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& International Gold and Silver Award to Quality FA C U LT Y OF DENTAL MEDICINE th anniversary 55th ANГNОIVДERИSНARИY BOOKLET OF THE FIRST-YEAR STUDENT FACULTY OF DENTAL MEDICINE Varna, 2016/2017

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine Absences Art.95.(2) An excuse for absences and permission for working off of classes missed for valid reasons shall be granted by the Dean / Director upon a submitted request to the respective Dean’s Office / student affairs office of the College (branch), not later than one week after the absences incurred. Art.96. (1) Without a valid reason, the student shall be entitled to three absences from exercises in an academic discipline (training practice), whereupon the student shall be required to work off two of them for the certification of attendance of the semester, according to a schedule, approved by the Department (ESS). When the training includes only a course of lectures - the student shall be entitled to be absent without valid reasons up to three times from one academic discipline per semester. Interruption of Studies to “poor performance” Art.104. (3) Students who have more than two untaken exams for the respective course after the liquidation session shall interrupt their study due to “poor performance”. Pre-graduate traineeship Art.106. The launch of the pre-graduate traineeship shall not be allowed without passing all the semester exams of the study plan of the previous years. 32 WELCOMING ADDRESS BY THE RECTOR Dear first-year students, Welcome to our large multinational family! Our doors are wide open for you – for all who are eager to gain knowledge, be capable and become the best physicians and specialists! I want to assure you that at Medical University of Varna, which has a history and traditions of over half a century, you will obtain the best training for your future development and career because your instructors are some of the most distinguished specialists in the fields of medicine and health care. The proper combination of classical models of teaching with modern technology will enable you to master the knowledge in faster and more efficient ways. The continuous practice and application of what has been learned will provide you with a flying start and will give you an advantage when you go to the labour market. And all the above is due to the fact that quality assurance is a priority for us! Medical University of Varna is the first university in Bulgaria which in 2008 introduced the EFQM® model for Business Excellence of the European Foundation for Quality Management. Our main aim is to train competent health professionals and people who are responsible and demanding to their occupation and work! Upon entering our University you have to be prepared to be entirely dedicated. But at any time you will encounter the full support and cooperation of our teaching and administrative staff. On your behalf, it is enough for you to have the wish and the will to pursue your aims and dreams. We know the rest and we will ensure it! We believe in your capacity. You, too, must believe in it and be brave to go ahead! Prof. Krasimir Ivanov, M.D., PhD, DSc Rector

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MANAGEMENT OF “PROF. DR. PARASKEV STOYANOV” MEDICAL UNIVERSITY - VARNA RECTOR: Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov, MD, PhD, DSc VICE RECTOR EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Albena Kerekovska, MD, PhD VICE RECTOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH AND POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION: Prof. Dr. Rinaldo Shishkov, MD, PhD, DSc VICE RECTOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY: Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, PhD VICE RECTOR INNOVATIONS AND TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE: Prof. Dr. Christina Grupcheva, MD, PhD, DSc DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF DENTAL MEDICINE: Prof. Dr. Tsvetan Tonchev, DMD, PhD Vice Dean of scientific research, career development and international relations: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Metodi Abadzhiev, DMD, PhD, DSc Vice Dean of Educational affairs: Assoc. Prof. Eng. Tsanka Dikova, PhD Vice dean of clinical and diagnostic research: Prof. Dr. Stefan Peev, MD, PhD, DSc DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE: Prof. Dr. Radoslav Radev, MD, PhD Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine: Prof. Dr. Zlatislav Stoyanov, MD, DSc DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY: Prof. Diana Ivanova, DSc Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy: Assoc. Prof. Stefan Mirchev Krastev, DSc DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Assoc. Prof. Emanuela Raycheva – Mutafova, PhD Vice Dean of the Faculty of Public Health: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Klara Dokova, MD, PhD DIRECTOR OF THE MEDICAL COLLEGE: Prof. Dr. Dimitrichka Bliznakova, MD, PhD DIRECTOR OF AFFIALIATE SLIVEN: Assoc. Prof. Ivan Dimitrov, MD, PhD DIRECTOR OF AFFIALIATE SHUMEN: Prof. Sonya Toncheva, PhD DIRECTOR OF AFFIALIATE VELIKO TYRNOVO: Assoc. Prof. Diana Dimitrova, PhD DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, COMMUNICATIONS AND SPORT: Assoc. Prof. Ivan Merdjanov, PhD Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine IMPORTANT Current Control Art.73. (1) Current control shall be a mandatory component of student academic work and shall be targeted at testing the knowledge and practical skills in the framework of the semester (academic module). (8) Students who have missed a scheduled sitting for planned current control on the announced by the departments (ESS) dates regular and working off shall pay the approved by the Academic Council fee for the subsequent sitting for them. Certification of Attendance of Semesters Art.75. (1) Students without a certified of attendance semester shall not be allowed to sit for semester examinations during this semester. (2) Students without a successfully passed examination in a propaedeutic discipline or preclinical special discipline shall not be allowed to sit for an examination in an upgradeable clinical discipline from the study plan. (3) Full-time students shall be entitled to three sittings for a semester examination on a discipline, respectively during the regular, resit and liquidation sessions. (4) Students shall be allowed to sit for resit and liquidation sessions with an unlimited number of untaken examinations. (5) Students shall be allowed to sit for an examination only with prior issued exam protocols at the Dean’s Offices/ student affairs office of the College (branch) and upon submitting a student’s book. In case of a permitted extraordinary out-group or out-session sitting for an exam, the Dean’s Offices/ student affairs offices shall be required to prepare an individual examination protocol for the respective student. The Departments (ESS) shall conduct an examination only upon a protocol with an indicated date on it. Art.90.(3) A student who has not met the terms of enrollment shall interrupt their training in an administrative way, with the right to enroll for the respective semester in the next academic year. Attendance Art.93. Courses of study shall be compulsory for students. The attendance of classes (exercises, training practices, traineeship) shall be recorded in the control file of students. 31

