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Structure of the Dentistry Programme

The Dentistry programme at MedUni Vienna takes 12 semesters and a total of 219.5 contact hours.

A large part of these hours is devoted to required subjects and a smaller one to electives. Within the required subjects a large part of the contact hours is required for the clinical training and mandatory electives. The clinical internship takes place in the third phase to the extent of 72 weeks.

The programme is divided into three phases; the 1st phase takes two semesters, the 2nd phase four semesters and the 3rd phase six semesters.

The classes in the first and second phase are divided into so-called thematic blocks. The blocks are accompanied by "lines", that is, training or seminars in small groups, with the aim of establishing a connection with the clinical courses.

The curriculum is structured in such a way that only a start of studies in the winter ensures that the mandatory courses can be taken in the required order.

Programme Structure by Semester

Introductory phase: What is health, what is illness? Which social competences do dentists need?

  • Healthy and Sick People
  • The Human Body
  • From the Molecule to the Cell
  • Social Competence
  • First Aid
  • POL groups (problem-oriented learning)

Humans and their internal and external effective systems: What are the influences on human health? How can the state of health of a person be checked, with focus on the human dentition?

  • Functional Systems and Biological Regulation
  • Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Communication
  • Dental Propaedeutic Training
  • Oral Hygiene - Manual Skills
  • Physical Preventive Medical Examination

The prerequisite for admission to the 2nd phase of dentistry is the successful completion of the first phase.

Localisation of medicine: What are the causes for diseases and how are they detected? Introduction to the practice of medicine.

  • Science and Medicine
  • Diseases, Disease causes and Disease Patterns
  • Disease, Manifestation and Detection (Pharmacotherapy)
  • Medical Communication A
  • Basic Medical Techniques
  • POL groups

The internal effective systems of the human body: What are they and what are the basic circulations of the human body? Consolidation of dentistry skills.

  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Heart and Circulation, Blood and Vessels
  • Respiration
  • First Dental Examination
  • Practical Revision Course
  • Organ Morphology I (dissection using organ preparations)
  • Case-based learning

Focus on human dentition: What is the function of and how does a healthy masticatory apparatus work? Reception, transport and processing of external sensations.

  • Masticatory system and musculoskeletal system
  • Oral and organ pathology
  • The brain, sensory organs and pains
  • Material science

Practical focus on the human dentition and the work of the dentist

  • Methods of Medical Sciences
  • Dental Propaedeutic Training 2
  • Training Occlusion I
  • Training Occlusion II
  • Clinical-Anatomical training "Head/Throat and Extraction Science"

The prerequisite for admission to the third phase of dentistry is the successful completion of the first phase and second phases. For the third phase the number of admissions to the third phase is limited to 70, for reasons of space and staffing.

  • Radiology, Radiological Protection and Diagnostics
  • Periodontology and Prophylaxis
  • Cardiology, Dental Filling Therapy, Endodontics, Dental Restoration, Fixed Prosthetics
  • Paediatric Dentistry - Patients with Special Needs I+II
  • Introduction to Patient Care (7th or 8th semester)

Focus on orthodontics and rebuilding the human masticatory apparatus

  • Prosthetic basics, removable prosthetics
  • Operative dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Introduction to patient care (7th or 8th semester)

Gaining practical experience with patients.

  • Assistance during the 72 weeks internship
  • Extraction on patients
  • Emergency medicine

Deepening and extension of practical dentistry work

  • Dentofacial surgery
  • Refresher on emergency medicine
Dentistry Curriculum (PDF, 454KB)
Detailed curriculum of the Dentistry degree programme in the currently valid form, in German 12.09.2018