The necessary professional skills are achieved through transverse attendance of training activities including lectures and seminars, clinical internship, simulator workshops and interdisciplinary laboratories within IRCCS San Raffaele facilities.
One particularly important aspect of the course is the practical training and clinical internship of an observational nature that starts in the first year of the course to become fully operational in the sixth year, in order to achieve a full mastery of all the skills required and their immediate application in professional settings.
The Bachelor’s Degree course has been specifically design to allow a limited number of students compatible with the facilities available to study under a teaching staff consisting of world-renown experts, and to participate in interactive studies as part of a close and continuous relationship between students, teaching staff and tutors, in order to bring the professional skills of Italian graduates into line with European demands (in compliance with the guidance provided by the European Union’s Advisory Committee on Formation of Dental Practitioners).
Learning is measured in ECTS-credits that demonstrate the student’s commitment.
The Bachelor’s degree involves the following types of training:
- Basic courses for the training of Dentists: functions and metabolism of the molecules of biological interest, human morphology and the integrated functions of human organs and systems.
- Vocational courses: dental and radiology disciplines, disciplines of dental interest, laboratory diagnostics.
- Complementary and supplementary courses with interdisciplinary training.
Credits can be acquired autonomously by students through: participation in Congresses, Symposia and Consensus Conferences; preparation for the final assessment; the learning of a foreign language; and the acquisition of other computer and interpersonal skills.
Teaching is also enhanced by business and administration aspects such as business planning, financial management, human resource management, coordination of the patient’s/user’s treatment programme, and communication and marketing, that are increasingly important for the modern dentist