AIM of basic science departments
To teach basic knowledge of human body, to make students able to diagnose and treat oral diseases.
How to achieve :
- Major part of teaching is by Demonstrations, Group discussion, Seminars and Didactic lectures.
- Demonstration and Hands on practicals.
- Proper record of the practical work done is maintained.
Dedicated, well experienced Faculty Back bone of our college
Goals and objectives of basic medical science departments
Is to make the student understand the subject thoroughly and encourage them to participate in group discussions, seminars and enable them to develop their personality, character, way of expression, and other qualities essential for a Dental Surgeon to serve the community and nation effectively.
- Basic curriculum is designed by the Dental council of India and Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences.
- For the 1st year students special attention is given to clinically oriented topics.
- 2nd year students are posted in various Dental clinics to observe the procedures.
- Integrated teaching involving all the students is well appreciated.
TEACHING and learning
- Didactic lectures.
- Demonstration in small batches.
- Group discussion & microteaching.
- Seminars by students.
- Integrated teaching.
- Horizontal integrated
SEMINAR BY STUDENTS
To have better understanding of subject and their clinical importance, to connect what is learned in basic science departments with clinical implementation, Integrated teaching is done as a part of regular teaching, in which under guidance of faculty members juniors speak on the basic sciences like anatomy physiology etc., and seniors discuss about the clinics like signs and symptoms, management and prognosis of certain ailment
Certain difficult topics like nervous system is taught simultaneously in different departments, to have better understanding by the students.
TEACHING and learning TECHNIQUES
CHALK AND BLACK BOARD
OVER HEAD PROJECTION
LCD , VCDs
Hands on practicals are conducted in fully equipped laboratories, in small groups to give students better practical skills and knowledge.
PRACTICAL RECORD BOOK
Practical work done is recorded in record book for revision and work done record.
SLOW LEARNERS & fast learners
Slow and fast learners are identified by seeing their performance in regular classes, and in exams conducted from time to time at regular intervals.
Special care is given to slow learners by counseling, giving special attention in class, giving them home work and conducting remedial classes, so that they pass the university exam.
It has shown positive effects.
For FAST LEARNERS
Fast learners are identified and special coaching is given to achieve outstanding results and distinctions.
TEACHING – LEARNING - EVALUATION
Central feed back system is being adopted to check the teaching – learning – evaluation of the staff members, meeting is being conducted with staff members and counseling is being done how to improve them selves.
BASIC SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS ROLE IN PG TEACHING
Basic science departments conduct regular classes of basic sciences for PG (MDS) students to refresh their knowledge.
Biochemistry, pathology and Microbiology Departments help PG students in their research work.
General Anatomy Department help Maxillofacial Department PGs to dissect and revise surgical anatomy and oral pathology students to learn histology.