Uniform master's studies

2 (druga)

8 (8)




36 ECTS 360 ECTS

dr.dent. med / dr. dent. med
doktor dentalne medicine (dr. dent. med.)
doktorica dentalne medicine (dr. dent. med.)

Doctor of Dental Medicine

09 – Health and welfare

0911 – Dental studies

3 – Medical and Health Sciences

red. prof. dr. SEBASTJAN BEVC, dr. med.

Text about acceptance

Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education on 9th of January 2021 isued the decision about accreditation of uniform master study program Dental medicine

Advancement criteria of a study programme

A student may progress to the next year if he fulfils the requirements defined in the program. To advance to the next year of study, the student must fulfil requirements in the scope of 54 credit points, namely from the following subjects: • from the 1st to the 2nd year of study: 54 credit points from the 1st year of study and passed exams in: Anatomy with histology and embryology, Cell biology, Chemistry, Basics of Biophysics, Introduction to Dental Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Biochemistry, Communication in Dental Medicine, Research Work in Medicine with Medical Statistics, Molecular biology with genetics. • from the 2nd to the 3rd year of study: 54 credit points from the 2nd year of study and passed exams in: Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology and Oral Microbiology, Public Health and Professional Cooperation, Dental Morphology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, General Pathology, one optional subject and all 1st year exams passed. • from the 3rd to the 4th year of study: 54 credit points from the 3rd year of study and passed exams in: Pathology-Special Pathology, Anesthesiology, Clinical Medicine 1, General and Dental Radiology, Dental Materials, Propedeutics of Dental Medicine, Removable prosthodontics 1, Surgery, Clinical Medicine 2, Internal Medicine with Propedeutics, Fixed Prosthetics 1, Dental Dental Pathology (Preclinic) and all 2nd year exams passed. • from the 4th to the 5th year of study: 54 credit points from the 4th year of study and passed exams in: Oral Surgery 1, Prevention in Dentistry and Oral Hygiene, Fixed Prosthetics 2, Removable prosthodontics 2, Gnathology, Infectious Diseases, Dental Pathology, Pediatric dentistry 1, Oral Surgery 1, Periodontology 1, Medical ethics and Law, Forensic Medicine and Forensic Dental Medicine and all 3rd year exams passed. • from the 5th to the 6th year of study: 54 credit points from the 5th year of study and passed exams in: Fixed Prosthetics 3, Removable prosthodontics 3, Endodontics 1, Periodontology 2, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery 2, Pediatric dentistry 2, Preclinical Orthodontics, Evidence Based Medicine-Health Economics, Patient Safety, Quality in Healthcare, Rehabilitation in Dental Medicine, Orthodontics 1 and all 4th year exams passed. From year to year a transfer of maximally two subjects within 6 ECTS is facilitated.

Criteria for completing separate parts of a study programme

Uniform master study Dental Medicine does not have separate parts.

Study advancement options

Doctoral study.

Additional information

Univerza v Mariboru Medicinska fakulteta Taborska 8 2000 Maribor Tel: +386 (2) 23 45 821 Fax: +386 (2) 23 45 820

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Assesment criteria

The methods and forms of grading and examining the knowledge of students for each individual subject are prescribed in the subject curriculum. By rule, every subject is completed with an exam, the teachers are encouraging students to use various forms of active study and already during the study process examine their knowledge in different forms, e.g. tests, assignments and projects (and their argumentation) with including students in research projects etc. The acquired grades keep a record of students’ knowledge according to the study program. At grading, the teachers take in account the rules of grading which are determined by the University of Maribor. The examining and grading students’ knowledge will be done in these forms: • written exam • oral exam • practical exam • short examination • seminar • active participation in practice • assessment of practice • short examination or part written exams • electronic tests • report about practical training, …

Main study programme objectives

The programme contains the satisfactory medical and other health content and will enable students to continue their studies at the doctoral level or professional specialization and overall lifelong professional learning possibilities. The suggested content and structure of the Uniform master's programme enables students' employment in their home environment as well as in the rest of Europe, with the possibility of promotion at the academic level. Additionally, integrated courses, students' active role in their education and professional practice from the 1st year forward are guaranteed. Students will gain knowledge on health, health maintenance, diseases and preventive measures in the context of an individual and their position in the family and society. They will gain knowledge of elementary clinical skills, for example to determine illness trajectory, physical examinations and interpreting their results. Students will be qualified to carry out elementary technical procedures and skills in communications with patients. Students will acquire expertise for applying high standard medical practice and ethics on individual patients, the population, as well as their own professional development. In accordance with the Bologna declaration, the study of dental medicine guarantees transition between faculties and individual countries.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

With the uniform master's programme Dental medicine students will acquire: • professional knowledge through theoretical and methodological concepts, • aptitude to transfer and apply theoretical knowledge to a practical environment, • professional and work related problem solving skills by searching for new sources of knowledge and use of scientific methods, • developing communication skills within their own area of expertise and with others, cooperation and team work, • professional criticism and responsibility, initiative and independent decision-making, as well as leading difficult tasks. Practical education in a dental working environment is part of the study programme as well. The study programme emphasizes : • the acquisition of general knowledge, knowledge analysis and synthesis, • development of communication skills, • working in an international environment. • Another important aspect is ethical adherence for the profession and professional ethics, and • gaining knowledge on ethics in medicine and deontology.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