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine Student Residence House, Bregalnitza, Str., bl.3 Portal: 052/634 859 Manager: 052/635208 Student Residence House, Petar Raichev, Str., bl. 35 Reception: 052/634859 Manager: 052/635208 30 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine TELEPHONE DIRECTORY fl.2 №210 DEAN Prof. Dr. Tsvetan Tonchev, +35952/ DMD, PhD 677-200 Vice Dean of Scientific fl.4 №411 Research, Career Development and International relations Assoc. Prof. Dr. Metodi Abadzhiev, DMD, PhD, DSc +35952/ 677-211 fl.3 №302 Vice Dean of Educational Affairs Assoc. Prof. Eng. Tsanka Dikova, PhD +35952/ 677-213 fl.4 №401a Vice Dean of Clinical and Diagnostic Research Prof. Dr. Stefan Peev, DMD, PhD, DSc +35952/ 677-209 fl.2 №201а Students’ Affairs OfficerEnglish language education Teodora Todorova +35952/ 677-202 Students’ Affairs Officerfl.2 №201b Bulgarian language education Ivelina Ivanova – Atanasova +35952/ 677-207 fl.2 №209 Organizer Petya Kostadinova +35952/ 677-201 fl.3 №301 Organizer Valentina Velikova +35952/ 667-295 Head of Department Head of the Department of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Metodi fl .4 №411 Prosthetic Dental Medicine Abadzhiev, DMD, PhD, (PDM) DSc +35952/ 677-211 fl.5 Head of the Department of №501а Oral and Maxillofacial Sur- gery (OMFS) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tihomir Georgiev, DMD, PhD, DSc +35952/ 677-200 Head of the Department of fl.4 №410 Conservative Dentistry and Oral Pathology Head of the Department of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vladimir Panov, DMD, PhD Pediatric Dentistry +35952/ 677-210 fl.4 Head of the Department of №401а Parodontology and Dental Implantology Prof. Dr. Stefan Peev, DMD, PhD, DSc +35952/ 677-209 fl.3 №301а Head of the Department of Orthodontics Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hristina Arnautska, DMD, PhD +35952/ 677-296 fl.5 №614 Head of TRS Oral Surgery Dr. Georgi Papanchev, PhD +35952/ 677-230 fl.3 №303 Consultations of OSA, snoring and ENT Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mario Milkov, PhD 3

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine Administrative Assistants fl.6 №624 Adm. Assistant Prosthetic №628 Dental Medicine Dr. Kalina Georgieva, PhD Dr. Kiril Gogushev Adm. Assistant of the Defl.6 №615 partment Oral and Maxillo- Dr. Elitsa Dzhongova facial Surgery fl.6 №619 №623 Dr. Tsvetelina Borisova, Adm. Assistant Conservative PhD Dentistry Dr. Miglena Balcheva, PhD fl.6 №621 Adm. Assistant Pediatric Dental Medicine Dr. Antoniya Pomakova fl.6 №629 Adm. Assistant Orthodontics Dr. Gergana Ivanova Adm. Assistant of fl.6 №618 the Department of Parodontology and Dental Dr. Teodora Gerova Implantology Administrative-Economic Sector fl.6 №602 Head of the Administrative Department Eng. Nataliya Trifonova fl.2 №214 Chief Nurse Simona Georgieva fl.1 №104а Head of Storehouse fl.1 №105 Manciple fl.1 lobby Portal basement №27 Reading Room Radostina Nikolova Maya Dimitrova Porter +35952/ 677-208 +35952/ 677-240 +35952/ 677-231 +35952/ 677-234 +35952/ 677-237 +35952/ 677-236 +35952/ 677-241 +35952/ 677-233 +35952/ 677-216 +35952/ 677-215       4 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine CONTACT DETAILS: Internet Address of MU-Varna: www.mu-varna.bg IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS: Switchboard: +35952/677050 Rector’s Office: +35952/650 057 / ext. 2002, 2003 / FACULTY OF DENTAL MEDICINE Students` office: +35952/677202 Course Supervisior of the First Course Students, specialty “Dental Medicine”: Dr. Sirma Angelova - e-mail: dsirma_angelova@abv.bg; Head of Student Affairs Office: Svetlana Grancharova - +35952/677013 / ext.: 2013 / Library Director of the Library: Rumyana Radeva +359 52 677 113 / ext.: 2604 / Reading Room: ext.: 2606 “St. Marina” University Hospital for Active Treatment EAD - Varna: Switchboard: +35952/302851 “St. Anna” Hospital for Active Treatment EAD- Varna Switchboard: +35952/655911; 648230; 648231 “Prof. Dr. Dimitar Stamatov” Specialized Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Active Treatment - Varna – EOOD Secretary: 052/677283 /ext. 2083/ Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Eye Diseases - Varna EOOD Switchboard: 052/ 634091 Regional Health Inspectorate - Varna (RHI) Switchboard: 052/ 665200 Medical College – Varna Student Affairs Office: 052/ 677285; 677265 Secretary: 052/ 677264 29

