|Degree:||Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)|
|Type:||Undergraduate (5 years)|
|UCAS Codes:||Course: A200
|Applicants in 2011:||369|
|Interviews:||177 (Overseas students not interviewed)|
|Contact Information:||School of Clinical Dentistry
Dundee Dental School
University of Dundee
Tel: 01382 660111
|Figures are based on University provided averages.|
Why Apply to Dundee?
The Dental School here in Dundee provides great opportunities for studying as an undergraduate. We have a committed team of staff who work together to create an exciting and vibrant environment for study which ever course you choose. Whether you are looking for a career as a dentist or a dental therapist you will find all the information you need in these pages to start your career here with us in Dundee.
AAAAB (minimum), at the first sitting of Highers
AAA, at the first sitting of A levels (A2)
AAA AAA, at the first sitting of Highers
37 points (including 6, 6, 6 at Higher Level), with no retakes
Biology and two from Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics all at A (SQA Higher, A level, ILC Higher) or IB-Higher level at 6, with the third subject at Standard Grade at 2, Int2 at C, GCSE at B, ILC Ord at B or IB Standard Level at 5.
Each year we are able to offer a few places to well qualified graduates who must have a first class Honours degree, preferably in a Life Science subject.
The dental curriculum is under continuing development and review. Therefore, although all the content indicated below will be covered, how this is arranged across the years may be subject to change by 2012/3. This page will be updated to reflect any changes.
The early years focus on the pre- and para-clinical sciences, knowledge of which is vital for a full understanding of your patients’ problems and the reasoning behind the treatments you will provide.
In Year 1, the focus is on the basic biomedical sciences of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, with the addition of the para-clinical dental sciences of oral biology, cell biology, microbiology, pathology and dental materials science.
The clinical relevance of these subjects is highlighted in integrated clinically relevant activities (ICRAs).
You will also undertake a basic emergency care module and basic clinical infection control measures will be introduced in the Cleanliness Champion programme.
Year 2 is a continuation of your studies from Year 1 but with the emphasis moving to the dental and para-clinical sciences. There will be further ICRAs and you will complete the Cleanliness Champion programme.
You will also begin to develop your clinical skills, with introductory skills courses in periodontology and the management of dental caries.
At the end of Year 2, you will undertake the Introduction to Clinical Skills course, where you will learn a range of basic clinical skills in preparation for entering the clinical phase of the curriculum.
These skills will be assessed in a degree examination to ensure that you are ready to go on to provide dental care for patients in Year 3.
You will begin your clinical attachments in Year 3, providing care for patients in a range of dental disciplines within the Dental Hospital.
You will also study the theoretical background of these different disciplines and will continue to develop your skills with further clinical skills courses.
In Year 3 you will also study human disease, in order to appreciate the potential impact of a patient’s general health on their dental treatment.
This teaching takes place at Ninewells Hospital and there is a separate degree examination in this subject.
In Year 4 you will continue your clinical attachments with the addition of further disciplines such as orthodontics, oral medicine and treatment of the dentally-anxious.
You will continue to build your theoretical knowledge and undertake advanced clinical skills courses
At the end of Year 4 you will have your first outreach attachments, at centres both local and distant from Dundee
You will also undertake your period of elective study.
The emphasis in Year 5 is on holistic patient care.
You will have sessions in the Integrated Oral Care clinic in the Dental Hospital, providing total dental care for your patients.
You will also have attachments to a range of specialist consultant clinics.
A significant proportion of your time will be spent in outreach clinics, both longitudinal attachments to local clinics and week-long attachments at distant centres in Aberdeen and Inverness.
Visiting the Dental School
A Dentistry Open Day is available for booking on 29th August 2012 from 11am-12pm. There will also be opportunity to visit other departments and accomodation.
All information taken from university website and liaison with admissions officer. Information correct at time of publication – 30/06/12.