About the Programme
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a five-year undergraduate programme that equips students with advanced knowledge of dental science. The programme offers insights into the classification of different surgical procedures using medical techniques. The curriculum of the programme includes subjects like Pedodontics, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dental Materials, Dental Anatomy, Oral Histology and Community Dentistry.
- Students under this programme are prepared to carry out diagnostic procedures along with prevention and treatment. The programme is structured in such a way that it enables not only academic and clinical proficiency, but also fosters the rational, intellectual, and social ability of the aspirants.
Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
- Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.
- PEO1 Adequate knowledge of the scientific foundations on which dentistry is based andgood understanding of various relevant scientific methods, principles of Biological functions and be able to evaluate and analyse scientifically various established facts and data.
- PEO2 Adequate knowledge of the development, structure and function of the teeth, mouth and jaws and associated tissues both in health and disease and their relationship and effect on general state of health and also bearing on physical and social well-being of the patient.
- PEO3 Adequate knowledge of clinical disciplines and methods which provide a coherent picture of anomalies, lesions and diseases of the teeth, mouth and jaws andpreventive diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of dentistry.
- PEO4 Adequate clinical experience required for general dental practice.
- PEO5 Adequate knowledge of the constitution, biological function and behavior of persons in health and sickness as well as the influence of the natural and social environment on the state of health in so far as it affects dentistry.
Program Outcomes (PO’s)
- PO1: A graduate should be able to diagnose and manage various common dental problems encountered in general dental practice   keeping in mind the expectations and the right of the society to receive the best possible treatment available wherever possible.
- PO2: A graduate should acquire the skill to prevent and manage complications if encountered while carrying out various surgical and other procedures.
- PO3:  A graduate should possess skill to carry out certain investigative procedures and ability to interpret laboratory findings.
- PO4:  A graduate should Promote oral health and help prevent oral diseases where possible.
- PO5:  A graduate should be Competent enough to control of pain and anxiety among the patients during dental treatment.
- PO6:  A graduate should maintain a high standard- of professional ethics and conduct and apply these in all     aspects of professional life.
- PO7:  A graduate should seek to improve awareness and provide possible solutions for oral health problems and needs throughout the community.
- PO8:  Willing to apply the current knowledge of dentistry in the best interest of the patients and the community.
- PO9:    Willingness to participate in the CPED Programs to update the knowledgeand professional skill from time to time. To help and participate in t implementation of the national oral health policy.
- PSO1:  A graduate should be sound and able to diagnose and plan out the treatment options for the patient including referral to specialist, where required.
- PSO2:  A graduate should be keen on inculcating life-long learning process and should have instilled him or her the ethical values of the profession