Preparing for a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree
Course Outline BDS
Curriculum conforms to the regulations and recommendations of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council.
Course Duration: 4 Years
First Professional Second Professional
Oral Biology
Pakistan Studies
Islamic Studies
Community Dentistry
Science Of Dental Material 
Third Professional Final Professional
Oral Pathology
Oral Medicine / Periodontology
General Medicine
General Surgery
Oral Surgery
Operative Dentistry

Students’ knowledge and skills are continuously assessed in Practicals, Tutorials, Skills Lab, Journal Club presentations and Clinico-Pathological Conferences to prepare them for Internal and Professional examinations
Internal Examinations
nternal Examinations in each semester are:
  • End of module tests
  • End of Semester Mock Exam
Each examination consists of a theory paper, as well as a practical and oral examination. Students must achieve atleast 50% marks to pass.

According to Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) Regulations, "Continuous internal assessment consists of appropriate evaluation at the end of each assignment, term, stage or course of the curriculum. Proper records of Internal Evaluations should be maintained, and the scores obtained in these tests should contribute 30% to the final total score of the candidates". Marks scored by students on Internal Assessment are included in the marks of the final University Examinations. 

An important component of assessment is the Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) in the basic sciences and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the Clinical subjects so assessment is objective and standardized.
University Examinations
  • University conducts examinations for MBBS at the end of each semester and for BDS at the end of each academic year
  • Theory paper includes Multiple Choice Questions, Extended Matching Questions or Short Answer Questions
  • Practical examinations and viva voce for each subject are scheduled after the theory papers
  • Students must score 50% in both Theory and Viva/ practical to pass
  • Students can resit failed papers or for improvement after every even semester
  •  University Issues official mark sheets and Final Transcript (Consolidated marksheet)
  •  University Issues Final Degree
The university grades according to percent marks achieved in each paper and a GPA is calculated for each semester exam. Students must pass all papers in all semesters. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to receive degree.
rules regarding attendance are:

  • No student with less than 75% attendance will be allowed to sit for Professional Examinations
  • Students must have 75% attendance in lectures, tutorials, practical and clinical assignments
  • Students must attend the regularly scheduled classes as there are no extra classes to make up shortages
  • Students not present in class for any reason (illness, trip abroad, family problems, etc), will be marked absent. There is no leave policy 
  • Students must attend all module tests and mock examinations
  • Short attendance will not be condoned for any reason
  • Students not meeting these minimum requirements of the University will not be allowed to sit for Professional examinations until they meet the requirements
  • Attendance records will be posted regularly and sent home with students as well as uploaded on the JMDC website
  • Additionally, the following requirements must be met before forms of Professional Examinations will be forwarded to the University
  • FIRST YEAR: Must pass Skills Lab and turn in all English assignments
  • SECOND YEAR: Must pass Skills Lab and present two research articles in Journal Club
  • THIRD YEAR: Must present research article in Journal Club and achieve passing marks. Must complete clinical attendance and pass ward test
  • FOURTH and FIFTH YEARS: Must complete clinical attendance and pass ward tests. Must present one case during clinicopathology conference and achieve passing marks
Any parent wishing to discuss the progress or attendance of their student may contact Student Affairs Office to make an appointment at 34935009.  
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