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine Awards and Sanctions Art.195. (1) Each student at the University can be stimulated with an award for the achievement of high success in the education and research activities, worthy acts of citizenship, contribution to the development of health sciences and special merit to the development and promotion of the reputation and prestige of the University. (2) awards under para 1 shall be determined and awarded under the order and manner established by a resolution of the Academic Council, on the recommendation of the Rector or the head of the basic unit - the Dean / Director of the College (branch). Art.196. (1) Each student of MU-Varna who violates the statutory regulations and / or the internal regulations of the University, or with his/her behavior undermines the prestige and reputation of the University, at the proposal of the Dean / Director of the College / branch and depending on the severity of the offense shall be subject to the following sanctions by the Rector: 1. reprimand; 2. warning of removal from MU-Varna; 3. suspension from MU-Varna for a specified period. (2) The sanctions under the preceding paragraph shall be imposed by the Rector upon a written order, at the proposal of the Dean / Director, after having received a written explanation and having clarified the case, taking into consideration all facts. The order shall be submitted to the student by the organizer of educational activities in the respective Dean’s Office / student affairs office of the College (branch) and in case of impossibility of delivery it shall be sent to the declared correspondence address at enrollment by a registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt. Art. 197. (1) In case of proven cheating at current control, semester or state examination or plagiarism in the development of a course or diploma thesis, the student shall obtain a poor grade. (2) In case of proven property damage to the training facilities, students shall be sanctioned for the first offense with a warning of removal and for the second offense with suspension for a period of time specified by the Rector. (3) In all cases of proven property damage under the preceding paragraph the student shall remove the damage at his/her own expense, including, if necessary, the purchase of a new identical piece of property or paying the market price of the damaged one. 28 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine Lecturers’ Consulting Offices Dr. Georgi Papanchev, PhD Dr. Milen Marinov fl.6 №614 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Gergana Slivovska Dr. Anna Nenova Dr. Stole Zafiroski Dr. Stoyko Dushev Dr. Elitsa Dzhongova fl.6 №615 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Georgi Kirimov Dr. Karen Djabalyan, PhD Dr. Radostina Vasileva fl.6 №616 Prosthetic Dental Medicine Dr. Nevena Koycheva Dr. Zornitsa Valcheva Dr. Sevdalina Yaneva Dr. Teodora Gerova Dr. Irena Georgieva Dr. Marieta Bazitova – Zlateva fl.6 №618 Parodontology Dr. Svetlana Dineva Dr. Teodora Targova – Dimitrova, PhD Dr. Mariya Miteva Dr. Hristo Kolev Dr. Elitsa Sabeva Dr. Tsvetelina Borisova, PhD Dr. Silviya Stankova fl.6 №619 Conservative Dentistry Dr. Radostina Anastasova Dr. Denitsa Grozdeva Dr. Martina Markova Dr. Dilyana Mincheva – Dzhikova Dr. Desislava Konstantinova, PhD fl.6 №620 Prosthetic Dental Medicine Dr. Kamen Nogalchev Dr. Lyudmil Matev Dr. Delyan Georgiev 5

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine fl.6 №621 Pediatric Dental Medicine fl.6 №623 Dental Allergology and Oral Pathology fl.6 №624 Prosthetic Dental Medicine Conservative Dentistry fl.6 №625 Conservative Dentistry Conservative Dentistry fl.6 №626 Pediatric Dental Medicine fl.6 №627 Prosthetic Dental Medicine fl.6 №628 Prosthetic Dental Medicine fl.6 №629 Orthodontics Dr. Antoniya Pomakova Dr. Dobrinka Damyanova Dr. Evgeni Dimitrov Dr. Gergana Trifonova Dr. Hristo Bozukov, PhD Dr. Sirma Angelova Dr. Teodora Nikolova Dr. Miglena Balcheva – Eneva, PhD Dr. Boris Kyosev Dr. Georgi Georgiev Dr. Nevena Raychanova Dr. Jenya Vicheva Dr. Maya Doychinova, PhD Dr. Vesela Dobreva Dr. Maya Koleva Dr. Borislav Rangochev Dr. Polina Velcheva Dr. Genoveva Balcheva Dr. Hristiana Madjova Dr. Marina Rogova Dr. Nina Milcheva, PhD Dr. Radosveta Andreeva-Borisova, PhD Dr. Simeon Simeonov Dr. Iveta Katreva – Bozukova, PhD Dr. Kalina Georgieva, PhD Dr. Georgi Kostadinov Dr. Djendo Djendov Dr. Stanislav Atanasov Dr. Kiril Gogushev Dr. Ivan Denkov Dr. Dilyana Dusheva Dr. Yordan Ivanov Dr. Ivan Bachvarov Dr. Gergana Ivanova 6 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine of enrollment (non-payment of the tuition fee within the determined period of time) and depleted right to interruption under Art. 109, para 3 - for a term of 1 to 3 years; c. non-continuation of education in accordance with the study plan after the expiration of the period, provided for in Art. 113, para 2 - for a term of 1 to 3 years; d. occurrence of any act or conduct contrary to the Regulations and the civil principles and ethics in MU-Varna and the country (provided for in Art. 196, para 1) - for a term of 1 to 3 years; e. other systemic violations of the Regulations of MU-Varna. 3. conviction to imprisonment for intentionally committed criminal offense. (2) The period of removal shall be determined individually in each case by the Rector – upon an order of removal. Art. 117. No later than two weeks before the expiration of the period of suspension the student shall submit a written request for reinstatement of his/her student rights and continuation of his/her education. In case of failure to submit the request within the above-mentioned period, the student shall be deemed to have left the University on his/her own will and shall be removed from MU-Varna. Art. 118. The right of reinstatement of student rights can be applied only once upon a written request to the Rector through the Dean / Director, enclosing documents certifying the existence of grounds for reinstatement and after paying an administrative fee, determined by the Academic Council. Completion of Education Art. 151. The education in the specialty “Dental Medicine” shall be accomplished through passing state exams in: Prosthetic Dental Medicine; Conservative Dentistry; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Pediatric Dental Medicine; Periodontology and Oral Mucosal Diseases; Orthodontics. Art. 177. Students in the specialty “Dental Medicine” who have fulfilled their obligations under the study plan and passed successfully the state examinations shall receive a diploma, under the established pattern, of higher education in the specialty “Dental Medicine” of the educational-qualification degree “Master”, with professional qualification “Master - Doctor in Dental Medicine”. 27

