Introduction

Introduction

The Kabul branch of the Faculty of Stomatology was officially launched in early 2001 and admitted qualified students through an entrance exam. The lecturers of the faculty are well experienced with Ph.D. and master’s degrees or they are specialists in their fields of teaching. The students graduate with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the faculty. Students receive their core and para-clinical courses inside the University and receive their clinical education at the clinic of the University as well as at Ghalib Cadre Hospital.

Currently, there are students learning dentistry at 5 classes (semesters 1 to 10) of the faculty. The organizational structure of the faculty includes head of the faculty, and heads of the Core Science, Principles of Surgical Stomatology, and Principles of Internal Stomatology departments. The structure also comprises of the academic council of the faculty.

Objectives:

The faculty of stomatology that aims to provide dentistry education to students has the following objectives:

  1. To offer doctor of medicine (DMD) degrees with excellent and standard educations;
  2. To provide state-of-the-art education in clinical and para-clinical education;
  3. To make sure regularly improving the quality of higher education at the University;
  4. To ensure intellectual growth and academic development of the students through theoretical and practical education and to increase their medical knowledge and skills so that they can serve their people and communities effectively;
  5. To train students in public health administration;
  6. To bring in innovative education methods to train specialists in stomatology specialized fields of study that can address the needs of the society;
  7. To ensure completing curriculums and courses on stomatology based on the credit system so that students can graduate with their DMD degrees.

Vision and Mission:

Vision and Mission

Strategic Plan of the Stomatology Faculty

Strategic Plan

Faculty Organizational Structure

1. The organizational structure of the Dentistry Faculty includes head of the Faculty, members of the academic council, manager for students’ affairs, members of the committees, heads of the departments, head of the educational clinic, lab manager, and the librarian.

Number of Lecturers:

The faculty has 50 members of which 20 are members of cadres who are permanent lecturers and 30 members are contracting and part-time lecturers.  The following table shows the number of lecturers by gender:

Contracting Lecturers Permanent Lecturers
Female Male Female Male
3 25 6 16

Of these, one of the lecturers has a Ph.D. degree, 6 of them have a master’s degree, 10 are specialists and the rest have either MD or Pharm. D. degrees.

