Programme Name Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Quota Based)
Programme Description
The BDS programme is a 5 year programme with 600 credit points. The first 2 years is spent doing the BOH programme whereby the student has to attain a weighted average of 65% or above at the end of year 2 to qualify to enter the BDS programme in year 3. The student then spends another 3 years to complete the BDS programme and graduates with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Surgery.
Majors Dental Surgery
Minimum Requirement
1. Direct from BOH 2
At the end of BOH2, students should obtain an average 65%, weighted as per FNU course credit points or above with a pass in theoretical subjects (BOH2) and a compulsory pass in Clinical Dentistry.
2. Lateral Entry:
a. For students exiting from current undergraduate programme (multi-entry/exit), graduates with Diploma in Dental Therapy/BOH must have a minimum of 3 years work experience at that level from date of exit before applying to re-enter the program for upgrade. The following information must be part of their application:
• Evidence of a minimum of 3 years work experience from date of graduation or satisfactory completion of exit clinical examinations at year 3 level at College of Medicine Nursing & Health Sciences Fiji National University, (FNU).
• Official transcripts of all qualifications gained to date.
• Curriculum vitae highlighting continuing education post qualification
• Two referee reports (one needs to be from the immediate supervisor)
3. Those initially enrolled in the Bachelors of Dental Surgery programme will resume studies from point of exit subject to review of the programme undertaken and previous academic and clinical performance. The following information must be part of their application:
• Official transcripts of all qualifications gained to date.
• Curriculum vitae highlighting continuing education post qualification
• Two referee reports (one needs to be from the immediate supervisor).
4. Students from any other oral health programs (from other institutions).
The application should include an indication of the level at which they wish to enter the program with supporting documents as follows:
• Evidence of a minimum of 3 years work experience from date of graduation.
• Official transcripts of all qualifications gained to date.
• Curriculum vitae highlighting continuing education post qualification
• Two referee reports (one needs to be from the immediate supervisor).
• Submit a curriculum document for the program undertaken, which clearly outlines the theoretical and clinical hours for the courses undertaken..
Programme Type Bachelors Degree
Credit Points Required 600
Campus Pasifika
Duration 5
Estimated Tution Fees - Local (FJD) $79,825.00
Year 1
Core Units Offered In
Year 2
Core Units Offered In
Year 3
Core Units Offered In
DNT701 - Pharmacology Semester 1,2
DNT739 - Basic Biostatistics & Epidemiology Semester 1,2
DNT740 - Pediatric Dentistry Semester 1,2
Year 5