Strategic PlansAchieving Teaching and Learning Excellence
- To provide the highest quality of teaching and clinical practice which will be achieved by having a clear philosophy and treatment plan.
- To identify priority areas for research-based teaching and learning across the Faculty and establishment of a succession plan.
- To achieve this objective, the Faculty’s teaching and learning plan focuses on the delivery of the following:
- Review regularly all the courses and programs offered in the Faculty for their effectiveness, currency and integration within the overall curricula.
- Improve courses in response to quality assurance data and through innovative approaches seeking for accreditation.
- The dental graduate will possess:
- A thorough understanding of biological and technological sciences to enable the integration and correlation of these sciences with clinical dental practice.
- Skills to provide the preventive and treatment services commonly required in dental practice.
- An understanding of the necessity of continuing education.
- A sense of professional, ethical, and social responsibility.
- Development of Analytical and Problem Solving Skills that are necessary for the professional dentist.
- Introducing problem-based learning.
- Introducing independent learners.
- Working on assignments and research projects.
- Providing students with the tools to apply the knowledge and skills to solve theoretical and applied problems in Dentistry.
- Progressive assessment throughout the programs to encourage the transition from dependent to independent learning.
- Provide knowledge about the practice of Dentistry and development of relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in their range of activities.
- Acquire competence in diagnosis of oral and dental diseases including an understanding of the relationship between general and oral diseases.
- Encourage understanding of dental problems in a multidimensional context and empower the students to be able to justify, critically appraise, systematically analyze, reflect on their own and others clinical practice and learning.
- Enable graduates to apply their transferable skills involving team work, managing and evaluating one’s own learning and/or making an effective use of it.
- Experience in the principles and techniques of working to a deadline and in project management and managing a team.
- Enable graduates to independently evaluate/argue alternative approaches and accurately assess/report on own/others work with justification.
- Enable graduates to deal with complexity and/or contradictions in the knowledge base and make confident selections of tools for the job in hand.
- Develop the necessary skills to work in a hospital environment.
- Acquire and develop the necessary skills to execute infection control.
- Develop the necessary skills to manage emergency cases.
- Develop the necessary skills to interact with different specialties and departments.
- Be able to perform primary dental care for children.
- The graduate will be able to fabricate most types of prosthesis in the lab.
- Student feedback for Modules and Staff every year.
- National recognition for programs through review by external examiners.
- Continue to align academic program with NAQAAE norms and bench marking standards.
- Feedback from External Examiner and External Evaluators.
- Successful and global application of Students centered learning project targets in taught Modules.
Achieving Research and Postgraduate Study Excellence
- To implement and develop research of the high standards.
- To maintain the quality of postgraduate programs in dentistry.
- Encourage and support involvement in collaborative research locally and internationally.
- Development and upgrading of our research equipment base and also planning for better equipped safe research facilities.
- Encourage and support research programs and mentor new staff members.
- Appoint research-active staff of the highest caliber.
- Improve research productivity in terms of the quantity and quality of publications,
- Support effective communication of research outcomes.
- Encourage the translation of research into products and services aimed at improving oral health.
- Be competitive in the national market place in offering degrees that lead to specialization and advances in knowledge and understanding.
- Provide appropriate facilities for under taking postgraduate research.
- Visits by external Professors.
- Publication by Academic Staff of peer reviewed research papers in appropriate journals.
- Increase in quality and quantity of publications.
- Annual Research Day open to members of the dental professions.
- Review of postgraduate degree and diploma.
- Improvement in postgraduate facilities.
Enterprise and Community Service
- To encourage, maintain and strengthen nationally advanced community oral health services in all dental specialties to meet the needs and expectations of our community patients.
- To educate well dental professionals in Dentistry who will become integral members of the oral health team and enhance the health of the communities they serve.
- To be responsive to opportunities and shortcomings in oral health care, including the needs of low socio-economic.
- To achieve this objective, the faculty’s enterprise and community service plan focuses on the delivery of the following themes.
- Publicize student/Faculty of Dentistry contributions to community with the Faculty activities, achievements, interests and concerns, to make our specialist knowledge available to the community.
- Encourage faculty to pursue collaborative working relationships with a variety of partners in order to meet challenges in the community – nationally and internationally- offering a remarkable community treatment services and selected clinical disciplines services in all dental specialties.
