Prosthodontic preclinical skills course

Postgraduate course

Course description

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.

ECTS Credits

15 ECTS credits

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

5th and 6th semester
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 and learning methods
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

All teaching is mandatory. The student is responsible for reporting absences, and unexcused absences are not allowed.¿In addition to the attendance requirements, the academic requirements must be met, both in terms of the quality of the work and sufficient practice.

In this subject, mandatory activities are valid for two semesters.

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". To pass the theoretical test, the student must at least obtain 60% correct answers.

When the assessment method in a subject is a `written test¿, two continuous tests will be arranged shortly for students without valid results. Students who have not achieved valid results after three attempts will be moved to lower classes. The three attempts that belong to each implementation of the subject are counted as one assessment attempt in accordance with UiB¿s regulations on studies §8-1 (1). Due to the short time between the regular and new test, complaints about grading will not be processed until the third attempt has been completed. If the third attempt is conducted as an oral test, the two previous written attempts will be the subject of the complaint process.

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.

Grading Scale
Assessment Semester
Autumn- and spring semester
Reading List

The reading list will be ready within the 1st of July 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.
Examination Support Material
Programme Committee
Programme committee of dental study programmes
Course Coordinator
Professor Morten E. Berge
Course Administrator
Department of Clinical Dentistry
Department of clinical dentistry