M.A. Dentistry

Masaryk University

Application deadline: April 30
Tuition fee:
  • € 10,700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 10,700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 60 months
Languages:
  • English
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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.

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Key learning outcomes

Graduate of dentistry will be provided by knowledge of: a) understanding of scientific methods, especially principles of measurement of biological functions, evaluation of scientifically documented facts and data analysis. b) 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 c) 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. d) 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. e) 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.Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduates will find employment in all branches of dentistry.They may also work as scientific workers in biomedical science disciplines or as specialised representatives of companies for development of dental materials.Access to further studies

Admission to a longcycle Masters degree programme (lasting four to six years) is conditional on completion of comprehensive secondary education or comprehensive secondary vocational education after 13 years of study. Passing the masters degree programme opens the access to further study in the doctoral degree programme. Graduates are awarded the Doctor title (Ph.D.). The standard lenght of a doctoral degree programme is 3 to 4 years.
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.

Please note: the term "credit" means passing the course (not a grading result), it is different from the term "ECTS credit". The term "graded course-unit credit" means special type of examination method and also differ from the term "ECTS 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

Specific admission requirements

Admission to a longcycle Masters degree programme (lasting four to six years) is conditional on completion of comprehensive secondary education or comprehensive secondary vocational education after 13 years of study. The secondary school leaving certificate (maturitní vysvedcení) is issued after passing the secondary school leaving examination. Applicants applying for multiple fields (or faculties) at MU (except Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Social Studies) need to take only one test in a given year, as the result is valid for all applications for which the LPT is required.

English Language Requirements

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

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