MDS course consists of three years duration for three academic years as full-time candidates in an institution including the period of examination.
During the period, each student shall take part actively in learning and teaching activities design of training, the university/ DCI. The teaching and learning activities in each specialty shall be as under.
There are some didactic lectures in the specialty and in the allied fields. The departments encourage guest lectures in the required areas and integrated lectures by multi-disciplinary teams on selected topics to strengthen the training programs.
Inter Department Meetings
To encourage integration among various specialties, there will be interdepartmental meeting chaired by the principal with all heads of post-graduate departments at least once a month.
The journal review meetings will be held at least once a week. All trainees associate and staff associated with the post-graduate program are encouraged to participate actively and enter relevant details in the logbook. The trainee makes presentations from the allotted journals of selected articles. A model check list for the evaluation of journal review presentation is framed by the concerned department.
All the trainees will take part in undergraduate teaching programs either in the form of lectures or group discussions. A model check list for evaluation of teaching skills is framed by the concerned department.
The seminars will be held at least twice a week in each department. All trainees are encouraged to participate actively and enter relevant details in logbook. A check list for the evaluation of seminar presentation is framed by the concerned department.
Dental Education Programmes
Each department organize dental education programs on regular basis involving other institutions. The trainees are encouraged to attend such programs conducted outside the institution.
conference / workshops / advanced courses
The trainees are encouraged to attend conference/workshops/advanced courses and also to present at least two scientific papers and two posters at State / national level specialty and allied conferences / conventions during the training period.
It is recommended to hold symposium on topics covering multiple disciplines.
Dissertation / Thesis
The trainees will prepare a dissertation based on the clinical or experimental work or any other study conducted by them under the supervision of the guide. A model check list for evaluation of dissertation presentation and continuous evaluation of dissertation work by guide / co-guide is framed by the concerned department. A model overall assessment sheet is filled by all the trainees undergoing post-graduate course.
rotation & posting in other departments
Each department rotate the trainees in related disciplines to bring in more integration among the specialties and allied fields