YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
STATUTES AND REGULATIONS
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION REGULATIONS
PART I General rules
PART II Registration guidelines
Registration and acceptance- Student status- lateral and vertical transfer- Re-registration
PART III Education and teaching
Duration of education and discharge- Language of education and preparatory class- Education program- Academic calendar- Prerequisites- Obligation of attendance.
PART IV Exams and assessments
Exams- Assessment- Assessment of the course success grade- evaluation of grades- preclinical and clinical practical studies and make-ups- make-ups- temporary leave- objection to exam scores.
PART V Evaluation of academic success
Graduation degree- Diplomas- Regulations- Implementation-Execution
Article 1- The purpose of this regulation is to organize the education, learning and examination guidelines at the Yeditepe University, Faculty of Dentistry.
Article 2- This regulation encompasses and defines the common rules regarding organization of education and learning programs at the Faculty of Dentistry , the means by which examinations and assessments are conducted, diplomas and degrees, internship, graduation studies and other educational activities, in accordance with the framework, principles and decisions of the Law and Supreme Board of higher education.
Article 3- This regulation has been prepared based on the 1st article of Law no. 3511 of the Law of Higher Education numbered 2547 and the 3rd subsection of 44th item.
Registration guidelines Registration and Acceptance
Student acceptance and registration to Yeditepe University, Faculty of Dentistry is conducted according to the 12thand 13th items of Yeditepe University, Associate Degree and License Education and Examination regulations published in the Official Gazette no: 23787 dated August 15,1999.
Article 5- Only full time students are admitted to Yeditepe University, Faculty of Dentistry. Lateral and Vertical transfer
Article 6- During transfer from dental faculties providing an equivalent education, “Regulations regarding the prerequisites for lateral transfer at the associate degree and license levels between Higher Education Institutions” is executed. On the other hand, prior to the acceptance of applications made by candidates, they are obliged to have succeeded in the English Proficiency Exam. The lateral transfer request of those with suspension from education and those expelled due to disciplinary crimes are not accepted.
Acceptance to the Faculty via lateral and vertical transfer is conducted according to the 17th and 18th article of the Yeditepe University, Associate Degree and License Education and Examination regulations.
Article 7- At the beginning of each academic year, a student is reregistered according to his or her success level in the previous year and within the framework of the Regulations. In order for the student to benefit from students’ rights and enter the examinations, he or she must have completed the reregistration process and paid the tuition.
Foreign students should fill out an information form and an approved residence certificate during reregistration.
Those who have not paid their tuition are not reregistered; cannot benefit from students’ rights; a student who hasn’t reregistered on time without any suspension of registration or an excuse accepted by the Administrative Board is considered as “failed” for that specific year.
PART III Education and scholarship
Duration of education and expulsion
Article 8- The duration of education at the Dental Faculty is 5 years. The student is obliged to complete the educational period within a maximum of 8 years. Students unable to complete their education within that specified period are discharged from the Faculty. However; in case the student’s education has been suspended due to valid and justified reasons indicated in the Yeditepe University, Associate Degree and License Education and Examination regulations, this is not included in the calculation of these maximum periods.
Language of Education and Preparatory School
Article 9- The language of education is Turkish and partially English at the Yeditepe University, Faculty of Dentistry. Preclinical courses are partially in English whereas clinical courses are in Turkish.
Students who have failed the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam are obliged to attend the Preparatory Class for English education. Issues such as attendance, examination, discharge etc. regarding these students are regulated by the rules of the Preparatory School Regulations.
Article 10- The education program is on a yearly basis and decided by the Faculty Board upon the suggestion of the department council. It is then presented to the University Senate. The student is obliged to take one of the courses determined by the Faculty Board. These are foreign language, Turkish Literature, Atatürk’s principles and History of Turkish revolution and Physical Education and Fine arts as electives.
Article 11- One academic year at the Faculty of Dentistry consists of 2 semesters, each consisting of 14 weeks. This period is at least 140 days excluding the weekends and official vacations. Final exams cannot be conducted during the academic year.
Article 12- Theoretical and practical courses given by the faculty in each academic year during the dental education are complementary for the previous year and preparatory for the coming year. Students who fail all the prerequisite courses given by the Faculty of Dentistry are not permitted to attend a higher class and are obliged to repeat all the failed courses. However; those students who have failed only 1 of the courses during the educational period are allowed to attend a higher class by being responsible from that specific failed course and the attendance prerequisite for that course is determined by the Faculty Administrative Council.
Courses with prerequisites are as follows:
a) Year 1: Anatomy, Organic Chemistry, Tooth morphology and manipulation b) Year 2: Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics
c) Year 3: Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Oral Diagnosis, Orthodontics, Dental Anesthesia, Periodontology, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Pedodontics.
d) Year 4: Orthodontics, Periodontology, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Pedodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics.
Students cannot attend an upper year unless they succeed in the exam of the single course they are responsible from the previous year. (Official Gazette no: 25741 dated February 28, 2005).
Obligation of attendance
Article 13- It is obligatory to attend practical and theoretical courses.
Students who do not participate in more than 20% of practical courses and who do not complete all practical assignments and clinical procedures successfully are not allowed to enter the final and resit exams of that specific course.
It is obligatory for students to attend all theoretical courses. However; nonattendance which does not exceed 20% of theoretical courses and with a justified excuse can be accepted. A student who does not attend more than 20% of theoretical classes is not allowed to participate in the final and make-up exams of those specific courses.
A student whose excuse is accepted by the Faculty Administrative Board is not subjected to processing for 2 years.
Rules stated above about attendance are valid for theoretical and practical courses as well as courses and internship.
The attendance status of the student is announced by the Faculty prior to final exams. PART 4
Exams and assessments
Article 14- The exam of each course is conducted in the language by which it is given. There are 3 types of exams, mainly midterm, final and resit exams. Exams of theoretical courses can be conducted as written and oral.
