- College of Dentistry

Basic Science


The department of Dental Basic Sciences deals with the sciences that are basic to learn Dentistry, preparing students for professional subjects in the last 2 years of their college life. The subjects of this department are mainly studied in the first, second and the third year of study in the college. Most of the subjects have both theory and practice lectures, but some of them are only theory courses.

Department Vision:

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Department Mission:

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Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of BDS course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the cellular, biochemical, physiological and anatomical concepts related to the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and digestive systems.
  2. Describe the relationship between cellular, tissue and organ structure and function.
  3. Develop a foundational knowledge base in human physiology and microscopic anatomy relating to oral health.
  4. Describe the cellular and biochemical aspects of body metabolism and energetics.
  5. Comprehend the particular languages of gross anatomy and neuroanatomy.
  6. Identify anatomical structures of the head and neck related to the practice of dentistry.
  7. Correlate gross and neuroanatomical structures of the head and neck to their function and physiology in relation to various aspects of dental practice.
  8. Describe the anatomical basis for the function and malfunction of structures in the head and neck.
  9. Explain microbiological and immunological concepts governing the human host-parasite relationship.
  10. Identify characteristics of common pathogens, and describe how these pathogens are identified and treated.
  11. Evaluate and discuss the role of vaccinations, prophylaxis and basic anti-microbial therapy in relation to microbiological disease.
  12. Discuss dental asepsis and aseptic technique.
  13. Critically evaluate relevant scientific literature based on their understanding of microbiological and immunological concepts.
  14. Explain the basic developmental progression of the human organism
  15. Build a foundational knowledge base in developmental anatomy to outline the issues associated with developmental defects
  16. Critically evaluate relevant scientific literature based on their understanding of biochemical cellular, physiological and anatomical concepts.
  17. Describe in detail the development of the craniofacial complex and the relationship of developmental issues to the practice of clinical dentistry.
  18. Explain the basic features of craniofacial development, including the teeth and their supporting apparatus.
  19. Build a foundational knowledge base in the normal development, histology and structure of the teeth and associated structures.
  20. Discuss the relationship between the structure of the oral tissues, their function and pathology.
  21. Describe the developmental errors associated with craniofacial development.
  22. Critically evaluate relevant scientific literature dealing with craniofacial development and associated structures.

Study Methods:

The method of study in the College of Dentistry depends on various tools such as lectures, practical sessions, clinical hospital, and community dentistry, case presentations, and reports. The assessment is achieved via mid-term exams, final exams, essays, OSCE, and reports.

The curriculum program complies with the Bologna process of Directives of the European Union. It consists of 10 semesters across five years of study. The study plan includes 300 ECTS over 5 years and 60 ECTS per year.


The language of academic teaching at the College of Dentistry is English.


The duration of study at the College of Dentistry is 5 academic years of full-time study.

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