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Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Offered by: SEGi University & Colleges
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
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CampusSEGi University Kota Damansara
FacultyHealth Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

Dentistry is a highly respected professional career which demands high standards of care and skills, as well as an aptitude for dealing with people.

The SEGi University Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a five-year program that aims to produce competent, caring, and knowledgeable dental practitioners. Students are exposed to early patient contact and clinical training, with an emphasis on the recognition and prevention of oral diseases. The dynamic curriculum is delivered within a problem-based learning approach, with an emphasis on contextual learning of relevant scientific information. The curriculum also reflects the way in which students will be expected to identify and address clinical problems, placing a higher emphasis on delivery through engagement with the students.

Curriculum
Early Clinical Phase (Year 1 & 2) Clinical Phase (Year 3, 4 & 5)
Year 1
  • Basic Medical Sciences I
  • Basic Oral Sciences
  • Personal & Professional Development I
Year 3
  • Human Disease
  • Oral Diagnosis I
  • Clinical Dental Practice II
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Community Oral Health
Year 2
  • Basic Medical Sciences II
  • Oral Diagnostic Sciences I
  • Clinical Dental Practice I
  • Personal & Professional Development I
  • Community Oral Health I
Year 4
  • Oral Diagnosis II
  • Clinical Dental Practice III
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Community Oral Health
  Year 5
  • Clinical Dental Practice IV
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Community Oral Health
Basic Medical Sciences Basic Oral Sciences Human Disease
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral Pathology
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
Community Oral Health Oral Diagnostic Sciences Clinical Dental Practice
  • Epidemiology
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Community Oral Health
  • Management & Administration in Dental Public Health
  • Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Dental Therapeutics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Dental Material Science
  • Dental Technology
  • Clinical Preventive Dentistry
Personal & Professional Development
  • Soft Skills
  • ICT
  • Scientific understanding (Statistics, Research Methods, Evidence-based Dentistry)
  • Professional Behaviour
  • Ethics & Jurisprudence

* As part of the curriculum, students are required to take 4 general subjects (Mata Pelajaran Umum), as required by the Ministry of Education

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants who enter a matriculation, foundation or pre-medical programme, except those with a degree qualification in arts or humanities, shall have passed and attained a minimum of the following at School Certificate level or its equivalent:

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) – 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject
  • General Certificate of Education Ordinary (“O”) levels – 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) – B4 in 4 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics (or Mathematics or Additional Mathematics) and another subject

All applicants, except those with a degree qualification in arts or humanities, shall have passed and attained a minimum of the following at:

  • Higher School Certificate Level or its equivalent
    • Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) – Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
    • General Certificate of Education Advanced (“A”) levels – Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
    • Matriculation or Foundation in Science or Pre-Medical course – CGPA 3.0 (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics; and Provided the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution; and the minimum entry qualification is 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject at School Certificate level or its equivalent
    • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) – B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
    • Monash University Foundation Pre-University Programme (MUFY) or University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation or Western Australia Curriculum Council or HSC Sydney Australia or Trinity College Foundation Studies or Australian Universities Foundation Programmes or South Australian Matriculation (SAM) or Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12 – Aggregate or average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or 80% ATAR
    • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 or New Zealand – Average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics (or Mathematics)
    • Indian Pre-University – Average of 70% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics (or Mathematics)
    • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) or Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP) / Canadian Grade 12/13 – Average of 80% in any 3 subject i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics (or Mathematics)
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) – 30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level and attained a minimum score of 4 each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics (or Mathematics)
    OR
  • Diploma Level
    • Diploma in Health Sciences – CGPA 3.5 (out of 4) and Provided the course is not less than 5 semesters or 2½ years in the same accredited institution and the minimum entry qualification is 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject at School Certificate level or its equivalent
    OR
  • Degree Level
    • Degree in Medical Sciences – CGPA 3.3 (out of 4) 5-year undergraduate medical programme
    • Degree in Medical Sciences, Degree in the Arts or Humanities – CGPA 3.5 (out of 4) 4-year graduate medical programme CGPA 3.5 (out of 4) 5-year undergraduate medical programme and 3 Cs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) at SPM or its equivalent or an accredited bridging course
    • Degree in the Arts or Humanities – CGPA 4.0 (out of 4) 4-year graduate medical programme and 3 Cs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) at SPM or its equivalent or an accredited bridging course
    • Applicants may be required to pass an aptitude test and/or an interview and/or a university entrance examination
    • All applicants shall attain a level of competence in English to enable them to complete the course successfully

HEALTH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Prior to admission, all short-listed applicants are required to undergo a medical checkup to ensure they are free from communicable diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis; and to undergo immunisation against Hepatitis B.

Career Prospects

General Dental Practice: A rewarding career as a family dentist.

A dentist can choose to further his/her career from a wide range of speciality disciplines: Dental Public Health, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontology, Restorative Dentistry, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Forensic Odontology, Endodontics and Special Needs Dentistry

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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