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2015 Faculty of Dentistry NOTICE All particulars in this calendar are applicable as from January 1,

2015

Faculty of Dentistry

NOTICE

All particulars in this calendar are applicable as from January 1, 2015The University reserves the right to amend any regulation or provision at any time without prior notice.

Although every attempt has been made to ensure that the information is accurate, the University does not accept any liability concerning inaccuracies of any of the contents in the Calendar.

The Higher Education Qualifications Framework (HEQF), as gazetted on 5 October 2007 is currently being phased in at the University. The alignment of all existing programmes with the HEQF is a project that is envisaged to take until 2015 at the earliest to complete. Due to this certain information in this calendar may not be in line with the HEQF.

CONTENTS
CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

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THE FACULTY OF DENTISTRY & WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

(WHO) COLLABORATING CENTRE FOR ORAL HEALTH

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FACULTY BOARD AND FACULTY OFFICE STAFF

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LECTURING AND TECHNICAL STAFF

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RULES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

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Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS (5101)

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Bachelor of Oral Health - BOH (5211)

 

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RULES FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

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Postgraduate

Diploma

in

Dentistry PDD (5309)

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Master of Science (Thesis) MSc (5800)

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Master of Science (Structured) MSc (5801)

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Master of Dental Surgery - MDS (5811)

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Doctor of Philosophy PhD (5901)

 

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UNDERGRADUATE MODULE DESCRIPTORS

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BDS

I

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BDS

II

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BDS

III

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BDS

IV

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BDS

V

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BOH

109

BOH

II

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BOH

III

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POSTGRADUATE MODULE DESCRIPTORS

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Postgraduate

Diplomas in Dentistry

 

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Postgraduate Diploma in Sedation and Pain Control

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Master of Science (Structured)

 

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Master of Science (Thesis)

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Master of Dental Surgery

 

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Doctor

of

Philosophy

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE UNIVERSITY

All postal correspondence should be addressed to the relevant person or department at:

The University of the Western Cape Private Bag X17 Bellville

7535

Should you not know the person or department, please direct all correspondence to:

The Registrar

University of the Western Cape Private Bag X17 Bellville

7535

Faculty related enquiries can be directly forwarded to:

Ms Joline Savill Faculty Manager Faculty of Dentistry The University of the Western Cape Private Bag X17 Bellville

7535

Tel: +27 (0)21 937 3159 Fax: +27 (0)21 931 2287

Email: dentistry@uwc.ac.za

CONTACT NUMBERS

UWC Switchboard UWC Call Centre

+27 (0)21 959 2911 +27 (0)21 959 3900/1/2/3

General Fax Tygerberg Hospital Switchboard:

+27 (0)21 959 3126 +27 (0)21 937 3000

Tygerberg Hospital Fax:

+27 (0)21 931 2287

Mitchell‘s Plain Switchboard:

+27 (0)21 370 4400

Mitchell‘s Plain Fax:

+27 (0)21 392 3250

THE UNIVERSITY’S WEBSITE: www.uwc.ac.za

GENERAL BURSARIES AND LOANS

Full particulars of bursaries and loans are set out in a separate brochure that is obtainable from:

Financial Aid Office

University of the Western Cape Private Bag X17 Bellville

7535

Tel: +27 (0)21 959 3114

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CALENDAR

The calendar is obtainable in the following separate parts:

Part 1

General Information

Part 2

Faculty of Science

Part 3

Faculty of Arts

(a)

Undergraduate

(b)

Postgraduate

Part 4

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

(a)

Undergraduate

(b)

Postgraduate

Part 5

Faculty of Education

Part 6

Faculty of Dentistry

Part 7

Faculty of Law

Part 8

Faculty of Community and Health Sciences

Part 9

Schedule of Fees

A separate publication containing the Faculty‘s teaching and examination time-tables is obtainable from the Faculty Office.

LOCATION

The University of the Western Cape‘s (UWC) Faculty of Dentistry is located over three campuses and training is undertaken on the Oral Health Provincial Teaching Platform, which includes Groote Schuur and Red Cross

Children‘s Hospital.

Main Campus

The main campus is situated in Bellville in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Bellville is part of the city of Tygerberg, one of six municipal regions that form part of the broader Cape Metropolitan Council. It is

30 minutes‘ drive from Cape Town, the country‘s parliamentary capital, and one of the world‘s most beautiful

and scenic cities.

Mitchells Plain Campus

The Mitchells Plain Campus is situated approximately 20 kilometers from the main campus, in the residential suburb of Mitchells Plain. The university owns two and a half floors of the Medical Centre in the heart of Mitchells Plain Town Centre.

Tygerberg Campus

The Tygerberg Campus is situated in Parow Valley. It is 25 kilometers from the Cape Town city center and approximately 8 kilometers from the UWC main campus. The office of the Dean is located here.

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DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS CONFERRED IN THE FACULTY

DEGREES

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

BDS

Bachelor of Oral Health

BOH

Master of Science

MSc (Dent)

 

MDS

Master of Dental Surgery Doctor of Philosophy

PhD

Doctor of Science in Odontology

DSc (Odont)

DIPLOMAS

Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry

(PDD)

Postgraduate Diploma in Pain and Sedation Control

 

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THE FACULTY OF DENTISTRY & WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) COLLABORATING CENTRE FOR ORAL HEALTH

The Faculty of Dentistry is a world-class oral health centre committed to the promotion of oral health through the excellence of its learning, service and research. A product of the transformation process in South Africa, this Faculty is firmly rooted in the struggle for the social, political and economic well being of the South African community.

The Faculty plays a prominent role in the advancement of oral health in South Africa and Africa in association with the WHO, by engaging with the broader social, political and economic determinants of oral health, and through the training of well-rounded professionals with a holistic understanding of development, health and oral health care.

The ethos of the Faculty is one that actively promotes participation, democracy, equity, transparency, innovation, good governance and a deep respect for the rights and well-being of all.

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FACULTY BOARD AND FACULTY OFFICE STAFF

The Rector (ex officio), Vice Rectors (ex officio)

Profs Osman YI (Dean), Geerts GAVM, Harris AMP, Hille JJ, Kariem G, Louw AJ, McMillan W, Morkel JA, Mugabo P, Myburgh NG, Naidoo S (Deputy Dean Research), Parker ME (Deputy Dean Academic & Teaching and Learning), Shaikh A, Stephen LXG, Swart R, Wilson VJ; Drs Adam RZ, Ahmed R, Ahmed S,

Barrie RB, Basson NJ,

Behardien N, Bredenkamp S, Brijlal P, Cassim S, Chetty M, Cloete C, Cupido M,

Dhaya D, Di Pasquale T, Dyason A, Hein G, Holmes H, Hudson APG, Jeftha A, Karjiker F, Khan SB, Maart

R, Mahomed-Peerbhay FB, Mohamed N, Moodley D, Mostert L, Mulder R, Oosthuizen DR, Patel NM, Peck MT, Prince E, Roberts T, Saayman CM, Shaik S, Stuhlinger M, Theunissen ETL, Van der Westhuizen AJ, Yasin-Harnekar S (Deputy Dean Clinical), Ziegler J ; Mdmes Cader R, Crombie K, Gordon N, Potgieter E, Rayner C, Savill JT, Viljoen K; Mr Taft D; one representative each from the Faculties of Community and Health Sciences, Science and Arts of UWC, two student representatives and one administrative representative and one representative from the Western Cape Branch of the South African Dental Association.

FACULTY OFFICE STAFF

Dean:

Prof YI Osman, BChD, MChD (Western Cape), BBA (Hons), MBA (Stellenbosch), PGD HM (Cape Town)

Deputy Dean (Academic & Teaching and Learning) Deputy Dean (Clinical):

Prof ME Parker, BChD (Western Cape), MDent Rad (London) Dr S Yasin-Harnekar BChD, MSc (Dent), PDD (Orthodontics)

Deputy Dean (Research):

(Western Cape) Prof S Naidoo, BChD (London), LDS RCS (Eng), MDPH

Faculty Manager:

(London), DDPH RCS (Eng), MChD (Western Cape), PhD (Stellenbosch), PG Dip Int Research Ethics (Cape Town), DSc (Odont) (Western Cape) Ms JT Savill, BA, MPA (Western Cape)

Dean’s Secretary:

Ms EZ Voigt

Faculty Officer:

Ms Z Smith

Administrative Officers:

Ms N Benjamin

Administrative Assistant:

Ms B Bingwa Mr S Cozyn Mr C Baatjes

Administrative Officer/Finance Administrators:

Ms A Begg, National Diploma: Management (CPUT) Ms B Carstens, Secretarial Diploma (CompuTeach) Ms H Lubbe, Secretarial Certificate (Tygerberg Technical College) Ms I Van Der Rheede

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LECTURING AND TECHNICAL STAFF

COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH Cluster Head:

Prof AJ Louw, BChD (Pretoria), BScMedSciHons

Secretary:

(Stellenbosch), MChD (Pretoria) Ms S Graham

Professor/Chief Specialist:

Vacant

Associate Professor/Principal Specialist:

Prof AJ Louw, BChD (Pretoria), BScMedSciHons

Associate Professor/Senior Specialist:

(Stellenbosch), MChD (Pretoria) Prof NG Myburgh, BChD (Rand), MChD (Western Cape)

Senior Professor/Principal Specialist:

PGDip Health Policy (Leeds), PGDip Int Research Ethics (Cape Town) Prof S Naidoo, BChD (London), LDS RCS (Eng), MDPH

Senior Lecturer/Principal Specialist:

