DENTAL MEDICINE PROGRAM The YGU Dental Medical Program Educational program is formed with the strong commitment to develop caring, competent, confident specialist for dental medicine through outcome- based teaching approach; ensuring high quality of healthcare and biomedical research in academic and clinical settings; to provide medical training, predominantly in a practical environment (where acquisition and organization of knowledge match with practical application of gained competencies), based on ethical values, respect for individual autonomy and on the premise of rational and efficient interference; to support students’ development of understanding of the essence of Dental Medicine, equip them with skills necessary for working in diverse health care settings, be competent and competitive in a multicultural environment; to raise professionals with high employment chances to be able to make a career in diverse health care settings and multicultural environment.
Through the YGU different training programs, YGU Dental Medical Program students can provide required oral health services to the community, while expansion their knowledge about public health problems. These academically based training programs offer students and faculty members to take part in community-based activities as an important component of academic work.
Employed teaching and assessment methodologies enable the acquisition and organization of knowledge match with practical application of gained competencies. It is based on the mixture of interactive teaching (including class discussions) and promotion of independent personal and group learning. The combination of theoretical components, problem solving and practical experience, aims at the development of knowledge, skills and autonomy and responsibility needed for successful participation in prevention of dental diseases, dental care process and dental rehabilitation in line with the requirements of complex and constantly changing labor market.
The primacy of student opportunities for one’s own profile formation is achieved by the wide range of General Competence courses and the methodology applied therein. For each subject selected assessment methods provide the most useful and relevant information for the objectives and learning outcomes that the program identified. Principles of outcome-based education imply that teaching, learning and assessment are conducted on the basis of pre-defined competencies of graduates in accordance to the “top-bottom” principle.