279 DENTISTRY

GENERAL INFORMATION
Pamukkale University Faculty of Dentistry was established by a 2012/3363 numbered decision of the Council of Ministers which published in the Official Gazette dated 25.06.2012. 1 Professor, 1 Associate Professor, 19 Assistant Professors,14 Research Assistants and 3 PhD students are contiuning the education, patient treatment and research activities at 8 different departments: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Oral and Maxillofacial Prothesis; Orthodontics; Pedodontics; Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology; Conservative Dentistry; Endodontics.

Objective
The profession of dentistry is one of the most difficult professions to be trained and practiced, with science and art intertwined. Our goal when preparing our students for this profession is; besides providing a quality education, they are to ensure that they have a scientific understanding as contemporary individuals, respectful to human rights and ethical values, successful in their profession and open to competition.


Admission Requirements
The faculty of dentistry accepts students every year who have high school diplomas and meet the legal and academic requirements put by the OSYM (Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Centre).

Graduation Requirements
The requirements for graduation from the program include the conditions specified in the Education-Training and Examination Regulations of the Faculty of Dentistry of Pamukkale University. Theoretical lectures and laboratory and clinical applications given for a period of five years must be achieved within the framework of faculty education and examination regulations.

Career Opportunties
To work at a private clinic of themselves or another dentist. - To become an academician. - To work at goverment hospitals.

Qualification Awarded
Dentistry

Level of Qualification
First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)

Recognition of Prior Learning


Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The requirements for graduation from the program include the conditions specified in the Education-Training and Examination Regulations of the Faculty of Dentistry of Pamukkale University. Theoretical lectures and laboratory and clinical applications given for a period of five years must be achieved within the framework of faculty education and examination regulations.

Access to Further Studies
Candidates who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies can study in post-graduate programs provided that they receive valid grades from ALES and have sufficient knowledge of English.

Mode of Study
Full Time

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Measurement and evaluation methods that is applied for each course, is detailed in "Course Structure&ECTS Credits".

Contact (Programme Director or Equivalent)
Contact information was not found.


PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1To be aware of the principal know-how of clinical and social sciences that is required as a “Dentist”.
2To be able to make a reliable diagnostic and treatment plan as part of creating dental solutions and to be able to perform practices based on reasoning.
3To be able to perform the basic physic and of science knowledge during the clinic and laboratory studies, and to develop the ability to solve problem.
4To be able to perform team work, in disciplinary and interdisciplinary, among the various branches of dentistry.
5As a “Dentist” having the ability to perform individual practice, to be able to make decisions about treatment by using related diagnostic methods; to be able to take the initiative; to be able to express his/her oral and written professional ideas; fully and openly.
6To be able to develop the ability of creativeness and to be able to think in a critical way about “Dentistry”.
7To be able to develop his/herself in reference of the importance of the idea of life long learning, to follow the up-to-date scientific studies and developments concerning “Dentistry” and to be able to evaluate and implement the information that is gained.
8In the awareness of being a “physician”, to be able to perform the ventures and practices that retain the general health of the public and individuals foreground aside from dental treatments.
9To be able to establish good communication and relations with patient, patient relatives, colleagues and other staff members at his/her work place and to be able to treat all patients from all ages and cultures at psychologically most suitable way.
10To be able to perform clinical and laboratory studies that are appropriate to ethic and hygienic rules, respectful to patient rights and that holds the humanitary rights foreground.
11To be able to perform “Protective Dentistry” applications at the clinic and also to endorse the national and international dental health program and projects by attending them; also to be able to lead and inspect these projects by developing the necessary knowledge.
12To be able to perform dental work for the patients who are in need of special attention and who have systemic diseases and/or to direct them to fully equipped health centers for treatment.
13To be able to follow the vocational rules and laws; to be conscious of a professional manner; to be able to study the national – international politics and practices concerning dentistry and to evaluate the outcomes.
14To be able to use every necessary dentistry tool for oral health and treatment and to have adequate knowledge about all the materials that are being used at clinics.
TEACHING & LEARNING METHODS
NameComments
LecturingLecturing is one of the methods that come first, where the teacher is in the center. It is a method where the teacher actively describes topics and the students are passive listeners. With this method, lesson proceeds in the form of report, description and explanation.
DebateDepending on the situation, debate is a tool that allows all students, or a specific portion of the class to participate in the lesson. In this method, members of the group discuss a topic by addressing the various points of view and discuss alternative opinions about problem-solving.
DemonstrationIn this method the teacher demonstrates, an experiment, test, in front of the class. And then assists students to do so too. Students learn not only by just by looking and watching, but also by taking part and participating. This method is usually applied when teaching skills.
Case Study Case studies require students to actively participate while using an analytical perspective to think about real and problematic events. The problematic event may be real or very close to real life. Student(s) working on the documents that include the necessary data and descriptions of the
Problem SolvingThe name given to any doubt or ambiguity that arises is, a problem. Problems which usually have a role in human life, that have preventing or annoying aspects are solved by considering the stages of scientific methods. (a) Problems are determined. (b) The problem is identified. 
Cooperative LearningCooperative Learning is; a kind of learning that is based on the students working together for a common purpose. Children with different skills come together in heterogeneous groups to learn by helping each other. Students gain experiences such as becoming aware of the unity
PerformanceIn this method, the teacher performs activities such as experiments and demonstrations in front of the class, students try to learn by looking and watching. This method is usually applied where there are limited facilities and in dealing with dangerous experimental situations.
Questions –AnswersThe different types of Questions used (associative, differential, assessment, requesting information, motivating, and brainstorming) although students get in to more active positions during the process; the method is teacher-centered. If possible Questions, that serve a purpose and
Concept MapsExpress a relation network, based on figures, graphics and words propositions and principles. It enables visual learning. These steps are followed: 1) Concepts about the subjects to be taught are listed. 2) The name of the subject that will be taught is written at the top.3) Relations between
Simulation Expresses situations where in real life learning is dangerous, difficult to reach and expensive and where students work on models which are very similar to the real thing. For example, before airplane pilots and astronauts embark their aircrafts and spacecrafts, they perform applications
ProjectProject-based learning is a learning way which leads students to deal with interesting problems and to create extraordinary products at the end of this. It allows students to use their creativity and it requires them to look at events perceptively.
Observation Although we generally get information related to the nature through observations, the Observation method can also be used for other situations and under other conditions. We try to reach certain generalizations by thinking about our findings which we gather from our observations.
Testing Means reaching results by using various information with certain mechanisms, which are set up to imitate natural events in artificial environments and to have students take a certain topics and applying them to reach certain aims/objectives. Nature researchers, scientists, and educators
InterviewThis is when the teacher brings in (writers, artists, designers, writers, illustrators, etc.) because he/she is not equipped with the adequate facilities to do with certain issues or situations. It is a technique that triggers the senses of students. In some cases, students interview certain people

Learning Outcomes - NQF-HETR Relation
NQF-HETR CategoryNQF-HETR Sub-CategoryNQF-HETRLearning Outcomes
INFORMATION  01
SKILLS  01
SKILLS  02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 04
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 05
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 01
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 02
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 03
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 01
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 02
COMPETENCIESLearning Competence 01
COMPETENCIESLearning Competence 02
COMPETENCIESLearning Competence 03
    

Learning Outcomes - Fields of Education Relation (Academic)
FOE CategoryFOE Sub-CategoryFOELearning Outcomes
INFORMATION  01
INFORMATION  02
INFORMATION  03
SKILLS  01
SKILLS  02
SKILLS  03
SKILLS  04
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 04
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 05
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 06
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 07
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 08
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 09
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 01
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 02
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 03
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 04
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 01