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BDS Course Curriculum for Under-graduate Dental (BDS) – Updated 2016

Objectives of BDS Course Curriculum — To prepare a dental surgeon with the required knowledge, skill, and attitude to practice dental surgery to improve oral & dental health in the community

1. Admission Requirements: The candidate must have passed S.S.C & H.S.C examinations from any one of the Secondary & Higher Secondary

BDS Course Curriculum

BDS Course Curriculum

Education Boards of Bangladesh. H.S.C. the examination must be in Premedical Group i.e. Science with Physics, Chemistry & Biology. They must have obtained at least 60% marks /GPA 3.0 marks in the combined S.S.C & H.S.C. examinations or equivalent qualifications. Detailed criteria for the selection of candidates are determined from year to year by the Director-General of Health Services (Medical Education & Health Manpower Development). A candidate selected for admission in the Dental College is obliged to follow the curriculum, rules, and regulations as approved by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council and the respective University. Curriculum, rules, or regulations are subject to changes from time to time.
2. The medium of Instruction And Assessment- The medium is English.
3. Recognised Dental Institutions For Undergraduate Dental Course:-
Dhaka Dental College, Dental units of Chittagong Medical College and
Rajshahi medical college and other institutions are affiliated and recognized by the appropriate authority.

DENTAL CURRICULUM FOR UNDERGRADUATE

DENTAL EDUCATION

4.1 Duration of The Course :
The BDS Course Curriculum shall comprise four years of studies followed by one year
of compulsory Professional practice in the form of a rotatory internship. The course
will be divided into four years and will consist of Eight Terms. The allocation of
time for Four years’ of academic studies shall be as follows:

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Allocation of Time (In Weeks).
First Year Term -1 ……………………………… 24 weeks
Term -2 ……………………………… 24 weeks
University Exam ………………….. 3 weeks
Vacations ……………………………. 1 week.
Total: Part-1 ………………………… 52 weeks.
2nd Year Term -3 ……………………………… 24 weeks
Term -4 ……………………………… 24 weeks
University Exam ………………….. 3 weeks
Vacations ……………………………. 1 week.
Total: Part-II……………………….. 52 weeks.
3rd yrs Term -5 ……………………………… 24 weeks
Term -6 ……………………………… 24 weeks
University Exam ………………….. 3 weeks
Vacations ……………………………. 1 week.
Total: Part-III…………………….. 52 weeks.
4th-year Term -7 ……………………………… 24 weeks
Term -8 ……………………………… 24 weeks
University Exam ………………….. 3 weeks
Vacations ……………………………. 1 week.
Total: Part-IV……………………. 52 weeks.

Total for four years = 208 weeks (4 years)
Of the 24 weeks allocated for each TERM, at least 20 weeks should be utilized for
teaching. The last four weeks in a term could be utilized for Term examinations and
for making up any losses due to official holidays during
the term. BDS Course Curriculum update.
4.2. ACADEMIC SCHEME :
A term having 20 weeks for teaching will have at least 100 full working
days and therefore approximately 600 hours of teaching time. On this basis
each year will have approximately 1200 hours of teaching time
BDS Course Curriculu.

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4.2.1 Subject to be taught in each year
1st year – Anatomy with Histology
Physiology with Biochemistry
Science of Dental Materials
2nd year – General & Dental Pharmacology
Pathology & Microbiology
Oral Anatomy & Physiology
Prosthodontic Technique
Dental Public Health
3rd year – General Medicine
General Surgery
Periodontology & Oral Pathology
Prosthodontics
Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontics
Paediatric Dentistry
4th year – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Prosthodontics
Orthodontics
Paediatric Dentistry

4.2.2. Each subject must introduce a card and its satisfactory completion by the
Students should be obligatory before being sent up for University
Examination. The card must be made available during practical University
Examination and the results of the term-ending card examination maybe
consulted for reference where required.
4.2.3. The seminar or Integrated Teaching System will be introduced from the
beginning of the 1st year and it should be organized periodically, at the end
of each system or topic.

4.2.4. At the end of each year, there shall be one University Examination named as
First Professional B.D.S, 2nd Professional B.D.S, 3rd Professional B.D.S
and Final Professional B.D.S. Examination.

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5.1. Allocation Of Teaching Time (In Hours) (1st Year)

SI
No
Subjects Lecture Practical & Tutorial
Class Classes

Total

1.

