Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Course ID
MQA/FA1050
Campus
SEGi University
Level of Study
Bachelor Degree

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.

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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:

a) 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

b) 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

c) 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.

Programme structure and modules

Early Clinical Phase (Year 1 & 2)

Year 1

Basic Medical Sciences I
Basic Oral Sciences
Personal & Professional Development I

Year 2

Basic Medical Sciences II
Oral Diagnostic Sciences I
Clinical Dental Practice I
Personal & Professional Development I
Community Oral Health I

Clinical Phase (Year 3, 4 & 5)

Year 3

Human Disease
Oral Diagnosis I
Clinical Dental Practice II
Personal & Professional Development
Community Oral Health

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

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Basic Medical Sciences

Anatomy
Physiology
Biochemistry
Pharmacology
Pathology
Microbiology

Basic Oral Sciences

Oral Biology
Oral Pathology

Human Disease

General Medicine
General Surgery

Community Oral Health

Epidemiology
Preventive Dentistry
Community Oral Health
Management & Administration in Dental Public Health

Oral Diagnostic Sciences

Oral Medicine & Radiology
Dental Therapeutics

Clinical Dental Practice

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

Career opportunities

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