MDS in Oral Medicine and Radiology

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BMR 0320

Overview

Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology deals with the diagnosis and management of oral disorders and production and interpretation of radiographic images of the oral and maxillofacial region. The oral cavity is the major portal of entry to the body and is equipped with formidable mechanisms for sensing the environment and defending against various pathogens. It serves as a window to the body because many important systemic disorders manifest here. The oral physician is the first medical person to encounter such disorders. Poor oral health has been linked with various systemic disorders like cardiovascular disorders, malignancies, low birth weight preterm babies, hematological disorders and osteoporosis which have certain oral manifestations. These oral manifestations must be properly diagnosed if the patient is to receive appropriate treatment

Objective

The program aims to prepare the students for a career in Oral Medicine and Radiology with an emphasis on diagnosis and oral disease management. It enables the students to hone their diagnostic and practical skills opening opportunities in academic, diagnostic and research centres.

The specific program aims are to:

1. Formulate a diagnosis of orofacial disorders by applying knowledge of basic sciences

2. Orient students towards principles and applications of basic and advanced radiology.

3. Manage medically compromised patients and medical emergencies in dental set up

4. Develop expertise in personal identification procedures using forensic evidence.

5. Develop research skills for handling scientific problems independently and as a team.

6. Develop clinical and didactic skills enabling them to become a proficient diagnostician and academician

Highlights

  • Modular teaching

    All teaching learning delivery, including assessment, is defined for every module and as according to DCI requirements

  • Credit-based System

    Learning experience is measured using a credit system for transparency and clarity in the global platform

  • Importance to Formative Assessment

    Periodic assessment assists in both self-improvement and sets goals for achievement. It also helps in program evaluation and feedback for improvement

  • Focus on development of transferrable skills

    Importance is given to communication skills and leadership, which help in transferring learning to action in society

  • Research Focus

    Student research skills are honed and scientific curiosity nurtured, especially since evidence-based dentistry is the backbone of clinical practice

  • Application based learning program
  • Research opportunities
  • Internship, training and placement support with various worldwide universities and industries
  • Expert guest lectures from various Institutions and Industries
  • Workshop, industry visits, group discussions and debates
  • Small batches encourage in-depth learning
  • Group Project and Dissertation as output

  • Accommodation in student hostels on campus and third party off campus hostels is available
  • On campus facilities such as 24/7 wifi, multiple eateries and laundry facilities make a student’s life comfortable to focus on what matters most.
  • Co-curricular Activities are encouraged on campus which include sports events, cultural events both at a university level and a faculty level
  • Focus on research through projects, dissertation and sponsored research

Structure

Study Domains

  • PSTM

    Programme Specialisation Teaching Module

    Includes a vertical and horizontal integration of the topics of the specialty

  • RM

    Research module

    In addition to classes in Research Methodology, this is a module designed to teach how to conceptualise and execute a research project and disseminate research findings

  • FCM

    Faculty Common Modules

    Courses that add value for all round development of the dental specialist

  • EL

    Elective

    Includes training and a research project in an institution in India or abroad and a teacher training module

Course Progression

Course Credits Study Domain
Preclinical phase

PGOMDR01 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Clinical photography

PGFCM01 Theory Practicals

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Basic and advanced life support

PGFCM02 Theory Practicals

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Personality Development and Soft Skills

PGFCM03

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Ethics and Professionalism

PGFCM04

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Research Methodology

PGRM01

2 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Basics – 1

PGOMDR02 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Short term project/Group project

PGRM02

6 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Basics – 2

PGOMDR03 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Teacher Training Module

PGEM01

1 Elective EL
Library Dissertation

PGRM03

4 Research module RM
Conference presentation

PGRM05

1 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Advanced - 1

PGOMDR04 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Training in any other institution in India or Abroad

PGEM02 Theory Practicals

3 Elective EL
Dissertation

PGRM04 Theory Practicals

8 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Advanced - 2

PGOMDR05 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Dissertation

PGRM04 Theory Practicals

10 Research module RM
Journal publication

PGRM06

1 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Advanced - 3

PGOMDR06 Theory Practicals

20 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment

Programme specialisation Teaching Module (PSTM) 1 — 6

There are two components to this. Component 1 (Continuous Evaluation of Module CEM) for PSTM 1 – 6 includes theory assessment, assignment, clinical assessment, and viva voce.