(London), DDPH RCS (Eng), MChD (Western Cape), PhD (Stellenbosch), PGDip Int Research Ethics (Cape Town), DSc (Odont) (Western Cape) Dr RB Barrie, BChD Hons, MChD, MPA (Stellenbosch),

Part time Lecturer:

PhD (Western Cape) Dr K Simpson, BChD (Western Cape)

Registrars:

Vacant

DIAGNOSTIC SCIENCES Cluster Head:

Deputy Head:

Prof LXG Stephen, BChD (Western Cape), PhD (Cape Town) Vacant

Secretaries:

Ms J Botha

DIAGNOSTICS AND RADIOLOGY Professor/Chief Stomatologist:

Ms U Prins

Emeritus Professor:

Prof ME Parker, BChD (Western Cape), MSc (Dent Rad) (London) Prof CJ Nortjé, BChD (Pretoria), PhD (Stellenbosch),

Extra-ordinary Professor:

DipABOMFR (USA), DSc (Odont) (Pretoria) Prof L Janse van Rensburg, MBChB (Witwatersrand), DA,

Lecturer/Dentist:

MFGP (College of Medicine), MFam Med (Free State), MMed (Stellenbosch), DSc (Odont) (Western Cape) Dr S Shaik, BChD, PDD, MSc(Dent) (Western Cape)

Senior Lecturer/Principal Stomatologist:

Vacant

Lecturer/Chief Radiographer:

Ms K Crombie, National Dip Diagnostic Radiography,

Part time Lecturer:

HDE (South Africa), MSc Dent (Western Cape) Dr Z Yacoob, BChD, PDD, MSc Dent (Western Cape)

Assistant Technical Officer:

Mr W Fransman, Nat Dip Lab Anim Technol (Tech SA)

MAXILLOFACIAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY & FORENSIC SCIENCES

Professor/Chief Specialist:

Prof JJ Hille, DDS (Neth), MDent (Witwatersrand), FC

Part-time Professor:

Path (SA) Prof VM Phillips, BChD (Witwatersrand), MChD

Senior Lecturer /Specialist:

(Stellenbosch), FC Path (SA Oral Path), Dip Maxillo- Facial Radiol (Stellenbosch), PhD, DSc (Odont) (Western Cape) Dr T Roberts BChD, MChD (Western

Lecturer / Specialist:

Cape) Vacant

Part-time Scientist:

Dr H Adeola, BCHD (Idadan), FWACS (West Africa)

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Registrars

FMCDS (Nigeria) Dr J Opperman, BChD (Stellenbosch), PDD (Western Cape) Dr GF Dapaah, BSc, BCHD (Univ of Ghana)

ORAL BIOLOGY

Senior Lecturer:

Dr M Chetty, BChD, MChD (Western Cape)

ORAL MEDICINE AND PERIODONTOLOGY

Professor/Chief Stomatologist:

Prof LXG Stephen, BChD (Western Cape), PhD (Cape

Associate Professor:

Town) Vacant

Senior Lecturer/ Principal Specialist:

Vacant

Lecturer/ Senior Dentist:

Dr D Dhaya, BChD (Western Cape)

Part-time Emeritus Professors:

Prof WP Dreyer, BChD, HDipDent (Witwatersrand), PhD

Senior Lecturers / Specialists:

(Stellenbosch) Prof PH Beighton, MB.BS, MRCS.LRCP, MD (London), PhD (Wits), FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCP (London), FRCPCH (UK), MPhil (Lancaster) Dr HK Holmes, BChD, MSc (Dent), MChD (Western

Lecturers:

Cape) Dr A Jeftha, BChD, MChD (Western Cape) Dr MT Peck, BChD, MSc (Dent) MChD (Western Cape) MRD (Perio) RCS Edinburgh Ms E Dhaya, Dipl OH (Western Cape), Dipl Health

Registrars:

Education in Developing Countries (Leeds) Ms S Simons, Dipl OH (Western Cape) Dr G Abrahams, BChD (Western Cape) Dr A Allie, BChD (Western Cape) Dr F Bamjee, BChD (Western Cape) Dr SP Mpungose, BChD (Western Cape) Dr S Mulder-van Staden, BChD (Western Cape)

MAXILLO-FACIAL & ORAL SURGERY AND ANAESTHESIOLOGY & SEDATION

Head (Academic):

Prof JA Morkel, BChD, MBChB, MChD (Stellenbosch),

Head (Clinical):

FCMFOS (SA) Prof G Kariem, BChD (Western Cape), MChD

Secretary:

(Stellenbosch), FCMFOS (SA) Ms J de Wet

Anaesthesiology and Sedation Lecturer/ Specialist: Dr L Mostert, MBCHD, MMed (Stellenbosch), FCA (SA)

Part-time Professor/Chief Specialist:

Prof JA Roelofse, MBChB, MMed, PhD (Stellenbosch)

Medical Officer: Dr M du Raan, MBChB (Stellenbosch), DA (SA), DESA (European Society of Anesthesiologist)

Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery Associate Professor/Principal Specialist:

Associate Professor/Chief Specialist:

Senior Lecturer/Senior Specialists:

Lecturer/Senior Stomatologist:

Senior Lecturer/Principal Dentist:

Lecturer/Dentist:

Prof G Kariem, BChD (Western Cape), MChD (Stellenbosch), FCMFOS (SA) Prof JA Morkel, BChD, MBChB, MChD (Stellenbosch), FCMFOS (SA) Dr GJ Hein, BSc, BChD, MChD (Western Cape) Dr AJ van der Westhuiizen, BChD, MChD (Stellenbosch), FFD (SA) (MFOS), FDS, RCS (Eng) Dr N Behardien, BChD, MSc (Dent), PDD (Pain & Sedation) (Western Cape) Vacant Dr M Cupido, BChD, PDD (Western Cape)

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Part-time Lecturers/Specialists:

Dr B Berezowski, BChD, MDent (Witwatersrand), FFD

Registrars:

RCS (Eng) Dr S Singh, BSc (Natal), BChD, MChD (Western Cape), FCMFOS (SA) Dr M Ostrofsky, BChD, MDent (Witwatersrand) Dr S Aniruth BChD, MChD (Western Cape) Dr S Otto, BSc, BChD (Stellenbosch), MChD (Western Cape), FCMFOS (SA) Dr E Parker, BChD, MChD (Western Cape) Dr Y Ngcwama, BChD (Western Cape)

Part-Time Dentists:

Dr L Mdlalose, BChD (Western Cape) Dr M Meyer, BChD, HonsBScDent Sci (Stellenbosch) Dr N Mahomed, BChD (Witwatersrand) Dr W Daniels, BChD (Western Cape)

Part-Time Medical Officers:

Dr V Davids, BChD (Western Cape), Hons BChD (Stellenbosch), LLB (Western Cape) Dr Y Govender, BChD (Western Cape) Dr A Levendal, BChD (Western Cape ), Hons BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr S Lewis, BChD, PDD (Western Cape) Dr S Ranchod, BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr J Hendricks, BChD (Western Cape) Dr G Davids, BChD (Western Cape) Dr D Cannon-van Merch , BChD (Western Cape) Dr K Pedro, BChD (Western Cape) Dr C Kathan, BChD (Western Cape) Dr I Da Silveira, Dental Surgery (Fed Univ Para-Brazil) Dr A Weidman, BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr A Heyns, MBChD (Stellenbosch), MPharmMed (UP),

Part-Time Oral Hygienist:

DA (SA), PDD (Western Cape) Dr C de Jager, MBChB (Stellenbosch) Dr A Le Roux, MBChB (Stellenbosch), DA (SA) Dr S McQueen, MBChB (Stellenbosch), DA (SA) Dr E Rossouw-Kriel, MBChD (UP), DA (SA), FCA (SA) Ms A Davids, Dipl OH (Western Cape)

ORAL HYGIENE

Cluster Head:

Dr P Brijlal, BOH (Durban Westville), MSc Dent, PhD

Secretary:

(Western Cape) Ms E Lückhoff

Senior Lecturer/Control Hygienist:

Ms E Potgieter, BScHons, HED, Dipl OH (Stellenbosch)

Lecturers / Chief Hygienists:

Ms N Gordon, Dipl OH (Western Cape), BA (South

Lecturers:

Africa), MPH (Maastrict), Dipl Adult Education (Western Cape) Ms C Rayner, Dipl OH, BA, BA (Hons), MA (Western Cape) Ms K Viljoen, Dipl OH (Stellenbosch), BA, NDTO, MEd (South Africa) Dr P Brijlal, BOH (Durban Westville), MSc Dent, PhD

Part-time Lecturers:

(Western Cape) Ms R Cader, Dip OH, BOH (Western Cape), PDD Medical Education (Cape Town) Ms A Bernado, BOH (Western Cape) Vacant

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ORTHODONTICS AND PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Cluster Head:

Prof AMP Harris, BChD, MChD, Hons BSc Med Sc

Head (Paediatric Dentistry):

(Stellenbosch), DTE (South Africa), FFD (SA) Ortho, PhD (Western Cape) Dr N Mohamed, BChD, BScDent Sci Hons, MSc (Dent)

Prof AMP Harris, BChD, MChD, Hons BSc Med Sc

Secretary:

(Stellenbosch) Ms RR November, National Higher Secretarial Certificate

Orthodontics Professor/Chief Specialist:

(Cape Peninsula UT)

Associate Professor/Senior Specialist:

(Stellenbosch), DTE (South Africa), FFD (SA) Ortho, PhD (Western Cape) Prof AB Shaikh, BChD, MSc (Dent), MChD (Western

Senior Lecturer/Specialist:

Cape) Dr ETL Theunissen, BChD, MChD (Western Cape)

Lecturer/Specialist:

