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Study programme in dentistry and dental prosthodontics
The course of study in Dentistry and Dental Prosthodontics extends over 6 academic years (360 credits).
Didactic activities are expressed in ECTS which comprise a series of teaching activities:
- Professional training;
- Elective classes;
- The course of English, Italian and Albanian language.
The teaching is in Italian language conferred by prominent professors of our academic partner, State University of Rome “Tor Vergata” quite recognized in the field of scientific research. Our university has a considerable number of rooms equipped with the necessary items so that the student can better acquire the teaching activities. These rooms are used for courses, lectures, examinations, entry examinations, competitions etc.
A special element of the course of study in Dentistry and Dental Prosthodontics is the availability of the Laboratory of Moulage and of the University Dentistry Center which is located in the university premises and both are closely connected with the teaching process. These are structures equipped with all the state-of –the-art instruments and materials necessary for the preclinical and clinical practice made by students under the observance of the tutors. Every workplace in the Laboratory of Moulage contains all the real operatory equipment in a dental cabinet equipped with a set of artificial teeth where the students may work and simulate as if working with real patients. Actually, the laboratory for pre-clinical simulation is one of the most modern laboratories in Albania and has a great importance not only for dentistry students but also for post-graduate study programmes.
The most important teaching activities in the Dentistry Branch are: Preventative Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, Therapy and Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pathology of Oral Cavity, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Prosthetics Implanting. Different sections of the University Dentistry Center were created to serve not only the patients but also the students in their course of study combining theoretical and practical concepts. Meanwhile, the University and Dentistry Center have created the possible conditions for the students to deal with scientific research. Some of the papers have been published in dentistry journals of European and international prominence.
The study programme in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis along with the University Dentistry Center have paid lots of attention to Preventative Dentistry, Dental Hygiene and Orthodontics especially related to children, contributing to increasing their awareness over dental problems and anomalies through campaigns and free check-ups. According to the curriculum of the branch of Dentistry in the sixth year, clinical specialty training takes place directly with the patients of the University Dentistry Center.
At the end of their studies, a conjoint diploma is issued by the Catholic University “Our Lady Of Good Counsel” and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, which is recognized in Albania and Italy and in all the countries of the European Union. At the same time, the Catholic University “Our Lady Of Good Counsel” offers the graduates the opportunity to continue the post-graduate studies, for example, a Master’s degree of the Second Cycle/Executive in Orthodontics and a Master’s degree of the Second Cycle/Executive in Implantology which are conjoint study programmes with the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
Single Cycle Degree (Second Cycle Integrated Study Program)
Faculty of Medicine
The dentist is a professional that deals with diagnosing and the therapy of inherited and acquired illnesses and anomalies of the teeth, mouth, mandibles, temporomandibular articulations, salivary glands, neuro-muscular tissues and mucosis. In this framework, prevention and dental rehabilitation has a great significance. On graduation, a dentist is able to perform intervention of general character, administer medicine and dental materials in dentistry. Furthermore, his basic level of professional behaviour and knowledge pave the way for further specialty training. The graduates in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis has acquired the abilities essential to enter the dental profession in Public Health Centers like hospitals or private clinics or other activities related to the dentist’s profession, in scientific research, at universities etc.
Fees & Scholarships
Annual tuition fee - 4.765,00 Euro
Candidates, citizens of Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, enrolling for the first time in the academic year 2019 - 2020, will receive scholarship for the first year study program as below:
- 15% of the annual tuition fee for the Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis Study Program, when they have a high school average from 9.00 - 9.99, and
- 30% of the annual tuition fee when they have a high school average of 10.00.
The above fee comprises the full annual fee and the student does not pay extra fees when he/she has to take and/or repeat an exam.