Exams of practical courses are done as practical exams.
Exams are conducted on the predetermined date at the place and on the day and hour determined by the Dean’s Office.
At least 1 midterm exam is conducted in each academic semester for each theoretical course. Mid- year evaluations of assignments, laboratory and clinical studies can be considered as an exam. Meanwhile, a practical mid-term exam can be conducted.
A make-up exam can be organized for those students who haven’t participated in a mid-term exam due to a valid excuse accepted by the Faculty Administrative Board.
Students who fulfill the attendance obligation of a course are eligible to participate in final and resit exams. Finals and resits are organized once every year for every course and there are no make-ups for these exams. Principles regarding common prerequisite courses are subject to the rules set by the Yeditepe University, Associate Degree and License Education and Examination regulations.
The examination of a course is organized and executed by the faculty member in charge. In case the Faculty member is absent during the exam, the conductor of the exam is determined by the Faculty Administrative Board. In urgent cases, he or she is determined by the dean.
Article 15- Theoretical and practical sections of the courses with practical applications are evaluated separately. The success grade of the student is calculated by taking the average of theoretical and practical scores. In order for the student to be successful from a specific course, he or she is obliged to score at least 50 from both theoretical and practical sections. In the make-up exam, the student is responsible only from the part he or she has failed.
In case the Faculty Administrative Board decides, senior students failing from only 1 course enter the single course exam conducted after the make-up. (Official Journal NO 25741 dated Feb 28, 2005).
Calculation of the Course Success Score
Article 16- Success in a specific course is determined by the common evaluation of the average of lab, practical and similar practical courses and mid-term exams. The success score of a course is the score obtained by taking the sum of 50% of the scores received from the midterm exams and other studies and 50% of the final or make-up exam. In order for a student to be successful in a course, both the course success score and the final or make-up score must be at least 50% of the whole score.
Evaluation of scores
Article 17- Score evaluation at the Yeditepe University, Faculty of Dentistry is as follows: (Official Journal No: 25741 dated Feb 28, 2005).
90-100 4.0 85-89 3.5 80-84 3.0 75-79 2.5 70-74 2.0 60-69 1.5 50-59 1.0
AA BA BB CB CC DC DD
49 and below 0.0 F
Preclinical and clinical practical studies and make-ups
Article 18- a) During the practical courses of the Faculty of Dentistry, a student is obliged to complete and deliver the designated number of practical assignments in the specified period. However; in case the student is unable to complete the practical studies successfully, he or she is not permitted to participate in the final or make-up exams.
Clinic students are obliged to complete the treatment points determined by the departments. Unsuccessful students are allowed to make up in the period determined by the Faculty Administrative Board. Students who are unable to complete these studies in the make- up period are considered as unsuccessful for that particular course.
During the clinical studies of Professional education in Dentistry, the type, method, quality and quantity of practical courses on patients are determined by the decision of the related department.
Article 19-The Faculty Administrative Council is authorized to decide on the acceptance of an excuse. In order for the student to be considered excused during the educational period, the illness must be certified from an official health institution and accepted by the Faculty Administrative Board. Health reports other than those indicated above are not accepted. Students whose health excuses are accepted by the Faculty Administrative Board cannot attend classes and participate in exams during the duration of the report.
The Faculty Administrative Board has the authority to accept or reject all types of excuses presented by the student.
The student is obliged to present the petition and certificates indicating his/her condition to the Dean’s Office no later than 7 days following the termination of the excuse. In case the excuse is accepted by the Faculty Administrative Board, the student can participate in the make-up exam. In all other cases, the student is obliged to repeat that specific course and fulfill all related requirements.
By no means can an exam be conducted during a period other than that specified. The effect of the accepted excuse on the duration of education of the student is evaluated by the Administrative Board when this period is necessary.
Article 20- In the situations indicated below, upon request of the student, he/she can be permitted to be suspended from education, with the decision of the related Administrative Board.
a) Presence of health problems certified by the Board of a Health Institution indicated in these Regulations.
b) Certification of a natural catastrophe in the area of the student’s residence by the supreme authorities of the related area.
c) Certification of the fact that there is no caregiver other than the student in the case of an emergent disease of a spouse or first degree relative.
d) The dismissal of the student’s right to postpone military service or initiation of military service due to abolishment of delay.
f) Probation or arrest of the student.
g) Imprisonment that does not necessitate the abolishment of the title of the student or his/her dismissal from the University.
h) Similar reasons accepted by the related Administrative Board.
Amendment: Official journal No: 24833 dated August 1, 2008) Apart from extraordinary situations that can be accepted by the University Administrative Board, the student must apply the Dean’s Office within 15 days following the occurrence of the abovementioned excuses, with a petition in order to benefit from this right.
A student has the right to present multiple temporary leave requests. However; this request cannot exceed a total of 2 years. This period is not included in the educational period.
Amendment: official Journal No: 24833 dated August1, 2008) Tuition fees continue being charged from students who are allowed to be temporarily suspended. On the other hand, the Executive Board may take a different decision regarding the tuition fee upon the suggestion brought about by the Scholarship Committee.
Objections to exam scores
Article 21- The students can present their written objections regarding exam scores to the Dean’s Office within 1 week after their announcement. These objections are reviewed by the related Faculty members and in case an error is detected, The Dean’s Office is informed regarding the necessary correction. Grades cannot be changed due to another reason.
Evaluation of academic success
Article 22- The average of the success scores of the courses received during the educational period are taken as a base in the evaluation of the graduation degree.
Article 23- Students enrolled in the dentistry program who succeed in all the exams of the courses in the first 2 years, receive an associate degree diploma in case they don’t continue their education.