MDS in Oral Biology

About the MDS in Oral Biology

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) is one of the flag bearers of health science education and research in Pakistan. Manifested from the mission of the University, DUHS is continuously upgrading its research themes for in the progressively evolving field of Oral Biology.

An introduction to a Master of Dental Sciences (MDS) program with a specialization in Oral Biology would typically encompass a comprehensive study of the biological aspects of oral health and disease. This specialized program delves into the intricate biological mechanisms underlying various oral conditions, providing students with advanced knowledge and skills in research, diagnosis, and treatment strategies. Here’s a breakdown of what an MDS in Oral Biology
program entails:

1. Core Coursework: Students would undertake foundational courses covering topics such as oral anatomy, histology, physiology, and microbiology. These courses provide a fundamental understanding of the structure and function of the oral cavity and its associated tissues.

2. Advanced Oral Biology: The curriculum would include in-depth studies on the molecular and cellular biology of oral tissues, including the teeth, gums, mucosa, and salivary glands. This may involve exploring topics such as cell signaling, tissue regeneration, host-microbe interactions, and immunology relevant to oral health and disease.

3. Research Methods: Students would be trained in research methodologies and experimental techniques specific to oral biology, including molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, and tissue culture. They may also learn how to critically analyze scientific literature and design experiments to investigate oral health-related research questions.

4. Clinical Correlations: The program might incorporate clinical correlations to bridge the gap between basic science research and clinical practice. This could involve case studies, clinical rotations, or seminars where students apply their knowledge of oral biology to understand the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of oral diseases.

5. Elective Courses: Students may have the opportunity to tailor their curriculum by selecting elective courses aligned with their interests and career goals. These could include advanced topics in areas such as oral microbiology, oral pathology, dental pharmacology, or biomaterials science.

6. Thesis or Research Project: A significant component of the MDS in Oral Biology program would likely be the completion of a thesis or research project under the guidance of faculty mentors. This allows students to delve deeply into a specific research area within oral biology, contribute to scientific knowledge, and develop their skills as independent researchers.

7. Professional Development: The program may also include components focused on professional development, such as seminars on scientific communication, ethics in research, grant writing, and career planning. These skills are essential for success in academia, industry, or other career paths within the field of oral biology.

Overall, an MDS in Oral Biology equips graduates with a thorough understanding of the biological processes underlying oral health and disease, preparing them for careers in research, academia, clinical practice, or industry roles focused on oral healthcare innovation and advancement.

Program Highlights


4 years

Type of Study

Full time

Study System

Semesters system

Credit Hours

12 Credit hours each for 1st semester of coursework
9 Credit hours each from 2nd to 8th Semester
(including 06 credit hours for thesis)
Total Credit Hours : 75

Study Hours Distribution

Study per Semester = 16 weeks
Examination = 2 weeks
Semester Break = 2 weeks

Working Days = 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fridays = 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Teaching Hours Distribution

Lecture hours/ Facilitation / Self Directed
Studies/ Lab training/ Clinical Rotations

Assessment of Student

Continuous Internal Assessment = 30 %
Final Examination = 70%
Total = 100%

Teaching Institution

School of Postgraduate Studies

Degree Awarding Institution

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

Eligibility Criteria

Following is the eligibility​ criteria for 2023-2024 admission cycle for MDS in Oral Biology:

Fees and Financial information

The following is the Fee structure of the MDS in Oral Biology program as of 2023-2024

Fee TypeAmount
Admission FeePKR 35,000
Semester FeePKR 101,200
Lab Charges per SemesterPKR 10,000
Security DepositPKR 10,000
TotalPKR 156,200

Admission Process

Every stage of our admissions process is aimed at identifying the aspects of your academic trajectory and personal ambitions

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