Dr DR Oosthuizen, BChD, DGG (Stellenbosch), MChD

Lecturer/Principal Dentist:

(Western Cape) Dr APG Hudson, BChD, BSc Dent Sci Hons

Part-time Specialist:

(Stellenbosch), MSc Dent (Western Cape) Dr I Amra, BChD (Witwatersrand), MSc (Dent), MChD

Registrars:

(Western Cape) Dr VG Dubula, BChD, PDD (Western Cape)

Paediatric Dentistry Lecturer/ Principal Dentists:

Dr Y Khatieb, BChD, PDD (Interceptive Orthodontics) (Western Cape) Dr J Cupido, BChD, PDD (Interceptive Orthodontics) (Western Cape) Dr T Di Pasquale, BChD (Western Cape)

Lecturer/Senior Dentist:

Dr S Yasin-Harnekar, BChD, MSc (Dent), PDD (Orthodontics) (Western Cape) Dr FB Mahomed Peerbhay, BSc (Kwazulu Natal), BChD (Western Cape), Dipl Paediatric Dentistry (Stellenbosch), MSc (Dent) (Western Cape) Dr N Mohamed, BChD, BScDentSciHons, MSc (Dent)

Lecturer:

(Stellenbosch) Dr R Mulder, BChD, MSc Dent (Western Cape)

Part-time Lecturer:

Dr N Noordien, BChD, PDD (Paediatric Dentistry)

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY Cluster Head:

(Western Cape)

Deputy Head:

Prof VJ Wilson, BChD, MChD (Western Cape) Dr NM Patel, BChD (Mangalore), MChD, PDD (Western

Secretaries:

Cape) Ms Y Erasmus, BA (Western Cape)

CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY Associate Professor/Chief Specialist:

Ms C Mguga, Office Man & Techn Dip (Cape Peninsula UT)

Senior Lecturer/Principal Specialist:

Prof GAVM Geerts, BChD, MChD (Stellenbosch), PDD (Western Cape) Dr NM Patel, BChD (Mangalore), MChD, PDD (Western

Senior Lecturer/Principal Stomatologist:

Cape) Dr CM Saayman, BChD, MSc Dent Sc (Stellenbosch)

Senior Lecturer/Senior Stomatologist:

Dr RZ Adam, BChD, (Western Cape), PDD (Stellenbosch), MSc Dent (Western Cape)

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Senior Lecturer/Stomatologist:

Senior Lecturer/Dentist:

Lecturers/Dentists:

PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY Associate Professor/Principal Specialist:

Senior Lecturer/Specialist:

Senior Lecturer/Stomatologist:

Senior Lecturers/Principal Dentists:

Lecturer/Dentists:

Senior Lecturer/Dentist:

Registrars:

Dr D Moodley, BChD (Mys), PDD (Aesthetic Dentistry), MSc DentSci (Stellenbosch), PhD (Western Cape) Dr A Dyason, BChD (Western Cape) Dr S Ahmed, BChD (Stellenbosch), PDD (Western Cape) Dr S Bredenkamp, BChD, PDD (Paediatric Dentistry) (Western Cape) Dr C Cloete, BChD (Western Cape) Dr F Karjiker, BChD (Stellenbosch), PDD (Clinical Dentistry), PDD (Endodontics) (Western Cape) Dr J Ziegler, BChD (Western Cape)

Prof VJ Wilson, BChD, MChD (Western Cape) Dr S Cassim, BChD, (Western Cape), Dip Odont (Pretoria), PDD (Stellenbosch), MChD (Western Cape) Dr R Maart, BChD (Western Cape), PDD (Stellenbosch), PGD HM (Cape Town), M Phil (Higher Education) (Stellenbosch) Dr SB Khan, BChD (Western Cape), PDD (Stellenbosch) MSc (Dent) (Western Cape), Dr R Ahmed, BChD (Stellenbosch), PDD (Western Cape) Dr M Stuhlinger, BChD (Hons) (Stellenbosch), MSc (Restorative) (Western Cape) Dr E Prince, BChD (Western Cape), BAA (EMS), PG Dip (UCT GSB), MSc (University of Louborough) Dr SN Kabini, BChD (Medunsa), PDD (Endodontics), PDD (Prosthetics) (UP) Dr WM Asia, BChD (Western Cape)

ORAL AND DENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Researcher:

Cell-culture Technologist:

Administrative Officer:

Dr NJ Basson, BSc, BScHons, MSc, PhD (Stellenbosch) Ms A Olivier, BSc, Hons B (Phys Ed), M (Phys Ed)

(Stellenbosch) Ms RA Basson, BA, HonsBA (Psych) (South Africa) MA (Psych) (Western Cape)

DENTAL EDUCATION Associate Professor/ Education Advisor:

Prof W McMillan, BPrim Ed (Cape Town), BEd (Cape Town), Post Grad PP (South Africa), DEd (Western Cape)

HONORARY AND P/T STAFF OF THE ORAL AND DENTAL TEACHING HOSPITAL

Department of General Surgery, US Lecturer:

Dr JA Lubbe, MBChB, MMed (Stellenbosch), GKC (SA)

Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, US

Lecturer:

Dr AFS Rocher, MBChB, MMed (Stellenbosch), GKN

(SA)

The Dermatology Department, UCT

Consultant -full time:

Prof G Todd, PhD (Cape Town), MBChB (Cape Town), FF Derm (SA), BSc Agric (Natal)

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PART-TIME / CONTRACT STAFF OF THE FACULTY OF DENTISTRY

Principal Dentists/Specialists:

Dentists:

Dr S Cara, BChD (Western Cape), MChD (Stellenbosch) Dr AM de Villiers, BChD (Stellenbosch), MSc (Orthodontics) (Boston Univerisity) Dr V Els, MChD (Stellenbosch) Dr MT Ferguson, BChD (Rand), MChD (Western Cape) Dr RJ Ginsberg, BChD (Witwatersrand), Dipl Ortho RCS (Eng) Dr KC Johannes, BChD (Western Cape), MChD (Stellenbosch) Dr DA Orkin, BChD (Rand), MSc (Stellenbosch), PhD (Western Cape) Dr R Rahbeeni, BChD, MChD (Prosthodontics) (Western Cape) Dr MG Samsodien, BChD (Bombay), MChD (Orth) (Western Cape) Dr D Adams, BDS, PDD (Paediatric Dentistry) (Western Cape) Dr MS Adams, BChD (Western Cape) Dr H Ellis, BChD (Western Cape) Dr B Ahmed- Kathree, BChD (Western Cape) Dr M Bedford, BChD, PDD (Minor Oral Surgery), PDD (Maxillofacial Radiology) (Western Cape) Dr C Benjamin, BChD (Western Cape) Dr CJ Botha, BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr W de Lange, BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr Y Fakir, BChD, PDD (Interceptive Ortho) (Western Cape) Dr WE Farao, BChD, PDD (Oral Surg) (Western Cape) Dr G Ferreira, BChD (Stellenbosch) (Gugulethu) Dr W Gamieldien, BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr N Khan, BChD (Pretoria), PDD (Western Cape) Dr L Krige, MBChB (UP, DA (SA) (College of Med) Dr K Kathieb, BChD (Western Cape) Dr Q Isaacs, BChD (Western Cape) Dr S Ismail, BSc (Western Cape), BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr A Marais, BChD (Stellenbosch), PDD, MSc (Paediatric Dentistry) (Western Cape) Dr A Mohamed, BChD (Western Cape) Dr F Motlekar, BChD (Western Cape) Dr S Omar, BChD, PDD (Interceptive Ortho) (Western Cape) Dr V Padayachee, BChD (US/UWC), PDD Implantology (Wits), MSc Implantology (Wits) Dr FM Paruk, BChD, PDD (Clinical Dent) (Western Cape) Dr N Pema, BChD, PDD (Interceptive Ortho) (Western Cape) Dr GA Le Roux, BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr N Royker, BChD, PDD (Implantology) (Western Cape) Dr N Saban-Mohamed, BChD, PDD (Paediatric Dentistry) (Western Cape) Dr L Scholtz, BChD (Western Cape) Dr C Schoning, BChD, PDD (Stellenbosch) Dr M Shaikh, BChD (Western Cape) Dr A Smith, BChD, PDD (Interceptive Ortho) (Western Cape)

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Lecturers:

Dr CD Stellenberg, BChD (Western Cape) Dr T Stevens, BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr K Truter, BChD (Stellenbosch) Dr M Truter, BChD Dr E Van der Merwe, BChD Dr H Van Niekerk, BChD Dr L van Rensburg, BChD (Western Cape) Ms L Vorster, BSc (Wits), BOH (Western Cape) Ms C Slattery, BSc (Wits), Hons (UNISA)

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RULES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY - BDS (5101)

G.1 ADMISSION

Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the degree: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

G.1.1

Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated from 2008

  • (a) The National Senior Certificate for Bachelor‘s Degree study plus a score of no less than 40 points calculated according to the University‘s approved points system, as well as the following specific subject requirements:

level 4 (50-59%) in English (home or first additional language) and

level 3 (40-49%) in Another Language (home or first additional language) and

level 4 (50-59%) in Mathematics and

level 4 (50-59%) in Physical Science and

level 4 (50-59%) in Life Science

OR

  • (b) A qualification or level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the requirements stipulated in (a) and (b) above.

G.1.2 Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated before 2008

  • (a) A Matriculation Exemption Certificate with the following subject requirements:

HG (40%, E symbol) Mathematics or

SG (50%, D symbol) Mathematics and

HG (40%, E symbol) Biology or

SG (50%, D symbol) Biology and

HG (40%, E symbol) Physical Sciences or

SG (50%, D symbol) Physical Sciences

OR

  • (b) A qualification or level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the requirements stipulated in (a) and (b) above.