With this study programme, students will acquire following knowledge and skills: • knowledge of the science dentistry is based on; • understanding of scientific methods, including the principles of measuring biological functions, scientifically proven facts and data analysis; • knowledge of the organism, physiology and natural behaviour of a healthy and an ill individuals, the impact of nature and society on the health conditions of an individual, if they concern dentistry; • knowledge of the structure and working of the healthy and ill dentures, oral cavity, mandible, and the connected tissue, as well as how they connect to the general health condition, the physical and social well-being of the patient; • knowledge of clinical disciplines and methods, to be able to form a complete picture of irregularities, injuries and illnesses of the denture, oral cavity, the mandible, and its connecting tissue; • knowledge of the preventive, diagnostical and therapeutic dentistry; • satisfactory clinical experience under careful supervision. The completed education is a guarantee for the acquired knowledge and expertise to carry out all activities of prevention, diagnostics and treatment of irregularities and illnesses of denture, the oral cavity, the mandible, and its connecting tissue.

Access requirements

For the uniform master’s degree study program Dental Medicine can apply: a) who passes the Matura examination, b) who has before June 1, 1995 finished any 4-year secondary school program. All candidates must have a level of knowledge of the Slovenian language at the C2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As a fulfilment of this admission requirement a completed course of the subject of the Slovenian language at the baccalaureate or in the last year of a secondary school is taken into account when the lectures have been given, a certificate of a passed exam in the Slovenian language at the level C2 is taken into account or any other equivalent document as well.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If the resolution about the enrolment limitation will be accepted, a) the candidates who passed the Matura examination,will be chosen according to: • overall success at Matura 35 % of points, • overall success in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school 20 % of points, • success at individual subjects from Matura: mathematics, foreign language and one subject of natural science (biology, physics or chemistry) 45 % of points; b) the candidates who have before June 1, 1995 finished any 4-year secondary school program wiil be chosen according to: • overall success at final exams 35 % of points, • overall success in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school 20 % of points, • success in mathematics or foreign language at final exams, and success in one of the subjects from natural science (biology, physics or chemistry) at final exams or in the last year of secondary school when the subject was carried out 45 % of points

Transfer criteria between study programmes

Transitions are possible among study programmes: 1 which upon the completion of studies ensure the acquisition of comparable competencies; 2 among which according to the criteria for acknowledgment at least half of the obligations under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (hereinafter: ECTS) are acknowledged from the first study programme which refer to compulsory subjects of another study programme. Conditions and number of called posts for the continuation of studies according to the Criteria for transitions are determined by the Senate of the MF UM for each year separately. Conditions and number of posts are published in the Call for enrolment. For the transition among study programmes what counts is termination of student's education in the study programme into which he/she is enroled and the continuation of education in the new study programme. The transition is possible only among study programmes of the same level – the transition from medical studies and dental medicine. The transition to the study programme Dental Medicine is possible only in the 2nd year. Upon the transition among study programmes of the same level the following criteria are taken into account: • fulfilment of general enrolment conditions which are determined for enrolment to the 1st year, • successful conclusion of the 1st year of studies in the programme of previous institution (all 60 ECTS points) • average mark at least 8.5 or more. Applications of candidates for the transition to the study programme Dental Medicine are dealt with by the Commission for Student Affairs of the MF UM. In case many candidates are applied, the candidates will be chosen on the basis of success in the studies so far. The Commission for Student Affairs of the MF UM, in the procedure of acknowledging previous education for the purpose of the continuation of studies at the MF UM, determines bridging examinations in the subjects which differ from the study programme Dental Medicine at the MF UM.

Criteria for recognition of knowledge and skills, gained before the enrolment in the study programme

Students, during the process of education, can get acknowledgment of acquired knowledge, qualification or abilities which have been acquired prior to enrolment: • formally acquired are those knowledge and skills which are acquired by candidates within educational and higher education institutions and are demonstrated by candidates with various publicly valid certificates and degrees and provide publicly valid level of education or qualification for candidates. • Informally acquired are those knowledge and skills which are acquired by candidates in educational and higher education institutions or apart from them and are demonstrated by certificates of acquired knowledge or skills (courses, workshops, seminars, etc.) Upon acknowledgment or non-acknowledgment the basic criterion is comparability of elsewhere acquired knowledge with learning units, skills and qualification in the uniform master's study programme Dental Medicine. The procedure of acknowledgment takes place in accordance with the List of rules on acknowledgment of knowledge and skills in the study programmes of the University of Maribor. Applications for acknowledgment of knowledge and skills in various forms of formal and informal education, acquired prior to enrolment in the programme, will be dealt with by the Faculty of Medicine in accordance with the regulations. A candidate submits an application for acknowledgment of knowledge and skills to the Commission for Student Affairs of the faculty.

Criteria for completing the study

Student graduates when he/she completes all obligations in the extent of 360 credit points.