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The dentistry diploma program prepares students for their future career as a dentist. Theoretical basics and practical skills are imparted in an integrative, topic-centered and patient-oriented form. Human science aspects in the sense of the bio-psychosocial model are of particular importance. Furthermore, the basics of scientific thinking are conveyed.
The aim is to create the best prerequisites for entry into professional life and optimal foundations for post-doctoral training in all medical fields for students on the basis of a broad medical education. At the same time, you should be able to critically deal with the medical changes in the course of the activity in the sense of lifelong learning.
The diploma course in dentistry was introduced in order to make the duration of the study comparable with the majority of European countries. In its basic features, it replaced the previous specialist training to become a specialist in dentistry, oral and maxillofacial medicine, and its goals are based on the 3-year specialist training.
This curriculum also requires the content of post-doctoral training to be integrated in order to create a consistent concept for the entire medical training. The course in dentistry is a diploma course. The possibility of a subsequent doctoral degree in medical science is provided.
- The goals are based on the training content and profiles of the training to become a specialist in dentistry, oral and maxillofacial medicine.
- The diploma course in dentistry imparts knowledge and skills in all conventional sub-areas of dentistry such as conservative dentistry, dental surgery, prosthetic and restorative dentistry, periodontology and orthodontics to an extent that ensures the basic dental care of a general dental practice.
- The diploma course serves as the basis for further special training in the field of dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine in university and non-university educational institutions.
- The diploma course forms the basis for scientific work in the sub-areas of dentistry, oral medicine and maxillofacial medicine.
UniversityMedical University of Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 2, A-8036 Graz, Austria