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Doctor of Dental Medicine Undergraduate Program Joint Program with IUMS/Iran

Degree: D.D.M.
Duration (Years): 5
Language: English

As Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Dentistry, our fundamental mission for our graduates is to demonstrate the highest level of dental medicine knowledge and skills in line with the most advanced international standards. We are proud to state that our mission is educating graduates whose good understanding of global health issues has made them capable to improve the life quality of individuals and the population to the highest possible level through delivery of exemplary health care provision. Our education will provide our students with latest global developments in dental health and will prepare them to adopt the most up to date technology in their everyday medical practice. Our graduates will demonstrate outstanding skills as highly qualified dentists, not just through clinical skills but also through outstanding knowledge and skills in professionalism, ethics, medical leadership, effective communication, and teamwork.

Our vision is to adopt the approach of Eastern Mediterranean University for the most recent educational standards and continuous learning in delivering dental medicine education at the highest standards that will always be based on the principles of evidence-based medicine, research and a student centered approach. We see our future as a strong Faculty with a robust identity and culture, delivering high standards in dental medicine, gaining acknowledgement locally and internationally for our high standards and attracting students and teaching staff of highest abilities.


The program has been developed within the framework of collaborative education and training scheme and will be conducted in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Dentistry and Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Faculty of Dentistry. The program has been envisioned upon common mission of providing state of art education in Dental Medicine with utmost international exposure.

The DDM program is five years where the Pre-clinical Phase (Years 1&2) will be conducted by EMU in North Cyprus and the clinical phases (Years 3-5) will be conducted by IUMS in Tehran, Iran.

During the Preclinical studies, international students will have the opportunity to learn Farsi. Clinical phase of the dental medicine will take place in Tehran, Iran by IUMS Faculty of Dentistry and its hospitals.

The collaborative program aims to bring together education, research and patient care offering the students opportunity to be part of cutting-edge dental medicine research. The joint curriculum integrates basic science education and clinical instruction with community-based learning.


EMU Faculty of Dentistry delivers high quality teaching through a strong team of teaching staff with international recognition and experience. Trainers maintain a highly interactive atmosphere during classes and practical sessions and facilitate a close-knit and supportive teaching environment to fully support the students’ academic, personal, and professional development. Students learn about critical thinking and analysis from quite early on and are encouraged to practice these skills, voice their opinions freely and constructively.

Students receive structured training on research, learn to interpret evidence based dental medicine and are assisted with research projects from quite early on. Training is provided in a well-designed environment including most up to date scientific research and education laboratories.

Career Opportunities

EMU dental medicine curriculum is identical to and is lead in collaboration with IUMS. At the end of the preclinical phase, students will receive an Associate Degree in Oral and Dental Health (as predent degree) by which they can work while taking their clinical courses. At the end of the Clinical Phase, students will receive a Joint-Degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine which will bear the joint signature of both universities. Graduates of this program will also receive Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from IUMS. Therefore, graduates will be able to practice in Iran and North Cyprus without needing to take additional equivalency exams.

Our graduates may pursue employment opportunities as dentists throughout the world. They may also continue their studies in the PhD program and become academicians.

Contact Information

Tel: +90 392 630 2463
Fax: +90 392 630 2442

Degree: D.D.M.
Duration (Years): 5
Language: English
Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS

Semester 1

DENT101 History, Deontology and Ethics of Dentistry 1 2 2 - -
Introduction to history of medicine, prehistorical period, medicine in Mesopotamian and ancient Egyptian civilizations, medicine in ancient Chinese and Indian civilizations, medicine in ancient Greek civilization, Roman medicine, medicine in the medieval period, medicine in renaissance, medicine in the 17th and 18th century (the age of measurement and the age of theories), Islamic medicine, Seljukian medicine, Ottoman medicine and medical education in the Ottoman civilization, modernization of medical education in the Ottoman empire, medicine and dentistry in the ottoman empire, introduction to dental deontology and ethics, basic concepts in biomedical ethics, principles of biomedical ethics, basic issues in medical ethics (abortion, euthanasia, organ transplantation), dentist - patient relationship, informed consent, the legal responsibility of the dentist, the penal responsibility of the dentist, patient rights, medical confidentiality and the right to privacy, specific issues in dental ethics, advertisement in dentistry and ethics, ethical dilemmas in dental interventions for aesthetic purposes.
MDCN107 Anatomy - I 1 3 2 2 -
Upper extremity bones, lower extremity bones, upper extremity muscles and joints, lower extremity muscles and joints, neurocranium, splanchnocranium, infratemporal & pterygopalatine fossa, structures of the face, triangles of the neck, nose and paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx and lungs, cardiovascular system, oral cavity, salivary glands, temporomandibular joint and muscles of mastication, gastrointestinal system, urogenital system, introduction to nervous system, spinal cord, brainstem, cortex and subcortical structures, autonomic nervous system, cranial nerves, blood supply of head and neck, nerves of head and neck, lymphatic drainage of head and neck, eye & ear.
MDCN109 Histology and Embryology - I 1 2 2 1 -
Cell and cell division, epithelial tissue and epithelial gland, connective tissue, adipose and cartilage tissues, bone and osteogenesis, blood, hematopoiesis, muscle tissue, nerve tissue, oogenesis & female reproductive system, spermatogenesis & male reproductive system, general embryology 1: embryonic development from the 1. To 3. Week development, general embryology 2: embryonic development, from the 4 week until birth, general embryology 3: extraembryonic membranes and congenital malformation, circulatory system, respiratory system, immune system and lymphoid organs, special embryology ı: head and neck development, special embryology ıı: tooth development, upper digestive system ı: the oral cavity and esophagus, upper digestive system ıı: tooth, lower digestive system: stomach, small and large intestine, glands associated with the digestive tract ı: salivary glands, glands associated with the digestive tract ıı: liver, pancreas, endocrine system, urinary system, skin, sensory organs.
CHEM117 Organic Chemistry 1 3 3 1 -
Introduction to organic chemistry, biochemistry, and biologic materials; Structure of carbons, chemical bonds; classification of organic compounds, isomerism, concentrations, molarity, pH and balance of acids-bases; Problem solving, carbohydrates, disaccharides, oligo and polysaccharides; Functions of lipids; Explanation of classification, classification of lipids, classification and structure of amino acids; Function of proteins, 3-dimensional structure of proteins; Spectrophotometer, Functions of glycogen synthesis, glycogen degradation and control of degradation and synthesis; Lipid metabolism and lipoproteins, oxidation of fatty acids, fatty acids and triglyceride synthesis; Cholesterol synthesis and the function of cholesterol, bile acid synthesis and ketogenesis
BIOL103 Medical Biology and Genetics 1 3 3 1 -
Introduction to medical biology, general information about medical biology, biological molecules, cell theory, cell structure, organelles, nucleic acids, replication, transcription, protein synthesis, mutation, repair, cell divisions, mendelian genetics, mitochondrial inheritance, molecular basis of oral diseases, molecular technics used in dentistry, cancer genetics.
PHYS117 Medical Physics 1 2 2 1 -
Introduction to medical physics; Optics and waves (optical instruments, microscopes and their uses, spectrophotometry); Atomic nature of matter, X-rays, nucleus and radioactivity; Interaction of cell theory (Active and passive transports, diffusion and osmosis, permeability and membrane potentials).
DENT111 Terminology in Dentistry 1 2 2 1 -
Orienting students to Terms used in dentistry, medical and pharmaceutical areas, their detailed definition, medical abbreviations, terminology used in the inter-field communication.
FARS101 Communication in Farsi - I (for non-Iranian students) 1 4 4 - -

Semester 2

MDCN108 Anatomy - II 2 3 2 2 -
MDCN111 Histology and Embryology - II 2 2 2 1 -
BIOL104 Physiology - I 2 3 3 1 -
ENGL113 Medical English - I 2 2 2 1 -
ITEC105 COMPUTER 1 2 3 2 2 -
This course is an introduction to the world of Computing and Information Technology (IT). Today, we are all part of an exploding Information Society and in this dynamic new society people at homes, schools, institutions and businesses are engaged in an ever- growing partnership with computers. Computers and Information Technology are part of just about everything we do at work and at home. And the fact is that, computers will play an even greater role in our lives in the years to come. The course presents the basic description of information technology concepts, basic computer system hardware and software components, common terminology in information technology, application areas, and integration of computer system components.
PSYC110 Behavioral Science and Psychology 2 3 3 - -
FARS102 Communication in Farsi - II (for non-Iranian students) 2 4 4 - -
MDCN124 Public Health 2 3 3 - -

Semester 3

MDCN242 Medical Microbiology - I 3 3 3 1 -
MDCN211 Pathology 3 3 3 1 -
PHAR201 Pharmacology 3 2 2 - -
HLTS240 Oral Radiology 3 1 1 1 -
DENT211 Dental Materials 3 2 2 - -
HLTS250 Infection Control 3 1 1 - -
ENGL104 Medical English - II 3 2 2 1 -
MDCN231 Family Health 3 2 2 - -
DENT201 Research Methods in Dental Medicine 3 2 2 1 -

Semester 4

BIOL202 Immunology 4 3 3 1 -
MDCN246 Medical Microbiology - II 4 4 4 - -
DENT212 Dental Care 4 2 2 - -
BIOL205 Physiology - II 4 3 3 1 -
BIOL217 Biochemistry 4 3 3 1 -
DENT202 Anesthetic Procedures in Dentistry 4 2 2 1 -
MDCN261 Cardiology 4 1 1 - -
DENT222 Dental Emergencies 4 1 - 1 -
DENT232 Methods of Sterilization 4 2 2 1 -

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