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine (3) Students who have enrolled again in an uncertified of attendance semester shall be required to accomplish the study programme completely and all the obligations related to the disciplines which they have failed to obtain certification of attendance. (4) Upon the re-enrollment of a semester all the successfully passed colloquia and certifications of attendance in the disciplines with untaken examinations, as well as all the successfully passed exams shall be recognized. Art.113. (1) The student shall submit a written request for clarification of his/her student status not later than the expiration of the defined enrollment period for the respective semester. (2) In order to continue his/her education the student shall pay the normatively determined tuition fee within one week from the date of the response to the request. (3) Provided the student does not fulfill his/her obligation under para1 - the provisions of the Rules of Procedures of the University and these Regulations shall be applied. Art. 114. After the expiration of the period of interruption the student shall continue his/her studies in accordance with the current study plan at the time of the re-establishment and shall be obliged to fulfill all obligations thereunder. Section. V. Removal and Suspension Art.115. The student shall be removed from MU - Varna upon: 1. successful completion of the course of education; 2. leaving the University; 3. transfer to another higher education institution. Art. 116. (1) The student shall be suspended from the University for a specified period of time under an order of the Rector, upon a report from the Dean / Director of the College (branch) in the following cases: 1. providing false information whereupon he/she has been admitted to the higher school or forgery of documents certifying his/her student status - for a period of 6 years; 2. systematic neglect of his/her duties related to the study plan or the regulations of MU - Varna: a. inability to move on to a higher course of education, according to the regulated requirements in the Regulations and depleted right to interruption under Art. 109, para 3 - for a period of 1 to 3 years; b. failure to comply with the specified in the Regulations periods 26 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine basement basement basement basement basement basement basement basement fl.1 fl.1 fl.1 fl.2 fl.2 fl.2 fl.2 fl.2 fl.3 fl.3 fl.3 fl.3 fl.4 fl.4 fl.4 fl.4 fl.5 fl.6. №2 №14 №15 №16 №17 №18 №22 №27 №103 №111 №121 №208 №211 №212 №213 №223 №310 №311 №312 №313 №409 №412 №413 №414 №524 №613а Faculty Halls Computer Laboratory Training hall of PDM and Orthodontics Casting Hall Training hall of PDM and Orthodontics Training hall of Science of Dental Materials Sterilization Hall Training hall of PDM and Orthodontics Reading Room Auditorium “Assoc. Prof. Dimityr Klisarov, MD, PhD” Auditorium B Clinical Hall Trainees Clinical Hall Trainees Preclinical Phantom Hall Preclinical Phantom Hall Preclinical Phantom Hall Ambulatory Surgery of OMFS Clinical Hall of Pediatric Dental Medicine Clinical Hall of Prosthetic Dental Medicine Clinical Hall of Prosthetic Dental Medicine Clinical Hall of Pediatric Dental Medicine Clinical Hall of Orthodontics Clinical Hall of Parodontology Clinical Hall of Conservative Dentistry Clinical Hall of Conservative Dentistry Clinical Hall of OMFS Conference Hall 7

