M.A. Dentistry

Masaryk University

Application deadline: April 30
Tuition fee:
  • € 12,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Duration full-time: 60 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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This five-year field of study is completed with the degree of MDDr. The studies are of full-time mode and designed for graduates of secondary schools completed with a school-leaving examination. The first two years of the studies include extended dentistry courses of Preclinical Dentistry, Gnathology, Prosthetic Technology - Materials, and Preventive Dentistry, together with the theoretical general-medicine courses of Medical Physics and Informatics, Biology, Medical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, and others.

Successful studies of the theoretical courses necessitate an excellent previous knowledge of natural science-oriented subjects at the grammar-school level. The instruction is carried out in the form of lectures, practicals, and seminars. The practicals in dentistry courses take place at the Department of Stomatology with the use of modern aids - simulators. Preclinical Dentistry is completed with an examination in the 3rd semester.

The third year of studies comprises general-medicine preclinical courses: Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Clinical Examination in Internal Medicine and Surgery, and others. It is preparatory to the study of clinical general-medicine courses, especially in the 4th and at the beginning of the 5th years. General-medicine courses are taught in a reduced extent with special attention paid to oral and dental problems. From the 5th semester on, intensive, specialised instruction in dentistry courses is started, which continues until the 10th semester.

The studies of dentistry courses are intensified both in the theoretical and practical aspects, ending up in a 15-week pre-graduation practical training in the 10th semester which emphasises a comprehensive treatment of the patient. The dentistry courses occupy more than 50 % of the whole curricular time. In the course of the studies students also complete 4 blocks of vacation practical training during which they gradually get acquainted with the operation of health-care stomatological facilities, with practical procedures, special materials, and technologies. The studies are completed with advanced (rigorous) state examinations in three dentistry subjects: Therapeutic, Surgical, and Orthopaedic Stomatology.

Graduate of dentistry will be provided by knowledge of:

* understanding of scientific methods, especially principles of measurement of biological functions, evaluation of scientifically documented facts and data analysis.
* constitution, physiology and behavior of healthy and sick people and of influence of nature and social environment to health, if this knowledge is near to dentistry
* structure and function of teeth, oral cavity, jaw and surrounding tissue in health and sickness and of their relation to general health and physical and social strain of patient.
* clinical fields and methods that gives a complex view about anomalies, lesions and diseases of teeth, jaw and surrounding tissues and about preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic processes.
* Educational dental program has to guarantee the students the skills necessary for every activity of prevention, diagnosis and therapy of anomalies and diseases of tooth, oral cavity, jaw and connective tissue and qualification to this activity in harmony with deontology rules.

After finishing of 5-year study of dentistry graduate will be prepared to self-activity, practically and theoretically in dentistry and for beginning of special training preparation to obtain the professional certificate in orthodontics and other specializations in dentistry and/or for PGS studies to receive the Ph.D. degree . Characteristics of professions and institutions where obtained education can be applied: private dental office, public dental service and University clinic.

Contents

The basic unit of studies is a course. The amount of study necessary to complete a course is expressed in the assigned number of credits (henceforth credit value). The credit value of each course or group of courses or stage of studies is determined in line with the ECTS principles.

A condition for completion of study in each of the programmes, fields of study or specialisations is the acquisition of credits awarded for completing the courses within a prescribed plan, the overall count of which reaches at least the minimum credit value of studies that is set at thirty times the standard length of studies in a programme expressed in semesters. For the programmes that combine multiple fields of study the minimum credit value is set as weighted average value calculated for each field of study. The weight of the value calculated for the field of study, is defined by the recommended number of credits that represents the field of study in the combination, or is determined in the programme. The credits received during studies in programmes including the lifelong learning programmes held at MU are included into all concurrently studied programmes.

For the purposes of these Rules, courses and groups of courses that are parts of the programmes held at MU, at the MU faculties or at other institutions of higher education, are classified as required, selective, or elective. Required courses are those whose completion as well as the prescribed manner of completion is mandatory. Selective courses are those included in a required group of courses. Required groups of courses are sets of courses from which it is mandatory to complete a certain number of them, including the prescribed manner of completion, or a minimum number of credits. Other courses are elective in relation to the study.

For the purposes of study credit value, only credits for courses the content of which is not identical or substantially overlapping may be recognized. For particular elective courses for which the content of study activities is substantially different each time the course is offered, the Dean of the faculty holding the programme may allow repeating the course more than once during the period of studies, and the accumulation of credits thus acquired.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Completion of a course means meeting its requirements in a manner of the following:

* course-unit credit,
* colloquium,
* examination,
* graded course-unit credit.

The due dates of completion of courses are made public by the Examiner or the examination board Chairperson or another academic staff member appointed by the Dean in IS MU at least two weeks prior to the beginning of examination period. The number of dates of course completion must comply the type and form of course completion, number of enrolled students and course characteristic resulting from the requirements for course completion.

Requirements

Entrance Examination Requirements
The students are accepted on the basis of a written entrance examination consisting of
three separate tests in the following subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics or
Mathematics. Each test contains 40 multiple choice questions with five possible answers out
of which only one answer is correct.
Each test takes 60 minutes. No periodic tables or other reference materials are necessary,
apart from a simple calculator.
The acceptance pass mark in Dentistry is 65%.
The lists of topics for the entrance tests in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Maths are
available at: Sample tests are available at:

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 79

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