The Department of Therapeutic Dentistry trains students in educational and professional programs of the second master’s level: “Dentistry”, “Medicine”, “Pediatrics” and studies the educational components (disciplines): “Propaedeutics of therapeutic dentistry”, “Practice (nursing practice in dentistry)», “Therapeutic dentistry”, “Medical practice”, “Dental practice”, “Fundamentals of aesthetic teeth restoration”, “Preparation for the Unified state qualifying exam in the specialty 221” Dentistry “,” Fundamentals of dentistry “.
The department provides training in the following normative disciplines:
for 2nd year students of the Faculty of Dentistry, V and VI faculties for the training of foreign students – “Propaedeutics of therapeutic dentistry”, “Practice (nursing practice in dentistry)”;
for 3rd year students of the Faculty of Dentistry, V and VI faculties for the training of foreign students – “Therapeutic Dentistry”, “Medical Practice”;
for 4th year students of the Faculty of Dentistry, V and VI faculties for the training of foreign students – “Therapeutic Dentistry”, “Dental Practice”;
for 5th year students of the Faculty of Dentistry, V and VI faculties for the training of foreign students – “Therapeutic Dentistry”.
The department provides training in the following elective courses:
for 5th year students of the Faculty of Dentistry, V and VI faculties for the training of foreign students – “Fundamentals of aesthetic teeth restoration”, “Preparation for the Unified State Qualification Exam in the specialty 221 “Dentistry”;
for 5th year students of I, II, III, IV and V, VI, VII faculties for training foreign students – “Fundamentals of Dentistry”.
Training of disciplines is conducted in state, Russian (students of V faculty on training of foreign students) and English (students of VI, VII faculties on training of foreign students). 17 employees of the department have a permission to conduct practical classes and lectures in English.
Educational work is carried out in accordance with the programs approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, on the basis of which the department has developed programs of academic disciplines. All disciplines are provided with syllabuses, presentations of lecture courses, methodical developments for teachers, methodical instructions for students and methodical materials for independent work of students, banks of test tasks that promotes high–quality training on credit–transfer system.
Modern training methods are widely used in the training of students at the department. The department, along with traditional teaching methods – lectures and practical classes, uses new technologies: computer control of knowledge, educational video, visual aids, phantoms and more. Visual materials are shown to students in lectures and practical classes, available on electronic media for extracurricular independent work. In independent work of students both in practical classes under the guidance of the teacher, and in extracurricular time multimedia educational and educational–controlling programs are used. When teaching the material, students are provided with an algorithm for finding additional information with links to paper or electronic publications, including Internet resources. Modern information materials and the above technical capabilities make it possible to combine the demonstration of the process with testing students’ understanding of the proposed information. In terms of distance learning, teachers of the department create separate components of electronic courses and conduct lectures and practical classes on the platform MOODLE, ZOOM and Google Meet; send messages to students, develop and test assignments, fill out electronic journals of grades, adjust course resources.
Qualitative carrying out of educational and methodical work provides development and introduction in pedagogical process of methodical recommendations. The department constantly takes care of providing students with educational and methodical materials, creation of normative documents and standardized rating assessment procedure, expansion of educational material and technical base, which is necessary to ensure independent work of students. Educational and scientific achievements are combined with new developments, which are prepared in accordance with the requirements for educational institutions of higher medical education. In order to improve the educational process, the department pays attention to professional development of teaching staff in the pedagogical, linguistic and professional areas, as well as replenishment of the staff of the department by university graduates.
Practical training of students takes place on clinical bases – University Dental Center of KhNMU and Communal non-profit enterprise “City Dental Clinic №2 Kharkiv City Council”, which are equipped with modern diagnostic and medical equipment.
Training of scientific personnel according to the educational–scientific program of the third educational–scientific level of higher education “Doctor of Philosophy” in the specialty “Dentistry” and postgraduate training in cycles of thematic improvement, specialization and internship in the specialty “Therapeutic Dentistry”.