Dental  Medicine  program in Georgian language

Head of the Program

Co – Manager of the program

The purpose of the program

The aim of the program is to prepare a professional dentist in accordance with modern standards, who will be able to use research, ethical and communication skills; to develop professionally in a constantly changing environment.

The Georgian-language Dental Medicine program is based on international experience and takes into account the current trends in the field. The program was developed by experienced specialists, most of whom are representatives of the management and initiative groups of industry associations and are actively involved in promoting the development of the field of dentistry, both domestically and internationally. The head of the program, Sophio Samkharadze is Vice-President of the Georgian Dental Association. Apart from many years of practical work, she has twenty years of pedagogical experience.

The structure of the program

The education program includes  300 credits.

Out of which 287 credits are a mandatory component of the program, and 13 credits are an optional component of the program.

1 credit includes 25 hours and provides for contact and independent work. Student has to take 30 credits during the semester and 60 credits - per year, however, depending on the specifics of the program and the individual workload of the student, the number of credits per year may be less than 60 or more, but not more than 75 credits.

Language of instruction: Georgian      

Qualification to be awarded:  Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

Duration of study: 5 years (10 semesters)

Dental Medicine program: 300 credits

Methods of  teaching:

The program is taught using the student-oriented teaching method, which involves the active involvement of the student in the learning process.

The following teaching methods are used in the educational process: interactive lectures, seminar / group (team) work, laboratory work, simulation classes using simulators and mannequins, practical work clinical practice / teaching near the patient's bed, clerkship, discussion, debate, oral report, presentation, PBL - Problem-based learning, CBL - Case - based learning, involvement in scientific research.

 Assessment methods: test, essay, demonstration, presentation, discussion, practical / theoretical assignment, participation in the discussion, case discussion, participation in the simulated process, objectively structured clinical examination, etc .;

Student Knowledge Assessment System provides:

Five positive evaluations:

(A) Excellent - 91-100 points;

(B) Very good - 81-90 points of maximum assessment;

(C) Good - 71-80 points of maximum assessment;

(D) Satisfactory - 61-70 points of maximum assessment;

(E) Sufficient - 51-60 points for maximum assessment.

Two types of negative assessment:

(FX) Did not pass - 41-50 points from maximum assessment, which means that a student needs to work harder to pass and is granted with the right to take one additional exam in terms of independent work;

(F) Fail- 40 points and less out of maximum assessment, which means the performance of a student is not sufficient and he/she has to learn the subject from the beginning.

In case of receiving a negative assessment (FX), the student has the right to take an additional exam in the same semester.

Field of  employment

Under current legislation of Georgia, a graduate of one-step medical educational program is not entitled to independent medical practice, although they may be employed as a junior physician and perform the duties of a physician under the supervision of a person entitled to independent medical practice. (Law of Georgia on Medical Activities, Article 5).

Graduates with higher medical education have the right to perform the following actions: a) continue their studies in the further educational program (residency) and after their completion to obtain the right to carry out independent medical activities after passing the relevant state certification exam; B) continue to work in scientific-research (master's studies, doctoral) as well as academic fields, theoretical medicine, or in any part of healthcare that is not related to independent medical practice. (Law of Georgia on Medical Activities, Article 17).

The tuition fee for the Program is 3500 GEL