Program name: Dental program in English
Study Level: Single-Cycle Degree Program
Program leader: Elene Gigineishvili
Mariam Margvelashvili
Study language: English
Qualification: Doctor of Dental Medicine
Program capacity: 300
Program permission: English language B2 and other legislative requirements, namely citizens of Georgia should successfully pass Unified National Entrance Examinations. Foreign high-school graduates who received complete general education abroad or its equivalent and the last two years of complete general education had studied abroad or students who lived abroad for the last two or more years and who are currently studying abroad in higher educational institutions recognized by the legislation of the host countries will be able to enter the program without passing Uniform Unified National Entrance Examinations according to Order №224/N of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia (December 29, 2011). If applicant does not hold a certificate his/her level of English language knowledge is established by the university exam. Minimum threshold of 60%.
Program goals: The goal of the program is to coach qualified dentists, whose professional activities will help to increase the level of dental services, prevent oral diseases and improve overall health. The graduate of this program will have basic knowledge of oral health care medicine (clinical and natural sciences) and deep knowledge of dental specializations. One will also assimilate dental clinical skills considering professional ethical values. Additionally, the graduate will also have skills of learning and teaching, professional growth-development, research and analysis, decision-making, which allows him to logically analyze identified symptoms and see the connection between common pathogenetic process, reasonably set and implement comprehensive treatment plan, pursue patient’s management, have basic manual skills that ensures both prophylactic and therapeutic activities. After the course completion the graduates will have the right to hold the positions according to the Georgian legislation in dental clinics (junior dentist, dental assistant – Order of the Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs ? 01-11 / N 2012, March 14), health care organizations and health insurance providing companies (relations with medical and dental institutions, with the focus on the dental services and dental management of insured people, assistant of the family doctor). Also prepare the student for specialization (residency programs) and the next levels of learning (Master and Doctoral programs). Also hold the positions according to the legislation of various countries.
Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Lecture-seminar;
  • The method of working on the book;
  • Explanation method;
  • Demonstration method ;
  • Using of audio-video learning material;
  • Interactive classes;
  • Situational exercises;
  • Role-playing games;
  • Practical work;
  • Laboratory work ;
  • Teamwork skills;
  • The simulated performance;
  • Posing and solving the problems;
  • Critical analysis;
  • Group exercises;
  • Projects;
  • Exercises oriented on solving of the problems;
  • Case study;
  • Literature review;
  • Searching the files in electronic format or library ;
  • Written work method;
  • Writing topics;
  • Introduction of presentations;
  • Verbal method;
  • Observation method;
  • Simulations on phantoms;
  • Production of electronic and non-electronic medical records;
  • Making of written professional instructions;
  • Clinical practical studies;
  • Working considering the methods of evidence based dentistry;
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
Graduate will be able to:
    • The knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and histology of human body ongoing procedures in both normal and pathological conditions;
    • Deep knowledge of human anatomy and physiology;
    • Systematic knowledge of clinical sciences, which are closely related to oral diseases (Dermatology, venereal diseases, basic medicine and diagnosis, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine and infectious diseases, cardiology, endocrinology, head and neck oncology, surgery and other).
    • Systemic knowledge of health care service formation, management and operation of the system, diseases, prevention and their management (sanitary - hygienic requirements, infection control, etc.), healthy life styles and behavior change;
    • Systematic knowledge of research methods (biostatical and epidemiological);
    • The knowledge of health care legislation and ethical aspects, patient rights and medical provider issues;;
    • Deep knowledge of dental sciences – therapeutic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, dental surgery, maxillo-facial surgery, Prosthetic Dentistry,Orthodontics; Basic knowledge of dental materials;
    • Systematic knowledge of diagnostics of oral diseases (making patient history, managing physical examinations, assessment), the issue of treatment planning and treatment methods considering the respective competences;
    • Knowledge of manipulations (vena punctio, the stiches on the skin and mucous membranes, subcutaneous and intramuscular injection, drug administered intravenously, tooth extraction, tooth preparation, root canal filling, tooth restoration etc. ).
    • Systematic knowledge of control and result maintenance and managment of treated patients;
    • Systemic knowledge of the main groups of drugs, their mode of influence and their interaction mechanisms;
    • Understanding of public health and non-medical fields/areas (business and economics, Computer Applications) concept and applied importance for professional activities;
    • Knowledge of basic diagnostic and therapeutic-preventive principles and methods of diseases;
    • Knowledge of the principles of medical psychology, medical physics, biophysics (natural and preformed, physical factors, biophysical mechanisms of influence on organism etc);

  • Applying knowledge
    Graduate will be able to:
    • Ability to diagnoses, prevent, treat and manage oral diseases considering the competences of therapeutic dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, surgical dentistry, implantology, as well as pediatric dentistry, and also the specifics of various general acute and chronic co-diseases”;
    • With the aim of promoting public oral health, the ability to independently plan and implement basic and alternative activities of public health using epidemiological study methods;
    • The ability to use in new environmental conditions relevant clinical assessment methods and procedures, medical technique, with aim of selecting drug groups methodic recommendations in medical-preventive activities, protocols at the public health and patient specific level;
    • Ability to conduct research considering social and health care values, of evidence-based decision making, and integrate in the country’s health care achievements;
    • Management skills in leadership of health care field and management, which allows to enable new ways for solving complex health care problems
    • The ability of history making, diagnosing of basic and co-diseases considering basic functional indicators of the general status of organism, differentiation, patient data registration and storage.
    • The ability to provide emergency medical care
    • Ability to fulfill medical manipulations (skin surgery, purulent abscess surgery, venepunction, making stitches on skin and mucous membranes, injecting subcutaneously or intramuscularly, injecting medication intravenously, tooth extraction, tooth preparation, the tooth root canal filling, tooth restoration, etc.) and procedures (drainage and to etc.);
    • Ability of safely using treatment medications

  • Making judgments
    Graduate will be able to:
    • Ability of making critical analyses and judgments of incomplete and in some cases contradictory data, with the aim of identification of patient's health, including oral health problematic issues;
    • Ability to evaluate the health status, including oral health, in individuals, target groups and population, and individual and public health, differentiate and clinicaly diagnose diseases, considering age and co-factor diseases;
    • Ability of individual or public health data synthesis, analysis and well-founded judgments, in the oral cavity related difficult clinical cases, based on the achievements of modern medicine, and elaboration of recommendations;
    • Ability of research, making analysis, formulating judgments and elaborating recommendations regarding the oral health related population problem identification;
    • Ability to analyze diagnostic methods and medical technique related biophysical factors and their potential influence on human organism;

  • Communications skills
    Graduate will be able to:
    • Ability to present and protect in verbal and typing, or electronic (including online) modes and English language, personal ideas, proposals, decisions, judgments, accounts and recommendations in academic and professional circles ;
    • Ability to use opinions of professional information and evidence-based decisions;
    • The ability to provide instructions for the preparation of orthodontic appliances and prosthetic constructions in verbal and written format for the dental technician. Professional communication skills with patients and their relatives, colleagues, persons or organizations interested in oral health issues;
    • Ability of professional relations and informing, patients and their relatives, colleagues and health (including oral health) issues interested persons or organizations;

  • Learning skills
    Graduate will be able to:
    • Ability to establish the importance of need of learning and independently managing dental public health and other medical modern thematic issues;
    • The ability of learning the next level of scientific-research works and scientific components of the depth of vision;
    • Ability to understand and strategically plan continuing education in medical fields, including dental specializations;
    • The ability of learning independently using methods of evidence based dentistry. ;

  • Values
    Graduate will be able to:
    • Social, religious equality and democratic values?? based ability of evaluation of inter and intrapersonal relationships considering one’s own and other’s bioethical aspects and
    • The ability of establishment of the protection of patients’ rights and the requirements of professional ethics
  • Date of approval: 11-28-2013
    Approval protocol number: 20-14
    Date of program update: 09-01-2017
    Update protocol number: 39/17
    Program details: The program has 300 ECTS and includes 5 years of teaching. It consists of university (6 ECTS), compulsory (276 ECTS) and optional (18 ECTS ) components. The amount of the ECTS of dental specializations is 126.
    Teaching Process Characteristics: The program consists of theoretical and laboratory teaching, as well as practice, which is implemented within the courses based on the thematic direction. Theoretical lectures can be concurrently conducted in two and more groups. A semester offers curations (rotations) of medical profiles that consider daily and intensive teaching and is organized as in the university campus as well as in the affiliated medical institutions. The students’ number in laboratory and practical groups is not more than 15. The practical training is conducted using mentor system, as for the evaluation of clinical and professional skills the structured (integrated) evaluation system in simulation and clinical setting is used.

    University Core

    CodeSubjectECTSSemester
    KART1220EAcademic Writing6 1

    Credits sum:

    6

    Program Core

    Students who enrolled through the Unified Entry Examinations have to choose English Language for Medics (C1/1) and international students have to choose Georgian, as a second language I
    CodeSubjectECTSSemester
    DENT1111Medical Chemistry6 1
    DENT1220Histology and Embryology6 1
    ENGL3218English Language for Medics (C1/1)6 1
    KART1141Georgian, as a second language I6 1
    NRSI1110EHuman Anatomy6 1
    DENT1210Medical Physics and Biophysics6 2
    DENT1230Biochemistry6 2
    DENT2130Molecular Biology and Genetics6 2
    ENGL3219English Language for Medics (C1/2)6 2
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6 2
    NRSI1220EHuman Physiology6 2
    DENT2110Topographic Anatomy6 3
    DENT2120Pathological Anatomy and Physiology6 3
    DENT2140Therapeutic Dentistry I (propaedeutics)3 3
    DENT2150Dental Surgery (propaedeutics)3 3
    DENT2160Prosthetic Dentistry I (propaedeutics)3 3
    DENT2170Pediatric Dentistry I (Prophylaxis of Dental Diseases Part I)3 3
    NRSI2140EMicrobiology6 3
    DENT2210Dental Materials3 4
    DENT2230Patient care and First Aid3 4
    DENT2240Therapeutic Dentistry II (Cariesology)3 4
    DENT2250Dental Surgery II (Odontogenic diseases)3 4
    DENT2260Prosthetic Dentistry II (Fixed Prosthodontics Part I)3 4
    DENT2270Pediatric Dentistry II ( Prophylaxis of Dental Diseases Part II)3 4
    DENT3110Pharmacology for Dentists3 4
    NRSI4140EBioethics and medical law3 4
    DENT2220Professional Communication3 5
    DENT3111Pediatric Dentistry III (Cariesology) (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3120Radiology (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3130Medical Psychology and Psychiatry (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3140Hematology3 5
    DENT3150Dermatology and Venerology3 5
    DENT3160Endocrinology3 5
    DENT3170Therapeutic Dentistry III (Endodontics Part I) (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3180Surgical Dentistry III (Non-odontogenic maxillofacial diseases) (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3190Prosthetic Dentistry III (Fixed Prosthodontics Part II) (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3220General Medicine and Diagnostics6 6
    DENT3230Otorhynolaryngology (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3240Phthisiology (Tuberculosis) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3250Therapeutic Dentistry IV (Endodontics Part II) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3260Dental Surgery IV (TMJ disorders) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3270Prosthetic Dentistry IV (Removable partial dental prostheses Part I) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3280Pediatric Dentistry IV (Endodontics) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT4280Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Dentists6 6
    DENT4110Pediatrics for Dentists (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4120Neurology3 7
    DENT4130Opthalmology (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4140Orthodontics I (propaedeutics) (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4150Therapeutic Dentistry V (Preclinical parodontology) (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4160Dental Surgery V (Maxillofacial oncology part I) (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4170Prosthetic Dentistry V (Removable partial dental prostheses Part II) (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4180Pediatric Dentistry V (Periodontology) (Rotation)3 7
    HELM2210EHealth Care Management6 7
    DENT4210Dental Management of Medically Complex Patients (Rotation)3 8
    DENT4220Internal Medicine, Infectous Diseases3 8
    DENT4230Orthodontics II (Diagnostics and orthodontic appliances) (Rotation)3 8
    DENT4240Therapeutic Dentistry VI (Clinical Parodontology) (Rotation)4 8
    DENT4250Dental Surgery VI (Maxillofacial oncology part II) (Rotation)4 8
    DENT4260Prosthetic Dentistry VI (Removable partial dental prostheses Part III) (Rotation)4 8
    DENT4270Pediatric Dentistry VI ( Diseases of oral mucosa) (Rotation)3 8
    DENT5110Head and Neck Oncology3 9
    DENT5120Allergology and Immunology3 9
    DENT5130Orthodontics III (Craniofacial anomalies and their treatment methods) (Rotation)3 9
    DENT5140Therapeutic Dentistry VII (Diseases of Oral Mucosa Part I) (Rotation)3 9
    DENT5150Dental Surgery VII (Perio Surgery) (Rotation)3 9
    DENT5160Prosthetic Dentistry VII (Removable complete dentures and maxillofacial prosthetics) (Rotation)3 9
    DENT5170Pediatric Dentistry VII, (Infections of Oral Mucosa) and Pediatric Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Part I (Rotation)6 9
    DENT5210Surgery6 10
    DENT5220Anesthesiology and Reanimatology3 10
    DENT5230Orthodontics IV (Adult orthodontics) (Rotation)3 10
    DENT5240Therapeutic Dentistry VIII (Diseases of Oral Mucosa Part II) (Rotation)4 10
    DENT5250Dental Surgery VIII (Implant Dentistry) (Rotation)4 10
    DENT5260Prosthetic Dentistry VIII (Implant Dentisrty) (Rotation)4 10
    DENT5270Pediatric Dentistry VIII (Oncology of oral mucosa) and Pediatric oral and maxillo-facial surgery Part II (Rotation)6 10

    Credits sum:

    288

    Program Elective

    Students have to choose 18 credits from the list
    CodeSubjectECTS
    BUSN1210EBasics of Business and Economics6
    DENT3210Public Health and Administration6
    DENT4290Dental Public Health and Research6
    LATN2219Latin Language (For Medics)6
    MATH1214Fundamentals of quantitative research methods6
    MKTG2210EBasics of Marketing6
    COMM4120Introduction to Public Relations6
    HIST1120EIntroduction to World History6
    HIST1230EIntroduction to the History of Georgia6
    PSYC1275ESocial Psychology6

    Credits sum:

    60









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    Evaluation system


    Weekly review

    36 point / 36%;

    Research Paper

    10 point/ 10%;

    Midterm exams

    24 point / 24%;

    Final exam

    30 point / 30%


    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed



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