Teaching and assessment

for Dentistry (Gateway to Dentistry) BDS

Date of entry

September 2020

Teaching

Depending on your personal module selections the teaching methods include:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • small group sessions
  • practical classes
  • laboratory classes
  • tutorials
  • teamwork tasks
  • team-based learning
  • shadowing placements with senior peers
  • volunteering placements with local volunteering organisations

Assessment

Methods of assessment depend on your personal module selections. There are usually formative exams (for practice) to help you prepare for summative exams (which count towards your grade).

Often modules make use of both continuous assessment (where coursework submissions or in-course tests count towards your final grade) and end of module exams.

Assessment methods include:

  • online exams (for example: short answer questions, multiple choice questions, extended matching questions)
  • written exams
  • workbooks
  • quizzes
  • laboratory skills tests
  • anatomy spot (practical) tests
  • essays
  • reflective reports/essays
  • written scientific reports
  • oral presentations
  • producing a digital visual teaching resource in teams
  • situational judgement tests

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This list should give you a good idea of which modules you can take, however it may change before you begin your course, and may not show all available modules.

Modules

Some of these modules are normally considered mandatory (core), others are optional. You won't be able to take all of them and your adviser of studies will help you choose at the start of the course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

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