G.1.3

Alternate admission requirements for applicants according to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who completed the NSC in 2008 or thereafter, but have not obtained endorsements, will be considered for alternative admission after the age of 23. Such candidates will be required to complete a RPL portfolio development course and submit to a process where relevant learning and/or experience will be assessed.

Candidates who are 23 or older and do not have a matriculation certificate or NSC, but who might have obtained other qualifications or experience that may be deemed to be equivalent to admission criteria for particular study programmes, will also be required to complete a RPL portfolio development course or an

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RPL portfolio process as agreed and to submit to a process where such learning, qualification and/or experience will be assessed.

G.2 SELECTION

G.2.1

As only a limited number of students can be admitted to the programme, applicants will be subject to a selection procedure.

G.2.2

Students from other universities who have failed the BDS I (or its equivalent) and who will not be allowed at the universities concerned to proceed with the study of Dentistry, will similarly not be admitted into the BDS programme at this university.

G.3 DURATION

Unless Senate decides otherwise the duration for the degree shall extend over five years full-time study.

G.4 CURRICULUM

G.4.1 Study Level 1

Module Name

Num Code

1 st Semester (select all) Chemistry for Dentistry

311018

Life Sciences 141

312141

Physics for Dentistry 113

336013

Primary Health Care 2 nd Semester Group 1 (select all)

510112

Human Biology 105

302105

Group 2 (select 1 module)

Introduction to Xhosa (Dent)

296004

Introduction to Afrikaans (Dent)

201004

Year Courses (select all)

*Clinical Dentistry I

521100

Academic Literacy for Dentistry

511000

G.4.2 Study Level 2

Module Name

Num Code

1 st Semester (select all) Human Biology 205

302205

Oral Biology

590225

Pre-clinical Periodontic Techniques

521104

2 nd Semester (select all) Basis of Disease Process

521101

Interdisciplinary Health Promotion

511131

Radiation Physics

521103

*Non-invasive Restorative Techniques

521105

*Radiographic Techniques 200

525200

Basic Dental Materials 200

523200

*Prosthetics Techniques

580211

Alpha Code

Cred

CHE118

LSC141

PHY113

HDP111

15

15

15

5

HUB105

XHO120

AFR120

CLD100

ALD110

Sub-total

40

10

10

15

10

125

Alpha Code

Cred

HUB205

OBI210

PPT211

40

25

10

BDP220

HPD111

RAP220

NRT220

RAT200

BDM200

PRT200

15

10

5

10

5

5

10

15

Year Courses (select all)

*Clinical Dentistry II

521102

CLD200

30

 

Sub-total

165

G.4.3

Study Level 3

Module Name

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

1 st Semester (select all) Prin of Medicine and General Surgery (MFOS)

511310

PMG310

15

Systemic Pathology

570321

PAT310

10

Microbiology

356312

MIC312

10

*Invasive Restorative Techniques

521107

IRT310

10

2 nd Semester (select all) Medical Bioscience 323

325324

MBS323

10

Basic Orthodontics III

590311

ORT320

10

Measuring Health and Disease

511311

MHD320

10

Social Sciences and Dentistry

540320

SSD320

10

Year Courses (select all)

 

Dental Pharmacology

330901

PCL305

20

*Oral Medicine and Periodontology I

550551

OMP300

20

*Maxillo-facial & Oral Surgery I

540541

MFS300

10

Dental Materials 300

521106

DMT300

10

*Conservative Dentistry I

530501

CON300

15

*Dental Prosthetics I

580511

PRO300

15

*Radiographic Techniques

521109

RAT300

5

 

Sub-total

180

G.4.4

Study Level 4

Module Name

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

1 st Semester (select all) *Removable Partial Dentures Technique

521112

PRT410

5

Prevention

531411

PRE410

10

Year Courses (select all)

 

*Oral Medicine and Periodontology II

550554

OMP400

20

Anaesthesiology and Sedation

521110

ANS400

10

*Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery II

540542

MFS400

20

*Conservative Dentistry II

530502

CON400

15

*Endodontics

521111

END400

10

*Diagnostics and Radiology

551510

RAD400

10

Oral Pathology

570431

OPA400

20

*Paediatric Dentistry and Techniques

501112

PED400

15

*Orthodontics I

590501

ORT400

20

*Prosthetic Dentistry II

580522

PRO400

20

Dental Research 410

521114

DRE410

5

*Advanced Dental Materials

580400

AMD400

10

 

Sub-total

190

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G.4.5

Study Level 5

Module Name

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

1 st Semester (select all) Health Systems

511321

HSY500

10

Ethics

515521

ETH521

5

*Advance Restorative Techniques

521118

ART510

10

*Advanced Removable Prosthetics

PRO511

10

*Paediatric Dentistry V

PED511

10

*Clinical Orthodontics

ORT511

10

*Conservative Dentistry III

CON511

10

*Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery III

MFS511

10

*Oral Medicine and Periodontology III

OMP511

10

*Implants

521117

IMP500

5

2nd Semester (select all) Practice Management

515500

PRM500

5

Clinical Dentistry V

521116

CLD512

80

 

TOTAL

840

G.5 ASSESSMENT

G.5.1

Assessment is governed by Rule A.5 as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1.

G.5.2

Special examinations as per rule A.5.2.9 will only be awarded in cases where a student owes no more than one module to complete the programme or to promote to the next level of study.

G.6

PROMOTION RULES

Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary and unless Senate decides otherwise:

G.6.1

Study Level 1

G.6.1.1

To continue with the second semester modules in Human Biology, the student must have passed the first semester modules in Life Sciences 141 (LSC141), Physics (PHY113) and Chemistry

(CHE118).

G.6.1.2

To qualify for promotion to BDS II a student must pass all the modules prescribed for BDS I. However, a maximum of 10 credits from first year modules may be carried while a student commences with second year modules. The modules that may be carried are Primary Health Care, Academic Literacy, Xhosa and Afrikaans, subject to the 10 credit proviso.

G.6.2.

Study Level 2

G.6.2.1

To continue with the second semester module in Basis of Disease Processes the student must have passed the first semester module in Hub 205.

G.6.2.2

To qualify for promotion to BDS III, a student must pass all the modules prescribed for BDS II. However, a maximum of 10 credits from second year modules may be carried while a student commences with third year modules. The modules which may be carried are Interdisciplinary Health Promotion and Radiation Physics, subject to the 10 credit proviso.

G.6.3

Study Level 3

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G.6.3.1

To qualify for promotion to BDS IV, a student must pass all the modules prescribed for BDS III.

G.6.3.2

However, a maximum of 10 credits from first semester modules of the third year may be carried into the second semester of the third year. The modules that may be carried are Principles of Medicine & General Surgery, Medical Bioscience, subject to the 10-credit proviso.

G.6.3.3

However, a maximum of 10 credits from 3 rd year modules may be carried when a student commences with 4 th year. Modules that may be carried are Dental Materials, Medical Bioscience, Microbiology, Measuring Health and Disease, Social Sciences and Dentistry, subject to the 10- credit proviso.

G.6.4

Study Level 4

G.6.4.1

To qualify for promotion to BDS V, a student must pass all the modules prescribed for BDS IV.

G.6.4.2

However, a maximum of 10 credits from fourth year modules may be carried while a student commences with fifth year modules. The modules that may be carried are Prevention and Dental Research, subject to the 10 credit proviso.

G.6.5

Study Level 5

To continue with 2 nd semester module CLD512 the student must have passed the prescribed first semester modules viz CON511, OMP511, MFS511, PED511, PRO511 and ORT511. Students who do not qualify to register for CLD512 must continue with the module for non-credit purpose. In order to fulfill the requirements for completion of the BDS degree, a student must have passed all the prescribed modules from first to fifth year.

G.7 ADVANCE REGISTRATION

There are no advance registration rules for this programme.

G.8 RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

G.8.1

The renewal of registration will be governed by the Rule A.3.2.3, as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1 unless otherwise stated in the Faculty rules.

G.8.2

The following conditions will also apply to the renewal of registration in this programme:

G.8.2.1

A student who does not qualify to continue with the second semester of the 1 st level of study will have to re-apply for admission the following year.

G.8.2.2

A student who does not qualify for promotion to the 2 nd level of study will have to re-apply for admission the following year. However, if the student has obtained more than 50% of the first year credits, re-admission will be automatic.

G.9 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME

G.9.1

When repeating the 1 st level of study , a student may retain credits for first year modules previously passed except for Clinical Dentistry I (CLD100) or have the option to write the examination again if they want to improve their marks. For Clinical Dentistry 1(CLD 100), a student must satisfy the attendance requirements, assessments and clinical component and obtain a 55% coursework mark.

G.9.2

A student who does not qualify for promotion to the third year may retain credit for Pre-Clinical Periodontic Techniques, Interdisciplinary Health Promotion, Radiation Physics, Human Biology 205, Oral Biology and Basis of Disease Processes.

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G.9.3

A student who does not qualify for promotion to the fourth year may retain credits for Medical Bioscience, Pharmacology, Systemic Pathology, Principles of Medicine & General Surgery, Measuring Health and Disease, Social Sciences and Dentistry and Microbiology.

G.9.4

A student who does not qualify for promotion to the fourth year may retain credit for Dental Materials and Invasive Restorative Techniques but must satisfy the attendance requirements and obtain a coursework mark of 55%.

G.9.5

A student who does not qualify for promotion to the fifth year may retain credit for Prevention, Dental Research, Anaesthesiology and Sedation and Oral Pathology.

