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.
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.
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.
Students are expected to attend all time tabled classes. 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).
Assessment Guides and Regulations
The rules and regulations for assessment and progression in our yearly-based programme are as follows:
|In Course Assessment (Participation, Quizzes, Assignments)||10 %|
|Midyear Exams||20 %|
|Practical / Clinical, and Oral End of Year Exams||30 %|
|Final Unseen Written End of Year Exams||40 %|
The practical, clinical, and oral exams may be allocated different weights in different modules according to the nature of the module.