Degree Course in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

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study plan

Degree Course in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

The Master Degree Course in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics (MDCDP) is divided into 6 years

The fundamental educational objective is to impart theoretical knowledge and technical competences required to practice Orthodontics in accordance with the common standards of EU orthodontics schools. In particular, all graduates will receive an adequate and excellent education so as to practice Orthodontics at the highest level, and also competences directed towards various scientific research specializations and/or similar thematic areas.

Graduates in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics will have to be able to speak fluently, both in oral and written form, another EU language in addition to Italian, with a reference to disciplinary lexicon.

The admission test and the lectures of the first two years of the degree course are in English. From the 3rd year the internship and clinical teaching will be in Italian (non-EU students will have in the meantime been able to learn Italian also thanks to literacy courses in the Italian language). On the other hand, the English language offers graduates greater access to scientific knowledge and a broader dialogue with the academic and professional community at an international level and enables them to interact with a much wider international audience, given that a an important number of non-EU graduates, according to the aims of UniCamillus, will return to their country of origin.

On completion of the course of study, the graduate will have gained technical knowledge and skills to take place professionally in the orthodontics field, both public and private.

In the general aspects, the MDCDP biennium addresses the study of basic educational activities aimed at making known to the students the fundamentals of the structural organization and of the vital functions of the human body, and it comprises courses that address issues related to the relationship orthodontist-patient and the comprehension of the underlying principles of the scientific method. The following triennium comprises the study of disciplines of medical, surgical and specialistic interest, with special reference to clinical issues related to dental pathologies, to semiotics of the oral cavity, to the neuro-muscular disorders of the head and neck, and to oral manifestations. The educational activities are carried out in conjunction with the study of odontoiatric disciplines and with the professionalizing clinical practice. The sixth year includes a professionalizing educational activity aimed at the care of the patient with odontostomatological issues. Frontal seminar teaching is aimed at the interdisciplinary discussion of assigned clinical cases.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Master Degree Course in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics can practice the odontoiatric profession following the passing the State exam and the enrollment in the Orthodontists Order.

They will be allowed to practice the odontoiatric profession in the various roles and clinical, sanitary and biomedical professional fields.

They will also be able to perform managerial activities of 1st and 2nd level in facilities of the National Health Service, in accordance with the current laws.

Job opportunities of UniCamillus students ontologically have a further international vocational outlet, with particular reference to areas of the world in which health deficiency is higher and often tragic. The Athenaeum invites to enrol young students with a strong humanitarian vocation, and who can potentially dedicate, if not all, at least part of their professional life in service of less fortunate populations of the South of the World.

Moreover, considering that many students of this University come from such countries, it will be inevitable – through precise placement actions developed by the University thanks to its international network – to supply sanitary centers of developing countries that are currently counting (a bit too much) on voluntary work of health professionals of Western countries, by trying to increase the number of local health professionals.

Teaching Courses are divided into semesters.

Integrated courses are the mandatory courses expected from the study plan. They are made of various courses, that may even be of different scientif-disciplinary areas,  with the purpose of achieving a common specific educational objective.

Elective courses are carried out only in the areas of optional educational activites, and they include academic lectures and/or seminars.

Type of teaching methods. Within the courses it is defined the division of the CFUs (Crediti Formativi Universitari; “Univarsity Educational Credits”) and of the educational timing in the various forms of teaching, as follows:

Ex-cathedra lessons: It is defined as an “ex-cathedra lesson” (from now on “frontal lesson”) the discussion of a specific subject identified with a title and that is part of the educational curriculum intended for the Study Course, carried out by a Professor, according to a pre-determined calendar, and imparted to students regularly enrolled in a specific year, even divided in smaller groups.

Seminar: The seminar is an educational activity with the same characteristics of the frontal lesson, but it is carried out by more Professors simultaneously, even pertaining to different disciplinary fields (or with different competences), and, as such, it is recorded in the lesson registry. Also clinical-pathological Conferences eventually carried out in clinical teachings are recognized as seminar activities.

Professionalizing educational activity: Clinical practice activites are aimed at making the students gain specific professional skills and competences. The responsibility of planning and organizing the clinical practice devolves to a Coordinator of professionalizing educational activities, who avails of Tutors with the same professional profile or who belong to a similar scientific disciplinary field, with a consolidated professional and educational experience, assigned with roles to the didactic structure and chosen in accordance with health facilities where the educational activity is carried out. In the internship facilities, health professionals are chosen as referents/supervisors and cooperate during the conduction of the internship.

The Master Degree Course in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics is nationally programme-access based.

The requirements needed to access the Course are the possession of a diploma of upper secondary school, or another eligible recognized foreign qualification, and also possession of knowledge and competences of general culture, logical reasonment, mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry, based on the ministerial programmes of the upper secondary school.

In order to access the degree course, applicants will be examined and evaluated through a written multiple-choice test for:

– possession of general knowledfe as well as analytic skills on written texts of various kinds;

– logical-mathematical reasonment skills, that is characteristic of deductive logic, spatial-numerical and observational and calculus skills;

– assessment of the initial preparation of subjects of scientic culture (chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics).

Access is granted only with the achievement of the minimum score during the admission test, in accordance with the current law.

