International Undergraduate Programme in Dental Medicine

Programme overview

The undergraduate/bachelor’s degree in dental medicine in the Faculty of Dental Medicine Universitas Airlangga is offered at both the academic and professional level. The general objectives of the programme are in compliance with the decree of the Indonesian Council of Medicine published in 2015. This decree rules about the Indonesian Standard of Competence for Dentists. The standard serves as the guidelines of the skills and competences obligatory for dentists performing dental health services in Indonesia.

In 2007, the Dentistry Programme of Universitas Airlangga implemented the 2007/2008 curriculum 2007/2008. In this curriculum,  there is a change in the education stages. In previous years, there was no separation between the undergraduate and profession programme. Starting in 2007, the dentist education is separated into two stages: the dental medical education that has 144 credits and the dental profession education that has 33 credits. Therefore, the total credits taken to become a dentist are 177 credits. These credits can commonly be earned in ten semesters.

In 2014, the new 2014/2015 curriculum began to be implemented. This curriculum brings the changes to a period of the Dentistry Education into seven Semesters and the Profession into four Semesters. Therefore, the total credits to become a dentist is now 184 credits.

The international undergraduate programme (IUP) in Dental Medicine is supported by modern information technology learning facilities. The Profession Education is implemented by a Hospital-Based Work Practice method which is supported by excellent practice facilities in the Dental and Mouth Special Hospital (Rumah Sakit Gigi dan Mulut – RSGM). The graduates of Dentistry Programme ( the Undergraduate and Profession Programme) are expected to play roles as a) Care provider, b) Decision-Maker, c) Communicator, d) Community Leader, E) Manager, f) Researcher, g) Creator and Innovator.

Programme Objectives and Desired Outcomes

Courses in this programme are generally designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Able to understand the basic principles and applied basic medical science and basic social science to support dentistry
  • Able to apply basic medical science, clinical medicine, basic dental science, and clinical dental science to solve problems on dental cases.
  • Able to demonstrate general physical examination snd stomatognathic system examination, establishing diagnosis, and formulating treatment plants in order to achieve excellent oral and healtch through promotive actions, preventive actions, curative actions, and rehabilitative actions towards mannequin or simulation patient.
  • Able to perform dental research as the application of scientific methods and disseminate the results according to the rules of science.
  • Able to perform general physical examination and stomatognathic system examination, establishing diagnosis, and formulating treatment plants in order to achieve excellent oral and health through promotive actions, preventive actions, curative actions, and rehabilitative actions towards a patient.
  • Able to perform procedures and a series of steps to res restore the function of the stomatognathic system in the dental hospital.
  • Able to demonstrate procedural knowledge and steps series to restore the function of stomatognathic system in enviromental community.
  • Able to perform dental practices based on relevant areas of expertise, accountability principles, partnership, ethic and law.

Programme Structure

To earn an undergraduate/bachelor’s degree in Dental Medicine, students must fulfil the programme requirements. These requirements include having earned 148 credits. The required total credits to graduate can usually be completed in seven semesters (3,5 years). Upon the completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded Sarjana Kedokteran Gigi (S.Kg) or equivalent to Bachelor of Dental Medicine. After getting a bachelor’s degree, students are required to take the professional stage with a load of a total of 36 credits, then students will get a dentistry degree (drg.).

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Majors and Minors

From the first to seventh semester, students will receive general medical-related courses. There are three sub-programme included in seven semesters, sub-Programme I (semester 1, 2 and 3) that have 68 credits and 24 blocks of courses, sub-Programme II (semester 4 and 5) that have 44 credits and 12 blocks of courses and sub-Programme III (semester 6 and 7) that have 43 credits and 17 blocks of courses. Elective blocks are carried out in the seventh semester by selecting 1 or more elective blocks with a total load of 4 credits.

Assessment of students’ performance is based on formative and summative evaluation conducted throughout each semester.

Unique features

Students in this programme will be taught by the best and well-known dentist medical scientist. It is made possible because the Faculty of Medicine at Universitas Airlangga is a well-known medical faculty in Indonesia. It has many experts in almost all specialised medicine areas such as  Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Dermatology and Venerology, and Obstetric and Gynecology, among others.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Bachelor in Dental Medicine have broad career prospects as dentistry in various industries from the clinic, laboratory to hospitality and healthcare services. In another option they can play important roles in the context of healthcare  as follow:

  • Dentist
  • Healthcare professional
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Entrepreneur

International Exposures

Our partnerships with other universities and networks open up global opportunities for students and staff. Collaboration increases the learning process and self-development at Universitas Airlangga and various leading universities in the world.

Students will spend 10 days at host-university during the autumn season. By joining this program students will learn the importance of mutual understanding, multicultural community and experience harmonious coexistence. Students will have some public lectures, hospital and laboratory visits as well as experience some cultural activities and international interaction with Japanese and other foreign students. At the end of this program, students will receive a certificate of participation in the programme.

Hiroshima University Japan Active MoU
Tohoku University Japan Active MoU
Osaka University Japan Active MoU

The student exchange six-month programme is in collaboration with Hiroshima University based on our exchange agreements. This programme will be an opportunity for students to study at the School of Dentistry at Hiroshima University for sixth months and besides taking part in the dental curriculum, they will learn about Japanese culture during their stay as well.

Hiroshima University Japan Active MoU

The establishment of International Dental Course (IDC) aims to found the basis to educate prospective students capable of taking leadership in Asia, as well as to foster persons with the international way of thinking and global understanding through the international exchange at the undergraduate level. IDC program is also aimed to build international collaborations in dental education and research, maintain the sustainability of scientific communication, student exchange and joint degree through the collaboration in research, education, and community empowerment.

Hiroshima University Active MoU Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Dentistry 2+3 TOEFL 500 535.800 JPY/ year 98.000 JPY/ month bachelor thesis at HU

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