Doctor of Dental Medicine European University
European University is an authorized higher education institution with the status of an educational university, which implements higher education programs in accordance with the rules established by law and issues a certificate of qualification recognized by the state.
By the decision of the Board of Authorization of Educational Institutions of January 21, 2011, University gained the status of a teaching university for a period of 5 years. By 2012, the university was implementing three educational programs: The Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, the Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy, and the Master's Degree Program in Health Management. The marginal number of students was 246 students. At the end of 2013, the university received accreditation for the Bachelor's degree program in Finance and Banking, and in 2014-2017 - for the educational programs it currently pursues, including the English-language educational program of the graduate physician, which accounts for the largest share of foreign students. According to the decision of the Board of Authorization of Higher Education Institutions of January 18, 2016, European University has regained the status of an educational university for a period of 5 years, until 2021. According to the decision of the Board of Authorization of Higher Education Institutions dated December 13, 2016, the university has a marginal number of students with 1500 students, and according to the decision of the Board of Authorization of Higher Education Institutions of July 26, 2019, European University has set a threshold of 3,000 students.
4 faculties operate at European University:
- Faculty of Business and Technology
- Faculty of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Within the framework of the mentioned faculties, the University implements 12 educational programs, which include educational programs of two levels of higher education (bachelor's, master's, one-level, and one-year teacher training).
European University has defined the following strategic priorities for the next seven years in accordance with its mission, vision, and values:
- Develop brand awareness and increase social responsibility;
- Development of all three levels of higher education programs;
- Improving the quality of planning and implementation of the learning process, wide introduction of innovative teaching-learning and assessment methods;
- Promotion and strengthening of scientific-research activities;
- Development of student services and environment;
- Organizational management of the University and resource development.
By 2025, European University, according to its vision application, is an open academic space that develops modern, well-equipped, comfortable, and adapted educational, scientific, and work infrastructure, maintains financial sustainability, attracts and effectively maintains highly qualified human resources, promotes their professional development, and encourages academic and student mobility through self-realization as well as active involvement in the process of internationalization.
The Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine of the European University has been operating since 2014. The aim of the faculty is to ensure the training of students in the field of health care in terms of academic freedom and institutional autonomy.
The teaching process at the faculty is led by well-known and recognized specialists in the field, who have many years of medical and pedagogical experience. A variety of teaching and assessment methods provide the opportunity to master not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills.
The Faculty of Medicine has signed cooperation agreements with about 60 clinics in Georgia, as well as with medical universities of different countries around the world. Professors and students of the Faculty of Medicine are members of various international scientific and professional associations. Based on all the mentioned above, apart from the practical training provided by the program, students have the opportunity to have clinical practice at various university clinics around the world, also to get involved in ongoing research projects at the faculty and participate in local and international scientific events. The student scientific journal "Biomedical and Core Clinical Research Practice" has been published since 2020.
There is a simulation center at the faculty, where clinical/sectoral skills are taught and assessed through modern medical technologies, mannequins in a simulated clinical environment.
The faculty conducts:
- Medical Doctor program MD in the English language
- Dental Medicine program in the English language
- Dental Medicine program in the Georgian language
The Research Institute of Medicine has been established at the faculty, which operates on the basis of the National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases. In addition to participating in local and international science grant projects, the Institute publishes a scientific journal - "Journal of Biomedicine and Medical Sciences".
We are not limited to simply teaching you medicine. We offer you an unforgettable journey through the micro and macro worlds of the human body, using modern medical literature, multimedia means, and medical simulators. We welcome you to major clinics where you'll be able to fully experience a realistic medical environment and help solve real tasks and use techniques that will later be crucial for conducting independent procedures in your future specialty.
We try to make the admission process as flexible as possible for students applying to the European University from outside of Georgia.
Prospective international students pass a distance English exam. It makes the process cost-efficient for students who are able to get qualified for the program from their homes. The exam includes a speaking and writing part.
Required documents submitted via the application
While filling in the application form given below an applicant must attach the following documents to complete the application.
- Notarized copy of the citizenship document.
- Statement of a person with no citizenship should be enclosed by a copy of the residence card instead of the document certifying the citizenship.
- A Notarized copy of the document certifying full general education or its equivalent received in a foreign country.
- Photo 3X4.
How to apply?
Fill in the Application Form of European University (requires a Gmail account) which contains detailed and step-by-step instructions regarding filling in it. After filling in the application, the student recruitment and admissions manager will review the documents and the commission will conduct an online interview for the purpose to determine the eligibility of the applicant to the program. The next step is to submit the candidates' documents to the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement for recognition and to send them to the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sport of Georgia for the purpose of obtaining the right to study at the University.
After obtaining the right to study, an agreement is signed with the applicant, after which the applicant pays the tuition fee.
After the full documentation is submitted, the applicant will be admitted to the European University and a visa is issued.
Educational program in dentistry consists of:
- Components of the major field of study – 270 credits, among them:
- Compulsory components of the major field of study – 258 credits;
- Elective components of the major field of study – 12 credits.
- Free components – 30 credits, among them:
- Free components – 20 credits, which is oriented on the development of general/transferable competencies;
- Free components – 10 credits, which can be collected by a student through choosing any study course from a university education program of the same level by considering admission preconditions of the study course.
