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Prosthodontic preclinical skills course

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeOD3PROT
  • Number of semesters2
  • LanguageNorwegian
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ECTS Credits

15 ECTS credits

Level of Study


Teaching semester

5th and 6th semester

Objectives and Content

After completing the course, the students are able to perform basic forms of prosthodontic treatment. Through various forms of instruction, this course conveys knowledge and competence in the use of biomaterials and in the principles and techniques used in connection with use of fixed and removable restorations to restore function or to prevent (further) damage.

Learning Outcomes


The student is capable of explaining:

  • Prosthodontic terms
  • Indications and principles for treatment with tooth retained fixed prostheses
  • Indications and principles for treatment with removable prostheses


The student is able to:

  • perform simple prosthodontic treatment with tooth retained fixed prostheses
  • perform prosthodontic treatment with removable prostheses

General competence:

The student is able to demonstrate adequate critical attitudes towards prosthodontic treatment performed by themselves with regard to quality and precision.

Required Previous Knowledge

Completed fourth semester in the study programme

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

OD2FERD2 13 ETCS credits

Access to the Course

Master of Dentistry

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Instruction is provided in the form of themed blocks with the practical work elaborated bylectures, video seminars, demonstrations, seminars and visits to dental laboratory. The main activity during the course is individual, practical laboratory work (work on phantom heads and dental technical procedures).

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Mandatory attendance to all activities and implementation of all work tasks during the course must be achieved.

The term "approved" is used to display that the requirements are fullfilled

Forms of Assessment

The practical work is continuously assessed both individually and collectively throughout the course. In addition there are various anonymous practical and theoretical tests. The assessments are done by the college of teachers who evaluates the student's achievements. Based on this, the students will be informed of the results through individual conversations on several occations. The final approval of the practical part of the course/subject is given if the learning outcome has been obtained.

There is a written, theoretical test at the end of the course. To be permitted to take this test, the student must have had her/his practical part of the course evaluated as "passed". It is given 3 attempts to achieve the evaluation "passed" of the theoretical test (either through a written or an oral examination). To pass the theoretical test, the student must at least obtain 60% correct answers.

To achieve the evaluation "passed" for the whole course/subject, the practical part and theoretical test must have been evaluated as "passed".

A "passed" course/subject is mandatory for being permitted to commence treatment of patients in the clinic.

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale


Assessment Semester

Autumn- and spring semester

Reading List

The reading list will be ready within the 1st of June for the autumn semester.

In addition various videofiles will be published to demonstrate different practical moments and lectures, as well as digital presentations of more theoretical type.

Course Evaluation

The instruction will be evaluated in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB.

Programme Committee

Programme committee of dental study programmes

Course Coordinator

Professor Morten E. Berge

Course Administrator

Department of Clinical Dentistry


Department of clinical dentistry

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written test (New exam)

    19.04.2023, 09:00
    2 hours
    Examination system
    Digital exam
  • Type of assessment: Written test

    10.03.2023, 15:00
    2 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam
  • Type of assessment: Oral examination (Deferred exam)

    09.05.2023, 11:00
    1 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam