Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry (English Programme)

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Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
10 semesters
Credits
300 ECTS
Price
241,00 € / ECTS x 60 = 14.460,00 €* (1st year 2020-2021) *Subject to change each year
Places
120
Schedule
Morning and afternoon
Language
English for the first two years and Spanish for the last three
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We are passionate people, we are dentists

Prepare yourself for more opportunities

At UIC Barcelona we are aware that dentistry has undergone profound change in recent years. You will remain at the cutting edge in order to work in the following areas:

  • Your own dental consultancy
  • Dental care as a freelance professional or associate
  • Public healthcare network
  • Private hospitals that contain dental services
  • Consultancy in dental companies
  • Research in all fields of dentistry
  • Teaching at universities and specialised centres
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Professors and lecturers active in their fields

The teaching team in the Faculty of Dentistry consists of professors and lecturers who combine their teaching with exercising their profession in specialist centres. They are also involved in important research activities both inside and outside the university. Direct contact with professional practice allows our professors and lecturers to transmit a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and human overview of the reality in the sector to students.

Presentation

The Faculty of Dentistry has launched the bachelor's degree in Dentistry English programme. The first two years will be taught exclusively in English, and from the third year onwards, students will join the overall programme. In their third year students will begin to do work experience in the University Dental Clinic, therefore they will need to have learned Spanish during their first two years.

UIC Barcelona Language Service will offer them the appropriate courses to achieve this.

The Degree in Dentistry at UIC Barcelona equips students with thorough scientific knowledge, technical skills and the ability to effectively apply them to the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of a wide range of dental diseases and ailments.

The programme addresses topics in dental structure and function, biomechanics of the normal and affected dental apparatus, as well as the most innovative techniques and procedures used in the treatment of abnormalities.

The curriculum emphasises skills in the basic sciences, so that students graduate with a solid scientific background and extensive experience confronting practical challenges before receiving their degree. UIC Barcelona's University Dental Clinic is equipped with the modern technology that proper dental treatment now calls for.

  • Objectives
  • Who It Is For. Intake Profile
  • Profile at the end of the degree / skills

The fundamental objective of the curriculum for the Dentistry Degree at UIC Barcelona is to train professionals who are able to apply the scientific knowledge and technical skills they have acquired to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of oral diseases, ethically, efficiently and safely. Professionals should understand the need for professional development and lifelong learning, should be able to efficiently use advances in knowledge and technology and understand the central role played by the patient in therapeutic decision-making.

Applicants to the Dentistry Degree must have a baccalaureate or similar level of studies and that have passed the university entrance examination, without prejudice to any other entrance mechanisms stipulated by the current or future regulations on access to undergraduate degrees.

Recommended intake profile

All candidates who meet the general requirements can apply to be admitted to the degree. However, the recommended intake profile is a person with previous studies in the field of healthcare sciences, with a vocation for science and healthcare and particularly in possession of the following qualities:

  • Discipline, memory and dedication
  • Flexible decision-making
  • Psychological qualities and empathy
  • Emotionally balanced
  • Interest in research
  • Responsible and with good observational skills
  • Team work
  • Sensitivity to the pain of others
  • Resilience

The competences listed below describe the basic levels of knowledge, attitudes, conduct and necessary technical skills that our students should have after obtaining their degree, showing they are ready to face the complete range of situations that will present themselves to them during their general professional practice:

Professionalism
  • Professional conduct: Dentists should possess an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the wide issues affecting the practice of dentistry; be competent in a wide area of skills, including the search, research, analysis, problem solving, handling of materials and instruments, planning, communication, coordination and team work; and the understanding of the relevance of the latter in this practice.
  • Ethics and jurisprudence: Dentists should have an accurate knowledge and understanding of the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in the provision of health to the individual and the community, as well as of the current legislation applicable to the practice of dentistry.
Communication and personal skills

Dentists should be competent to engage in an efficacious communication with patients, their relatives and friends, as the case may be, and also with the rest of health professionals involved in the care of patients.

Basic knowledge, management of information and critical thought

Dentists should have enough knowledge and understanding of the basic biomedical, general medical, technical and clinical sciences in order to understand the normal and pathological conditions that are relevant to dentistry. Moreover, they should be competent to apply this information to critical situations.

 

Compilation of clinical information

Dentists should have the competence to conduct and register a general clinical record, and an oral and dental record, about the situation of the patient. This should include biological, medical, psychological and social information to enable the evaluation of the oral situation of patients of all ages. Dentists should have the competence to carry out an adequate physical examination, to interpret the clinical findings, and to ask for the complementary diagnostic tests that they may consider relevant.

Diagnosis and planning of treatment

Dentists should be competent in decision making, in reasoning and in carrying out clinical judgements leading up to a development of a differential diagnosis, whether provisional or final, of the gnosological process, including the interpretation of the clinical record and the data obtained during the clinical and x-ray examinations or other type of diagnostic tests. Dentists should be competent to formulate diagnoses and treatment plans for patients of all ages and conditions, while at the same time they should be able to identify those treatments that may exceed their abilities and, on this situation, refer them to the right professional.