2.

3.
Anatomy With
Histology: (400)
a. General Anatomy 28 290
Including neuro-anatomy
b. Histology- 22 40
c. Developmental anatomy 20
Physiology With
Biochemistry : (184)
a. Physiology 42 60
b. Biochemistry 44 42
Science Of Dental Materials (300) 120 180

318
62
20

102
82
300
Total for Ist year 276 612 888
5.2. First Professional B.D.S Examination shall be held at the end of year-I on a
prefixed date (as per schedule in 9.1) The subjects to be examined are (I) Anatomy
with Histology (ii) Physiology with Biochemistry and (iii) Science of Dental
Material.

6.1 Allocation Of Teaching Time (In Hours) (2nd Year).
SI
No
Subjects Lecture Practical & Tutorial
Class Classes

Total

1.

2.

3.
4.
General & Dental
Pharmacology: (250)
a. General Pharmacology 60 70
b. Dental Pharmacology 60 60
Pathology & Microbiology (300)
a. General Pathology, 70 140
Hematology, Clinical Pathology
b. Microbiology 30 60
Oral Anatomy
& Physiology: (250) 100 150
Prosthodontic
Technique : (50) 20 30

130
120
210
90
250
50
5. Dental Public Health 100 100 200
Total for 2nd Year 440 610 1050

6.2 2nd Professional BDS Course Curriculum Examination shall be held at the end of Year-II on a
pre-fixed date (as per schedule in 9.1) The subjects to be examined are :- (I) General
and Dental Pharmacology. (ii) Pathology & Microbiology and (iii) Oral Anatomy &
Physiology.

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7.1. Allocation of Teaching Time (In Hours) (3rd year)
SI
No
Subjects Lecture Practical clinical &
Class Tutorial Classes

Total

1.
2.
3.

4.
5.

6.

7.
8.
GENERAL MEDICINE : 100 100
GENERAL SURGERY : 100 100
PERIODONTOLOGY & ORAL PATHOLOGY
a. Oral Pathology 50 20
b. Periodontology- 20 40
c. Oral Medicine 10 20
PROSTHODONTICS
Partial Denture
CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY & ENDODONTICS :
a. Conservative Dentistry
b. Dental Radiology
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY:
a. Oral Surgery 20 30
b. Anesthesiology
c. Oral Diagnosis
ORTHODONTICS: 300 50
PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY :
a. Children Dentistry 20 30
b. Preventive Dentistry- 20 20

200
200
350

80
50

50

80
90
Total for 3rd Year 550 550 1100
8.1. ALLOCATION OF TEACHING TIME (IN HOURS) YEAR-IV (Final year)
SI
No
Subjects Lecture Practical clinical &
Class Tutorial Class

Total

1.

2.
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
a. Oral Surgery – 55 80
b. Oral Diagnosis- 10 20
c. Plastic Surgery- 5 10
d. Anesthesiology- 10 10
CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY & DENTAL RADIOLOGY
a. Conservative Dentistry 50 60
b. Endodontics- 20 40
c. Dental Radiology- 30 30

200

230

3.

4.
5.
PROSTHODONTICS : 100 150
a) complete denture
b) Crown bridges
c) Orofacial Prosthesis
d) Implantology
ORTHODONTICS : 80 150
PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY : 100 120
a. Paediatric dentistry-