ACADEMIC YEAR I FIRST SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Islamic Studies1 DE1 001 1 16       16
2 Molecular Cell Biology1 DE1 002 3 32   16   48
3 Information Communication Technology1 (ICT) DE1 003 2     32   32
4 Medical Genetics DE1 004 2 16   16   32
5 English Language1 DE1 005 4 64       64
6 Biophysics1 DE1 006 2 16   16   32
7 Medical Chemistry1 DE1 007 1 16       16
8 Gross Anatomy1 DE1 008 2 16   16   32
9 Microscopic anatomy1 (Histology) DE1 009 2 16   16   32
Total Semester Credits & Hours 19 192   112   304
ACADEMIC YEAR I 2nd SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Islamic Studies 2 DE2 001 1 16       16
2 Molecular Cell Biology2 DE2 002 3 32   16   48
3 Information Communication Technology2  DE2 003 2     32   32
4 English Language2 DE2 004 2 64       64
5 Gross Anatomy2 DE2 008 4 16       64
6 Microscopic Anatomy2 (Histology) DE2 009 2 16   16   32
7 General Embryology1 DE2 010 1 16       16
8 Medical Chemistry2 DE2 007 2 16   16   32
Total Semester Credits & Hours 17 176   96   272
ACADEMIC YEAR II 3rd SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Islamic Studies 3 DE3 001 1 16       13
2 Head and Neck Anatomy3 DE3 008 4 48   16   64
3 Oral Histology3 DE3 009 2 16   16   32
4 Oral Embryology2 DE3 010 1 16       16
5 Medical Physiology1 DE3 011 3 32   16   48
6 Medical Biochemistry1 DE3 012 3 32   16   48
7 General Pathology1 DE3 013 3 32   16   48
8 General Microbiology1 DE3 014 3 32   16   48
Total Semester Credits & Hours 20 224   96   320
ACADEMIC YEAR II 4th SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Islamic Studies 4 DE4 001 1 16       16
2 Physiology 2 DE4 011 3 32   16   48
3 Medical Biochemistry 2 DE4 012 3 32   16   48
4 Systemic Pathology 2 DE4 013 2 16   16   32
5 Microbiology2 (Oral, Virology & Parasitology) DE4 014 3 32   16   48
6 Dental  Materials DE4 015 2 16   16   32
7 Medical Ethics DE4 016 1 16       16
8 Immunology DE4 017 1 16       16
9 Public Health1 (Basic Of Public Health) DE4 022 1 16       16
Total Semester Credits & Hours 17 192   80   272
ACADEMIC YEAR III 5th SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Islamic Studies5 DE5 001 1 16       16
2 Oral Physiology3 DE5 011 2 16   16   32
3 Oral Pathology3 DE5 013 2 16   16   32
4 Prosthodontics1 DE5 018 2 16   16   32
5 General Pharmacology1 DE5 019 2 16   16   32
6 Internal Medicine1 DE5 020 2 16 16     32
7 General Surgery1 DE5 021 2 16 16     32
8 Operative Dentistry1 DE5 023 2 16 16     32
9 Oral Surgery1 DE5 025 2 16 16     32
10 Local anesthesia DE5 026 2 16 16     32
Total Semester Credits & Hours 19 160 80 64   304
ACADEMIC YEAR III 6th SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Islamic Studies6 DE6 01 1 16       16
2 Prosthodontics2 DE6 018 2 16 16     32
3 Dental Pharmacology2 DE6 019 2 16   16   32
4 Internal Medicine2 DE6 020 2 16 16     32
5 General Surgery2 DE6 021 2 16 16     32
6 Public Health2 (Environmental & Occupational Health) DE6 022 1 16       16
7 Operative Dentistry2 DE6 023 2 16 16     32
8 Neurology and Psychiatry DE6 024 2 16 16     32
9 Oral  Surgery2 DE6 025 2 16 16     32
10 General Anesthesia DE6 026 2 16 16     32
Total Semester Credits & Hours 18 160 112 16   288
ACADEMIC YEAR IV 7th SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Islamic Studies7 DE7 001 1 16       16
2 Prosthodontics3 DE7 018 2 16 16     32
3 Internal Medicine3 DE7 020 2 16 16     32
4 General Surgery3 DE7 021 2 16 16     32
5 Public Health3 (Behavioral Science) DE7 022 1 16       16
6 Operative Dentistry3 DE7 023 2 16 16     32
7 Maxillofacial Surgery1 DE7 024 2 16 16     32
8 ENT DE7 025 2 16 16     32
9 Pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry1 DE7 026 2 16 16     32
10 Forensic Dentistry DE7 027 2 16   16   32
Total Semester Credits & Hours 18 160 112 16   288
ACADEMIC YEAR IV 8th SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Islamic Studies8 DE8 001 1 16       16
2 Prosthodontics 4 DE8 018 2 16 16     32
3 Endodontics1 DE8 023 2 16 16     32
4 Maxillofacial Surgery2 DE8 025 2 16 16     32
5 Pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry2 DE8 028 2 16 16     32
6 General Radiology1 DE8 031 2 16   16   32
7 Periodontics1 DE8 032 2 16 16     32
8 Orthodontics1 DE8 033 2 16 16     32
9 Infectious Disease & TB DE8 034 2 16 16     32
10 Public Health4 (Epidemiology) DE8 022 1 16       16
Total Semester Credits & Hours 18 160 112 16   288
ACADEMIC YEAR V 9th SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Prosthodontics 5 DE9 018 2 16 16     32
2 Endodontics2 DE9 023 2 16 16     32
3 Maxillofacial Surgery3 DE9 025 2 16 16     32
4 Pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry3 DE9 028 2 16 16     32
5 Oral Medicine1 DE9 030 2 16 16     32
6 Oral Radiology2 DE9 031 2 16 16 16   32
7 Periodontics2 DE9 032 2 16 16     32
8 Orthodontics2 DE9 033 2 16 16     32
9 Ophthalmology DE9 035 2 16 16     32
Total Semester Credits & Hours 18 144 128 16   288
ACADEMIC YEAR V 10th SEMESTER
No Course Title Code No Credits Semester Hours

Knowledge hours

Clerkship hours

Lab hours

Small Group

Total  hours

1 Prosthodontics6 DE10 018 2 16 16     32
2 Endodontics3 DE10 023 2 16 16     32
3 Oral Medicine2 DE10 030 2 16 16     32
4 Periodontics3 DE10 032 2 16 16     32
5 Orthodonthics3 DE10 033 2 16 16     32
6 Public Health5 (Biostatistics) DE10 022 2 32       16
7 Neurosurgery DE10 036 2 16 16     32
8 Facial Plastic Surgery DE10 037 2 16 16     32
9 Community & Preventive Dentistry DE10 038 2 16 16     32
10 Maxillofacial Surgery4 DE10 025 2 16 16     32
Total Semester Credits & Hours 20 176 144     320
No Recommended specialty Duration (No of Weeks) Comments
1 Oral & Maxillofacial surgery 9  
2 Operative Dentistry & Endodontic 9  
3 Pediatric & preventive Dentistry 8  
4 Periodontology 6  
5 Prosthodontics 8  
6 Oral medicine 4  
7 Orthodontics 5  
8 Reconstructive & plastic surgery 2  
9 Rational medicine use & Prescription Writing methods 1  
Total Weeks 52