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Conference Paper: Self-perceived preparedness for dental practice amongst graduates of The University of Hong Kong's integrated PBL dental curriculum

TitleSelf-perceived preparedness for dental practice amongst graduates of The University of Hong Kong's integrated PBL dental curriculum
Authors
KeywordsCompetency
Dental graduate
Dental practice
Problem-based learning
Issue Date2012
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/EJE
Citation
The International Conference on Enhancing Learning Experience in Higher Education, Hong Kong, 2-3 December 2010. In European Journal of Dental Education, 2012, v. 16 n. 1, p. e96-e105 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To determine how prepared for dental practice graduates from the integrated problem-based learning (PBL) dental undergraduate curriculum at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) perceive themselves to be and to identify factors associated with self-perceived preparedness. Materials and methods: A postal questionnaire was sent to five cohorts of dentists who had graduated from HKU's integrated PBL curriculum between 2004 and 2008. Using a 4-point Likert scale, the questionnaire assessed the self-perceived level of preparedness in 59 competencies grouped in nine domains. Responses were dichotomised into 'poorly prepared' and 'well prepared'. Results: The response rate was 66% (159/241). The mean proportion (±standard deviation) of respondents indicating well-preparedness was 72.0±15.1% overall, and for each domain was as follows: general patient management, 93.1±12.1%; practice management, 81.0±22.2%; periodontology and dental public health, 73.5±19.3%; conservative dentistry, 92.5±13.1%; oral rehabilitation, 62.8±24.0%; orthodontics, 23.0±32.9%; managing children and special-needs patients, 64.8±28.9%; oral and maxillofacial surgery, 52.2±25.2%; and drug and emergency management, 84.7±22.6%. The odds of self-perceived well-preparedness were increased for cohorts graduating in 2004 and 2005 and graduates working in a non-solo dental practice. Conclusions: Dental graduates of HKU's integrated PBL curriculum felt well prepared for the most fundamental aspects of dental practice. However, apparent deficiencies of training in orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery will need to be addressed by continuing education, postgraduate training and planning for the new 6-year undergraduate curriculum in 2012. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145508
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.784
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.524
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong10100310.14207.8000.304.01
Funding Information:

The authors thank all the dental practitioners who participated in the study and shared their views. This work was supported by Teaching Development Grant 10100310.14207.8000.304.01, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. Special thanks go to Carlos Ka-Ho Tam, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, HKU Faculty of Dentistry, for data processing and statistical analysis, and Dr Trevor Lane, HKU Faculty of Dentistry, for editorial assistance and comments on an earlier draft.

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dc.contributor.authorYiu, CKYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBridges, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCorbet, EFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBotelho, MGen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDyson, JEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, LKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-28T01:52:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-28T01:52:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe International Conference on Enhancing Learning Experience in Higher Education, Hong Kong, 2-3 December 2010. In European Journal of Dental Education, 2012, v. 16 n. 1, p. e96-e105en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1396-5883en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjectives: To determine how prepared for dental practice graduates from the integrated problem-based learning (PBL) dental undergraduate curriculum at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) perceive themselves to be and to identify factors associated with self-perceived preparedness. Materials and methods: A postal questionnaire was sent to five cohorts of dentists who had graduated from HKU's integrated PBL curriculum between 2004 and 2008. Using a 4-point Likert scale, the questionnaire assessed the self-perceived level of preparedness in 59 competencies grouped in nine domains. Responses were dichotomised into 'poorly prepared' and 'well prepared'. Results: The response rate was 66% (159/241). The mean proportion (±standard deviation) of respondents indicating well-preparedness was 72.0±15.1% overall, and for each domain was as follows: general patient management, 93.1±12.1%; practice management, 81.0±22.2%; periodontology and dental public health, 73.5±19.3%; conservative dentistry, 92.5±13.1%; oral rehabilitation, 62.8±24.0%; orthodontics, 23.0±32.9%; managing children and special-needs patients, 64.8±28.9%; oral and maxillofacial surgery, 52.2±25.2%; and drug and emergency management, 84.7±22.6%. The odds of self-perceived well-preparedness were increased for cohorts graduating in 2004 and 2005 and graduates working in a non-solo dental practice. Conclusions: Dental graduates of HKU's integrated PBL curriculum felt well prepared for the most fundamental aspects of dental practice. However, apparent deficiencies of training in orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery will need to be addressed by continuing education, postgraduate training and planning for the new 6-year undergraduate curriculum in 2012. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.en_HK
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dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/EJEen_HK
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dc.subjectCompetencyen_HK
dc.subjectDental graduateen_HK
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dc.subjectProblem-based learningen_HK
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dc.subject.meshEducation, Dental - organization and administration-
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