Master of Odontology, Odontologist
Brief information about programme
Type of studies: Integrated Studies
Duration: 5 years
Degree: Master of Odontology
ECTS credits: 300
This branch of study provides practical skills in dentistry, as well as theoretical knowledge in pathology, and the diagnosis and treatment of the most common oral diseases. Students begin to study dental disciplines from the second academic year. Dental courses make up 47 per cent of the 5-year academic programme.
The teaching and learning process consists of lectures, seminars, practical sessions and self-studies. The structure of the curriculum is similar to that which is used in most European universities; therefore, multilevel study principles are implemented. Subjects are taught in blocks during the first academic year.
Evaluation of performance
Examinations are taken upon completion of each subject. The odontology study programme is completed by qualification examinations and a master's thesis defense.
Competences you gain
Graduates in odontology will have the ability to:
- To employ the newest scientific and achievements in the field of dentistry;
- examine and evaluate the status of patient's mouth and surrounding tissues;
- make a diagnosis;
- treat different dental diseases and carry out their prevention;
- continuously improve professional skills of a dental physician;
- have knowledge on the symptoms of different dental diseases and the most effective measures in preventing and treating dental diseases.
After successful completion of the programme and obtaining the diploma, students can work in personal health care institutions: primary health care centers, dental clinics and offices, public institutions, colleges and universities. Graduates may also consider undertaking further residency studies, leading to a qualification of a dental specialist, or study for a PhD.
Faculty of Odontology
The Faculty of Odontology has gained international recognition for its achievements in the fields of scientific research and clinical practice. Students are also encouraged to conduct scientific research, which is well-known both in Lithuania and on an international scale.
The Faculty is a member of the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), sends experts to participate in international work groups to draft Europe's Harmonised Odontology Studies Project, and its members are on editorial boards of scientific journals.
The Faculty of Odontology was established in 1922 and is now the main educational facility for odontological practitioners in Lithuania. The Faculty consists of 5 specialized clinical departments and presently has nearly 900 enrolled students (including more than 140 foreign students). Undergraduate courses are available to international students in English.
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