Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Becoming a dentist is hard work and the rewards include job satisfaction through delivering a highly professional and personal, community-based job. On successful completion of the programme you’ll be granted a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree that is accredited by the General Dental Council.

The programme consists of three phases. Phase I includes the study of Basic Medical Sciences, which you will study via a ‘Problem-Based Learning’ (PBL) approach in conjunction with lectures. Clinical Dental Skills are introduced during the Special Dental Component in the second semester. Lectures in Oral Health and interactive tutorials in Communication Skills enhance this phase.
Phase II occupies the second, third and fourth years of this integrated programme in which PBL, lectures, seminars and clinical skills acquisition go hand in hand. A wide range of topics is studied including Oral Sciences and Medicine, Oral Diseases, Medical Emergencies, Law and Ethics alongside the theoretical aspects of the various dental disciplines. Training in the practical skills of dentistry is through the supervised treatment of patients in the Dental Hospital.
Phase III is the final year of study, consolidating theoretical knowledge and clinical experience in preparation for the final examination. In addition to treating patients in the Dental Hospital, students also provide treatment in local dental practices and community clinics thus facilitating a seamless transition into Foundation Training.