FAQ

Questions and answers about Information needed to be known about The Faculty of Dentistry .

 

Q: What is the Bachelor Degree of Dental Surgery?

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree offered by BUE is a five year full time programme of study as well as summer courses, and clinical summer training courses aimed primarily at educating and training graduates for efficient dental practice in the new century.

Q: Where is the British University in Egypt Faculty of Dentistry located?

British University in Egypt Faculty of Dentistry is located at El-Sherouk City, Cairo-Suez road.

Q: How many students do you accept every year?

Admission is in accordance with Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities regulations and the required number of students is taken from among those with the highest grades.

Q: Can I visit British University in Egypt Faculty of Dentistry?

A number of BUE Open Days are held annually to provide an opportunity for applicants and their parents to find out more about our University as well as to meet key members of staff.

Q: Do I need to complete any prerequisite before I apply?

Students take an English Placement Test on application, which determines a student's level of English in regard to entry to the different English programmes.

Q: What is the minimum accepted English level

The minimum level of English for entry to the English programme is at Intermediate-level.

Q: How to apply for a programme in the Faculty of Dentistry?

  1. Read the admissions section in our general booklet. This can also be downloaded at www.bue.edu.eg
  2. Submit an application online at www.bue.edu.eg
  3. Call the BUE Hotline and speak to a member of staff in the Student Affairs Department in you require further information - 19(BUE) 19283.

Q: Does the faculty accept all high school certificates?

Students that fulfil the requirements set by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities in terms of subjects and grades that apply to the Faculty of Dentistry will be accepted into the Dentistry Programme with the following certificates:

  1. Egyptian General Certificate of Education (Thanaweya Amma)
  2. I.G.C.S.E
  3. American Diploma
  4. Other equivalent certificates approved by both the Supreme Council of Universities and the Ministry of Education

Q: When to apply?

  1. The early admissions period begins in January of each academic year.
  2. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to secure a place in their chosen programme of study.
  3. Once programmes are full the applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Q: Is the Bachelor Degree validated?

The British University in Egypt, on the authorisation of the University Senate, offers a five-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) Programme in accordance with the regulations approved by the SCU.

Q: Is the Bachelor Degree UK validated?

The British University in Egypt Faculty of Dentistry is not UK validated.

Q: How Will I Learn?

A wide variety of teaching methods are used in the Dental Programme, reflecting the breadth of knowledge and skills you must develop as a dental student. These methods include Lectures, Classes, Tutorials, Practicals and Clinical Placements.Assessment in each year of the programme combines continuous assessment and end-of-year. examinations.

Q: How will i be assessed?

In Degree Year 1, Degree Year 2 and Degree Year 3, students' continuous assessment grade is derived from integrated class examinations at the end of each semester. The end-of-year examination is also integrated, with written and practical elements. From Degree Year 4, continuous assessment has academic and clinical components. Students will continue to be assessed academically by examinations and their clinical activity will be graded at each clinical session. This helps staff identify students who may require extra support and put such help in place for them. Each year there will be Practical and Oral Exams as well as a Final Written Exam to assess each student.

Q: Is the curriculum assessed throughout the academic year?

Assessments in all modules take place throughout the academic year. The final examinations shall take place during the designated examination period at the end of each academic year, as well as re-sit exams for any failed module in the Summer Assessment Period (SAP) in accordance with the General Academic Regulations (GAR).

Q: What are the levels of the curricula?

The curricula of study are divided into three phases corresponding to the three levels of learning. The first phase, corresponding to level one comprises one year and is devoted to basic medical sciences necessary to prepare the dental student to comprehend human biology. The second phase comprises two years and is devoted to the study of basic and applied dental sciences as well as being a Pre-Clinical phase in which the dental student studies and is trained on models and simulators before he/she is ready for the final stage of training. Phase three, corresponding to level three, comprises the last two years in which the student studies applied clinical dental courses as well as being trained in specialised dental Clinics.