- Achieve a leadership in the care and excellent treatment for the patients entry into the Faculties Hospital from the surrounding community in a timely manner using established criteria.
- Implement and always deliver a community service excellence model.
- Raise public awareness to help eradicate dental caries in the Egyptian community through the promotion of science-based disease management and beyond through excellence in patient care.
- Continue to serve both the nearby as well as for community without reach activities.
- Pursue opportunities to identify and set policies and strategies to serve the needs of underserved populations and position the Faculty as a key part in this service.
- Initiate creative links to national government agencies and ministries in order to establish and provide the needed community services.
- Improved opportunities for community serving especially low socio-economic status patient management to meet their needs within the dental hospital.
- Implement quantitative research and qualitative research that has addressed issues that are mostly relating to the oral health problems that are evident within the community – nationally and internationally.
- Offer programs for undergraduate and graduate students to ensure that they will have highly-valued skills for the delivery of clinical care and also the skills necessary for safe and ethical practice in their discipline and in their community.
- Instill an understanding of society and it’s infrastructure in order to build relationships with professional and community leaders, mindful of issues relating to specific ethnic groups.
- Positive responses from our graduates from community, business and professional leaders and national bodies.
- Promote life-long learning through relevant continuing education courses.
Infrastructure and Support Services
- To provide a learning environment that enables all students to reach their full potential.
- To respond to student needs and to take account of academic, professional, cultural and ethical aspirations of the community. To achieve this objective, the Faculty’s infrastructure and support services plan focuses on the delivery of the following themes.
- Innovative and effective teaching, to recognize and consider the use of new developments in education, educational research, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and to encourage self-directed learning.
- Produce informative, attractive and accurate publicity material for prospective students.
- To foster teaching, clinical and research practices that are sensitive to the cultural backgrounds of our diverse students and appropriate to the cultural background of the community in which they serve.
- To foster safe and ethical clinical and research attitudes and practices among our staff and students.
- To develop an understanding of the environmental impact of Dentistry.
- To enhance communication by giving students and teachers a clearly defined “forum” to discuss teaching and learning issues relating to specific courses.
- Provide facilities at the campus and in other clinical environments appropriate to deliver the highest quality contemporary teaching and learning.
- Highly specialized radiology center.
- Central sterilization unit.
- Dental simulators.
- Operating Unit.
- Dental Production Laboratory.
- Preclinical labs with well equipped units.
- Attendance of teaching staff at higher education development centre courses.
- Teaching evaluation of each course at least once every year.Production of course-books that provide clear information on course objectives, workload expectations, deadlines and assessments.
- Utilization, where possible and appropriate, of small group teaching.
- Provision of up-to-date information on safe clinical and laboratory procedures.Application of technology for integrated learning across all programs.
- Working groups, subcommittees and Year Committees, to discuss and review current and new academic initiatives.
Achieving Staff of Highest Caliber
- To recruit, retain and develop academic, teaching, clinical and general staff of highest caliber.
To achieve this objective, the Faculty’s achieving staff of highest caliber plan focuses on the delivery of the following:
- Provide an open, enthusiastic and supportive working environment which fosters the development of all staff.
- Involve staff at all levels in policy development and encourage and facilitate communication between members of all departments within the Faculty.
- Encourage diversity in staffing and foster awareness of Treaty responsibilities among staff.
- Mentor junior staff members.
- The Head of Departments (HoD’s) discuss teaching, learning, research and clinical responsibilities and aspirations with each staff member annually.
- The HoD’s endeavor to assign appropriate teaching/administrative loads for newly appointed academic staff.
- The HoD’s make strategic decisions that will optimize teaching, clinical and research commitments according to each academic staff member’s needs and aspirations.Academic and general staff informed of decisions via regular meetings.
Building and Sustaining Capability
- To prepare and plan for facilities and equipment required in all programs offered by the Faculty.
To achieve this objective, the Faculty’s building and sustaining capability plan focuses on the delivery of the following:
- Plan to meet undergraduate and graduate student needs for next Five years.
- This will include study space, staff offices, clinical equipment and research space.Address documented shortages in the dental workforce.
- There is adequate space, facilities, infrastructure, and staff to support the research and teaching activities of the faculty.
- Reduction in dental workforce shortages.
- Continue to press for a new dental faculty building and refurbishment of the existing buildings.