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Students pursuing the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree undergo a 5-year period of training involving the Basic Medical Sciences and the Basic, Advanced and Clinical Dental Sciences. Students complete the programme by treating patients in a comprehensive care dental polyclinic, and through rotations to hospitals, health centres and private offices. Training also includes the use of the latest dental simulation technology, allowing our students to develop and improve competencies.
The programme’s quality is assured internally by the Academic Quality Assurance Committee (AQAC) and by the university’s Quality Assurance Standards Committee.
The Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at The University of the West Indies, Mona provides a safe haven for the development of the creative imagination among staff and students. The Centre is home to the University Singers, the University Dramatic Arts Society, the UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra, the UWI Camera Club, the University Chorale, the University Pop Society, the University Jazz and Classical Ensemble and the University Dance Society.
This year, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in partnership with Guardian Life will host The UWI / Guardian Life Premium Teaching Lecture on Thursday October 10, 2013 at the Mona Visitors Lodge starting at 6:00 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. David Yearwood, Professor and Chair of the Technology Department at the University of North Dakota under the theme “A Learner-Centered Perspective to Teaching & Learning with Technology: The 21st Century Difference”
As part of an ongoing effort to facilitate a safe, secure system of transportation for students and staff on the Mona Campus, the Security Committee has granted permission for certain taxi operators to operate on The UWI, Mona Campus. The names of the taxi operators have been vetted to ensure they have complied fully with the requirements of the law.
FURTHER GUIDELINES RE: THE SITTING OF FINAL EXAMINATIONS FOR SEMESTER II 2012-2013
The annual Philip Sherlock Lecture will be delivered this year on February 25th at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative arts by Dr. Kei Miller.
Dr. Miller, who is Reader in Caribbean Literature and Director of the Creative programme at the University of Glasgow, is a prolific writer, whose work has been widely recognized both within the Caribbean and further afield. He is the author of three books of fiction, most notably ‘The Last Warner Woman’, as well as three collections of poetry, including the critically acclaimed ‘A Light Song of Light’. He is also editor of Carcanet’s New Caribbean Poetry Anthology.
REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE SITTING OF EXAMINATIONS FOR SEMESTER II 2012-2013
REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE PAYMENT OF HALL AND TUITION FEES FOR SEMESTER II 2012/2013
A contingent of students and faculty from the University of Costa Rica are visiting the UWI, Mona Campus as part of the annual exchange programme from January 19 to February 2, 2013.
The UWI, Mona Campus launched the Mentorship Programme 2012/13 on Thursday, November 1, 2012 for the eighty (80) mentors and mentees who will participate in this year’s programme. The mentors are drawn from 43 corporate organisations in addition to the UWI, Mona Campus and the UWI Regional Headquarters. The occasion saw Ms. Rose Cameron, Director of Student Services and Development highlighting the value of the programme to all involved. She described it as a ‘win/win’ partnership.” She continued that, “the students who participate have a year-long opportunity to draw on the experience, talents and expertise of their mentors and the mentors gain satisfaction from nurturing and guiding the mentees.” Ms.