King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on this website for updates.
You will be given the opportunity throughout your first year to review topics studied in year one of the standard five-year course. The theme of your first year is the dentate patient, applied basic dental science, and preparation for prevention of oral disease and the treatment of patients. You will also study integrated courses covering the development, structure and function of the nervous system, as a basis for understanding the aspects involved in dentistry, such as pain and anxiety; oral biology, including the influence of nutrition and endocrine factors; and pathology, which covers the study of the cellular and molecular basis of human disease.
During this year you will be developing basic dental clinical skills, treating your own adult patients, providing preventive advice and undertaking straightforward procedures in periodontology and conservative dentistry. You will also learn dental materials science and behavioural science.
The following topics comprise the year one module (150 credits):
• BDS Communication in Dentistry
• BDS Management and Leadership
• BDS Professionalism in Health Care
• BDS Social and Behavioural Sciences
• BDS Dental Public Health
• BDS Oral Surgery
• BDS Radiology
• BDS Dental Material Science
• BDS Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
• BDS Care of the Dental Patient
• BDS Conservative and Minimum Intervention Dentistry
• BDS Science -Oral and Craniofacial Biology
• BDS Periodontology
• BDS Prosthodontics
• BDS Human Disease
There are no optional modules.