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine QUALIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS OF “DENTAL MEDICINE” SPECIALTY, EDUCATIONAL- QUALIFICATION DEGREE “MASTER” AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION “DOCTOR IN DENTAL MEDICINE” The Faculty of Dental Medicine at MU - Varna prepares doctors in Dental Medicine, in the educational and qualification degree “Master” who are capable of successful implementing in real social environment the acquired knowledge and skills for the protection, restoration and strengthening of dental health of the population, i.e. the mission the Faculty is targeted at the social needs of the population. In accordance with the Higher Education Act and the Ordinance on the Unified State Requirements for Acquiring Higher Education in the specialties “Medicine”, “Dental Medicine” and “Pharmacy” the training in Dental Medicine at the Faculty of Dental Medicine at MU - Varna has a duration of 5 years (ten semesters); Pre-graduate Traineeship after the 10th semester - 135 working days or 1080 hours altogether and two training practices of 30 calendar days (150 hours) after the sixth and eighth semester. The theoretical training is accomplished through compulsory, optional and facultative disciplines in the form of lectures, seminars, practical exercises and individual work. The practical training is accomplished through practical exercises throughout the semester education, training practices and Pre-graduate traineeship. The practical training of students includes a certain volume of practical therapeutic activities. The basic training at the Faculty provides the acquisition of the following basic knowledge and skills which ensure further continuous training: ™ Adequate knowledge of the sciences upon which the medical science is based, proper understanding of scientific methods, evaluation of scientifically established facts and data analysis; ™ Adequate understanding of the structure, physiology and behavior of healthy and sick individuals, the influence of social factors on dental health; ™ Adequate knowledge of the structure and functions of teeth, mouth, jaws and related to them tissues and their impact on the overall health and social well-being of the patient; ™ Adequate knowledge of clinical medical and dental disciplines 8 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine grounds for the interruption in the following cases: 1. documented serious illness; 2. pregnancy, childbirth and upbringing of a child up to two years of age; 3. presence of other important (personal, family) reasons that prevent the fulfillment of the educational responsibilities; (3) Administrative interruption of studies shall be allowed upon an order of the Rector, at the proposal of the Dean / Director of the College (branch) in case of: 1. uncertified of attendance semester - a report of the lecturer who has refused to certify the respective discipline shall be enclosed; 2. poor performance (a certain number of untaken exams, provided for in these Regulations) - after submission of information of the failed exams, provided by the respective Dean’s Office / student affairs office of the College; 3. not being enrolled within two weeks after the beginning of the semester (pre-graduate traineeship) or within the period determined upon an order of the Rector – after submitting information by the respective Dean’s Office / student affairs office of the College. Art.110. (1) In case of interruption of studies the student shall retain his/her student rights, with the exception of the right to attend courses of study. (2) The student who has interrupted his/her studies shall be entitled to sit for the untaken exams from the previous periods of study under the terms of the Rules of Procedure of MU-Varna and these Regulations, after paying a determined by the Academic Council fee for the extraordinary sitting for examinations. Art.112. (1) Students who have interrupted their studies due to an “uncertified of attendance semester” can enroll again in the uncertified semester during the following academic year, after paying the determined tuition fees, respectively: 1. with one uncertified of attendance academic discipline - half of the semester fee for the semester with the uncertified of attendance discipline; 2. with two or more uncertified of attendance academic disciplines – a full tuition fee for the respective semester. (2) Students who have interrupted their studies due to an “uncertified of attendance semester” can sit for the untaken exams from the previous completed periods of study - certified of attendance semesters. 25

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine necessary obligations in this discipline during the next academic year (winter or summer semester, depending on the study plan) and then he/ she shall be allowed to sit for an examination in it. The student shall pay a fee, regulated by the Academic Council, for the extraordinary working off of missed exercises (training practice) and sitting for the exam. Passing to a Higher Course Art.104. (2) Passing and enrollment in a higher training course shall be permitted with not more than two untaken exams from the study plan of the respective course which shall be passed successfully by the end of the academic year in which the student is enrolled. Students who fail to pass successfully exams from the previous year shall interrupt their study due to “poor performance”. (3) Students who have more than two untaken exams for the respective course after the liquidation session shall interrupt their study due to “poor performance”. Art.105. (1) Sitting for untaken exams from the previous year shall be conducted within the scheduled resit and liquidation exam sessions, upon scheduled exam dates in the respective discipline and upon the permission of the Dean / Director of the College (branch) and obtaining an individual protocol and after paying a fee, approved by the Academic Council. Art. 106. The launch of the pre-graduate traineeship shall not be allowed without passing all the semester exams of the study plan of the previous years. Art.108. In order to continue his/her studies in a higher course, the student who has interrupted studies due to “poor performance” shall be required during the interruption to pass the untaken exams in the disciplines, which have been certified for attendance. After the successful passing of the untaken exams in the study plan, the student who has interrupted studies shall continue his/her education in the respective semester during the next academic year. Interruption of Studies Art.109. (1) Interruption of studies shall be allowed up to twice throughout the entire period of education– with a total duration not exceeding two academic years. (2) Interruption of studies shall be allowed by the Rector after consulting the Dean / Director of the College (branch) upon a written request of the student, enclosing the documents certifying the existence of 24 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine which allow the doctor in dental medicine to have a comprehensive picture of anomalies, lesions and diseases of teeth, mouth, jaws and related to them tissues, as well as preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic dental medicine. In consequence of the basic training, the doctor in dental medicine must acquire the skills required for conducting all activities involving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of anomalies and diseases of teeth, mouth, jaws and related to them tissues. The ultimate objective is the preparation of doctors in dental medicine who are able to satisfy the population demands of dental care at high professional level and to create conditions for prevention of dental diseases and promotion of dental health. The achievement of the above-mentioned objectives is provided during the training by the acquisition of sufficient competence in: 1. Professional conduct, Ethics and Law. 2. Communication and Interpersonal Relationships. 3. Basic knowledge of medical and dental preclinical and clinical disciplines. 4. Gathering clinical and para-clinical information, making clinical reasoning and judgment and decision making. 5. Making a diagnosis and creating a treatment plan. 6. 6. Establishment, preservation and restoration of dental health through adequate competence in: Oral Medicine, Paradontology, Cariesology and Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Pain and Stress Management, Prosthetics, Orthodontics, Emergency Conditions. 7. Promotion of Dental Health. The Faculty of Dental Medicine at Medical University - Varna has a Programme accreditation - evaluation „Good“ for a period of 6 years – Protocol № 19/03.06.2010, the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA) at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria in accordance with Art. 79 (1) of the Higher Education Act. 9

