The BDS programme is a professional course to educate and train students to become dental practitioners. The course uses a modern approach to dental education emphasising student-centred learning. It is based on the best educational practices in dental schools in Malaysia and overseas, conforming to international standards.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
|Exam Body||Internal Degree, Malaysia|
|Course Duration||5 Yrs|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Fees||285650 RM / Course|
|Faculty||Faculty of Dentistry|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Bachelor’s Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Medicine & Healthcare|
August and September.
Dentistry is a challenging and rewarding career, dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral and dental disease. Dentists contribute to society by caring for individual patients and by promoting health in the community. Career openings include:
• Specialist Practice
• Ministry of Health Dental Service
• Dentistry in Armed Forces
• University Teaching and Research
|A-Levels / STPM||Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.|
|AIMST Foundation in Science/Matriculation/Foundation in Science/Pre-medical course**
(course ≥ 1 year in the same institution)
|CGPA ≥ 3.0 (out of 4) in subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths.|
|UEC||B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Additional Maths.|
|UNSW Foundation / MUFY / Western Australia Curriculum Council / HSC Sydney Australia / Trinity College Foundation Studies / Australian University Foundation Programmes / SAM / Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12||Aggregate or average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths
|NCEA Level 3 / New Zealand Bursary||Average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths|
|CIMP / CPU / Canadian Grade 12/13||Average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths|
|Indian Pre-University||Average of 70% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths|
|International Baccalaureate||30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subjects at Standard Level
attained a minimum score of 4 each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths
|Diploma in Health Sciences**
(course ≥ 2 1/2 years or 5 semesters in the same institution)
|CGPA ≥ 3.5|
|Degree in Medical Sciences||CGPA ≥ 3.3 ( out of 4 ) ( 5 years medical programme ) or
CGPA ≥ 3.5 ( out of 4 ) ( 4 years medical programme )
|Degree in the Arts or Humanities||CGPA ≥ 3.5 ( 5 years undergraduate medical programme ) And
3 Cs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Maths or Additional Maths at SPM or its equivalent Or
An accredited bridging course.
** SPM/ O-levels requirement : Applicants must have obtained 5Bs each inBiology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths (or Additional Maths) and another subject.
Must pass in Bahasa Malaysia & English.
The English Language Requirement:
All applicants should have attained the required level of competence in English.
All eligible applicants are required to attend an aptitude test and interview (to be conducted by AIMST University)
Additional Requirement from MMC:
A person with any of the following shall be disqualified from entry into a medical programme:
- Found guilty of offence(s) affecting the human body;
- Recent or serous dishonesty e.g. cheating at examination, falsification of documents, plagiarism;
- Serious physical or mental illness; and / or
- Serious communicable disease(s)
Note : AIMST University will officially notify you of the outcome of your application. Please take note that submission of the application does not constitute acceptance into the University.
|Year 1||Much of Year 1 is devoted to the study of the biomedical sciences (Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry) which provide a foundation for the study of clinical dentistry. Students will also be introduced to the dental profession and common oral health problems|
|Year 2||The clinical subjects of Conservative Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology and Applied Dental Materials are introduced. Time is spent in Year 2 learning practical clinical skills and basic dental techniques in the simulation laboratory and dental technology laboratory. Supporting courses in Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Social and Behavioural Sciences and Communication Skills are held|
|Year 3||During Year 3 students learn to examine, diagnose and treat their own patients in a multidisciplinary polyclinic in the campus-based AIMST University Dental Hospital. Learning in the Year 2 clinical subjects continues along with the introduction of Oral Surgery and Orthodontics. Supporting courses are held in Medicine, Surgery, Oral Radiology, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Health Promotion & Preventive Dentistry and Law & Ethics|
|Year 4||Many treatment procedures are practised in all the clinical disciplines in Year 4. The discipline of Paediatric Dentistry is introduced. Teaching is given in Community Oral Health and in dentistry for the elderly and special needs patients. Further learning is undertaken in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine|
|Year 5||Clinical practice in all aspects of dentistry continues with practical experience in Community Oral Health. Dental Practice Management is taught to prepare students for work in general dental practice. Learning continues in Oral Surgery with students participating in the management of in-patients requiring complex oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures|
Professional examinations are held at the end of each year. A system of continuous assessment runs throughout the five years of the BDS course. Progress is measured by means of written and practical examinations, practical work in laboratories, clinical work, problem-based learning tutorials and project work.