DUNDEE
DENTAL SCHOOL
Degree Type & Length: BDS (5 Years)
UCAS Code: A200
University Code: D65
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? Yes,The UKCAT score is used in the offer-making procedure. Since the number of places is fixed, it follows that the number of offers we can make is similarly limited. Offers are made, based on the interview ratings, with the highest rated being the first to receive offers. If a number of similarly rated applicants (post-interview) are eligible for any remaining offers, we will use the UKCAT score in this ‘tie-break’ situation to decide which applicants will be given offers.
Applicants: 366
Interviews: 171
Offers: 118
Places: 60
Academic entry requirement:

SQA Highers  
A group of five SQA Highers, at AAAAB grades minimum, will allow consideration.  The subjects must include Biology and another science (Chemistry, Maths or Physics).  All Highers have to be obtained in 5th year (S5).  Performance at standard grade will also be taken into account and we require another science subject at Standard Grade 2.  Human Biology or Social Biology is accepted as an alternative to Biology at Higher or A-Level.  We have no requirements at Advanced Higher.

GCE A levels
AAB grades at A level (A2), to include Biology and at least one other Science subject.  We have no extra requirements at A* in A levels or GCSE.

These results should normally be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt at A level examinations, two years after GCSE.   Performance at GCSE and at AS level will be taken into account.

Graduates
Although we give preference to school leavers, each year we are able to offer a few places to well qualified graduates.  The academic requirement is a 1st class Honours degree.  Again attainment at school level will also be taken into account.

Foundation/Access courses
The Selectors will not normally consider applications based on any Foundation or Access courses.

Transfers
The selectors do not consider applications from students partway through a University course.  Such students will be expected to complete their course and apply as a graduate.

Other qualifications 
From residents in an EU country, we require similarly excellent grades, for example -

Cyprus Applicants must offer GCE A levels, as above
France overall pass with average at grade 16 (must have Biology and another science)
Germany 1.6 score in ABITUR required
Greece Applicants must offer GCE A levels, as above
Irish Republic    AAAAAA at Higher including Biology and normally two other sciences subjects.  Chemistry is required to at least Ordinary level.
Poland  Matura  - overall pass with average at 80% (must have Biology and two other sciences)
Sweden   The Fullständigt Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola and the Slutbetyg fran Komvux are acceptable at overall MVG grade
IB  a total of 37 points, to include 666 at Higher level.  Subjects at Higher level should include Biology and another science.  Plus 3 subjects at SL with average of grade 6.
European Bacc   At least 80% overall

Other qualifications of equivalent standard will be considered and more information is available from the Admissions Office.  An English language qualification may also be required, such as 7.0 at IELTS, where the applicant’s mother tongue is not English.

E-mail: asrs-dentistry@dundee.ac.uk
Dental School Website: http://dentistry.dundee.ac.uk
Dental School Contact Information: School of Clinical Dentistry
Gordon Black
Dundee Dental School
University of Dundee
Park Place
Dundee, Scotland
DD1 4HN
Tel: 01382 660111
Key attribute of dental institute: The Dundee Dental School is internationally recognized for its work in the area of oral cancer – in terms of research and public engagement. And this expertise is in demand like never before – in order to thwart an epidemic
Interview style format: Multi Mini Interview (MMI) stations.
Course Structure:

Year 1

  • The early years focus on the pre- and para-clinical sciences, knowledge of which is vital for a full understanding of your patients' problems and the reasoning behind the treatments you will provide.
  • In Year 1, the focus is on the basic biomedical sciences of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, with the addition of the para-clinical dental sciences of oral biology, cell biology, microbiology, pathology and dental materials science.
  • The clinical relevance of these subjects is highlighted in integrated clinically relevant activities (ICRAs).
  • You will also undertake a basic emergency care module and basic clinical infection control measures will be introduced in the Cleanliness Champion programme.

Year 2

  • Year 2 is a continuation of your studies from Year 1 but with the emphasis moving to the dental and para-clinical sciences. There will be further ICRAs and you will complete the Cleanliness Champion programme.
  • You will also begin to develop your clinical skills, with introductory skills courses in periodontology and the management of dental caries.
  • At the end of Year 2, you will undertake the Introduction to Clinical Skills course, where you will learn a range of basic clinical skills in preparation for entering the clinical phase of the curriculum.
  • These skills will be assessed in a degree examination to ensure that you are ready to go on to provide dental care for patients in Year 3.

Year 3

  • You will begin your clinical attachments in Year 3, providing care for patients in a range of dental disciplines within the Dental Hospital.
  • You will also study the theoretical background of these different disciplines and will continue to develop your skills with further clinical skills courses.
  • In Year 3 you will also study human disease, in order to appreciate the potential impact of a patient's general health on their dental treatment.
  • This teaching takes place at Ninewells Hospital and there is a separate degree examination in this subject.

Year 4

  • In Year 4 you will continue your clinical attachments with the addition of further disciplines such as orthodontics, oral medicine and treatment of the dentally-anxious.
  • You will continue to build your theoretical knowledge and undertake advanced clinical skills courses
  • At the end of Year 4 you will have your first outreach attachments, at centres both local and distant from Dundee
  • You will also undertake your period of elective study.

Year 5

  • The emphasis in Year 5 is on holistic patient care.
  • You will have sessions in the Integrated Oral Care clinic in the Dental Hospital, providing total dental care for your patients.
  • You will also have attachments to a range of specialist consultant clinics.
  • A significant proportion of your time will be spent in outreach clinics, both longitudinal attachments to local clinics and week-long attachments at distant centres in Aberdeen and Inverness.
Dundee Dental School


Please note the information above was provided by the faculty on 12/09/2013