiology, Body Fluids and Temperature RegulationPHS 2622
Respiratory PhysiologyP H S 2723

 

BIOCHEMISTRY
COURSE TITLECOURSE CODECREDIT UNIT
Introduction to BiochemistryBCM 2113
Chemistry and Functions of BiomoleculesB C M 2213
Organic and Bio-inorganic ChemistryBCM 2312
Metabolism of CarbohydratesBCM 2423
Metabolism of LipidsB C M 2523
Meta bolism of ProteinsBCM 2622
Metabolism of Nucleic AcidsBCM 2723

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT COURSE
Entrepreneurship TheoryGST 2022
Introduction to ComputerGSS 2112
Computer ApplicationGSS 2123

 

Dentistry and Dental Surgery Third Year (300 Level) – Second Year Pre-clinicals

ANATOMY
COURSE TITLECOURSE CODECREDIT UNIT
Gross Anatomy of Head and NeckANA 3113
Histology of Respiratory, Nervous System, Special Senses and Endocrine GlandsANA 3222
Embryology of Urogenital System, Head and Neck, Organs of Special Senses and Endocrine SystemA N A 3313
Neuroanatomy 2ANA 3412

 

PHYSIOLOGY
COURSE TITLECOURSE CODECREDIT UNIT
Gatrointestinal PhysiologyPHS 3112
Endocrinology and ReproductionPHS 3313
Motor System, Higher Cortical Function and Autonomic Nervous System(ANS)P H S 3313
BIOCHEMISTRY
COURSE TITLECOURSE CODECREDIT UNIT
Nutritional BiochemistryBCM 3113
Clinical BiochemistryBCM 3213
Immuno and Neuro-BiochemistryB C M 3092
Forensic and Toxicology BiochemistryBCM 3102

Dentistry and Dental Surgery Fourth Year (400 Level) Clinicals

YEAR4
ChemicalPathology
Pharmacology
Haematology
Histopathology
MedicalMicrobiologyandParasitology

Dentistry and Dental Surgery Fifth Year (500 Level) Clinicals

YEAR5B(CLINICAL2B)
Medicine
Surgery
Paediatrics
Anaesthesiology

 

YEAR5A(PRECLINICALDENTISTRY)
OralBiology
Prosthodontics
ScienceofDentalMaterials
OperativeTechnique

Dentistry and Dental Surgery Sixth Year (600 Level) Clinicals

YEAR6(CLINICALDENTISTRY)
OralSurgery
OralMedicineandPathology
DentalRadiology
ChildDentalHealth
Orthodontics
CommunityDentistry
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. 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. Th e 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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