G.9.6

A student who fails the 5th level of study may retain credit for Health Systems, Ethics, and Practice Management.

G.9.7

When repeating a year (1 st to 5 th level) a student must satisfy the attendance requirements and obtain a 55% coursework mark with a minimum of 50% in the clinical component for all Clinical modules as indicated by the asterisk (*)

G.9.8

When repeating a year (1 st to 5 th level) a student must satisfy the attendance requirement and obtain a 55% coursework mark for all pre-clinical modules as indicated by the asterisk (*)

G.9.9

Every student of Dentistry in the Faculty must, in accordance with the requirements of the Health Professions Council of South Africa, register as a dental student within two months after admission to the Faculty as well as after completion of the degree. Full particulars are available from the Faculty Officer.

G.9.10

All graduates have to complete one year of compulsory community service after completing the degree.

G.9.11

It is compulsory for all 1st year students to submit proof of Hepatitis B vaccination to the Faculty Office before the commencement of the second semester.

G.9.12

Attendance at all lectures, practicals, clinical sessions, seminars, etc. is compulsory. Students who do not comply with at least an 80% attendance figure will be allocated an incomplete coursework mark and will not be allowed to sit for the final examination in the subject concerned. Every lecture is regarded as preparation for the clinical work that is to follow.

G.9.13 Instrumentation

It is compulsory for all second year BDS students to purchase their own instruments in certain departments. The departments will issue a list of these instruments. At the end of each academic year students will have to return all instruments issued to them. Students who have lost instruments will have to replace the instruments. Those students who do not return the instruments will not be allocated a year mark. Their registration for the following year will also not be effected.

G.9.14 Clinical Attire

Students are responsible for their own white coats / jackets and for the protective eyewear required during clinical and laboratory sessions.

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BACHELOR OF ORAL HEALTH - BOH (5211)

The Profession Oral Hygiene

UWC offers a Bachelor in Oral Health (BOH). The oral hygienist focuses on preventive and promotive oral health care for the control of oral diseases. Oral hygienists play the following role: primary health care professional, oral health promoter, clinician, practice manager and researcher. The oral hygienist provides preventive, educational and therapeutic services to individuals and populations of all ages including the medically compromised, mentally or physically challenged and socially disadvantaged. Oral hygienists are employed in public health services, general and specialist dental practices, research-based institutions, academic institutions, hospitals the military and as dental representatives for dental companies

The hygienist must exhibit competencies in the following five domains

Core competencies

Apply a professional code of ethics in all endeavors.

Provide oral health care to promote patient health and wellness using critical thinking and problem

solving in the provision of evidenced based care. Communicate effectively with individuals and groups from diverse populations both verbally and in

writing. Continuously perform self-assessment for life-long learning and professional growth.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Promote the values of oral and general health and wellness to the public and organizations within and

Patient Care

outside the profession. Respect the goals, values, beliefs and preferences of the patient/individual/ community while promoting

optimum oral and general health. Identify population and individual risk factors and develop strategies that promote health related quality

of life.

Systematically collect, analyse, and record data on the general, oral and psychosocial health status of a

variety of patients using methods consistent with medico-legal principles. Apply critical decision making skills to diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive oral

health care plan that is patient centered and based on current scientific evidence. Provide preventive and therapeutic service within the scope of practice of the oral hygienist, as set out by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Community Involvement

Assess the oral health needs of the community and the quality and availability of resources and services.

Provide screening, referral, and educational services that allow individuals/ communities to access the

resources of the health care system. Provide community oral health care services in a variety of settings.

Professional Growth and Development

Identify career options within health-care, industry, education and research and evaluate the feasibility of pursuing various oral hygiene opportunities.

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G.10 ADMISSION

Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the degree: Bachelor of Oral Health - BOH

G.10.1

Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated from 2008

  • (a) The National Senior Certificate for Bachelor‘s Degree study plus a score of no less than 27 points calculated according to the University‘s approved points system, as well as the following specific subject requirements:

level 4 (50-59%) in English (home or first additional language) and

level 3 (40-49%) in Another Language (home or first additional language) and

level 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics or

level 4 (50-59%) in Mathematics Literacy and

level 4 (50-59%) in Life Science

OR

  • (b) A qualification or level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the requirements stipulated in (a) and (b) above.

G.10.2 Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated before 2008

  • (a) A Matriculation Exemption Certificate with the following subject requirements:

HG (40%, E symbol) First Language and

HG (40%, E symbol) Second Language and

HG (40%, E symbol) Additional Subject and

HG (40%, E symbol) Biology or

SG (50%, D symbol) Biology and

HG (40%, E symbol) Physical Sciences or

SG (50%, D symbol) Physical Sciences or

HG (40%, E symbol) Physiology or

SG (50%, D symbol) Physiology

OR

  • (b) A qualification or level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the requirements stipulated in (a) and (b) above.

G.10.3

Alternate admission requirements for applicants according to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who completed the NSC in 2008 or thereafter, but have not obtained endorsements, will be considered for alternative admission after the age of 23. Such candidates will be required to complete a RPL portfolio development course and submit to a process where relevant learning and/or experience will be assessed.

Candidates who are 23 or older and do not have a matriculation certificate or NSC, but who might have obtained other qualifications or experience that may be deemed to be equivalent to admission criteria for particular study programmes, will also be required to complete a RPL portfolio development course or an RPL portfolio process as agreed and to submit to a process where such learning, qualification and/or experience will be assessed.

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G.11 SELECTION

As only a limited number of students can be admitted to the programme, applicants will be subject to a selection procedure.

G.12 DURATION

Unless Senate decides otherwise the duration for the degree shall extend over three years full-time study.

G.13 CURRICULUM

G.13.1

Study Level 1

Module Name 1 st Semester Group 1 (select all)

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

Health, Development and Primary Health Care 124

511124

HDP124

5

Social Sciences for Oral Health

531112

SSD112

15

Group 2 (select 1 module)

 

Introduction to Xhosa

296004

XHO003

10

Introduction to Afrikaans

201004

AFR003

10

2 nd Semester (select all) Clinical Practice I *

510122

CLP100

15

Oral Diseases I

521020

ODS120

10

Interdisciplinary Health Promotion

511131

HPD111

10

Radiography 1

550631

RAD123

5

Year Courses (select all)

 

Academic Literacy 110

500110

ALD110

10

Clinical Oral Health I *

520122

ADP120

20

Human Biology for Oral Health

HBO101

10

Oral Biology for Oral Health

HBO102

10

 

Sub total

120

G.13.2

Study Level 2

Module Name

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

1 st Semester (select all) Oral Health Promotion I

521212

OHP212

20

Periodontology for Oral Health

100012

PER210

5

2 nd Semester (select all) Measuring Health and Disease

511234

MHD223

10

Pharmacology for Oral Health

540121

POH121

5

Year Courses (select all)

 

Clinical Practice II *

521102

CLP200

35

Special Care for Oral Health

511212

SPC210

20

Radiography II *

550632

RAD200

15

Local Anaesthesia and Oral Surgery *

511227

LOS200

10

Oral Diseases II

521210

ODS210

10

Clinical Oral Health II *

521201

CON201

15

 

Sub-total

145

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G.13.3

Study Level 3

Module Name

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

1 st Semester (select all) Oral Diseases and Prevention

521011

ODP310

25

Health Systems (BOH)

511300

HSY300

5

2 nd Semester (select all) Oral Health Promotion II

521013

OHP320

20

Year Courses (select all)

Clinical Practice III *

521012

CLP300

40

Applied Research

521014

ARS300

20

Radiological Diagnosis for Oral Health

525301

RAD301

10

Ethics and Practice Management (BOH)

511312

EPM312

10

Clinical Oral Health III *

531313

SCP313

10

 

Sub-total

140

TOTAL

405

G.14 ASSESSMENT

G.14.1

Assessment is governed by Rule A.5 as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1.

G.14.2

The following faculty assessment conditions will also apply to this programme:

G.14.2.1 All modules must be passed individually. Assessment, including both formative and summative components, will be done within the modules or during the formal examination period. Assessment will include a minimum of two units/pieces of work per module. Written information regarding assessment of each module will be provided to students at the start of each module. This will include information such as the nature of and mark allocation for assignments, tests, examinations and clinical activities.

G.14.2.2

For a student to be admitted to the final examination in all clinical modules:

G.14.2.2.1 The student must obtain at least 50% in the clinical component of the coursework assessment

G.14.2.2.2 Students must meet the minimum requirements as stipulated in the modules guides.

G.14.2.3

Admission to re-evaluation / supplementary examination

Admission is governed by Rule A.5.2.6 and A.5.2.7 as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1.

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G.15 PROMOTION RULES

Unless Senate decides otherwise and subject to rule A.3.2.3 or Faculty rules state otherwise:

G.15.1

Study Level 1

G.15.1.1

First year students will register only for semester I modules and year modules at their initial registration.

G.15.1.2

To proceed to the second semester, the student must obtain a minimum of 15 credits in the first semester.

G.15.1.3

If at the end of the first semester the student fails both Social Sciences and Oral Biology:

G.15.1.3.1 The student will not be allowed to repeat either of these modules in semester 2

G.15.1.3.2 The student will continue with the year modules started in the first semester and will select a limited number of semester II modules. The first year is then extended over two academic years.

G.15.1.4

To qualify for promotion to the BOH II a student must obtain at least 110 credits for the modules prescribed for BOH I. The student will not be allowed to repeat any semester 1 modules in semester 2.

A maximum of 10 credits from first year modules may be carried while a student commences with second year modules. Modules that can be carried are Academic Literacy, Health, Development and PHC, Xhosea and Afrikaans, subject to the 10 credit proviso.

