The clinical cases taken up should be followed under the guidance. More case discussions and cases to be taken up. Other routine work as follows.
1. Seminars; One Seminar per week to be conducted in the department. Each student should present a minimum of five seminars each year.
2. Journal club: One Journal club per week to be conducted in the department each student
3. Library assignment to be submitted on or before the end of six months.
4. Undergraduate classes: each post-graduate student should handle around 4-5 classes.
5. Inter-departmental meetings: Should be held once in a month
6. Field visits: To attend dental camps and to educate the masses.
7. Internal assessment or term paper.
8. Dissertation work: On getting the approval from the university work for the dissertation to be started.
The clinical cases taken up should be followed under the guidance. More cases discussions and cases to be taken up. Other routine work as follows:
1. Seminars One Seminar per week to be conducted in the department. Each student should present a minimum of five seminars each year.
2. Journal Club: One Journal club per week to be conducted in the department. A minimum of five seminars should be presented by each student each year
3. Undergraduate classes: each post - graduate student, should handle around 4-5 classes.
4. Inter-departmental meetings: Should be held once in a month.
5. The completed dissertation should be submitted six months before the final examination
6. Case discussions
7. Field visits: To attend dental camps and to educate the masses.
8. Finishing and presenting the cases taken up.
9. Preparation of finished cases and presenting the cases (to be presented for the examination)
10. Mock examination
A. The protocol for dissertation should be submitted on or before the end of six months from the date of admission as per calendar of events to the Registrar, NTR University of Health Sciences, Andra Pradesh, through proper channel.
B. The completed dissertation should be submitted 6 months before the final examination as per calendar of events to the Registrar (Evaluation), NTR University of Health Sciences, Andra Pradesh through proper channel.
C. The dissertation should not be just a repetition of a previously undertaken study but it should try to explore some new aspects.
D. Approval of dissertation is essential before a candidate appears for the University examination.
MONITORING LEARNING PROGRESS:
It is essential to monitor the learning progress of each candidate through continuous appraisal and regular assessment. It not only helps teachers to evaluate students, but also students to evaluate themselves. The monitoring be done by the staff of the department based on participation of students in various teaching / learning activities. It may be structured and assessment be done using checklists that assess various aspects.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:
A. Theory : 300 Marks
Written examination shall consist of four question papers each of three hours duration. Total marks for each paper will be 100. Paper I, II and III shall consist of two long questions carrying 2 marks each and 6 short' essay questions each carrying 10 marks. Paper IV will be on Essay.
Questions on recent advances may be asked in any or all the papers. Distribution of topics for each paper will be as follows:
Paper-1: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied anatomy, Physiology, Dental Materials, Genetics, Pathology, Physical Anthropology, Applied Research methodology, Bio-Statistics and Applied Pharmacology.
Paper II: Orthodontic history, Concepts of occlusion and esthetics, Child and Adult Psychology, Etiology and classification of malocclusion, Dentofacial Anomalies, Diagnostic procedures and treatment planning in Orthodontics, Practice management in Orthodontics
Paper III: Clinical Orthodontics
Paper IV: Essay
* The topics assigned to the different papers are generally evaluated under those sections. However a strict division of the subject may not be possible and some overlapping of topics is inevitable.
Students should be prepared to answer overlapping topics.
B. Practical / Clinical Examination : 200 Marks
Exercise No: 1: Functional Case : 50 Marks
Selection of case for functional appliance and recording of construction bite.
Fabrication and delivery of the appliance the next day.
Exercise No: 2: Multiband exercise : 50 Marks
1. Stage III with auxiliary springs (OR)
2. Bonding of SWA brackets and construction of suitable arch wire.
Exercise No: 3: Display of records of the treated cases (min of 10 cases) 10 cases 75 Marks
Exercise No: 4: long case discussions: 25 Marks
III stage mechanics / Bonding and arch wire fabrication
1 hr 30 min
Display of case records (a minimum of 10 cases to be presented with all the cases)
C. Viva Voce 100 Marks
Viva-Voce examination: 80 marks
All examiners will conduct viva-voce conjointly on candidate's comprehension, analytical approach, expression, interpretation of data and communication skills. It includes all components of course contents. It includes presentation and discussion on dissertation also.
Pedagogy Exercise: 20 marks
A topic be given to each candidate in the beginning of clinical examination. He/she is asked to make a presentation on the topic for 8-10 minutes.
