The degree programme in Dentistry produces professional figures able to carry out the dentistry profession. The general objectives and the study programme structure described below refer to the contents of the new system laid down in the Ministerial Decree concerning New Degree Classes 2nd cycle degree programme regulations, and defines the 2nd cycle degree programmes in compliance with the Directives of the European Union and the University Teaching Regulations of the University of Bologna. The study plan includes 360 Credits (CFU) over 6 years, and 60 CFU per year. The distribution of the 360 credits is laid down to comply with the conditions indicated in the annexes to the Decree, which specifies the credits to be allocated in the disciplinary fields which make up the indispensable learning activities for training to become a dentist.
For the credits (CFU), which correspond to an average of 25 hours of study by the student, it is proposed to allocate an average value of 8 hours of lecture per CFU and 12 hours of practical work/internship per CFU, in line with the guidelines of the University of Bologna. The remaining portion of the credit is available to the student for self-study.
The managers of the individual professional course units are responsible for the managing the internships which by law are allocated 90 CFU. An ongoing assessment must be made for each internship, which shall be taken into consideration by the professor for the purposes of the final examination score. The physiopathological and clinical knowledge of general and dental medicine acquired during the learning activities included in the study plan and the practical clinical activities will determine and define the professional profile of the dentist working in countries of the European Union.
At the end of the six year programme, Dental School graduates will have acquired the knowledge and technical skills to work professionally in both the public and private dentistry field. Graduates will also have developed the learning skills needed to continue specialist studies. They will be able to carry out activities relating to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired diseases and anomalies of the teeth, mouth, jaw bone, temporomandibular joints and relative tissues, as well as dental rehabilitation, prescribing all the medicines and products needed in exercising the profession. They will possess a level of professional, cultural, operational and decision-making autonomy which will permits them to keep constantly abreast of the profession, having followed a study programme which offers a holistic approach to oral health issues in both healthy and sick patients, also in relation to the physical and social environment that surrounds them.
Concerning general issues, the first two year period aims to cover basic learning activities which offer the students an introduction to the foundations of the structural organisation and vital functions of the human body and includes course units which deal with the problems of the doctor-patient relationship and the understanding of the principles lying behind scientific methodology. Students will learn the methods of handling patients with mouth and dental problems.
The following three years include the study of medical, surgical and specialist subjects, particularly referring to clinical problems linked to oral pathologies. These learning activities will be carried out together with the study of dentistry subjects and professional clinical internships.
Having, during the first two years, acquired knowledge concerning the general systems and the etiopathogenetic principles lying behind organic, functional and homeostatic alterations, the anatomopathological conditions of the most common diseases are then assessed, introducing the general principles of pharmacological and anaesthesiological sciences.
The sixth year includes integrated clinical course units aimed at the treatment of patients with general health problems and complex odontostomatological problems. A course unit in maxillofacial pathology and treatment is presented which, like the others, is set within a context of global patient care.
In the sixth year, clinical sessions in conservative dentistry and endodontics, oral surgery, periodontology, orthodontics, gnatology, general dentistry, pedodontics and prosthetic dentistry continue to develop and integrate the skills matured in the various clinical areas during the previous years, highlighting the relationship between systemic pathology and the oral cavity. The lecture and seminar teaching methods focus mainly on the interdisciplinary discussion of the clinical case studies proposed.
Issues relative to the general organisation of the profession will also be included.
First YearAttività formative obbligatorie
* Biology (Integrated course)
* 12946 Molecular Biology
* 57113 Applied Biology
* Chemistry and Biochemistry (Integrated Course)
* 00061 Biochemistry
* 00088 Chemistry
* English Language Test B - 2
* Anatomy and Histology (Integrated Course)
* 00358 Histology
* 10083 Human Anatomy
* Psychology and Medical Statistic(C.I.)
* 03848 Medical Statistics
* 02207 General Psychology
* Scientific Methodology - (C.I.)