Students who are repeating the first year program may retain credits for modules passed. However, the student must register the clinical modules as prescribed for BOH I. Refer to the Curriculum G13.1 for the clinical modules indicated with an asterisk (*). Refer to rule G.18 for the special requirements of the programme.

G.15.2

Study Level 2

G.15.2.1

To qualify for promotion to the third year, a student must pass all the prescribed modules for BOH II.

G.15.2.2 Students who are repeating the second year program may retain credits for modules passed. However, the student must register the clinical modules as prescribed for BOH II. Refer to the Curriculum G13.2 for the clinical modules indicated with an asterisk (*). Refer to rule G.18 for the special requirements of the programme.

G.15.3 Study Level 3

G.15.3.1

In order to fulfill the requirements for completion of the BOH degree, a student must have passed all the prescribed modules from the first to the third year of the programme. Students repeating the third year program must register for all the clinical modules as prescribed for the year program. Refer to the Curriculum G13.3 for the clinical modules indicated with an asterisk (*). Refer to rule G.18 for the special requirements of the programme.

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G.16 ADVANCE REGISTRATION

There are no advance registration rules for this programme.

G.17

RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

G.17.1

The renewal of registration will be governed by the Rule A.3.2.3, as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1 unless otherwise specified in Faculty rules.

G.17.2

The following conditions will also apply to the renewal of registration in this programme:

G.17.2.1

Students who do not qualify to be promoted to BOH II, and who have passed more than 50% of the

G.17.2.2

modules will automatically be re-admitted into the BOH I the following year. A student who has failed the requirements for promotion to the following year of study in two consecutive calendar years has to formally re-apply for admission.

G.17.2.3

Re-admission is subject to specific conditions laid down by the faculty board.

G.18 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME

G.18.1

A candidate repeating the year, but who has previously passed a module for which a credit as been granted may be exempted from the final examination provided that:

G.18.1.1

the attendance requirements are complied with, and

G.18.1.2

a continuous assessment mark of 55% is attained.

G.18.2

A student may retain credit for clinical modules but must satisfy the attendance requirements and obtain a coursework mark of 55%.

G.18.3

Every student of Oral Hygiene in the Faculty must, in accordance with the requirements of the Health Professions Council of South Africa, register as an oral hygiene student within two months after admission to the Faculty as well as after completion of the degree. Full particulars are available from the Faculty Officer.

G.18.4

It is compulsory for all first year students to submit proof of Hepatitis B vaccination to the Faculty Office before the commencement of the second semester.

G.18.5

Attendance at all lectures, practicals, clinical sessions, seminars, etc. is compulsory. Students who do not comply with at least an 80% attendance figure will be allocated an incomplete coursework mark and will not be allowed to sit for the final examination in the subject concerned. Every lecture is regarded as preparation for the clinical work that is to follow.

G.18.6 The subminimum rule applies for the following modules which have multiple components:

G.18.6.1

Clinical Oral Health II, in which a subminimum of 40% should be attained for each component of the module.

G.18.6.2

Local Anaesthesia and Oral Surgery, in which a subminimum of 40% should be attained for each component of the module.

G.18.7 Clinical Attire

Students are required to adhere to the faculty clinical dress code. Students are responsible for their own clinical attire and for the protective eyewear required during clinical and laboratory sessions.

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RULES FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DENTISTRY PDD (5309)

G.19 ADMISSION

Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the programme: Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry - PDD

A candidate must be in possession of the BDS degree of this University or another equivalent qualification recognized by the University, and must be a dentist registered as a dentist/specialist or where applicable, medical practitioner/specialist, with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

G.20 SELECTION

As only a limited number of students can be admitted to the programme, applicants will be subject to a selection procedure.

G.21 DURATION

Unless Senate decides otherwise the duration for the degree shall extend over one year‘s full-time study or over two years part-time study.

G.22 DISCIPLINES

G.22.1

The Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry is offered in the following areas of specialisation:

Aesthetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Forensic Dentistry

Implantology

Interceptive Orthodontics

Maxillofacial Radiology

Minor Oral Surgery

Oral Pathology

Paediatric Dentistry

G.22.2

The programmes all comprise two modules. Each module consists of four parts that require the attendance of lectures (except in the case of satellite-mediated teaching), practical sessions, and the completion of an assignment. Assignments must be handed in at the next scheduled seminar or lecture.

G.22.3

The final assignment for Module I must be submitted before the start of the following examination period.

G.22.4

In Module 2, a student may choose either to complete a research paper on a topic negotiated with the supervisor or to complete four coursework components.

G.22.5

The research paper may take the form of a literature review, a case study, or a research project and must be submitted to the supervisor not less than two months before the start of the November examination period.

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G.23 CURRICULUM

G.23.1

Study Level 1

Module Name (select 1 module)

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

Aesthetic Dentistry 611

551611

ANS611

60

Endodontics 611

580615

END611

60

Forensic Odontology 611

580617

FOD611

60

Implantology 611

570611

IMP611

60

Interceptive Orthodontics 611

570613

INO611

60

Maxillo-Facial Radiology 611

540611

MFR611

60

Minor Oral Surgery 611

540613

ORS611

60

Oral Pathology 611

508611

POP611

60

Peadiatric Dentistry 611

530611

PED611

60

 

Sub-total

60

G.23.2

Study Level 2

Module Name (select 1 module)

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

Aesthetic Dentistry 612

551612

ANS612

60

Endodontics 612

580616

END612

60

Forensic Odontology 612

580618

FOD612

60

Implantology 612

570612

IMP612

60

Interceptive Orthodontics 612

570614

INO612

60

Maxillo-Facial Radiology 612

540612

MFR612

60

Minor Oral Surgery 612

540614

ORS612

60

Oral Pathology 612

508612

POP612

60

Peadiatric Dentistry 612

530612

PED612

60

 

Sub-total

60

TOTAL

120

G.24 ASSESSMENT

Assessment is governed by Rule A.5 as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1.

G.25

PROGRESS RULES

G.25.1

For admission to Module II, a student must have passed Module I.

G.25.2 Full-time

Unless Senate decides otherwise, a full-time student shall complete the programme in one year. A student who passed at least 60 credits may proceed with his/her studies to complete the programme the following year.

G.25.3 Part-time

Unless Senate decides otherwise, a part time student shall complete the programme in two consecutive years and accumulate at least 60 credits per annum to proceed with his or her studies. A student who accumulated 60 credits within two years may be allowed to proceed to the following year to complete the programme.

G.26

RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

The renewal of registration will be governed by the Rule A.4, as stipulated in the University Calendar:

General Information Part 1.

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G.27

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME

G.27.1

The nature, scope and contents of each module of the programme are determined by the supervisor concerned, in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty. In addition to attending such modules as may be prescribed, candidates will be required to complete all assignments satisfactorily.

G.27.2

The Faculty reserves the right not to offer a particular programme in the event of insufficient interest. Prospective candidates are urged to ensure that the programme of their choice will be presented in the year concerned.

G.27.3

The final mark for the research paper option in Module II may include an oral examination.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SEDATION AND PAIN CONTROL (5331)

G.28 ADMISSION

Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the programme: Postgraduate Diploma in Sedation and Pain Control

A candidate must be in possession of the BDS degree of this University or another equivalent qualification recognized by the University, and must be a dentist registered as a dentist/specialist or where applicable, medical practitioner/specialist, with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

G.29 SELECTION

As only a limited number of students can be admitted to the programme, applicants will be subject to a selection procedure.

G.30 DURATION

Unless Senate decides otherwise the duration for the degree shall extend over one year‘s full-time study or over two years part-time study.

G.31 CURRICULUM

G.31.1

Study Level 1

Module Name

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

Pain And Sedation 611

551623

PAS611

60

 

Sub-total

60

G.31.2

Study Level 2

Module Name

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

Pain And Sedation 612

551624

PAS612

60

 

Sub-total

60

TOTAL

120

G.32 ASSESSMENT

Assessment is governed by Rule A.5 as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1.

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G.33

PROGRESS RULES

G.33.1

For admission to Module II, a student must have passed Module I.

G.33.2 Full-time

Unless Senate decides otherwise, a full-time student shall complete the programme in one year. A student who passed at least 60 credits may proceed with his/her studies to complete the programme the following year.

G.33.3 Part-time

Unless Senate decides otherwise, a part time student shall complete the programme in two consecutive years and accumulate at least 60 credits per annum to proceed with his or her studies. A student who accumulated 60 credits within two years may be allowed to proceed to the following year to complete the programme.

G.34

RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

The renewal of registration will be governed by the Rule A.4, as stipulated in the University Calendar:

General Information Part 1.

G.35

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME

G.35.1

The programme comprises of two modules. Each module consists of four parts that require the attendance of lectures (except in the case of satellite-mediated teaching), practical sessions, and the completion of an assignment. Assignments must be handed in at the next scheduled seminar or lecture.

G.35.2

The final assignment for Module I must be submitted before the start of the following examination period.

G.35.3

In Module 2, a student may choose either to complete a research paper on a topic negotiated with the supervisor or to complete four coursework components.

G.35.4

The research paper may take the form of a literature review, a case study, or a research project and must be submitted to the supervisor not less than two months before the start of the November examination period.

G.35.5

The nature, scope and contents of each module of the programme are determined by the supervisor concerned, in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty. In addition to attending such modules as may be prescribed, candidates will be required to complete all assignments satisfactorily.

G.35.6

The Faculty reserves the right not to offer a particular programme in the event of insufficient interest. Prospective candidates are urged to ensure that the programme of their choice will be presented in the year concerned.

