BDS Programme Curricular Outcomes
At the end of four years dental undergraduate program, the graduates should be able to:
- Independently assess the patients, order relevant investigations, and formulate a treatment plan.
- Render treatments in the domain of general dental practitioners to their patients in time efficient and quality-controlled manner.
- Practice evidence-based dentistry.
- Correlate basic dental sciences knowledge and skills with clinical dental practice.
- Modify dental treatments according to patient’s special needs, if any, in the form of medical conditions, physical or mental disabilities etc.
- Assess and refer the patients with case difficulty indices requiring consultation or treatment by specialists.
- Show empathy and respect in their attitude and behavior towards their patients.
- Maintain high ethical and professional standards in their pursuit of clinical excellence.
- Draw upon their existing knowledge and update it through continuing education programs.
- Exercise infection control protocol guidelines laid out by their local health councils.
- Exercise management qualities to maintain single or multiple unit private practices where applicable.
- Work in a team of other health care professionals including dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, laboratory technicians, ceramists and dental nurses etc.
- Maintain patient records with emphasis on legal and patient confidentiality aspects.
- Provide basic life support to patients requiring critical care in or outside dental set up.
- Manage dental emergencies in a dental set up.
- Demonstrate clear verbal and written communication skills.