|11250021||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Duration of study: 4 years|
(i) Each candidate for admission to the study for the MChD degree programme must:
(aa) either hold the BChD degree of the University of Pretoria or an equivalent qualification, or be admitted to master's degree studies in terms of the stipulations of General Regulations G.1.3 and G.62;
(bb) be registered as a dentist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa in the category Independent Practice.
(ii) For the MChD degree (endorsement Maxillofacial Surgery – Medical or Dental (Codes 11250091 and 11250011), a candidate
(aa) is required, subject to the stipulations of General Regulations G.1.3 and G.62, to have obtained the BChD and/or MBChB degree or equivalent qualification at least one year previously, passed the Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (maximum three attempts), as well as the basic subjects Anatomy 870, Physiology 806 and Pharmacology 809 and the PGDipDent (Oral Surgery), with a minimum pass mark of 65% in the major subject. Students who hold the Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry [PGDipDent(Oral Surgery)] and/or the Master of Science Dentistry [MScDent] with Oral Surgery as the main field of study, may apply in writing for credit for the basic subject(s) (see also General Regulation G.10.3(b)).
(bb) is required to be registered as a dentist and/or physician with the Health Professions Council of South Africa in the category Independent Practice.
(iii) For the MChD degrees (Orthodontics, Periodontics and Oral Medicine and Prosthodontics) a candidate is required to pass all the basic subjects [University of Pretoria or the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa] before he or she may be admitted to the first year of study. The following basic subjects are required; for Orthodontics (Anatomy 871, Physiology 806); for Periodontics and Oral Medicine (Anatomy 873, Physiology 806, General pathology 808 and Oral biology 800) and for Prosthodontics (Anatomy 874, Physiology 806 and Oral biology 800.
(i) Examination in the basic subjects
A student must pass all the basic subjects [University of Pretoria or the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa] before he or she may be admitted to the first year of study. Refer to regulation D3(b)(iii).
(ii) Examination and evaluation in the major subject
Admission to the examination in the major subject is determined by the head of department.
Also consult the General Regulations.
Exemption may be granted by the Dean, on the recommendation of the Head of Department by virtue of comparable training and/or experience in terms of the requirements of School Regulations, with the proviso that exemption from the examination and evaluation in the major subject may not be granted.
Please note: The regulations of the Health Professions Council of South Africa, as published in the Government Gazette No. 4631 of 11 January 1991 – Notice No. R.40 (as amended), will be used as a criterion in determining the period of exemption.
A student who obtains a final mark of at least 75% (with the first attempt) in the major subject qualifies to obtain the degree with distinction.An MChD student, who has obtained at least 75% with the first attempt in both his major subject and the dissertation, will receive the degree with distinction.
Minimum credits: 680
*Attendance module only
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