MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Overview

The Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) Degree in Paediatric Dentostry is essential for training specialized manpower for the country so as to improve the Paediatric Dental Specialist: patient ratio which currently stands at 1:1.5 million paediatric patients. The Department is able to provide postgraduate training for the East and Central Africa Region, as this is the first postgraduate program in Dental Science in the region.

Minimum Admission Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission:

a) Holder of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from the University of Nairobi, or equivalent qualification from the institution(s) recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi.

b) The degree must be registerable by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board

c) Must possess at least 2 years post qualification experience in clinical dentistry of which one year shall constitute internship training and one year at a Dental hospital/clinic recognized by the

Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board

d) Must provide evidence of professional indemnity cover and commit to renewing annually during the period of training.

e) Must present a certificate of proficiency in English, where the language of instruction during the applicant’s undergraduate training was not English.

f) Must pass a mandatory pre-admission interview.

Graduates can take up careers as dentists in  public  or  private  health  institutions, oral  healthcare  product  managers  in  dentally allied manufacturing companies or teaching at universities and colleges.

Year 1  TOTALS 
TUITION                                                               648,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                                                                   5,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                                                   5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                                                   6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                                                   7,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                                                   1,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                                                   5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                                                   4,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                                                   2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                                                   1,000.00
Totals                                                               685,000.00
Year 2  
TUITION                                                               648,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                                                   5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                                                   6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                                                   7,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                                                   1,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                                                   5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                                                   4,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                                                   2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                                                   1,000.00
Totals                                                               680,000.00
Year 3  
TUITION                                                               648,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                                                   5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                                                   6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                                                   7,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                                                   1,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                                                   5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                                                   4,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                                                   2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                                                   1,000.00
Totals                                                               680,000.00
Year 4  
TUITION                                                               648,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                                                   5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                                                   6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                                                   7,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                                                   1,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                                                   5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                                                   4,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                                                   2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                                                   1,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                                                                 30,000.00
Totals                                                               710,000.00
   
Grand Total                                    2,755,000.00

Examination Regulations

Common regulations governing all masters programmes in the University of Nairobi shall apply.

Examination for each course shall be held at the end of the academic year in which the course is taught.

6.3       Each course shall be examined by continuous assessment test and a             final examination

Each examination shall be graded out of 100 and the pass mark for each course shall be 50%.

The continuous assessment tests shall be based on written examinations, seminars, tutorials, clinical/practical, work assignments and viva voce examinations (where applicable) in the course of each  year, and shall constitute 40% of the total marks.

The final examination shall be based on written papers, clinical examination, practicals, and viva voce examinations (where applicable) and shall constitute 60% of the total marks.

In course units where clinical examinations are administered, the clinical examination shall carry 50% of the marks awarded while written examination and viva voce shall carry 40% and 10% of the marks respectively.  In course units where clinical examinations are not administered, written examination shall carry 80% and viva voce shall carry 20% of the marks awarded.  In course units where neither clinical examination nor viva voce are administered, written examination shall carry 100% of the marks awarded.

A candidate who fails in up to three subjects in part I examination, up to two subjects in part II  examination, and one subject in parts III and IV examinations shall, on the recommendation of the faculty board and approval by the Senate, be allowed to re-sit the failed papers at a time to be determined by the Faculty Board.  If the candidate attains a pass standard in the re-sit examinations, he/she will be deemed to have passed the respective university examination for the year.

A candidate who either fails the re-sat subject examination or is not permitted to re-sit the examination due to his/her failure in more subjects than allowed in 6.1.8 above shall on the recommendation of the Faculty Board and approval of the Senate, be allowed to retake the failed course(s).

The pass mark obtained after resit examination shall be recorded as fifty percent while after retake the full mark shall be recorded.

A candidate who fails in the second retake or re-sit or fails to complete the course within the prescribed time shall, on the recommendation of the Faculty board and approval by the senate be discontinued.

7.         The Dissertation

The dissertation shall deal with a topic of Scientific interest relevant to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The dissertation shall be submitted at least three months before the part IV examination.

A candidate who fails in the dissertation may present the dissertation up to two times within a period of six months.  A candidate who fails the dissertation after the second  resubmission shall, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board and approval by the Senate be discontinued.