Attitude of professors and undergraduate dental students on pediatric dentistry curriculum at Shiraz dental school

AUTHORS

Mahtab Memarpour 1 , Leila Bazrafkan 2 , * , Mehdi Yasamin Shirazi 3 , Nima Mousavinasab 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Associate Professor Department of Pediatric Dentistry,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Instructor Department of Medical Education,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

3 Medical Education Development & Research Center, Resident of Endodontics , Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

4 Resident of Endodontics , Islamic Azad University , Khorasgan Branch, Isfahan, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 16 (6); e88069
Published Online: September 17, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 01, 2011
Accepted: September 17, 2011

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Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the need for revision of the undergraduate pediatric dentistry curriculum of Shiraz dental school according to the opinions of the professor and students. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in academic year of 2008-2009. 77 questionnaires distributed between 8 pediatric professors and 69 students. Questionnaire in theoretical pediatric and practical pediatric dentistry was designed according to the likert criteria. The data was analyzed by SPSS-14 and descriptive statistics and Mann Whitney test was used for statistical analysis P<0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: In comparison with the three theoretical courses, course 2 was the most important and course 3 had the least importance. Only in course 2, the statistical difference was significant (P=0.017). It was shown that, some topics were common with course topics in other departments. Educational titles for courses 1 and 2 overlapped with the operative dentistry and orthodontics and course 3 is mostly overlapped with oral medicine subjects. Pulp and fissure sealant therapy were the most important topics in practical pedantic dentistry. Conclusion: There is a need to revise and modify the theoretical and practical pediatric dentistry educational program

Keywords

Education – Pediatric Dentistry – Self Evaluation Programs – Student's

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