G.35.7

The final mark for the research paper option in Module II may include an oral examination.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE (Thesis) MSc (5800)

G.36 ADMISSION

Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the programme: Master of Science MSc with a specialisation in Dentistry as indicated in G.39.1

An appropriate Honour‘s degree, or a Bachelor‘s degree (eg. BDS/BDS) with proof of research experience.

G.37 SELECTION

As only a limited number of students can be admitted to the programme, applicants will be subject to a selection procedure.

G.38 DURATION

Unless Senate decides otherwise the duration for the degree shall extend over two years full-time study or over three years part-time study.

G.39 CURRICULUM

G.39.1

The Master of Science programme is offered in the following specialisation areas in dentistry:

Master of Science in Dental Public Health

Master of Science in Forensic Dentistry

Master of Science in Maxillofacial Radiology

Master of Science in Oral Medicine

Master of Science in Periodontology

Master of Science in Oral Medicine & Periodontology

Master of Science in Oral Pathology

Master of Science in Paediatric Dentistry

Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry

Module Name

Num Code

Alpha Code

Cred

1 st Enrolment Code Dentistry Masters Thesis 801

582801

DNT801

120

2 nd Enrolment Code Dentistry Masters Thesis 802

582802

DNT802

120

 

TOTAL

120

G.40 ASSESSMENT

Assessment is governed by Rule A.5 as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1.

G.41

PROGRESS RULES

Registration for the following year of study will be recommended by the supervisor if in his/her opinion adequate progress has been made during the current year.

G.42

RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

The renewal of registration will be governed by the Rule A.4, as stipulated in the University Calendar:

General Information Part 1.

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G.43 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME

An MSc degree may be completed by research in any of the disciplines offered by the Faculty of Dentistry. The research proposal must be approved by Senate.

MASTER OF SCIENCE (Structured) MSc (5801)

G.44 ADMISSION

Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the programme: Master of Science MSc with a specialisation in Dentistry as indicated in G.47.1

An appropriate Honour‘s degree, or a Bachelor‘s degree (eg BDS/BDS) with proof of research experience.

G.45 SELECTION

As only a limited number of students can be admitted to the programme, applicants will be subject to a selection procedure.

G.46 DURATION

Unless Senate decides otherwise the duration for the degree shall extend over two years full-time study or over three years part-time study.

G.47 DISCIPLINES

G.47.1

Master of Science programme is offered in the following specialisation areas in dentistry:

Master of Science in Dental Public Health

Master of Science in Forensic Dentistry

Master of Science in Maxillofacial Radiology

Master of Science in Oral Medicine

Master of Science in Periodontology

Master of Science in Oral Medicine & Periodontology

Master of Science in Oral Pathology

Master of Science in Paediatric Dentistry

Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry

G.47.2

A structured MSc programme consists of the following:

Prescribed Coursework

Research involving the presentation of a mini-thesis. The protocol for such a mini-thesis must be

submitted to the Research Committee of the Faculty by the latest June of the first year of study. Clinical training and work where appropriate

G.47.3

The structure is different for each specialisation area and is outlined below (Note that the structured MSc programme is only offered in limited specialisation areas.

G.47.4

The structured (clinical) MSc option is in general, designed to meet the needs of dentists from foreign countries who are also academics and have difficulty in obtaining post-graduate training in their own countries.

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G.47.5 PROGRESS RULES

Registration for the following year of study will be recommended only if all the required modules for the current year have been completed and passed and if the supervisor in his/her opinion recommends that adequate progress has been made during the current year.

G.47.6 RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

The renewal of registration will be governed by the Rule A.4, as stipulated in the University Calendar:

General Information Part 1.

G.48 CURRICULUM

G.48.1 Master of Science in Dental Public Health

This Masters programme in Dental Public Health is a flexible learning programme for students on campus or living and working elsewhere in the world.

G.48.1.1 Aims and Objectives of the programme

To improve district oral health services by developing the capacity of health personnel to plan, manage and deliver oral health services. The course focuses on the provision of knowledge, skills and qualities required to run successful oral health programmes. It aims to develop proficiency in community diagnosis, assessment of oral health needs, developing and managing strategies to meet those needs and methods for evaluating oral health services. You will graduate from this course with a unique combination of health care management and applied DPH knowledge and skills that will build on your previous training and experience in oral health.

After completing this programme you will be able to:

demonstrate knowledge, skills and qualities related to priority DPH issues

address the underlying social and environmental determinants of health and oral health

contribute to DPH policy, planning and programmes

plan and supervise health research to support oral health promotion and care

develop a community profile and diagnosis

establish and use a DPH health management information system

prepare and implement budget plans and funding proposals

communicate and work effectively with individuals and groups using different media.

G.48.1.2 Programme Structure

The programme comprises four main components, namely an Introductory Module, a Dental Public Health Module, a Research Preparation Module and the Research Report (mini-thesis). The Introductory Module at the start of the programme is designed (1) to orientate the student to all aspects of the learning process, (2) to assist the student to contextualise the course material within the broader conceptual environment of health, public health and development, and (3) to initiate the thesis research process. The programme includes activities that will enhance academic literacy during this time, including reading, writing and learning skills and computer literacy. The student will prepare a short situation analysis of their community for submission and evaluation by the end of this period. Aims of the Dental Public Health Module is to (1) study 10 high priority DPH problems, (2) to provide an integrated learning activity where each DPH case is examined using the tools provided by a variety of dental health and public health disciplines, and (3) to contextualise DPH within the broader environment of public health and society. Students will work through these different DPH scenarios guided by the calendar of deadlines and goals provided. Each case is designed so that students engage the resources of a variety of different disciplines in order to understand and respond to the issues at the core of each DPH case. Three written tasks will be submitted for evaluation during this period. The Research Preparation Module sets out (1) to prepare students for the necessary research skills to design, carry out and

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write up a piece of research as their MSc thesis, and (2) to utilise this integrated task as a common theme in the learning of a variety of academic literacy, numeracy, computer and research skills. The assignment tasks include the preparation of a literature review and a completed protocol.

Year

Modules Name / Activities

Alpha Code

Credits

1

Introduction to Dental Public Health

DPH810

20

1

DPH Cases 1-6

DPH821

20

2

DPH Cases 7-10

DPH851

20

1-2

Research Methods

RMT811

20

2

Dentistry Mini-Thesis

DNT803

40

 

TOTAL

120

G.48.1.3 Evaluation

 

An average assignment mark is obtained from six marked assignments weighted equally. This average mark is combined with the examination mark in the proportion, 60% average assignment and 40% examination mark to produce a coursework mark. The coursework mark is combined with the mini-thesis mark in the proportion, 50% coursework and 50% mini-thesis, to produce the final mark for the programme.

G.48.1.4 The Research Report

 

The completed Research Report must be submitted at least three months before the Graduation at which the student wishes to receive his/her degree. To graduate, a pass mark must be attained for both the coursework (including the examination), and the Research Report.

G.48.2

Master of Science in Forensic Dentistry

Year

Modules Name / Activities

Alpha Code

Credits

1

Forensic Dentistry

FOR811

40

Oral Pathology

PAT811

15

Oral Biology 811

ORB811

15

Research Methods

RMT811

20

2

Dentistry Mini-thesis

DNT803

40

 

TOTAL

120

G.48.3

Master of Science in Maxillofacial Radiology

Year

Modules Name / Activities

Alpha Code

Credits

1

Oral Pathology

PAT811

15

Radiation physics/Radiation protection

RAD821

10

Gross Anatomy Capita Selecta

ANA825

20

Radiographic Techniques

RAD822

20

Research Methods

RMT811

20

Signs in Maxillofacial Imaging

RAD823

35

2

Maxillofacial Radiology and Diagnostic Interpretation

RAD824

80

Dentistry Mini-Thesis

DNT803

40

 

TOTAL

240

G.48.4

Master of Science in Oral Medicine

Year

Modules Name / Activities

Alpha Code

Credits

1

Oral Biology

ORB811

15

Oral Pathology

PAT811

15

Research Methods

RMT811

20

Oral Medicine 1A

OMD811

70

2

Oral Medicine 2A

OMD812

80

Dentistry Mini-Thesis

DNT803

40

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TOTAL

240

G.48.5

Master of Science in Periodontology

Year

Modules Name / Activities

Alpha Code

Credits

1

Oral Biology

ORB811

15

Oral Pathology

PAT811

15

Research Methods

RMT811

20

Periodontology 1A

PER821

70

2

Periodontology 2A

PER822

80

Dentistry Mini-Thesis

DNT803

40

 

TOTAL

240

G.48.6

Master of Science in Oral Medicine & Periodontology

This course is structured as a part-time MSc (Dent) programme comprising two sections

 

(minimum duration 2 academic years, maximum period of 3 academic years unless otherwise approved by the

Faculty‘s Higher Degrees Committee or Senate).

 

Year

Modules Name / Activities

Alpha Code

Credits

1

Oral Biology

ORB811

15

Oral Pathology

PAT811

15

Research Methods

RMT811

20

Oral Medicine 1B

OMD821

35

Periodontology 1B

PER823

35

2

Oral Medicine 2B

OMD822

40

Periodontology 2B

PER824

40

Dentistry Mini-Thesis

DNT803

40

 

TOTAL

240

Upon completion of the programme, the student should demonstrate a clear understanding of subject matter in a three hour written examination paper and a 30 minute oral examination. A research report of 5 000 7 000 words will be assessed to determine the graduate‘s ability to conduct independent research and should be publishable in a refereed scientific journal.