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine ACADEMIC 2016 / 2017 YEAR № ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES USR MUVARNA Lectures Exercises Credits Exam S-r 12 3 4 5 6 78 4910 4920 1708 3212 300 Compulsory Academic Disciplines 1 Chemistry 2 Physics 3 Human Biology 4 Latin Language 5 Foreign Language 6 Computers 7 Sport 60 60 36 24 4 60 60 30 30 4 105 105 45 60 6 60 60 0 60 4 60 60 0 60 6 30 30 15 15 4 120 120 0 120 2 Compulsory Medical and Medical-Biological Academic Disciplines 8 Cytology and Human Embryology 45 45 15 30 4 9 Anatomy and Human Histology 255 255 90 165 14 10 Biochemistry 120 120 60 60 8 11 Biophysics 30 30 14 16 3 12 Human Physiology 150 150 75 75 6 13 Microbiology 90 90 45 45 6 14 Social Medicine and Medical Ethics 45 45 15 30 4 15 Medical Psychology 30 30 15 15 4 16 Medicine in Disastrous Situation 30 30 15 15 4 17 Pharmacology 90 90 30 60 9 18 Pathophysiology 60 60 30 30 4 19 Hygiene and Epidemiology 60 60 38 22 4 І І ІІ ІІ ІV ІІ ІV І ІІІ ІІІ ІІ ІV ІV ІV ІV ІV V ІV ІV 10 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine quired minimum of practical work on a required norm on the study programme shall be conducted, according to a schedule approved by the Head of Department (ESS). (2) Within two weeks after the beginning of the semester each department (ESS) shall announce the schedule for regular working off of missed classes and conducting consultations on the notice board of the department (ESS) and in the respective Dean’s Office / student affairs office of the College (branch). (3) Absences incurred by students shall be worked off within two weeks from the last date of absence, unless the Head of the Department (ESS) decides otherwise. (4) Working off of missed exercises, training practice or unfulfilled required minimum of practical work on the study programme, out of the schedule for regular working off, announced by the Department (ESS), shall be carried out overtime under payment of an additional fee, determined by the Academic Council. Art. 100. (1) Absences from classes in Physical Education and Sports due to illness of the student shall be excused after submission of a relevant medical certificate but not later than one week after the absences. Art.101. (1) Certification of attendance of the respective disciplines at the end of the semester shall be certified in the student‘s book – by the signature of the assistant / lecturer and the head of the course of lectures in the respective discipline. Art.102. (1) Certification of attendance of the whole semester shall be fulfilled in the Dean’s Office / student affairs office of the College (branch) after obtaining the signatures of the assistants and lecturers in the respective disciplines during the last week of the semester for fulltime students and after completing the lecture and practical course of education during the attendance courses of study for part-time students and modular form of education. The certification of attendance of the semester shall be recorded in the main registration book, the student‘s book and the electronic file of each student. (2) The semester shall not be certified upon absence of certification of attendance of a compulsory discipline in the study plan, except in cases under para 3. (3) Administrative certification of attendance of the semester in the absence of certification of attendance of one discipline shall be allowed - at the discretion of the Dean / Director of the College (branch) only once throughout the entire course of study. The student shall fulfill all 23

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine submitted request to the respective Dean’s Office / student affairs office of the College (branch), not later than one week after the absences incurred. The request shall be accompanied by a document, certifying the valid reasons for the absence. Provided the document is issued on the territory of another country, it shall be translated and legalized under the terms of translations, certification and legalization before being submitted to the Dean’s Office / student affairs office of the College. Lecturers cannot accept and process documents for the excuse of missed classes directly. (3) The admission of more than one third of the horarium in the study plan excused absences from exercises in a particular discipline, as well as the presence of more than two not worked off excused absences in a particular discipline – shall be considered grounds for refusal of certification of attendance of the semester. In these cases student status shall be resolved by the Rector, at the proposal of the Dean / Director of the College (branch). Art.96. (1) Without a valid reason, the student shall be entitled to three absences from exercises in an academic discipline (training practice), whereupon the student shall be required to work off two of them for the certification of attendance of the semester, according to a schedule, approved by the Department (ESS). When the training includes only a course of lectures - the student shall be entitled to be absent without valid reasons up to three times from one academic discipline per semester. (2) The admission of more than three absences without valid reasons in a particular discipline per semester, as well as the presence of more than one unexcused, not worked off absence from exercises in a particular discipline (training practice) – shall be considered grounds for refusal of certification of attendance of the semester. In these cases the student’s status shall be resolved by the Rector, at the proposal of the Dean / Director of the College (branch) of the respective basic unit. Art.97. (1) Without passing the planned current control (colloquium) in the study programme and / or the compulsory, required minimum of practical work in the study programme, the student cannot obtain certification of attendance of the respective discipline at the end of the semester and cannot sit for an exam in it. (2) Receiving a failing grade for the planned current control (colloquium and / or practical work), as well as the refusal of the lecturer, conducting the discipline, to assess the student – shall not be considered a reason for refusal of certification of attendance of the semester or not permitting to sit for the examination in the respective discipline. Art.98. (1) Working off of missed exercises, training practice or re- 22 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine 20 Pathoanatomy 90 90 44 46 5 V Surgery incl. 21 Anaesthesiology and 75 75 30 45 4 VІ emergencies 22 Otorhinolaryngology 30 30 15 15 2 VІ 23 Internal Medicine (General Pathology) 90 90 45 45 4 VІІІ 24 Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases 60 60 30 30 3 VІІІ 25 Forensic Medicine 30 30 15 15 2 VІІ 26 Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 30 15 15 2 VІІІ 27 Dermatovenerology 45 45 15 30 2 ІХ 28 Neurology and Psychiatry 29 Ophthalmology 30 30 16 14 2 ІХ 30 30 15 15 2 ȱɏ Compulsory Special Dental Medicine 30 Dental Materials 60 60 30 30 8 ІІ Prosthetic Dental Medicine: 720 I. Propedeutics of Prosthetic 31 Dental Medicine 720 315 75 240 16 ІV II. Clinic of Prosthetic dental medicine 405 105 300 20 Х Conservative Dentistry: 540 I. Pre-clinic of Conservative 32 Dentistry 540 180 60 120 11 VІІ II. Clinic of Conservative Dentistry 360 60 300 17 Х Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 510 I. Propedeutics of Oral and 33 Maxillofacial Surgery 500 120 60 60 6 VІ II. Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 390 90 300 15 Х 11