Every candidate admitted to MDS Degree Course must register his / her dissertation topic, approved by the college PG Training Committee consisting of Principal, Vice-Principal, the Professors of the specialty, within first 6 months after the commencement of the course.
The application for registration of dissertation topic must be sent through the Principal forwarded by the Professor / HOD concerned and must be accompanied by the proceedings of the college PG Training committee. The candidate's admission registration number should be quoted if all correspondence. If the dissertation topic is not registered within 6 months without special permission from the Vice-Chancellor (which will be granted only under extraordinary circumstances), the student will lose 6 months and will be permitted to appear for the final examinations 6 months later than the regular batch.
The University will register such dissertation topic and assign a dissertation registration number. No change in the dissertation topic shall be made without prior approval of the university.
The aim of dissertation is to train a postgraduate student in research methods and techniques. It includes identification of a problem, formulation of a hypothesis, search and review of literature, getting acquainted with recent advances, designing of research study, collection of data, critical analysis and comparison of results and drawing conclusions.
Before final submission, the dissertation should be presented to the in-house
Committee consisting of the faculty and students of all PG departments related to the topic and the approved recommendations are incorporated.
The dissertation should be written under the following headings:
2) Aims and objectives of study.
3) Review of literature
4) Material and Methods
The written text of dissertation shall be not less than 50 pages and shall not exceed 100 pages including references, tables, questionnaires and other annexure. It should be neatly typed in double line spacing on one side of paper (A4 Size, 8.27"x11.69") and bound properly. Photos, charts & graphs can be attached wherever necessary. Spiral binding should not be used. The dissertation shall be certified by the guide and head of the department and forwarded by the Principal to the University.
Four copies of dissertation thus prepared shall be submitted to the Joint / Deputy Registrar (Exams), between 2 and 2 1/2 years of commencement of the course. In case of the candidates who are granted exemption of one-year study period of degree course the dissertation should be submitted within 2 years of commencement of the course.
If a candidate fails to registrar the dissertation and submit within the stipulated time he/she will not allowed to appear for examination with his her regular batch and it will be postponed to the next examination.
The examiners appointed by the University shall value the dissertation. approval of dissertation work is an essential precondition for a candidate's eligibility to appear in the University examination. If corrections / modification
Evaluation of dissertation:
1) Four examiners prior to the commencement of the University theory examination shall evaluate the dissertation.
2) Two copies of report on the dissertation shall be sent by each of the Examiners to the Joint/Deputy Registrar (Examinations) of this University. The Joint/Deputy Registrar (Examinations) shall forward a copy of the report to the Chairman of the Board of Examiners who will consolidate the reports at the time of clinical examination.
3) The candidate shall be permitted to appear for the final examinations only if the dissertation is approved. When not approved, the reasons shall be recorded Ex: with a part effect by the examiner so that the student can make necessary corrections for resubmission for the next exam.
4) If the candidate fails in the written / practical examination but his dissertation is approved the dissertation shall be carried over for the subsequent examination(s).
The academic qualification required for recognition by this University is as per the norms of DCI .The teaching experience required to act as PG teacher to guide dissertation and be eligible to act as PG examiner is, a total of eight (8) years teaching experience obtained in a dental college out of which at least five (5) years teaching experience shall be in a dental college which is conducting PG course in the concerned specialty. A PG teacher should have guided at least one candidate's dissertation to be eligible as an examiner
Details and duration of Viva voice
Details of viva voice:
Practical / Clinical Examinations: Practical / Clinical examination shall be conducted to test the knowledge and the competence of candidates for undertaking independent work as a specialist / teacher.
1. Examination and Case History taking of myo- functional appliance case for fabrication and delivery on the 2nd day. Chair side viva.
2. Bite registration & Chair side viva.
3. Clinical Exercise (in the form of Begg's Stage III wire bending
or Bracket placement in PEA technique etc.)
4. Loop preparation for space closure
5. Examination of the treated cases
6. Examination of the pre clinical exercises.
7. Handing over of the selected long case for next day presentation.
8. Delivery of the previous day's Functional Appliance. Chair side viva.
9. Presentation of Long Case for Discussion
10. Dissertation presentation & pedagogy and Viva-voce
Classification system and marks for I & II classes:
Criteria for Pass & Award of Division:
A minimum of 50 % marks in theory
A minimum of 50% marks in practical/clinical & Viva put together
Percentage Aggregate of Marks (Theory + Practical +Viva)
51 to 64%
Part-l & II shall be cleared in Single & first attempt only