Component 2 (Program End Exam CEE) has a theory component, clinical component, pedagogy and viva voce.

Theory component

Part I

  • Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences — Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  • A written examination of three hours duration

Part II

Paper I: Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 

Paper II: Oral Medicine, Therapeutics and Laboratory Investigations 

Paper III: Descriptive and analysing type question

Written exams consist of three-hour papers. The other papers consist of long answer questions carrying 25 mark each and five questions carrying 10 marks each. Questions on recent advances may be asked in all papers. 

Clinical Component

A structured clinical exam for different exercises will be assessed for 200 marks.

  1. Assessment based on OSCE for 6 stations (30 marks) 
  2. Case discussion of 2 short cases (30 marks)
  3. Detailed case discussion with appropriate investigative procedures (70 marks) 
  4. Performing and interpretation of Radiographs (70 marks)

Pedagogy and Viva voce Component

A structured viva voce exam for 80 marks and pedagogy for 20 marks conducted during a clinical exam

Research, Faculty Common and Elective Modules

These modules will be assessed as per the norms as specified in the module specification. The assessment for these modules is through tests, presentations or any other method as specified in the module specification

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to work in academia, surgical practice, and research in this specialty.
  • Ability to extend an understanding of the principles and practice of Oral Medicine and Radiology in conjunction with other dental and medical specialties. 
  • Ability to develop clinical skills in the appraisal and diagnosis of pathologies, injuries, and deformities of the Head and Neck region
  • Ability to work on armamentarium, radiographic procedures, and surgical techniques. 
  • Ability to critically analyse various treatment options, select the appropriate method based on evidence in literature and deliver it efficiently.
  • Ability to have a career in Oral Medicine and Radiology

Careers

  • Researcher

  • Specialist Dental Surgeon

  • Clinical Practice

  • Diagnostician

Admissions

Eligibility

Candidates must have a recognised degree of Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery awarded by a University or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council. The Candidate must have obtained a provisional or permanent registration and undergone compulsory rotatory internship for a year in an approved and recognised dental college

Application Process

The students aspiring for admission are required to appear and qualify the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-MDS) conducted on all India basis.

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PGET Code : D10

Students seeking admissions are required to appear and qualify in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-MDS) conducted on all India basis.

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PGET Code: D10

All admissions are done through centralised common counselling by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). For details visit: www​.kea​.kar​.nic​.in/​p​g​e​t​2​0​1​9.htm

Foreign/​NRI students seeking admissions are also required to qualify NEET examination conducted on all India basis.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 3,57,076 per annum for Indian nationals

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • Not applicable

Eligibility

  • The Council may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the post-graduate training restricted to the dental college/​institution to which he or she is admitted for the time being exclusively for post-graduate studies: Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered as medical practitioner in his/​her own country from which he/​she has obtained his/​her basics dental qualification and that his/​her degree is recognized by the corresponding state dental council or concerned authority
  • Equivalence certificate by Association of Indian Universities
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Application Process

The students aspiring for admission are required to appear and qualify the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-MDS) conducted on all India basis.

https://​nbe​.edu​.in,

https://cdn3.digialm.com//EForms/configuredHtml/1815/63027/Index.html

PGET Code : D10

Students seeking admissions are required to appear and qualify in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-MDS) conducted on all India basis.

<https://​nbe​.edu​.in,

https://cdn3.digialm.com//EForms/configuredHtml/1815/63027/Index.html>

PGET Code: D10

All admissions are done through centralised common counselling by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). For details visit: www​.kea​.kar​.nic​.in/​p​g​e​t​2​0​1​9.htm

Foreign/​NRI students seeking admissions are also required to qualify NEET examination conducted on all India basis.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 4,21,800 per annum for Indian nationals

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • Not applicable


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