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English College Portal/Faculty of Dentistry

 Learning Outcomes    

For the bachelors program in dentistry, learning outcomes include relevant scientific knowledge used in the practice of dentistry together with the ability to apply this knowledge in reaching conclusive diagnosis and treatment. Domains of psychomotor and interpersonal skills used in patient care are considered to be of extreme importance. Development of these skills requires intensive, supervised academic and clinical training.

Knowledge Base

Students admitted to the bachelors program in dentistry are expected to have a science background in education.
A preparatory year is considered the first year in the dental curriculum. The preparatory year focuses on IT skills, English as a written and spoken language, and basic sciences.

The learning outcomes expected from dental graduates fall under the following categories:

  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive skills
  • Interpersonal skills and responsibility
  • Communication skills, Information Technology (IT) and numerical skills
  • Psychomotor skills


    Cognitive skills

    Interpersonal skills and responsibility

    Communication skills, IT and numerical skills

    Psychomotor skills


    This outcome will include the student’s ability to understand, recall and then present the information. The information should include; knowledge of specific facts; knowledge of concepts, principles, theories and different procedures that are required during the preparation of a Dental Professional.

    Cognitive Skills

    This cognitive skill learning outcome will include; application of the concepts, principles and theories taught; critical thinking and problem solving; skills dealing with wide range of issues and coming to a valid diagnosis and conclusion.

    Interpersonal skills and responsiblities

    Interpersonal skills and responsibility outcomes will include; the ability to take the accountability for continued personal and professional learning and development; the ability to be able to work independently and as in groups including leadership responsibilities; ability to act responsibly in a personal and professional manner; display of ethical and high moral standards in both private and public environments.

    Communication skills, Information Technology (IT) and numerical skills

    These skills will include student’s ability to; communicate effectively in both written and oral form; make use of information and communication resources and; use statistical and research tools to their advantage.

    Psychomotor skills

    Skills that require high levels of manual dexterity and finer controls over physical functions of the body are essential in many clinical fields of study in dentistry. The skill set vary from one field of speciality to the other. It is of prime importance that the graduates learn these manual dexterity and advanced control over the instruments and equipment with their detailed knowledge and problem solving skills.