Establishment and maintenance of oral health

After obtaining the degree, dentists should be competent:

  • To educate patients and carry out a complete primary health care in patients of all ages and conditions. This underlines the current concepts of prevention and treatment of oral diseases, and endorses the need of a systemic and oral maintenance of health.
  • To diagnose and treat diseases and alterations of the oral mucosa, maxillary bones and salivary glands that could be more frequent in patients of all ages and conditions.
  • To treat alterations or diseases that may require simple surgical techniques in hard and soft tissues with patients of all ages and conditions.
  • To treat periodontal diseases of patients of all ages and conditions.
  • To treat cariogenic and non-cariogenic dental pathology, including pulp and periradicular pathology, of patients of all ages and conditions.
  • To restore or replace teeth with the aim of providing an acceptable form, function and aesthetic appearance in patients of all ages and conditions.
  • To treat malocclusions in primary, mixed or permanent dentition, in a limited way and in patients of all ages and conditions.
  • To use the relevant techniques for the treatment and control of orofacial pain and the anxiety associated with dental treatment in patients of all ages and conditions.
  • To prevent and treat effectively most conditions of medical and dental urgency that may occur and that are associated with the practice of dentistry in patients of all ages and conditions.
  • To carry out multidisciplinary, sequential and integrated treatment, of limited complexity, in patients of all ages and conditions.
Promotion of health

After being awarded the degree, dentists should be competent to obtain the highest possible level of oral health among individuals and in the community.

 

All these objectives are worked on in depth on the different modules of the study programme and adapt to the abilities that students should acquire during their academic training.

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Anthropology Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Human Biology 1 Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Human Biology 2 Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Structure and Function of Head and Neck Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Structure and Function of the Human Body Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Communication and Psychology Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Dental Structure and Function Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Elective 1 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
English for Dentistry 1 Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Epidemiology and Statistics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Microbiology and Immunology Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Clinical Introduction Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Dental Pathology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Dentistry Materials Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
General Surgical Pathology 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Pharmacology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Preventive Dentistry 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Anaesthesia in Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Applied Bioethics Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Basic Periodontics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
General Anatomical Pathology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
General Surgical Pathology 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Occlusion Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Operative Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Preventive Dentistry 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Public Health Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
Subjects in course 3 Type Term ECTS
Endodontics Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Masticatory System Dysfunction Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Oral Surgical Pathology 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Orthodontics 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 7
Paediatric Dentistry 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Prosthodontics 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Advanced Periodontics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Introduction to Restorative Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Maxillofacial and Oral Medicine Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Orthodontics 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Paediatric Dentistry 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Prosthodontics 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 4 Type Term ECTS
English for Dentistry 2 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Medical-Surgical Pathology and Oral Implantology 2 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Orthodontics 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Paediatric Dentistry 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Periodontics Seminar 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Prosthodontics 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Restorative Dentistry 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Advanced Dentistry Materials Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Dental Traumatology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Elective 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Medical-Surgical Pathology and Oral Implantology 3 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Prosthodontics 4 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Restorative Dentistry 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 5 Type Term ECTS
End of Degree Paper Type: TF Term: First semester ECTS: 3
English for Dentistry 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
General Dentistry Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 12
Gerodontology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Legal and Forensic Dentistry Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Orthodontics 4 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Paediatric Dentistry 4 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Community Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Dentistry for Special Patients Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Elective Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
End of Degree Presentation Type: TF Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
General Dentistry Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 12
Periodontics Seminar 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Radiodiagnosis Facilities Manager Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Optional subjects 2020-2021

Subjects taught Course Term ECTS
Classroom Ethics Course: 1 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Summer Voluntary Clinical Practice in Dentistry Course: 4 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Voluntary Clinical Practice in Dentistry - Saturdays Course: 4 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Cirugia Multidisciplinar Course: 5 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Dental Aesthetics Course: 5 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Endodontic Decision-Making Course: 5 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Health Management Course: 5 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
History of Dentistry Course: 5 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Implant Prosthetics Course: 5 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Otolaryngology for Dentists Course: 5 Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Advanced Surgical Anatomy in Odontology Course: 5 Term: ECTS: 3
Basics in Dental Radiology Course: - Term: ECTS: 3
Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics Course: - Term: ECTS: 3
Physiopathology of Craniofacial Pain Course: - Term: ECTS: 3
Smoking Course: - Term: ECTS: 3
Stomatognathic System Course: - Term: ECTS: 3

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Internship

Practices

  1. Compulsory work placement and educational cooperation agreement between the Faculty of Dentistry and Fundació Privada Pro Persones amb Disminució Psíquica Catalònia.
  2. Compulsory work placement and educational cooperation agreement between the Faculty of Dentistry and the Institut Català de la Salut.

The basic purpose of these two agreements is the practical training of students in the field of dentistry and the placements will consist of developing the theoretical knowledge acquired at the Faculty of Dentistry in the centres belonging to the Fundació Catalònia and the Institut Català de la Salut.

