Dentistry BDS

BDS1 (Written Examination Component) DENT1005

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This is the Written Component of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Year 1 (BDS1) examination.  Full details are contained in the Course Descriptor for the full year, DENT1002


Please see DENT1002 for timetable

Excluded Courses



SCA (DENT1004), Assignment Component (DENT1003) and BDS1 (DENT1002)


A written examination that may include

A Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) paper in Semester 1 - 10% of total marks

A Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) paper in Semester 2 - 40% of total marks

A Multiple Short Answer (MSA) paper in Semester 2 - 50% of total marks


See DENT1002 for further information on all other elements of summative assessment.

Main Assessment In: December and April/May

Course Aims

To provide learning opportunities and experiences which introduce the principles of clinical practice in dentistry and its scientific foundations.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Please see DENT1002 for Learning Outcomes

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

A minimum of Grade D3 to successfully complete.


All credits are attached to DENT1002