Study guide's FMed - Dentistry, 2018-19 information (E)



General information Instruction Examinations Degree structure Courses

1. EDUCATION IN DENTISTRY

1.1. General description of the Dentistry

The Degree Programme in Dentistry, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oulu, is one of the four Dental Schools in Finland giving both under and post-graduate dental education. Our specific mission is to educate scientifically thinking, clinically competent professional dentists, dental specialists and doctors of dental science. The website of the Faculty of Medicine can be found at http://www.oulu.fi/medicine/

Head

Vuokko Anttonen, DDS, PhD, Professor in Cariology, Pedodontics and Endodontics;

e-mail vuokko.anttonen(at)oulu.fi, tel +358 (0)294 485591

Programme director, the Degree Programme in Dentistry

Raija Lähdesmäki, DDS, PhD

e-mail raija.lahdesmaki(at)oulu.fi, tel +358 (0)294488006

Programme director in the Doctoral Degree Programme in Dentistry (UniOGS)

Pekka Ylöstalo, DDS, Professor of Periodontology and Geriatric Dentistry

e-mail pekka.ylostalo(at)oulu.fi, tel +358 (0)294485586

 

1.2. Research areas

The Degree Programme in Dentistry is divided into eight subjects. All subjects are headed by full professors who are in charge of the research, theoretical studies and training in respective areas. Research is also carried out in co-ordination with several subjects both within and outside the University of Oulu. For details of research projects see links to Subjects: http://www.oulu.fi/medicine/node/43052

 

2. Information on Degree Programme

2.1. General description

The degree of Licentiate of Dentistry is 330 ECTS credits. An academic year consists of 60 credits. The studies are pre-scheduled and the average time required to complete the degree is five and a half years.

In Finland, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health is responsible for awarding legal status to dentists and for overseeing the profession. After having the dental degree, the graduate applicant can apply for restricted legal recognition from the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health. Recognition is the prerequisite for working as a private practitioner and for applying for posts and duties in the field of dentistry in Finland. More information: http://www.valvira.fi/en/licensing/professional_practice_rights

Studies in dentistry consist of preclinical and clinical phases including theoretical studies, practical training in phantom labratory and clinical work with patients. Students have their first contacts with patients already at the preclinical phase of the curriculum. In order to arrange teaching to cover more comprehensive themes certain subjects from different subjects in Dentistry have been integrated and taught together in so called strands.

The theoretical studies during the first two preclinical years are together with medical curriculum and consist of cell biology; anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and public health. The clinical part of the studies continue mainly at the facilities of the Dentistry for a three year period. Clinical phase comprises theoretical studies in Dentistry and Medicine, practice in phantom laboratory, clinical demonstrations, tutorials and actual clinical practice in the Teaching Clinic, City of Oulu and the Clinic of Dental and Oral Diseases, University Hospital of Oulu. The final half year is mentored practice in a contract Health Center in Finland. The work with the patients gives the students the necessary skills in oral healthcare, clinical diagnostics, treatment planning and treatment procedures.

2.2. Qualification awarded

Licentiate of Dentistry, (Equivalent to D.D.S. degree in Anglo-American countries)

2.3. Admission requirements

The admission requirements for studies in dentistry comprise the Matriculation Examination Certificate and an entrance examination. All applicants have to participate in the national entrance examination, which is usually arranged in May. The entrance examination is based on Finnish or Swedish textbooks used in the curriculum of the High Schools and their obligatory and specialization courses in biology, physics and chemistry and the material offered in the entrance examination. The language of the entrance examination is Finnish or Swedish.

2.4. Educational and professional goals

The education is based on competence areas that include thorough knowledge on general medicine, oral biology, materials, society and management; good diagnostic, practical and interaction skills; ability in acquiring and assessing information as well as humanity. The competences follow the five domains that are described by Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE). These have been identified to represent the broad categories of professional activity and concerns that occur in the general practice of dentistry.

I     Professionalism, Ethics and Social skills

II    Knowledge Base, Information and Information literacy

III   Clinical Information Gathering, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

IV   Therapy: Establishing and Maintaining Oral Health

V    Prevention and Health Promotion

 

2.5. Access to further studies

Specialization

The Programme in Dentistry in the Faculty of Medicine is also responsible for specialist training. Before entering post-graduate training, which takes three years in clinical dentistry, orthodontics, and healthcare and six years in oral and maxillofacial surgery, the trainee must have worked two years in general practice. The aim of specialist training is to provide the dentists with advanced, comprehensive theoretical and practical skills which are defined as clinical dentistry, orthodontics, healthcare and oral and maxillofacial surgery. A national examination is arranged and must be passed by each trainee and written thesis has to be accepted.

Doctor in Odontology (Equivalent to Ph.D. degree in Anglo-American countries)

Dental graduates may continue their studies to Doctor in Odontology. This includes preparing a dissertation and completing other doctorate studies. In order to obtain the degree, a doctoral candidate must participate in theoretical research training, the extent of which is 20 ECTS credits. The training includes prescribed courses in general postgraduate training (5 credits) and special training (15 credits) according to the topic. The candidate must also conduct research, write and publish a doctoral dissertation and defend it in a public debate. Generally the time needed to obtain a doctorate corresponds to 4 years of full-time work. For details of doctoral studies see links to UniOGS.

2.6. Course structure diagram (with ECTS credits)

Structure of the Degree Programme

The degree programme is divided into six sections:

General studies 19 ECTS
Language studies 6 ECTS
Basic studies 92 ECTS

Subject studies 67 ECTS

Advanced studies 76 ECTS
Practical training 40 ECTS + 30 ECTS

The preclinical phase lasts for two years and mostly consists of basic medical and biomedical studies and subject studies. The completion of clinical phase takes three and half years.

University of Oulu                                                                                                 

Dentistry, Degree Programme in Dentistry 2018-2019

Licentiate of Dentistry, 330 ECTS Credits

 

Year/Term

 

1st autumn

1st spring

2nd autumn

2nd spring

3rd autumn

3rd spring

4th autumn

4th spring

5th autumn

5th spring

6th autumn

 

Code

Title

ECTS

 

     

 

    

 

 

LANGUAGE STUDIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

902155Y

English medical communication

3

 

3

         

 

901038Y
901039Y

Second Official Language (Swedish),
Written Skills
Oral Skills

3

       

3

   

 

 

MEDICINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A540141

Medical cell and developmental biology

21

21

          

 

A540142

Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

13

 

13

         

 

043026P

Genomic medicine I

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

043027P

Psychology for Medical Students

4

 

4

         

 

A540143

Physiology

15

  

15

        

 

A540144

Microbiology and immunology

10

  

10

        

 

043052P

General Pathology

5

  

5

        

 

043037P

Public health

6

   

6

       

 

043038P

Radiation Safety in Medicine

2

   

2

       

 

A540145

Pharmacology and toxicology

10

   

10

       

 

043053P

Basic skills in doctor-patient relationship

3

   

3

       

 

 

DENTISTRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Basic knowledge and skills in dentistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

043001Y

Introduction to medical profession

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

090171A

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Oral Health I
This study module contains: 090171A-01 Introduction to Development of Occlusion and Orthodontics (0.5 Credit), 090171A-02 Organization and Providers of Oral Health Care Services (0.5 Credit) and 090171A-03 Tooth Morphology (2 op)

3

 

3

         

 

090170P

Introduction to Oral Health II

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

090181Y

Growing identity as a dentist Part 1

1

    

1

      

 

090182Y

Growing identity as a dentist Part 2

0.5

      

0.5

    

 

090183Y

Growing identity as a dentist Part 3

0.5

       

0.5

   

 

091731A

Stomatognathic Physiology I (orthofunction)

3

  

3

        

 

091711A

Cariology I

2

   

2

       

 

091712A

Cariology II

8

    

9

      

 

091751A

Basics in Periodontology and Periodontal Treatment (part 1 and 2)

5

    

5

      

 

091761A

Principles of Dental Radiology

4

    

4

      

 

090182A

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Clinical Care
This study module contains: 090182A-01 Introduction to Clinical Work (1.5 Credits), 090182A-02 Ethics, Legislation and Patient Documents, Interpersonal and Communication Skills (1.5 Credit), 090182A-03 Nutrition (0.5 Credits), and 090182A-04 Propedeutic Course on Surgery (1.5 Credits)

5

    

5

      

 

091701A

Clinical Training DC5

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

091713A

Endodontics I

2

     

2

     

 

091771A

Basic Orthodontic Skills

7

     

7

     

 

091721A

Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

4

     

4

     

 

091751S

Special Topics in Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

2

     

2

     

 

091702A

Clinical Training DC6

7

     

7

     

 

091703A

Clinical Training DC7

8

      

8

    

 

091506S

Radiation Safety in Dentistry

0.5

       

0.5

   

 

091781S

Oral Health Care Services and Costs

2

       

2

   

 

091704A

Clinical Training DC8

9

       

9

   

 

091713S

Endodontics II

2

        

2

  

 

091705A

Clinical Training DC9

8

        

8

  

 

091772S

 

 

 

Special features in occlusal development
This study module contains: 091772S-01 ORTHO-Seminars 1-5 (1.5 credit) and 091772S-02 Pathology in occlusal development and adult orthodontics (0.5 credit)

2

        

2

  

 

091782S

Acting as a Dentist in the Oral Health Care System

3

         

3

 

 

091706A

Clinical Training DC10

7

         

7

 

 

090603S

Advanced Practical Training DC11

30

          

30

 

 

2. Oral diseases and overall health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

080206A

Prescriptions

0.5

      

0.5

    

 

091791A

Diseases of Oral Mucosa

3

       

3

   

 

090173S

 

 

Medical Specialities I
This study module contains: 090173S-01 Dermatology and Venereology (0.5 Credits) and 090173S-02 Otorhinolaryngology (0.5 Credit)

1

       

1

   

 

091714S

Kariology III

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

091791S

Oral pathology

6

        

6

  

 

091754A

Geriatric Dentistry

2

        

2

  

 

091822S

Oral Surgery, General Health and Facial Pain Conditions

4

        

4

  

 

090174S

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Specialities II
This study module contains:
090174S-01 Internal Medicine for Dental Students (0.8 Credits), 090174S-02 Clinical microbiology (2.1 Credits), 090174S-03 Neurology (0.4 Credits), 090174S-04 Clinical Pharmacology (1.0 Credits), 090174S-05 Psychiatry (0.4 Credits) and 090174S-06 Forensic Dentistry (0.3 Credits)

5

        

5

  

 

091755S

Periodontal Diseases, General Health and Periodontal Infections

3

         

3

 

 

 

3. Rehabilitation of the occlusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

091732A

Stomatognathic Physiology II (pathofunction)

4

    

4

      

 

091833A

 

 

 

 

Prosthetics I
This study module contains:
091833A-01 Fixed Prosthodontics I (3.5 Credits), 091833A-02 Removable Prosthodontics I (3 Credits), 091833A-03 Dental Materials (1.5 Credits) and 091833A-04 Occlusal Rehabilitation in Periodontal Therapy (1 Credits)

9

     

9

     

 

091733S

 

 

 

 

 

Prosthetics II
This study module contains:
091733S-01 Fixed Prosthodontics II (1.4 Credits), 091733S-02 Removable Prosthodontics II (2 Credits), 091733S-03 Stomatognathic Physiology III (1 Credit) and 091733S-04 Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation (0.6 Credits)

5

      

5

    

 

091734S

 

 

Prosthetics III
This study module contains:
091734S-01 Prosthetic Management for Advanced Cases (1.0 Credits) and 091734S-02 Implant Dentistry (1.0 Credit)

2

         

2

 

 

 

4. Basic knowledge and skills in surgery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

090175S

 

 

 

 

 

Dentoalveolar Surgery 
This study module contains: 090175S-01 Dentoalveolar Surgery (3.7 Credits), 090175S-02 Periodontal Surgery I (2.0 Credits), 090175S-03 Radiology of Dentoalveolar Surgery (1.3 Credits), and 090175S-04 Abnormal eruption patterns of permanent teeth 2 h

7

      

7

    

 

090186S

 

 

 

 

 

Injuries and Odonthogenic Infections
This study module contains:
090186S-01 Trauma and Infection Radiology (0.8 Credit), 090186S-02 Dental and Maxillofacial Injuries - diagnostics and treatment (2.7 Credits), 090186S-03 Odontogenic Infections (0.5 Credits), 090186S-04 Anaesthesiology (1 Credits), 090186S-05 Periodontic-Endodontic lesions 2 h

5

       

5

   

 

091753S

Periodontal Surgery II

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

5. Growth and development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

090177A

 

 

 

 

 

Paediatric Dentistry
This study module contains:
090177A-01 Paediatrics (0.5 Credits), 090177A-02 Pedodontics (2.7 Credits), 090177A-03 Periodontal diseases in children (0.3 Credits), 090177A-04 Oral Health and Health Service System (1 Credit), and 090177A-05 Pediatric oral and maxillofaxial surgery (0.5 Credits)

5

      

5

    

 

091773S

Development of the occlusion

3

       

3

   

 

 

6. Basic knowledge and skills in science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

043002Y

Knowledge and research I: Scientific writing

3

3

          

 

043003Y

Knowledge and research I : Literature retrieval

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

043004Y

Knowledge and research I: Scientific communication

5

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

043005Y

Knowledge and Research II: Data-analysis

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

091601S

Study plan

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

091602S

Thesis

16

         

16

 

 

040300A

Maturity exam (native language)

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

Sum

 

30

30

33

27

29

31

30

30

29

31

30

 

 

Sum

 

 

60

 

60

 

60

 

60

 

60

30

 

 

2.7. Final examination

To obtain the degree final examination has to be completed in following courses:

090302A Oral Pathology

090501A Pedodontics, Cariology and Endodontics

090502A Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

090503A Prosthetic Dentistry

090504A Stomatognathic Physiology

090505A Parodontology and Geriatric Dentistry

090506A Oral Radiology

090510A Healthcare

090601A Oral Development and Orthodontics

In advanced studies the student concentrates on some specific topic, which has scientific relevance in Dentistry. Advanced studies include thesis work (20 ECTS credits) and oral presentation.

2.8. Examination and Assessment Regulations

Assessment is based on written and oral examinations, objective structured clinical examination (4th yr), exercises, essays, field work, supervised clinical work and self-assessment, reports or any other method determined pedagogically appropriate for the particular course. All the exams can be retaken. Additional information is given from the organizing subject. Clinical work is assessed biannually.

Grades used for assessment of the courses are: 5 (excellent; ECTS A), 4 (very good; ECTS B), 3 (good; ECTS C), 2 (satisfactory; ECTS D), 1 (sufficient; ECTS E); fail.