MASTERS IN CLINICAL DENTAL SCIENCE

Specializations

  • 1) Prosthodontics & Oral Rehabilitation
  • 2) Orthodontics
  • 3) Laser Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 4) Periodontics and Implantology
  • 5) Oral Surgery
COURSE STRUCTURE

Total Duration: 30 months

The candidate attends face to face training and discussion once in 8 months

Block 1 - Theory & assignments of Case study
Duration – 4 weeks
Venue – University Campus

Block 2 – Examination, Review, Theory Classes ,Practical, Assignment of thesis and journal publication
Duration - 2 weeks
Venue – (Affiliated Hospitals of the University)

Block 3 – Examination, Review, Theory Classes, Practical and review of thesis. (doctoral committee meeting)
Duration – 3 weeks
Venue – (Affiliated Hospitals of the University)

Block 4 - Thesis defense
Duration – 2 days

Academic Program

  • The course is divided into 6 semesters (6 months each semester)
  • During the first three semesters students will study the theory and clinical and from the Fourth semester they will work on the thesis along with clinical studies
  • Candidates are expected to commence work on their thesis from the first Semester onwards

Academic Process

  • After enrolling in the university, student will pursue his/her clinical studies from the affiliated hospitals
  • Each student will have a Program Chair who will provide support to the students throughout the course
  • Students will submit periodical reports to the Program Chair
  • The students will also review the latest research articles in his subject and publish it in international journals. These articles will be peer reviewed before publication
  • At the end of the course student will appear for clinical assessment

Learning Methodology

  • The main thrust of the program is to gain knowledge and competencies through blended learning which is acquired through an appropriate interplay of course work, clinical work and research
  • Students are expected to do course work as prescribed in the curriculum
  • Students with Post Graduate diploma will be exempted from part of the course work
  • Students have to accomplish the following during the course:-
    • Case studies: 60 cases study reports
    • Assignments: 20 Assignments reports
    • Conferences: 2 Conference certificates
    • Continuous Medical / Dental Education Programs: 2 certificates
    • Thesis: Submit thesis at the end of the 29th month
    • Article Review: 2 Article Review
    • Credits Hours (Theory): One unit theory credit hour is assigned to one hour (55 minutes) of classroom time with a minimum of two/three hours of out-of-classroom time spent preparing for class, studying and discussion per week throughout one semester of approximately 24 weeks in length.
    • Minimum – 60 Credits
      Credit hours (Clinical Work)
      One unit of credit hour is assigned for practicing in a clinic for 15 hours per week throughout the semester.
      24 credits per semester for 4 semesters
      Minimum – 90 Credits
      Thesis – 30 Credits
      Minimum 180 credits for award of Degree