Educational program in dentistry can be divided into three parts:
Part I – Human Body Structure and Function (I-II years)
The basics of general medicine include basic concepts about the structure and function of the human body and biomedical sciences. During the first two years, students will learn about the structure of the human body, life sciences and research principles in the field, clinical and professional skills (communication and procedural skills, medical ethics), and the basics of public health. The teaching of these integrated modules will be carried out using different teaching methods (lectures, role-playing games, practical work, work in a simulation laboratory, etc.). Students will master key practical skills (working on phantoms) in the phantom class. Through simulation teaching, students will gain knowledge-based experience; Students will also study regional anatomy through virtual dissection on mannequins and discussion of specific clinical cases. Besides, from the very first year, students will be involved in a problem-based learning course (PBL) that will be long-lasting. At the end of the specialty phantom courses, students take an integrated exam (MCQ and OSCE).
Part II - Mechanisms of Health and Illness (III-IV course)
Attention is paid to the clinical part (propaedeutic and clinical skills). This part is mainly focused on the most common symptoms and signs of the disease. At the same time, students improve their practical skills. During the III year, students learn diagnostic thinking by discussing cases in different medical fields, which in turn helps to integrate the acquired knowledge and prepares students to fully understand the clinical subjects, most of which is offered in the program from the IV year. During the IV year, students study the main dental and clinical subjects in the form of clinical rotations - dermatology, pediatrics, otorhinolaryngology, etc. These modules are taught in both outpatient and clinical settings. The most important part is the inclusion of clinical courses of the major field of study, during which the students continue to master the clinical skills and symptoms of dental diseases. At the end of most study courses, students take an integrated exam (MCQ and OSCE).
Part III - Clinical Courses in Dentistry (V Course)
The third part is the continuation of clinical courses in the major field of study (Conservative, Surgical and Orthopedic Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatric Surgery, Orthodontics), during which students continue to study professional skills. During the V year, students will have additional clinical activities to strengthen and refine their competencies in the major field of study. At the end of some rotations, students take an integrated test. Within the same year, students are given a variety of clinical assignments, the completion of which prepares graduate students for future specialization and postgraduate residency programs.
Description of the Learning Outcomes
- Describes the systems of the human body, its essential elements, tissues, their interconnections, developmental features, and functions; Explains the anatomical, physiological features of the body and the biochemical processes taking place in the living organism; Discusses the organism as an integrated system. Recognizes and characterizes cases of norm and pathology, identifies causes of pathologies. Lists the preventive measures and understands the necessity and importance of their implementation.
- Identifies the construction of dental equipment, rules of operation, and management. Lists the purpose of the dental instruments and medical and dental materials, methods of their application. Chooses the methods of aseptic and antiseptic, explains their importance in maintaining sanitary and hygienic standards. Conducts the waste management/utilization procedures.
- Explains the etiology and pathogenesis of tooth soft and hard tissue diseases. Formulates a diagnosis, including differential diagnoses. As a result selects and implements modern and adequate diagnostic, prophylaxis and treatment methods, according to the patient's age and needs.
- Interprets periodontal tissue and oral mucosa diseases, defines their diagnoses, including differential diagnosis. Evaluates, selects, and implements the modern methods of diagnosis prevention and treatment.
- Compares maxillofacial region odontogenic and non-odontogenic inflammation, neoplastic changes, and traumatic injuries. Justifies conservative, surgical, reconstructive, or restorative treatment needs.
- Categorizes diseases of oral surgery. Determines traumatic injuries of the oral cavity. Chooses appropriate treatment methods depending on etiology and pathogenesis, diagnoses, and differential diagnosis.
- Interprets and describes anomalies of the jaws, determines etiological factors, differentiates them, and makes the diagnoses. Based on the attained data chooses the correct orthodontic treatment tactics and the appropriate appliances.
- Compares and differentiates various orthopedic diseases according to etiology, pathogenesis, degree, and type of damage. Demonstrates diagnostic procedures and consequently chooses appropriate treatment methods.
- Chooses the types and application methods of local and general anesthesia. Explains possible problems and can cope (govern) with complications of local anesthesia.
- Can gather anamnesis, complete a medical card. Examines patient. Write down the examination data and keep recording; Choose the necessary additional examinations; Analyze and interpret the data of examination, conduct differential diagnosis and determine the diagnosis; Demonstrates basic clinical skills.
- Defines and explains the importance of applying ethical norms and legal regulations in medical practice. Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills on issues related to the field, ability to design research, make detailed planning, process results and conclude; Discusses scientific research methodology;
- Estimates and substantiates the need for further professional development and the need to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.
Areas of employment and prospects for further education
According to the Georgian current legislation, a graduate of one cycle educational program in dentistry is allowed to run the independent medical practice after obtaining a state certificate giving him/her the right mentioned above (The Law of Georgia on Medical Practice, Article 7).
According to the law mentioned above (article 17), a graduate having a higher medical education have the right to:
- Complete postgraduate professional training program to acquire the right to perform an independent medical practice after passing a state certification exam;
- Carry out research and teaching activities in the theoretical fields of medicine, or other fields of health care that does not imply an independent medical practice;
- Work as a junior doctor (intern).
A graduate of one cycle educational program in dentistry has the right to continue further education on the next level of higher education.