Applicants who will have achieved said score but will not have demonstrated adequate knowledge of chemistry and physics, will be given additional learning requirements (ALR; “Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi – OFA”) that will need to be met by attending remedial courses organized by the Study Course before seating the first exam of the first course year.

 

1 YEAR   
DISCIPLINARY FIELDMODULAR COURSESDSUEC
BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES AND SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY 
 Medical StatisticsMED/014
 InformaticsINF/014
 PsichologyM-PSI/011
BIOLOGY AND GENETICS   
 Applied BiologyBIO/138
 Medical GeneticsMED/033
MEDICAL CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS   
 BiochemistryBIO/1010
 PhysicsFIS/077
HISTOLOGY   
 HistologyBIO/178
HUMAN ANATOMY   
 Human AnatomyBIO/1610
ENGLISH LANGUAGE   
 EnglishL-LIN/122
Electives  3
2 YEAR   
FOUNDATIONS IN DENTISTRY   
 Introductory ClinicsMED/285
 Preventative and Community DentistryMED/284
 Dental HygieneMED/504
PHYSIOLOGY   
 PhysiologyBIO/0910
MICROBIOLOGY AND HYGIENE   
 Microbiology and Clinical MicrobiologyMED/075
 General HygieneMED/427
GENERAL PATHOLOGY   
 General PathologyMED/048
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND CLINICAL PATHOLOGY   
 Molecular BiologyBIO/112
 Clinical Molecular BiologyBIO/122
 Clinical PathologyMED/052
IMAGING DIAGNOSTIC AND RADIOTHERAPY   
 Imaging Diagnostic and RadiotherapyMED/366
FORENSIC AND EMPLOYMENT MEDICINE   
 Employment MedicineMED/442
 Forensic MedicineMED/433
3 YEAR   

 

DENTAL MATERIALS AND PROSTHESIS TECHNOLOGIES   
 Dental MaterialsMED/284
 Clinical PracticeMED/284
 Prosthesis and Laboratory TechnologiesMED/285
 Clinical PracticeMED/284
ORAL PATHOLOGY AND MEDICINE   
 Pathological AnatomyMED/086
 DermatologyMED/352
 Odontostomatological Special PathologyMED/286
 Clinical PracticeMED/286
 PHARMACOLOGYBIO/146
 INTERNAL MEDICINEMED/098
 MEDICAL SCIENCES  
 Blood DiseasesMED/151
 Cardiovascular DiseasesMED/111
 Endocrinology DiseasesMED/131
 OncologyMED/062
 GastroenterologyMED/123
 Clinical PathologyMED/051
4 YEAR   
ORAL SURGERY   
 Oral SurgeryMED/285
 Clinical PracticeMED/283
NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY   
 NeurologyMED/263
 PsychiatryMED/251
ORTHODONTICS AND GNATHOLOGY   
 GnathologyMED/284
 Clinical PracticeMED/282
 OrthodonticsMED/284
 Clinical PracticeMED/282
ODONTOSTOMATOLOGICAL DISCIPLINES I   
 Preservative DentistryMED/285
 Clinical PracticeMED/282
 Dental ProsthesisMED/285
 Clinical PracticeMED/282
 PeriodontologyMED/284
 Clinical PracticeMED/283
SURGICAL SCIENCES   
 Anesthesiology and Emergency TreatmentMED/415
 General SurgeryMED/185
 Eye DiseasesMED/302
Electives  3
5 YEAR   

 

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY   
 Preservative DentistryMED/282
 EndodonticsMED/285
 Clinical PracticeMED/284
ORTHODONTICS   
 OrthodonticsMED/286
 Clinical PracticeMED/284
IMPLANTOLOGY   
 Odontostomatological ClinicsMED/283
 Dental ProsthesisMED/283
 PeriodontologyMED/283
 Clinical PracticeMED/283
PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY   
 Pediatric DentistryMED/285
 Clinical PracticeMED/282
 General and Specialistic PediatricsMED/381
PROSTHESIS AND PERIODONTAL REHABILITATION   
 Dental ProsthesisMED/282
 PeriodontologyMED/281
 Clinical PracticeMED/281
DENTAL PROSTHESIS AND PERIODONTOLOGY   
 Dental ProsthesisMED/284
 PeriodontologyMED/283
MAXILLO-FACIAL PATHOLOGY AND THERAPY   
 Maxillo-Facial SurgeryMED/293
 OtorinolaringologyMED/311
 Oral SurgeryMED/283
 Plastic SurgeryMED/191
    
6 YEAR   
ODONTOSTOMATOLOGICAL DISCIPLINES II   
 Dental Prosthesis – Clinical PracticeMED/284
 Dental Materials – Clinical PracticeMED/282
 Periodontology – Clinical PracticeMED/285
 Gnathology – Clinical PracticeMED/282
 Special Odontostomatological Pathology – Clinical PracticeMED/282
ODONTOSTOMATOLOGICAL DISCIPLINES III   
 Oral Surgery – Clinical PracticeMED/283
 Pediatric Dentistry – Clinical PracticeMED/284
 Orthodontics – Clinical PracticeMED/286
 Restorative Dentistry – Clinical PracticeMED/286
INTEGRATED ODONTOSTOMATOLOGICAL THERAPY   
 Odontostomatological Clinics – Clinical PracticeMED/2810
 Preventative and Community Dentistry – Clinical PracticeMED/284
Electives  2
FINAL THESIS  10
TOTAL  360