Course Structure and Curriculum

Preclinical phase

1st stage of study: 1st and 2nd semester

The first stage of study consists of two semesters with a total of 1,660 teaching units (teaching unit (UE) = 45 mins), equivalent to 83 semester credit hours (SCH). The workload is 1,500 hours, equivalent to 60 ECTS credit points.

Course

V
UE

S
UE

P
UE

Total
UE

SCH

ECTS

Introduction to dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine

140

60

-

200

10

7

Biology of oral structures

60

20

-

80

4

3

Introduction to clinical dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine, dental instruments and patient presentation*

60

-

20

80

4

3

Basics of practice hygiene*

-

20

20

40

2

2

Dental materials, dental technology

40

20

-

60

3

2

Professional exploration, organisation and legal/professional studies*

-

100

120

220

11

7

Internship introduction to dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine*

-

40

140

180

9

6

Introduction to epidemiology, biometrics and statistics

80

20

-

100

5

4

Physics, radiology*

60

-

20

80

4

3

Chemistry*

80

-

40

120

6

4

Biology, cytology*

60

-

20

80

4

3

General psychology, medical psychology, sociology with clinical references, psychopathology and neuropathology

40

20

-

60

3

2

Scientific work

120

40

-

160

8

6

English technical terminology

-

140

-

140

7

5

Medical ethics

60

-

-

60

3

3

Total

800

480

380

1,660

83

60

At the end of the first stage of study, students sit the first diploma examination (FIP I/SIP I), the passing of which is a prerequisite for entry into the second pre-clinical stage of study. 

2nd stage of study: 3rd to 6th semester

The second stage of study consists of four semesters with a total of 3,390 teaching units (teaching unit (UE) = 45 mins), equivalent to 169.5 semester credit hours (SCH). The workload is 3,000 hours, equivalent to 120 ECTS credit points. Students from other universities who apply for lateral entry into the second stage of study at DPU must provide evidence of the 1st diploma examination (FIP/SIP I) or an equivalent examination. The decision on equivalence shall be made by the Head of the Medicine/Dentistry department, taking into account and subject to the legal regulations (as well as ENIC-NARIC).

Course

V
UE

S
UE

P
UE

Total
UE

SCH

ECTS

Anatomy, macroscopic topography, functional including neuroanatomy*

240

80

40

360

18

12

Microscopic anatomy, histology*

120

40

40

200

10

7

Embryology, ontogenesis

60

20

-

80

4

3

Development/growth of the craniofacial system

20

10

-

30

1.5

1

Biochemistry, physiological chemistry*

120

80

60

260

13

12

Physiology*

100

80

40

220

11

7

Molecular biology, cytology

40

20

-

60

3

2

Preventive medicine/dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine, health sciences and social aspects of dentistry

120

40

-

160

8

6

Prophylaxis/prevention*

60

20

60

140

7

5

Dental technology*

20

-

40

160

8

5

Phantom tooth preservation*

-

40

160

200

10

7

Phantom prosthodontics*

-

40

160

200

10

7

General pathology, histopathology and pathological anatomy*

60

40

20

120

6

4

Microbiology and hygiene*

30

30

20

80

4

3

Tooth structure and cariology

30

10

-

40

2

1.5

Endodontics

10

10

-

20

1

1

Paediatric dentistry, primary prophylaxis, developmental psychology*

10

-

30

40

20

1.5

Introduction to orthodontics*

40

-

40

80

4

3

Oral pathology

30

10

-

40

2

1.5

Dental surgery propaedeutics, anaesthesiology and sedation*

20

-

40

60

3

2

Introduction to radiology, x-ray course, dental radiology and radiation protection studies*

30

-

30

60

3

2

Pharmacology, toxicology and prescriptions

60

20

-

80

4

3

Emergency medicine, first aid*

30

30

20

80

4

3

Orofacial functional diagnostics, occlusion, physiotherapy and physiology of the masticatory organ*

30

-

10

40

2

1.5

Gender medicine

30

10

-

40

2

1.5

Introduction to internal medicine

40

-

-

40

2

1.5

Introduction to dermatology

40

-

-

40

2

1.5

Introduction to ENT medicine

40

-

-

40

2

1.5

Introduction to paediatrics

40

-

-

40

2

1.5

Introduction to general surgery/orthopaedics

40

-

-

40

2

1.5

Outpatient clinical traineeship with problem-based learning seminar and Phantom Digital Technologies in Dentistry and CAD/CAM

-

40

300

340

17

10

Total

1,480

670

1,210

3,390

169.5

120

At the end of the second stage of study, students sit the second diploma examination (FIP II/SIP II), the passing of which is a prerequisite for entry into the third, clinical stage of study.

Clinical phase

3rd stage of study: 7th to 12th semester

The third stage of study consists of 3,620 teaching units (2,715 hours), equivalent to 181 semester credit hours. The workload is 4,500 hours, equivalent to 180 ECTS credit points.

Course

V
UE

S
UE

P
UE

Total
UE

SCH

ECTS

Dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases

120

80

-

200

10

7

Dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery

40

40

-

80

4

3

Dental surgery

80

80

-

160

8

5

OP course in dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery**

-

-

160

160

8

6

OP course in oral surgery**

-

-

160

160

8

6

Dental preservation, cariology and endodontics

30

10

-

40

2

1.5

Treatment course in tooth preservation**

-

-

300

300

15

15

Periodontics

30

10

-

40

2

1.5

Treatment course in periodontics**

-

-

300

300

15

10

Paediatric Dentistry

30

10

-

40

2

1.5

Treatment course in paediatric dentistry**

-

-

300

300

15

10

Dental prosthetics

30

10

-

40

2

1.5

Treatment course in prosthetics**

-

60

800

860

43

36

Orthodontics

40

-

-

40

2

1.5

Treatment course in orthodontics**

-

-

240

240

12

10

Geriatric dentistry

60

-

-

60

3

2

Practice of Internal Medicine*

-

-

20

20

1

0.75

Practice of ENT medicine*

-

-

20

20

1

0.75

Practice of Dermatology*

-

-

20

20

1

0.75

Practice of General Surgery/Orthopaedics*

-

-

20

20

1

0.75

Practice of Paediatrics*

-

-

20

20

1

0.75

Elective subject*

250

-

250

500

25

18.75

Diploma thesis

-

-

-

-

-

20

Exam preparation/case study documentation/practical training reports

-

-

-

-

-

20

Total

710

300

2,610

3,620

181

180

Upon successful completion of the third diploma examination (FIP III/SIP III), including the disputation of a diploma thesis, and successful demonstration of all knowledge, skills and proficiency required to practice the profession of dentist, students graduate from the diploma programme in dentistry with a Dr. med. dent. degree.

* Subjects with immanent examinations
** The respective treatment courses in the various specialist areas are carried out as an integrated treatment course in a 72-week practical training. This is not done by assigning patients according to the respective specification, but through holistic patient care to meet the catalogue of requirements in the clinical course.

Key: V = Lecture; S = Seminar; P = Practical training; UE = Teaching unit of 45 mins; SCH = semester credit hour = 20 UE = 15 h; CP = ECTS credit points = 25 h workload