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine Pediatric Dental Medicine: 300 I. Propedeutics of Pediatric 34 Dental Medicine 300 60 30 30 8 V ІІ. Clinic of Pediatric Dental Medicine 240 60 180 16 Х 35 Dental Prophylaxis 60 60 30 30 7 VІІ 36 Public Dental Health 37 Oral Pathology (Diagnosis) 38 Orthodontics 105 105 45 60 5 VІ 30 30 15 15 3 9ȱȱ 225 225 75 150 14 ɏ 39 Parodontology and Diseases of the Oral Mucosa (DOM) 210 210 90 120 11 Х 40 Roentgenology (General and Specific) 90 90 45 45 8 VІІ 41 Dental Clinical Allergology 30 30 15 15 3 VІІІ 42 Physiotherapy (General and Specific) 30 30 15 15 4 ІХ 12 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine paying a fee, determined by the Academic Council. (7) Additional sitting for an exam for a change (increase) of the grade of a successfully passed exam shall be permitted by the head of the basic unit (Dean, Director) only within the framework of the respective resit or liquidation session for the academic year but not more than three times throughout the whole period of study. The grade obtained after the additional sitting for the exam shall be final. STUDENT STATUS Enrollment for Education Art.90. (1) Enrollment of students for transition to the next semester of study shall be carried out in a specified period of time according to a pre-approved by the Dean / Director of the College (branch) schedule and after paying the statutory defined tuition fee. 1. for students with all successfully passed examinations – up to two weeks from the beginning of the semester; 2. for students with examinations in an extended or liquidation ses- sion – up to two weeks after the end of the respective session. (2) After this period, student‘s status shall be resolved by the Rector, at the proposal of the Dean / Director of the College (branch) in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the University and these Regulations, without the obligatory presence of the student. (3) A student who has not met the terms of enrollment shall interrupt their training in an administrative way, with the right to enroll for the respective semester in the next academic year. Certification of Attendance of Semesters Art.93. Courses of study shall be compulsory for students. The attendance of classes (exercises, training practices, traineeship) shall be recorded in the control file of students. Art.94. Semester certification of attendance of the specific disciplines shall reflect the student‘s regular attendance of classes. Art.95. (1) The student shall be entitled to be absent from classes for valid reasons (health, personal, family problems) but not more than one-third of the horarium in the study plan of the respective semester, except in cases under para 5. (2) An excuse for absences and permission for working off of classes missed for valid reasons shall be granted by the Dean / Director upon a 21

