To graduate professional dentists with an aptitude to be innovative and life-long learners, through provision of knowledge, skills, ethical principles and research abilities in a motivating learning environment.

Goal 1           Meet the regional and international dynamic needs of curriculum in dentistry.

Goal 2           Accelerate the process of introduction of Saudi Board and Masters’ degree programs in clinical specialties of dentistry.

Goal 3           Achieve globally recognized practices of dental education and values of professional ethics.

Goal 4           Develop infrastructure and learning resources as per curriculum needs.

Goal 5           Promote continuous education programs for faculty in the field of higher education and contemporary dental practice.

Goal 6           Improve electronic platforms for classroom management, student communications, curricula tracking and assessments.

Goal 7           Enhance program monitoring system to reinforce quality practices.

Goal 8           Ensure safe teaching and learning environment following the relevant risk management protocols.

Goal 9           Increase scientific research and scholarly activities among staff and students by engaging in interdisciplinary and community-based research.

Goal 10         Inflate community services and health awareness campaigns to reach people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

PLO #

PLOs

Previous learning outcome number

1.      Knowledge and Understanding: By the end of this program students should be able to

K1

Describe basic bio-medical, technical, and clinical knowledge relevant to dental practice

1.1

K2

Recognize the elements of the Saudi health care system that are required for successful delivery of comprehensive oral care.

1.2

2.      Skills: By the end of this program students should be able to

S1

Interpret patient history, clinical, radiographic, and laboratory information to establish an appropriate diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial abnormalities.

2.1

S2

Formulate a comprehensive management plan to meet the individual needs of dental patients.

2.2

S3

Analyze and integrate up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge, in the provision of patient care.

2.3

S4

Utilize the principles of health promotion to prevent oral diseases in the community.

2.4

S5

Employ basic research methodology and principles of scientific enquiry to conduct research as part of a research team.

2.5

S6

Employ information technology including dental informatics in health care system.

4.1

S7

Manage medical and dental emergencies encountered in clinical dental practice.

5.1

S8

Perform competently clinical examination, preventive and therapeutic care for restoration and maintenance of function, esthetics, health, and integrity of oral and maxillofacial structures.

5.2

3.      Values: By the end of this program students should be able to

V1

Maintain a safe clinical environment following quality assurance guidelines, in dental practice including; infection control, risk management, audits, radiation hazards, occupational hazards, and appropriate material and equipment handling.

3.1

V2

Demonstrate professional skills, management, leadership, and life-long learning abilities in dental care.

3.2

V3

Apply Islamic values and ethical principles in the provision of dental care, while maintaining professional integrity with colleagues, patients, their families, and the community.

3.3

V4

Employ basic psychosocial principles in communicating and collaborating with patients in remodelling their behaviour.

3.4

Graduates’ Attributes (GAs)

The learning outcomes of the ISNC’s Graduates’ Attributes (GAs) for the undergraduate Programs

GA1

SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE

Dentistry graduates will have the knowledge of biomedical, clinical and material sciences to aid patients in clinical practice.

GA2

EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL PRACTICE

Dentistry graduates will use their personal and intellectual autonomy to critically evaluate ideas, evidence and experiences and apply them in their clinical practice.

GA3

PATIENT CENTERED CARE

Dentistry graduates will be proficient in providing comprehensive oral care molded with individualized patient-service approach. 

GA4

LIFELONG LEARNING

Dentistry graduates will seek continuous personal and academic learning that leads to personal and professional growth and development.

GA5

ETHICAL PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONALISM

Dentistry graduates will act ethically and professionally in order to meet their patient needs within the given economic, environmental, social and health-related guidelines.

Dentistry graduates will be effective and proactive individuals who positively adapt to new situations with integrity and professionalism.

GA6

INNOVATION

Dentistry graduates will be competent in research skills through which they will innovate new concepts in managing healthcare problems.

GA7

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Dentistry program graduates will draw on the quality and profoundness of their expertise to promote health in community with an informed national vision and international perspective.

GA8

LEADERSHIP

Dentistry graduates will lead and supervise teams using skills that contribute to their success.

GA9

TEAMWORK

Dentistry graduates will engage effectively on professional and social levels with health-providing teams as well as with the community at large.

GA10

DIGITAL LITERACY

Dentistry graduates will have the ability to identify and use technology confidently and creatively to meet the demands and challenges of living, learning and working in a digital society.

Study Plan

PHASE I: FOUNDATION PHASE/CURRICULUM YEAR – 1

SEMESTER (1) L1

CR

SEMESTER (2) L2

CR

ENGL 101

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES – 1

7 (6+1+0)

ENGL 102

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES-2

4 (3+1+0)

PHYS 101

MEDICAL PHYSICS

3 (2+1+0)

ARAB 102

ARABIC LANGUAGE

2 (2+0+0)

IT 101

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

2 (1+1+0)

CHEM 102

CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

4 (3+1+0)

EDU 101

STUDY SKILLS

2 (2+0+0)

ISLM 102

ISLAMIC ETHICS

2 (2+0+0)

ARAB 101

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

2(2+0+0)

BIOL 102

CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

3 (3+0+0)

EDU102

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

2 (2+0+0)

Total

 

16

Total

 

17

Total Credit Hours = 33

PHASE II PRE-CLINICAL PHASE/CURRICULUM YEAR – 2

Semester (1) L3

CR

Semester (2) L4

CR

OBC 201

BODY SYSTEM IN HEALTH

7 (5+2+0)

