Undergraduate bylaws

The first section

College Departments granting Bachelor’s Degree

Article (1):-

The Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, consists of the following departments:

1- Oral and human biology.

2- Oral and human pathology.

3- Biomaterials.

4- Conservative treatment.

5- Crowns and bridges.

6- Endodontics.

7- Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthesis Department, which includes the following specializations:-

* Complete and partial replacement of teeth.

* Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.

8- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

9- Orthodontics department, which includes the following specializations:

* Orthodontics . * Pediatric dentistry and general health of the mouth and teeth.

10- Oral Medicine, which includes the following specializations:-

* Oral medicine, periodontal disease and diagnosis. * Oral x-rays.

Article (2):-

It is upon the request of the Faculty of Dentistry Council that Ain Shams University grants a bachelor’s degree in Oral and Dental Medicine BoDoS.

Article (3) (Study System):

The duration of the study in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Oral and Dental Medicine is five academic years divided into two phases:

(1)- Pre-clinical stage (first, second and third years).

(2)- Clinical stage (fourth and fifth years).

According to the nature of some academic courses, the faculty council may decide to teach one or more of such courses in the hybrid education style after taking the opinion of the concerned department council. The study system in these courses ranges from 60% to 70% face-to-face and 40% to 30% in the remote learning system, provided that this is presented to the council for Postgraduate Studies and Research Affairs in Ain Shams university to approve it and submit it to the University Council afterwards.

Article (4):-

Courses that are mandatory to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Oral and Dental Medicine:

(1)- Pre-clinical stage (first, second and third years):

First Year Second Year Third Year
General Anatomy Microbiology Conservative Therapy Technology
General Histology Pharmacology Prosthesis Technology
General Physiology General Pathology Crown Technology
Biochemistry Anatomy Oral Biology
English language and Terminology Dental materials dermatological and venereal diseases
First Aid – Infection control- Human Rights General Surgery/Ear, Nose, Throat and Ophthalmology

 

(2)- Clinical stage (Fourth and Fifth Years):

Oral medicine and gum disease and diagnosis Oral medicine and gum disease and diagnosis

Oral pathology Pediatric dentistry and oral health

orthodontic x-rays

Oral surgery and local anesthesia Oral and maxillofacial surgery – general anesthesia

conservative treatment conservative treatment

Industrial Replacement Industrial Replacement

Crowns and Bridges Crowns and Bridges

Root canal treatment Root canal treatment

General Provisions

Article (5):-

1- The academic year for each group consists of one semester, during which course work exams are held, and the council of each department in the faculty is responsible for determining the method and parts of this exam.

2- A first round exam (including the written, the practical and the oral) is held for all groups at the end of the academic year.

3- The student is not allowed to move to the next higher year until he/she passes all the academic courses except for the first aid courses, infection control and human rights which may be taken in the successive year. However, the student is not allowed to obtain the bachelor’s degree until he/she passes the three aforementioned courses.

4- During the academic year, the student must attend the lectures and the practical lessons. The faculty council has the right to prevent the student from sitting for an exam if the attendance of the student in the lectures and practical lessons is unsatisfactory or less than (75%). In this case, the student is considered to have failed the course. If he/she had submitted an acceptable excuse to the faculty council, then he/she would be considered absent with an acceptable excuse and must fulfill the conditions for attendance in the same course in the following year.

5- A second round exam will be held in September of each academic year for the student who failed in the first round or who was absent from the exam without an excuse or who was absent from the exam with an acceptable excuse, in one or two courses.

6- The student is not entitled to sit for the second round exam in the courses which he/she was denied admission to in the first round of the same academic year according to the reasons mentioned in point 4.

7- A student who fails in one or two courses has the right to sit for the second round exam on the basis of his/her scores in the written, oral and practical (clinical) exams only, without calculating the grades of the course’s work that he/she obtained in the first round, provided that his final grades are recalculated on the basis of the total.

8- A student who is absent with an acceptable excuse from the first round exam in one or two courses and has the right to sit in the second round exam will be held accountable on the basis that he/she maintains the grade of the course’s work obtained in the first round.

9- The student remains for re-take if he fails or misses the second round exam.

10- For a student to obtain a bachelor’s degree, he/she must successfully pass the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) or its equivalent, and it is to be considered a university requirement for graduation.

11- According to the nature of the academic courses, the faculty council may, after taking the opinion of the concerned department council, decide to teach one or more courses in the hybrid education style, so that the study in the course is 60% to 70% face-to-face, and 40% to 30% in the remote learning system, provided that this is to be presented to the University’s Education and Student Affairs Council for approval then submitted to the University Council for approval in turn .

12- According to the nature of the academic courses, the faculty council, after taking the opinion of the concerned department council, may decide to hold exams electronically in one or more courses, provided that this is presented to the Council of Education and Student Affairs at the university for approval and submitted to the College Council for approval as well.

Article (6):-

(1)- The score that the student obtains in the written examination for any course must not be less than 30% of the total score assigned to this examination. The score  shall not exceed the total scores in the practical or oral examination for any course unless this percentage is achieved for the written examination in it.

(2)- In order for the student to pass a course, it is required that he/she obtains 60% of the total exam scores assigned to that course, except for human rights, first aid and infection control courses. The condition for success in the three courses is to obtain 50% of the total exam scores.

(3)- The student’s success is estimated by one of the following:

General Grade Percentage
Excellent 85% or more of the total score
Very good 75% to less than 85% of the total marks
Good 65% to less than 75% of the total marks
Pass 60% to less than 65% of the total score
Poor less than 60% of the total score
Very Poor less than 30% in the written exam of the grades allocated for this exam and the student is deprived from the rest of his grades in this subject.

 

(4)- The student’s success in the second round exam or the re-sit is estimated at the rate of only 60% even if the student obtains a higher grade than that. However, the student can get the whole grade only if he/she presents an acceptable excuse.

(5)- For human rights, first aid and infection control courses, it is sufficient to write pass (50% or more) or fail (less than 50%).