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine (5) Students shall be allowed to sit for an examination only with prior issued exam protocols at the Dean’s Offices/ student affairs office of the College (branch) and upon submitting a student’s book. In case of a permitted extraordinary out-group or out-session sitting for an exam, the Dean’s Offices/ student affairs offices shall be required to prepare an individual examination protocol for the respective student. The Departments (ESS) shall conduct an examination only upon a protocol with an indicated date on it. Art. 76. (1) In the framework of one examination session students shall be allowed only one sitting for an exam in a specific discipline. (2) A student who has failed to sit for an exam on the determined examination date shall not be allowed to sit for the exam on another date within the framework of the respective session, except in cases provided for in these Regulations and in their proper order. Art.82. (1) Out - group or out - session sitting for an examination shall be admitted on the basis of a submitted by the student request, accompanied by documentary evidence of the need for an extraordinary sitting for an examination – up to two weeks before the beginning of the regular or the respective retake examination session. The request shall be submitted to the head of the basic unit (Dean / Director) through “Records” Sector of the Administrative Department. The request shall be considered and resolved by the head of the basic unit (Dean / Director) before the date specified in the examination schedule of the student’s group. Requests submitted after this date shall not be considered, except for sudden valid reasons whereupon the students shall be required to notify the Dean’s Office / student affairs office at the College (branch) by their relatives or by phone (or email). (2) In exceptional cases, students can sit for extraordinary exams for the respective semester prior to the beginning of the regular examination session, provided this is necessary for extremely valid reasons. The admission to extraordinary examinations out of the session shall be allowed upon a permission of the Dean of the Faculty / Director of the College (branch) after taking into consideration the opinion of the lecturer conducting the discipline, based on a personally submitted request by the student whereupon each case shall be considered independently. In the request the student shall enclose evidence (documents) for the reason that makes the sitting for the exam out of the regular dates necessary. (3) Sitting for extraordinary exams out of the scheduled session shall be permitted only upon a certified of attendance semester and after 20 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine EXTRACTS1 FROM THE REGULATIONS ON EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY – VARNA Student Rights Art. 189. (1) Each student from MU-Varna shall be entitled to: 1. obtain education and professional qualification according to the study plan and the state requirements and in consideration of the recent achievements in the respective scientific field; 2. study all academic disciplines provided in the respective specialty; 3. choose optional and facultative disciplines from the approved study plan of the specialty; 4. obtain qualified assistance and supervision from the habilitated and non-habilitated lecturers for acquiring knowledge and skills; 5. use the material and information training facilities of the University for their education; 6. participate, if possible, in extracurricular and research activities according to the level of their scientific preparation whereupon their intellectual property rights shall be guaranteed; 7. express an attitude to the quality of the educational process under the established procedure; 8. elect and be elected in the management bodies of the University and its structural units in the cases provided for in the Law and the University Regulations; 9. move to another higher school, faculty, specialty, degree or form of education in accordance with the legislation and the current regulations of the University; 10. interrupt their education, and continue after that under the terms and conditions determined by MU-Varna. The University provides the student with the opportunity to interrupt their education through an application, submitted by them or in an administrative order (without a submitted application); 11. use vacations, not less than 30 days within one academic year; 12. obtain a state scholarship, a single financial aid or a loan for maintenance at the time of education in accordance with the current 1 Further information can be found on our website at: http://www.youblisher.com/p/706474Regulations-on-Education-affairs/ 13

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Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine legislation and the internal regulations of the University; 13. use student residence houses, canteens, medical care, as well as all facilities of the University for study, research, sports and cultural activities under the conditions determined by the State and MU-Varna; 14. associate in educational, scientific, cultural and sport communities for protecting and satisfying their interests, as well as participate in international organizations whose activities do not contravene the Laws of the Republic of Bulgaria; 15. obtain information on educational, scientific, social, domestic and financial issues. 16. continue their education in a further educational - qualification or educational - scientific degree under the conditions attached thereto; 17. other rights under the Higher Education Act, the Rules of Procedure of MU-Varna and other internal regulations of the University. Student Obligations Art. 194. (1) Each student at MU-Varna shall: 1. attend regularly, be well prepared and participate actively in the compulsory forms of classes according to the study plan and the study programmes; 2. get prepared and sit for the scheduled semester and state exams and perform all other obligations according to the study plan and programmes; 3. be acquainted with the current regulations and the internal rules for the arrangement of student status and observe the common rules of conduct and the internal order of the University; 4. be respectful to the lecturers, the administrative management, the employees of the administrative and support staff and the other students; 5. protect the name and reputation of the University and protect its property; 6. observe the rules of good manners, academic ethics and public order within the University; 7. not violate the academic spirit and traditions with their behavior and appearance; 8. respect the rights of intellectual property and be responsible for plagiarism; 14 Booklet of the First-Year Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine and working off shall pay the approved by the Academic Council fee for the subsequent sitting for them. (9) The final grade in disciplines which according to the study plan and programme shall be evaluated only by current control shall be formed at the end of the semester. Conducting Semester Examination Sessions Art.74. (1) Semester exam sessions at MU-Varna shall be organized and conducted in accordance with the Higher Education Act. One resit examination session shall be held after each regular session and one liquidation exam session shall be held before the beginning of the next academic year for full-time students. Semester examination sessions shall be: 1. Winter - regular and resit; 2. Summer - regular and resit; 3. September - liquidation. (6) Semester examinations shall be conducted in student groups by examination commissions and according to a schedule approved in advance by the Dean / Director. The schedule shall be prepared by the course leader, in cooperation with representatives of students, in compliance with the announced by the departments (ESS) proposals for exam dates. The schedules of the examination sessions shall be summarized by the Dean’s Offices of the respective faculty / student affairs office of the College (branch) and approved by the head of the basic unit and announced not later than three weeks before the beginning of the examination session - for full- time training and not later than the end of the attendance courses - for part-time training. Art.75. (1) Students without a certified of attendance semester shall not be allowed to sit for semester examinations during this semester. (2) Students without a successfully passed examination in a propaedeutic discipline or preclinical special discipline shall not be allowed to sit for an examination in an upgradeable clinical discipline from the study plan. At the proposal of the Dean / Director of the College these disciplines shall be approved in advance by the Faculty Council / College Council and shall be announced to the students by the respective Dean‘s Office / student affairs office of the College in the proper order. (3) Full-time students shall be entitled to three sittings for a semester examination on a discipline, respectively during the regular, resit and liquidation sessions. (4) Students shall be allowed to sit for resit and liquidation sessions with an unlimited number of untaken examinations. 19

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