OBC 202

HEAD AND NECK

6 (3+3+0)

OBC 203

DENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY

4 (3+1+0)

OBC 205

MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY

3 (2+1+0)

ISLM 407

ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM

2 (1+1+0)

CDS 201

BASIC DENTAL BIOMATERIALS

2 (2+0+0)

 

PDS 201

INTRODUCTION TO DENTISTRY

1 (1+0+0)

OMR 201

2                                                           DENTAL ANATOMY                                                 2

4(2+2+0)

Total

 

15

Total

 

14

Total Credit Hours = 29

PHASE II: PRE-CLINICAL PHASE/CURRICULUM YEAR – 3

Semester (1) L5

CR

Semester (2) L6

CR

OBC 301

ORAL CAVITY IN HEALTH

6 (3+3+0)

OBC 302

ORAL CAVITY IN DISEASE

6 (2+3+1)

OBC 303

ORAL RADIOLOGY TECHNIQUES

2 (1+1+0)

OBC 306

BODY SYSTEM IN DISEASE

2 (1+1+0)

OBC 304

PHARMACOLOGY

1 (1+0+0)

CDS 302

(A – D)

ELECTIVE – 1

2

SAFE 407

PATIENT SAFETY

2 (1+1+0)

OMR 301

LOCAL ANESTHESIA

2 (1+1+0)

OBC 305

GENERAL PATHOLOGY

3 (2+1+0)

PDS 301

PSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

1 (1+0+0)

CDS 301

3                                           PRECLINICAL OPERATIVE DENTISTRY                               3

6 (2+4+0)

Total

 

17

Total

 

16

Total Credit Hours = 33

PHASE III: CLINICAL PHASE/CURRICULUM YEAR – 4

Semester (1) L7

CR

Semester (2) L8

CR

RESM 407

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS

3 (2+1+0)

PDS 402

PRECLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

2 (1+1+0)

PDS 403

DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH- 1

2 (1+1+0)

CDS 403

(E – L)

ELECTIVE – 2

1

PROJ 408

RESEARCH PROJECT – 1

1 (0+1+0)

PDS 401

1                      DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT PLANNING AND PREVENTION-1                        1

2 (0+0+2)

CDS 401

2                                        PRECLINICAL ENDODONTICS                                                              1

3 (1+2+0)

OMR 401

3                              PRECLINICAL REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS                                      3

6 (2+4+0)

OMR 402

3                                 PRECLINICAL FIXED PROSTHODONTICS                                                3

6 (2+4+0)

OBC 401

2                                                      CLINICAL PERIODONTICS – 1                                                 2

4 (2+0+2)

OMR 403

2                                                    CLINICAL ORAL SURGERY – 1                                                  1

3 (1+0+2)

CDS 402

2                                          CLINICAL OPERATIVE DENTISTRY – 1                                            2

4 (2+0+2)

Total

 

18

Total

 

19

Total Credit Hours = 37

PHASE III: CLINCAL PHASE/CURRICULUM YEAR – 5

Semester (1)                    L9

CR

Semester (2)                                      L10

CR

OMR 501

CLINICAL ORAL SURGERY-2

2 (1+0+1)

OMR 503

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL DISEASES-II

4 (2+1+1)

PROJ 509

RESEARCH PROJECT – 2

1 (0+1+0)

PDS 503

EVIDENCE BASED DENTISTRY

1 (1+0+0)

OMR 502

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL DISEASES-I

5 (2+2+1)

OMR 505

MANAGEMENT OF OROFACIAL PAIN

2 (1+1+0)

CDS 503

(E – L)

ELECTIVE – 3

1

PDS 501

1                                      DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT PLANNING AND PREVENTION -2                   1

2 (0+0+2)

OBC 501

2                                                             CLINICAL PERIODONTICS –  2                                                     2

4 (2+0+2)

PDS 502

2                                                            CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY – 1                                       2

4 (2+0+2)

CDS 501

2                                                                CLINICAL ENDODONTICS                                                          1

3 (1+0+2)

CDS 502

2                                                       CLINICAL OPERATIVE DENTISTRY-2                                             1

3 (1+0+2)

OMR 504

3                                                                   REPLACMENT OF TEETH                                                       3

6 (2+0+4)

Total

 

20

Total

 

18

Total Credit Hours = 38

 

PHASE III: CLINCAL PHASE/CURRICULUM YEAR – 6

Semester (1)                 L11

CR

Semester (2)                                       L12

CR

PDS 601

PRECLINICAL ORTHODONTICS

2 (1+1+0)

PDS 602

CLINICAL ORTHODONTIC

2 (1+0+1)

OMR 601

HOSPITAL DENTISTRY

2 (1+1+0)

CDS 601

(E – L)

ELECTIVE – 4

1

OMR 602

FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPLANT DENTISTRY

2 (1+1+0)

PDS 605

DENTAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

1 (1+0+0)

PDS 603

   2                                             CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY – 2                                    1

3 (1+0+2)

PDS 604

    2              DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND COMMUNITY DENTISTRY – 2                           2

4 (2+1+1)

OMR 603

 6                                             COMPREHENSIVE CARE CLINICS                                            5

11 (0+3+8)

Total

 

16

Total

 

12

Total Credit Hours = 28

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