* 07276 Computer Science
* 58200 Applied Physics
* 11340 Applied Computer Science
Attività formative obbligatorie
* General Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology
* General Pathology (Integrated Course)
* 34337 Training in General Pathology
* 00768 General Pathology
* Laboratory Medicine - (C.I.)
* 34338 Training in Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology
* 07732 Clinical Pathology
* 20729 Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology
* Hygiene and Infectious Skin and Venereal Diseases (Integrated Course)
* 00671 Infectious Diseases
* 20676 Cutaneous and Venereal Diseases
* 20135 General and Applied Hygiene
* Principles of Dentistry (Integrated Course)
* 34335 Training in Preventive and Community Dentistry
* 34336 Dental Hygiene
* 34333 Clinical Propedeutics
* 34334 Training in Clinical Propedeutics
* 57172 Preventive and Community Dentistry
Attività formative obbligatorie
* Dental Materials and Prosthetic Laboratory (C.I.)
* 34353 Training in Dental Materials
* 06707 Dental Materials
* 34352 Training in Prosthetic Laboratory
* 34351 Prosthetic Laboratory
* Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy (C.I.)
* 20756 Imaging Diagnostics and Radiotherapy
* 34360 Training in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy
* Oral Pathology (C.I.)*
* 06714 Special Odontostomatological Pathology
* 34355 Training in Oral Pathology*
* Pathological Anatomy (Integrated Course)
* 34349 Training in Anatomic Pathology
* 00031 Pathological Anatomy
* Medical Sciences (C.I.)
* 44933 Internship in Internal Medicine
* 09151 Internal Medicine
* 34689 Pharmacology-Anaesthetics Drugs I
* 01594 General Surgery
* 34358 Training in Anaesthesiology and Emergency Treatment
* 34357 Anaesthesiology and Emergency Treatment
* 03780 Cardiovascular Apparatus Diseases
Attività formative obbligatorie
* Neurology, Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine (I.C.)
* 03668 Neurology
* 00867 Psychiatry
* 00701 Forensic Medicine
* Oral Surgery (I.C.)
* 56201 Oral Surgery
* 34364 Training in Oral Surgery
* Orthodontics and Gnathology (I.C.)
* 34367 Training in Gnathology
* 34369 Training in Endodontics
* 34368 Orthodontics
* 34366 Gnathology
* Operative Dentistry and Endodontics (I.C.)
* 34375 Training in Operative Dentistry
* 05303 Conservative Dentistry
* 02738 Endodontia
* 34376 Training in Endodontics
* Oral Diseases (I.C.)
* 02971 Prosthodontics
* 34371 Training in Periodontology
* 34373 Training in Prosthodontics
* 02975 Parodontology
Non-EU students with residency abroad, pre-enrolment at Italian Embassies and entry visa. Every year, a quota of reserved places for non-EU students with residency abroad is set for each degree programme.
Find out how many reserved places there are by consulting the online database on the MIUR website. For restricted access degree programmes, the quota is also indicated in the calls for applications. For enrollment, first submit your application for pre-enrolment (Form A) at an Italian Embassy (or Consulate) in the country you live in (only under exceptional circumstances can you contact an Italian Embassy in a third-party country, and in such cases the Embassy may refuse your application).
You will be able to pre-enrol for a.y. at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country in April/May. This page will be updated with more detailed information as soon as the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) will set pre-enrolment deadlines for a.y.
Important: pre-enrolment at the Italian Embassy alone does not grant admission to degree programmes. In order to matriculate you also need to complete the admission procedures required by the University of Bologna for the degree programme you have chosen.
You must take the following documents to the Italian Embassy:
You must obtain the following documents from the Italian Embassy:
Italian language test and exemptions from the reserved quota for non-EU students with residency abroad
If you are a non-EU students with residency abroad and you want to enrol in a degree programme taught in the Italian language, you must successfully pass an Italian language test. After passing the Italian language test, you also need to complete the admission procedures set for the degree programme you have chosen. The University of Bologna offers Italian language courses to international students.