G.48.7 Master of Science in Oral Pathology

 

Year

Modules Name / Activities

Alpha Code

Credits

1

Basic Pathology

PAT841

15

Applied Histology for Anatomical Pathology

ORP841

10

Molecular Pathology

ORP821

10

Postgraduate Oral Pathology for MSc

PAT811

15

Measuring Health & Disease II

SPH856

15

Research Methods

RMT811

20

Anatomical Pathology for MSc I

ANP811

45

2

Anatomical Pathology for MSc II

ANP812

40

Oral Microbiology & Immunology

ORM813

15

Oral Biology

ORB811

15

Clinical Oral Pathology

ORP833

10

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology for MSc I

MPO811

30

3

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology for MSc II

MPO812

60

Clinical Oral Pathology

ORP824

10

Academic Placement in Oral Pathology

ORP815

10

Dentistry Mini-Thesis 803

DNT803

20

Dentistry Mini-Thesis 804

DNT804

20

 

TOTAL

360

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G.48.8

Master of Science in Paediatric Dentistry

G.48.8.1 Aim

The aim of this programme in paediatric dentistry (PD) is to improve the oral health care of infants, children, adolescents and children with special needs through appropriate preventive, educational and treatment services.

G.48.8.2

Goals of the programme for Paediatric Dentistry:

To be competent and confident in all areas of Paediatric Dentistry for the growing and developing

child. To meet the oral health need of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special care needs.

To be able to communicate and collaborate in multidisciplinary teams concerned with the welfare of children in both private and hospital settings.

G.48.8.3

Programme objectives

The objectives of the training in PD are to produce students who:

Are competent in the skills of dentistry pertaining to the care of infants, children, adolescents and

patients with special care needs. Are competent and experienced in behaviour-management techniques, so that the majority of their

patients can be treated without the use of adjunct medications. Are trained in the theory and application of sedation for use in hospital and dental office practice.

Are competent and experienced in all aspects of hospital practice, the admission and care of

children in hospital and the carrying out of full mouth restorative care and minor oral surgery in the hospital setting. Are competent and experienced in the provision of restorative, prosthetic and interceptive

orthodontic care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special care needs. Are competent and experienced in the care of orofacial trauma in infants, children and adolescents.

Have experience and knowledge of developmental and/or acquired abnormalities and be able to

recognize problems that can be treated or refer such patients. Are competent and experienced in the provision of dental care for patients with special needs and

are able to treat the majority of such patients in the dental practice. Know the principles of research design and methodology. Each student should be able to conduct library research and literature searches and to design research studies. They should, on completion of the course, have carried out a research project of their own, under supervision, completed a Masters thesis or equivalent and prepared a paper suitable for publication in an internationally recognized and refereed journal.

G.48.8.4

General Conditions:

The programme requires full time attendance.

Students must treat patients under the supervision of qualified senior dentists with an expertise in

paediatric dentistry. Students must gain experience in the treatment of patients who require a multidisciplinary

approach. Students must conduct a research project and the report should be publishable in an accredited journal.

Final examinations will take place at the end of the programme. It will consist of a three-hour examination, an OSCE, a diagnoses and treatment planning of a clinical case, an oral examination

and a presentation of the student‘s clinical case portfolio (oral or powerpoint)

As part of the final examination an external examiner from a recognized university or institute is to be consulted.

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Year

Modules Name / Activities

 

Alpha Code

Credits

1

Paediatric Dentistry 1

PED811

60

Oral Biology

ORB811

15

Research Methods

RMT811

20

Interceptive Orthodontics

INO811

15

Oral Pathology

PAT811

15

2

Paediatric Dentistry 2

PED812

80

Dentistry Mini-Thesis

DNT803

40

 

TOTAL

275

The clinical coursework is conducted at various sites, which include a community health setting, academic

setting and a children‘s hospital.

 

G.48.8.5

Assessment components

Coursework (assignments)

 

Clinical work (Case reports)

Final examination (written and oral)

Mini-thesis Final mark: 60% coursework + 40% final examination (includes case reports and mini-thesis)

Written

OSCE

Unknown

Oral

Exam

40%

60%

Final

Case

Total

of

of

Module II

(40%)

(20%)

(20%)

(20%)

(100%)

Exam

Mod II

Mark

G.48.9

Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry

 

This Masters programme in Restorative Dentistry is a full-time programme over 3 years designed for foreign nationals who are highly motivated general practitioners who would like to further develop their knowledge, clinical and technical skills in a component of Restorative Dentistry. It is offered by the department in association with specialists in private practice.

The components presently catered for include:

 
 

Endodontics

Basic Operative Dentistry

Advanced Fixed Restorative Dentistry

Implantology

Dental Materials

The programme comprises the following modules.

Year

Modules Name / Activities

 

Alpha Code

Credits

 

1

Oral Biology 811

ORB811

15

 

Radiology 812

RAD812

5

Restorative Dentistry 811

RST811

100

Research Methods 811

RMT811

20

 

2

Restorative Dentistry 812

RST812

100

3

Restorative Dentistry 813 or

RST813

80

 

Prosthetics 853

PRS853

80

Dentistry Masters Thesis 802

DNT803

40

 

TOTAL

360

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The student will be expected to have an in-depth knowledge of and be proficient in all aspects of diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical treatment and follow up of patients requiring advanced comprehensive care in the selected sub-discipline. All cases must be fully documented and presented to the Department prior to the commencement of the treatment.

G.49.9.1 Assessment

The evaluation process is based on examinations and continuous evaluation as follows:

Coursework

40%

Mini-thesis

25%

Final examination (RST811 or PRS853)

35%

According to the university rules a sub-minimum of 50 % (28/70) for the final examination is required and a final mark of at least 50% is required for a pass to be awarded.

MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY MDS (5811)

G.50 ADMISSION

Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the programme: Master of Dental Surgery - MDS

For admission to the MDS degree programme, a student must:

G.50.1

Be registered as a dentist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa with an appropriate dental degree.

G.50.2

Have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience unless otherwise decided by the Senate.

G.50.3

Additional admission requirements for the MDS (MFOS): have successfully completed the Part IA or equivalent; or PDD (Minor Oral Surgery) or equivalent; or MBChB or equivalent.

G.50.4

Admission to the MDS programme is dependent on the availability of funded posts from the Department of Health. Currently, only South African citizens are eligible for admission to the MDS programme.

G.51 DURATION

The training period for these degrees is prescribed below and includes:

G.51.1

Prescribed coursework

G.51.2

Clinical training

G.51.3

Research involving the presentation of a mini-thesis. The protocol for such a mini-thesis must be submitted to the Research Committee of the Faculty by the latest mid-June of the second year of study.

G.51.4

If in the opinion of the Senate, a candidate is able to give evidence of existing relevant qualifications, or equivalent training and experience gained at another recognized institution, (s) he may, on recommendation of the Faculty Board, be exempted from attendance of Part I (complete or partial) of the prescribed programmes and may proceed to Part II on such conditions, if any, as Senate may determine.

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G.51.5

PROGRESS RULES

Registration for the following year of study will be recommended only if all the required modules for the current year have been completed and passed and if the supervisor in his/her opinion recommends that adequate progress has been made during the current year.

G.51.6

RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

The renewal of registration will be governed by the Rule A.4, as stipulated in the University Calendar:

General Information Part 1.

G.52 DISCIPLINES

The Master of Dental Surgery programme is offered in the following specialisation areas:

Community Dentistry

Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery

Oral Pathology

Orthodontics

Prosthodontics

Oral Medicine and Periodontics

G.53 CURRICULUM

G.53.1

Master of Dental Surgery in Community Dentistry

Year

Modules Name / Activities

Alpha Code

Credits

  • 1 Introduction to Dental Public Health

DPH811

20

 

DPH Cases 1-6

DPH821

20

Measuring Health & Disease 2

SPH713

20

DPH Cases 7-10

DPH831

20

Academic Placement

DPH841

20

 

Sub-total

100

  • 2 Research Methods

RMT811

20

Measuring Health & Disease 3

SPH813

20

Behavioural Science & Dentistry

DPH812

20

Field Placement 1

DPH822

30

Academic Placement 2

DPH842

20

Sub-total

100

  • 3 Health Management 2

SPH714

20

Health Human Resources

SPH727

20

Health Economics

DPH813

20

Field Placement 2

DPH823

20

Academic Placement 3

DPH824

30

Selective 1

20

Sub-total

130

  • 4 Selective 2

20

Field Placement 3

DPH837

30

Field Placement 4

DPH838

30

Academic Placement 4

DPH834

20

Mini-thesis

DNT803

40

Applied Dental Public Health

DPH839

30

Sub-total

150

TOTAL

480

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Compilation of Final Mark

Year Weighting Coursework Total 1 20% 2 20% 3 20% Coursework (60%) 4 20% Final Mark
Year
Weighting
Coursework Total
1
20%
2
20%
3
20%
Coursework (60%)
4
20%
Final Mark
Final Exam
20%
Thesis/Research Report
(40%)

G.53.2

Master of Dental Surgery in Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery

Year

Modules Name / Activities

Alpha Code

Credits

1

Oral Biology

ORB811

15

Anatomy

ANA811

15

Physiology

PSE811

15

General Pathology

PAT812

15

MFOS

MFO811

80

 

Sub-total

140

2

Oral Biology

ORB811

See Year 1

Anatomy

ANA811

See Year 1

Physiology

PSE812

See Year 1

General Pathology

PAT811

See Year 1

MFOS

MFO812

100

Oral Pathology , including MF Radiology

PAT813

See year 3

Principles of General Surgery

SUR812

See Year 3

Research Methods 811

RMT811

20

 

Sub-total

120

3

MFOS

MFO813

20

Oral Pathology, including MF Radiology

PAT813

40

Principles of General Surgery

SUR813

40

 

Sub-total

100

4

MFOS