Objectives (External Work Placement)

At the University Dental Clinic the students carry out external clinical work placements in order to put into practice all their theoretical knowledge and skills in the treatments they provide to patients. At the University Dental Clinic, students are prepared to face the challenges of the profession they will practice in the near future and the realities of the sector, which is continually changing.

During external clinical work placements students must provide the treatments required for each subject, monitored very closely not only by instructors or lecturers, but also by the clinic auxiliary staff and patients.

They are required to simulate medical practice and the real operation of a dental clinic in order to acquire the habits of connecting with the patient, clinical staff and other employees (hygienists, auxiliary staff, dental technicians and suppliers).

The placement in the clinic will allow the student to become accustomed to contact with humans, in addition to other kinds of knowledge. From their clinic placement, students should become accustomed to working with all kinds of patients, both adults and children, become sensitive to their needs and adapt to the way of working with each of them.

  1. Development of personal qualities: patience, sensitivity, kindness, empathy; all of these will allow students to put themselves in the position of the patient and carry out the most appropriate treatment, always taking into consideration their pathology or need.
  2. The University Dental Clinic staff perform their care duties and also act as a teaching reference for students, as they provide very practical knowledge for their future working life, such as:
  • Managing clinic diary
  • Preparing quotations
  • Managing patient complaints
  • Managing waiting lists (screenings, check-ups, referrals)
  • Process of cleaning and sterilising instruments
  • Possibility of working with materials from different commercial companies
  • Appropriate handling, use and management of equipment, making the most of material resources
  • Access to the best and newest dental technology
  • Access to modern facilities which are suitable for clinical work and laboratory work

The University Dental Clinic provides students with the possibility of carrying out voluntary work experience during the academic year and during holiday periods, to extend their knowledge and continue the practical path they are following.

Finally, through the agreements signed by the Faculty of Dentistry, the University Dental Clinic has various ongoing scientific studies with patients, authorised in advance by the corresponding Ethics Committee, and the results of which are later published for follow-up by research and teaching staff.

Regulations

Professional opportunities

  1. Health
  2. The dental consultation
  3. Dental care in clinics on another’s behalf or as an associate
  4. The public health network
  5. Private hospital centres with dental services
  6. Teaching
  7. Universities
  8. Specialised health centres
  9. Professional training workshops
  10. Research
  11. Dentistry
  12. Orthodontics
  13. Implantology
  14. Cosmetic dentistry

General norms and regulations concerning practical experience

During the period of practical experience, students shall comply with the norms and regulations that govern the operation of the University Dental Clinic:

  1. They will wear their standard uniform (scrub) for the Endodontics programme, a uniform that will be provided to them at the beginning of the first year. The scrub shall be clean and complete at all times.
  2. During the time devoted to clinical practice, students will be at the University Dental Clinic premises, independently from the presence or absence of the patient who had an appointment. In the absence of a programmed patient, students may help out their companions, pre-degree students or non-programmed patients, following the indications of the lecturer in charge.
  3. They will at all times wear work gloves, face masks covering nose and mouth, and protection glasses.
  4. Before carrying out the treatment, they will get acquainted with the clinical record and the details of the treatment to be conducted.
  5. They will collect the necessary materials and instruments to carry out the programmed treatment from the storeroom.
  6. They will notify reception desk of their arrival to the clinic, they will accompany patients from reception when they arrive and back to reception when treatment is finished.
  7. During the time set to carry out clinical practical work, students shall accept the decisions of the lecturer concerning what patient to attend, what treatment to apply to each patient and how to carry it out. An essential objective of the programme is the development of a specific clinical criterion in each student. Nevertheless, for the correct operation of the clinic – essential for the development of the programme – the criterion of the lecturer in charge shall prevail in the event of a disagreement between student and professor. This will not prevent a later discussion of the specific situation and case during the clinical sessions.
  8. Before seeing out the patient, the student shall enter in the record the treatment carried out, the necessary considerations, and what treatment needs to be followed. In the event of requiring more visits with the same student or area, more appointments will be programmed in order to facilitate the organisation at reception. If patients need to be referred to another area or returned to the pre-degree clinic, they will be informed about it, also in writing, at reception.
  9. Never, under any circumstances, may students retain any documents from the clinical record once the treatment session has finished. In the event of requiring access to any piece of information, they will write a duplicate with the authorisation of lecturer in charge.
  10. When treatment has been completed, the materials and instruments shall be returned in the condition specified for each case.
  11. In the event of breakdown of an instrument or equipment of the clinic, the person responsible shall be informed of it before the end of the practice.
  12. When students are unable to attend clinical practice, they will notify it to the lecturer in charge and to the clinic’s reception desk three weeks in advance. Moreover they will have to justify – before if possible, and in any case afterwards – the motives of their non-attendance.
  13. Generally speaking, they shall comply with any norms set out by the management of the University Dental Clinic throughout the training period.

Failure to comply with the University Dental Clinic’s operating norms may imply the prohibition of access to it and prevent the carrying out the clinical practices, which are essential for the completion of the programme.

Admission requirements

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