Course Assessment

Course Assessment

The seven-year program of Doctor of Dental Surgery shall be assessed on a basis of continuous assessment. Students will be informed of the assessment schedule, assessment process, and conditions for successful completion credits of each semester at the commencement of the course.

Students will not be graduated unless they pass successfully the University graduation exam by completing all credits (theory and clinical practice) including THESIS. They receive a Certificate of Graduation issued by the University.

University graduates are required to pass the National Exit Exam in order to receive their Diploma in DDS.

            A- Purpose of the course assessment

  1. To provide feedback to the students and the teachers on how learning and teaching is progressing that assists the students to determine their strengths and weaknesses (Formative assessment)
  2. To measure competence in both knowledge and skills of students at the end of the course (Summative assessment)

B- Assessment process

           1.  Formative assessment – For 1st and 2nd Phases

             a – Theory Assessment

    The Theory Assessment is the continuous assessment to be conducted during the course and occurred at the end of each semester:

  • Theory exam is a credit-based assessment              
  • The DDS Course has 12 semesters which consist of 6 months per semester (Excluding the Foundation Year Program) and is divided into 2 levels:
    • Bachelor of Dentistry (10 semesters)
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery (4 semesters more)
  • Theory assessment will be done at the end of every semester of the concerned credits
  • The students who have failed any credit of the two semesters of each scholar year are allowed to re-sit the 2nd session exam after one month of the result declaration of the 2nd-semester exam.
  • If still failed of the 2nd session exam each year, they have to repeat the same class.

b – Clinical Performance Assessment

The clinical performance assessment is the continuous assessment to be conducted during the course and occurred at each semester:

  • Clinical performance assessment will be done every semester from the 3rd semester of year 2 to the 14th semester of year 7 based on clinical requirements of each semester stipulated in the curriculum
  • Students shall have their Clinical Logbook for the preceptor to monitor, evaluate, and record their skill performance progress
  • Clinical instructors and Preceptors will use clinical checklists to evaluate the competency of students
  • Assessment during the internship is aiming to allow the students to complete the remaining clinical requirements which they could not fulfill in the previous semester.

2. Summative assessment or graduation exam

  • It is the exam of theory and clinical performance at the end of the course

Students have to complete clinical requirements and pass all theory credits before allowing sitting the first graduation exam. If requirements could not be completed, they have to sit the second graduation exam.

  • Students who do not pass the first graduation exam will be allowed to sit the second exam three months after the first exam (theory and/or clinical performance they failed)
  • The graduation exam will be conducted by the training institution under the supervision of relevant authorities.