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 Dentistry in accordance with the common standards of EU dentistry schools. In particular, all graduates will receive an adequate and excellent education so as to practice Dentistry at the highest level, and also competences directed towards various scientific research specializations and/or similar thematic areas.
Graduates in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics 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 dental 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 dentist-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 dental 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.
Graduates of the Master Degree Course in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics can practice the dental profession following the passing the State exam and the enrollment in the Order of Dentists.
They will be allowed to practice the dental 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 Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics 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 knowledge 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.
Candidates enrolled according to the above mentioned procedure, who have not answered correctly to at least 50% of the questions in, respectively, Chemistry, Biology and Physics of the admission test, are admitted with Additional Education Requirement, limited to that subject, and are required to attend a specific training course meant to fulfil the education requirement detected, before sitting the related exam envisaged by the Plan of Studies, and in any case within the first year. The courses’ professors will verify the fulfilment of the Additional Education Requirements.
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