{sider Q: What is the calendar of assessment?>

There are 3 main periods of assessment for year-long modules during the academic year:

Mid-Year Exam at the end of the Fall Term (January).End of Year Exams at the end of the academic year (May – June).Re-sit Exams at the end of the summer refresher courses will be carried out at the end of courses. (August).

Q: Do I have to pass all module before progressing to the following academic year?

Students shall not advance from Phase I to Phase II before successful completion of all faculty required modules. A student is allowed to re-sit exams in the summer re-assessment period in a maximum of 60 credits. He may be allowed to progress from one year to another within the same phase as long as he does not trail more than 2 modules. Students shall not be granted the B.D.S. degree before successful completion of all faculty modules (core modules) and university required modules (English Language) as well as one elective module.

Q: What is the maximum permitted number of years/attempts?

Students who fail to progress to the following yearafter two years of studyshall be dismissed from the university.

Q: What career and further education opportunities are open to me when I graduate?

A variety of career pathways are open to new dental graduates. The final career for many graduates is general practice,although a minority may aim to be a consultant in a hospital dental service, a senior clinical academic in a teaching hospital, or a specialist practitioner.

Q: Does the faculty provide clinical training?

In the clinical setting, students will undertake patient treatment under complete supervision of highly competent multidisciplinary team of Faculty Staff who combine advanced dental care skills with high standards of teaching. Students will be trained to adhere to the proper codes of professional and academic ethics.

Q: when students start their clinical training?

The clinical phase comprises the last two years in which the student studies applied clinical dental courses as well as being trained in specialised dental Clinics. During the clinical phase, the Faculty of Dentistry, BUE University will encourage the concept of comprehensive and multidisciplinary dental care that permits diagnosis and integrated, comprehensive treatment planning, and simultaneous learning experience in all dental clinical disciplines.

Q: What is the graduation classification?

Students with an overall average at the graduation on the Egyptian Marking scale of 64%, 74% or 84% shall be granted the higher classification of Good, Very Good or Distinction, respectively without changing their actual marks or overall averages.

Q: what is the internship training?

It is a 12 month internship training in specialised clinics under supervision of staff from all clinical departments. This will include weekly seminars in the clinics and reviews of all clinical cases that have been treated by the students/hospital. All will be under supervision of the senior hospital staff members. A staff member of each clinical department has to assert that the graduate has satisfactorily completed the clinical training in his specialty before a student is granted his/her license to practice dentistry. If a student fails to satisfy the supervising staff in any specialty, he/she has to spend an additional period of training until he/she satisfies his/her supervisors.

Q: Is tthe internship training mandatory?

Twelve calendar months of internship are compulsory by law before a graduate is granted the license to practice dentistry in Egypt.

Q: where the students spend internship training?

At least three months of the one-year internship must be spent at our dental school and the rest of this year could be spent in a clinic/hospital approved by the Faculty of Dentistry.

Q: Does the faculty accept transferred students from other universities?

Students may transfer from other universities to the BUE Faculty of Dentistry in phases 1 & 2 only and credits earned at those universities may be accepted after approval of the module content by the BUE Faculty of Dentistry. No transfers are permitted in phase 3. Exemptions are approved by the Programme Director, acting on authority delegated by the Senate.

Q: When will i be able to specialize?

Graduated students can register for post-graduate studies in order to get specialized on different dental specialties.

Q: Does the faculty provide post-graduate studies?

No. Unfortunately the faculty has no post-graduate studies.

Q: Can i apply for post-graduate studies in other universities?

The graduates of the British University in Egypt Faculty of Dentistry can apply for post-graduate studies in all national Dental faculties.

Q: What about the faculty staff?

The University provides the most up-to-date equipment and highly qualified staff to insure the most efficient delivery of the knowledge and skills required. The University believes that such knowledge and skills are essential for its graduates to take the lead in dental practice on both the domestic and regional levels.

Contact US

Address

El Sherouk City , Suez Desert Road , Cairo 11837 - P.O. Box 43

Phone

19283 , +202 26890000 , +202 26300013 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18

Mail

info@bue.edu.eg

Website

http://www.bue.edu.eg

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