- Our students have detailed knowledge of medical and clinical subjects in the management of patients with surgical problem.
- All patients with basic oral surgical problems diagnosed and managed.
- They have better understanding about maxillofacial surgery and oral implantology
- they are also educated about legal, ethical and moral issues which are in relation to the patient care and communication skills
- Graduates have skill of examining any problem related to oral surgery in any patient in a systematic way.
- Basic principles of asepsis and sterilization are understood and are practiced.
- Must have sufficient knowledge and ability to perform teeth extractions using local as well as general anaesthesia.
- They are able to perform various minor surgical procedures using local anaesthesia like trans alveolar extraction, dento- alveolar surgery, biopsy, frenectomy and impaction cases.
- As our hospital is fully equipped our students are trained and are able to provide primary care and manage medical emergencies in the dental office.
- They are also familiar with the management of major oral surgical problems and principles involved in the in-patient management as they go to OT’s and ward rounds.
There are several methods that can be used to assess subject program outcomes and learning outcomes for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students learning oral and maxillofacial surgery. Here are some examples:
- Written examinations: Written examinations can assess students’ knowledge and understanding of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Questions can cover a range of topics, such as anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical techniques, and postoperative care.
- Clinical assessments: Clinical assessments can evaluate students’ clinical skills in performing oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. Assessments can include direct observation of students performing procedures, review of case reports and treatment plans, and evaluation of students’ communication and interpersonal skills with patients.
- Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs): OSCEs are a type of clinical assessment that involves a series of stations where students are presented with a simulated patient scenario and are required to perform a specific task or procedure. OSCEs can evaluate students’ clinical skills, knowledge, and communication skills in a standardized and objective manner.
- Portfolios: Portfolios can be used to assess students’ learning outcomes by compiling evidence of their learning over time. Portfolios can include reflective writing, case reports, treatment plans, and clinical logs, among other types of evidence. Portfolios can also be used to facilitate self-reflection and self-assessment.
- Feedback from patients and peers: Feedback from patients and peers can provide valuable insights into students’ clinical skills, communication skills, and professionalism. Feedback can be collected through surveys, focus groups, and structured interviews.
- Assessment of research skills: Assessment of research skills can evaluate students’ ability to critically evaluate research literature, design and conduct research studies, and analyse and interpret research data.
It is important to use a variety of assessment methods to ensure a comprehensive evaluation of students’ subject program outcomes and learning outcomes.
PERIOD OF TRAINING: (1) The period of training for the award of the MDS course shall be of three years duration for three academic years as full time candidates in an institution including the period of examination:
Provided that the time period required for passing out of the MDS course shall be a maximum of six years from the date of admission in said course:
Provided further that the duration of the post-graduate course for the postgraduate Diploma holders shall be of two years in the respective speciality. The syllabus and curriculum shall be the same as MDS Course in the concerned speciality except that they are not required (i) to undergo study and training in Basic Sciences and (ii) pass the PART-I Examination of MDS Course. However, they have to submit the dissertation work, as part of the post-graduate programme.
(2) During the period, each student shall take part actively in learning and teaching activities design of training, by the institution or the university. The teaching and learning activities in each speciality, shall be as under: –
(a) LECTURES: There shall be some didactic lectures in the speciality and in the allied fields. The departments shall encourage guest lectures in the required areas and integrated lectures by multi-disciplinary teams on selected topics, to strengthen the training programmes.
(b) JOURNAL REVIEW: The journal review meetings shall be held at least once a week. All trainees, associate and staff associated with the post-graduate programme are expected to participate actively and enter relevant details in the logbook. The trainee shall make presentations from the allotted journals of selected articles. A model check list for the evaluation of journal review presentation is annexed at Schedule-I of these regulations.
(c) SEMINARS: The seminars shall be held at least twice a week in each department. All trainees are expected to participate actively and enter relevant details in logbook. A model check list for the evaluation of seminar presentation is annexed at Schedule-II of these regulations.
(d) SYMPOSIUM: It is recommended to hold symposium on topics covering multiple disciplines.
(e) CLINICAL POSTINGS: Each trainee shall work in the clinics on regular basis to acquire adequate professional skills and competency in managing various cases, a model check list for evaluation of clinical postings is annexed at Schedule-III of these regulations.
(f) CLINICO- PATHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE: The clinico pathological conference shall be held once a month involving the faculties of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Oral Pathology and allied clinical departments. The trainees shall be encouraged to present the clinical details, radiological and histo-pathological interpretations and participation in the discussions.
(g) INTER-DEPARTMENTAL MEETINGS: To encourage integration among various specialities, there shall be interdepartmental meeting chaired by the Dean with all heads of post-graduate departments at least once a month.
(h) TEACHING SKILLS: All the trainees shall be encouraged to take part in undergraduate teaching programmes either in the form of lectures or group discussions. A model check list for evaluation of teaching skills is annexed at Schedule-IV of these regulations.
(i) DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES: Each department shall organise dental education programmes on regular basis involving other institutions. The trainees shall also be encouraged to attend such programmes conducted outside their university or institute.
(j) CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS / ADVANCED COURSES: The trainees shall be encouraged to attend conference/workshops/advanced courses and also to present at least two scientific papers and two posters at State / national level speciality and allied conferences / conventions during the training period.
(k) ROTATION AND POSTING IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS: To bring in more integration among the specialities and allied fields, each department shall workout a programme to rotate the trainees in related disciplines.
(l) DISSERTATION / THESIS: The trainees shall prepare a dissertation based on the clinical or experimental work or any other study conducted by them under the supervision of the guide. A model check list for evaluation of dissertation presentation and continuous evaluation of dissertation work by guide / co-guide is annexed at Schedule-V of these regulations. A model overall assessment sheet to be filled by all the trainees undergoing post-graduate course is annexed at Schedule-VI of these regulations.
(3) All the students of the speciality departments shall complete the minimum quota for the teaching and learning activities, as follows: –
(a) Journal Clubs: 5 in a year
(b) Seminars: 5 in a year
(c) Clinical Case Presentations: 4 in a year 7
(d) Lectures taken for undergraduates: 1 in a year
(e) Scientific Paper / Poster Presentations: 4 papers/posters during In State / National Level Conferences / three years of training workshop period
(f) Clinico Pathological Conferences: 2 presentations during three years of training period
(g) Scientific Publications (optional): one publication in any indexed scientific journal
(h) Submission of Synopsis: one synopsis within six months from the date of commencement of the course
(i) Submission of Dissertation: one dissertation within six months before appearing for the university examination
(j) Submission of Library Dissertation: one dissertation within eighteen months from the date of commencement of the course
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
Paper-I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, & Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Research Methodology and Biostatistics.
Paper-I: Minor Oral Surgery and Trauma
Paper-III: Maxillo-facial Surgery
Paper-III: Descriptive and analysing type question