250

230
220
Total for 4th Year 460 670 1130
*General Medicine includes: Infectious diseases, Chest, diseases and general
diseases
**General Surgery includes: Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology & Orthopedic Surgery
3rd. Prof. B.D.S Examination should be held at the end of Year III on a pre fixed
date (as per schedule in 9.1). The subjects to be examined are :- (i) General
Medicine. (ii) General Surgery and (iii) Periodontology and Oral Pathology.
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8.2 Final Professional B.D.S Examination shall be held at the end of Year IV on a
prefixed date (as per schedule in 9.1) The subjects to be examined are : (i) Oral
& Maxillofacial Surgery; (ii) Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics :
(iii) Prosthodontics (iv) Orthodontics and (iv) Paediatric dentistry.
9. UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION :
9.1 All the four professional B.D.S examinations will start Simultaneously, in the
1st week of February & August in each year.
Routine for conducting written examinations will be prefixed as follows : (this
may be revised on the experiences gathered during 2000-2001)
1st day of Examination Anatomy with Histology – 1st year
General & Dental Pharmacology – 2nd year
Medicine -3rd year
Prosthodontics -Final year
2nd day of Examination Physiology with Biochemistry -1st year
Pathology & Microbiology -2nd year
General Surgery -3rd year
Orthodontia -Final year
3rd day of Examination Science of Dental Materials -1st year
Oral Anatomy with Physiology -2nd year
Period ontology & Oral Pathology -3rd year
Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics -Final year
4th day of Examination Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery -Final year
Dental Public health -2nd year
5th day of Examination Paediatrics Dentistry -Final year.
9.2 Practical, Oral, and Clinical examinations for each group of Examiners will
start as soon as possible after the completion of the written examinations. The
routine for practical/oral/Clinical examination will be drawn up in such a way
that the oral Practical/Clinical examination can be completed within-2-3 weeks
and the whole examination is completed within a period of 4-5 weeks. The routine
for Oral/Practical/Clinical examinations should be drawn up in such a manner,
that more or less equal gaps are provided between the subjects for each batch
of Examinees. The results of the examinations are to be published within
10(ten) days after the completion of whole examinations.

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9.3. Simultaneously with the introduction of the new Examination system, card
system for each subject (including clinical subjects) shall be gradually
introduced for continuous evaluation of students performances during the
course of studies. A student who does not complete the card in a particular
subject will not be allowed to appear in the University Examination in that
subject.
9.4. If a student does not pass all the subjects of any one B.D.S Examination he/she
will not be eligible to appear in any subject of the next higher B.D.S
Examination.

9.5. Any student passing all the subjects of any B.D.S Examination & successfully
completes one academic year will be allowed to sit for the next higher and
subsequent B.D.S. examinations. 9.6 A student
who fails in second chance in a particular professional B.D.S examination will
not be allowed to attend classes on higher class except 3rd-year students, till
he/she clears his failed subjects and is promoted to a higher class.
9.7 Students who do not appear in a particular subject or examination will be
considered as failed in that subject or examination and will be dealt with
accordingly.
9.8 Students passing in the regular BDS Examination will be eligible to obtain
honors (75%) & place (up to 10 places) in order of merit.
9.9 They should be two boards (4 examiners) during the exam for each subject.
9.10 Term examination will carry some marks allotted for each subject taught
during the terms. All the marks allotted for the term examination shall be
consulted during the practical part of the University Examination BDS Course Curriculum. The distribution
of marks is shown in table 10.2

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10.2. EXAMINATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS.
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No.

Subjects for tests Mark for University Exam. Total
Theory Oral Practical/
Clinical
1. Anatomy with Histology 100 50 50 200
2. Physiology with biochemistry 100 50 50 200
3. Science of Dental Materials 100 50 50 200
Total for year -I 300 150 150 600
4. General & Dental Pharmacology 100 50 50 200
5. Pathology & Microbiology 100 50 50 200
6. Dental public health 100 50 50 200
7. Oral Anatomy and Physiology 100 50 50 200
8. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics – – –
9. Prosthetic Technique – – –
Total for year -II 300 150 150 800
10. General Medicine 100 50 50 200
11. General Surgery 100 50 50 200
12. Periodontology & Oral Pathology 100 50 50 200
13. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – – –
14. Conservative dentistry & Endodontrcs – – –
15. Prosthodontics – – –
16. Orthodontics – – –
17. Paediatiric – – –
Total for Year. III 300 150 150 600
18. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 100 100 100 300
19. Conservative dentistry & Endodontics 100 100 100 300
20. Prosthodontics 100 100 100 300
21. Orthodontics 100 100 100 300
22. Paediatric Dentistry 100 100 100 300
Total for Part -IV 500 500 500 1500
Total Marks for University Exam: 3500
Pass Marks for Term Examination: 60%
Pass Marks for University Examination: 60% in theory, 60% Oral 60% Clinical: and
60% for practical for each separately all universities.
Note: Each student must complete his/her Term card and pass the term Examination to
be eligible to appear at the University examination for part concerned. The marks
allotted for Term Examination/Term Card will be distributed for:
a) Attendance
b) Written Test
c) Oral
d) Practical
e) Dissection
f) Clinical Clerkship
g) Clinical works
h) Minor Surgery, etc.
i) FRST under Dental Public Health

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