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Programme structure: Dental Surgery (BDS) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Please note that changes to the structure of the BDS will take effect from 10/11. The structure shown here is for students starting in 10/11.

Credit points for units and year of study are notional.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Health sciences: Anatomy ORDS10007 40 Mandatory
Health sciences: Biochemistry ORDS10008 30 Mandatory
Health sciences: Physiology ORDS10009 40 Mandatory
Personal and Professional Development Year 1 ORDS10006 10 Mandatory
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Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Professional Programmes (MBChB, BDS, BVSc): 50 out of 100

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for Gateway programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Additional progress information

Internal course assessments for each unit as described in the relevant Unit Handbook.

Progression/award Requirements:

Unit Pass Mark for Professional Programmes (MBChB, BDS, BVSc): 50 out of 100. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for the Assessment and Progression of Students on Taught Programmes and the relevant Faculty Handbook.

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